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Comments by nswelton (37)


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now all you have to do is rotate it about 45 degrees.

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certainly looked PS/blurred to me. to get that shallow a dof on a f/3.5 lens, you must have had a mad telephoto and must have been standing/hanging super far away. but what'ev

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one of the most killer shots i've seen of bishop. love it.

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needs a foot!

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i'd like to see the rest of her in the frame.

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Engaging photograph, not a higher rating because it neeeds the lower left corner cropped. also, the dof is thru photoshop; otherwise his left foot would be blurred...

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her foot got chopped -- otherwise, nice shot.

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it was a off-camera flash to illuminate the foreground, followed by a really long exposure to get the sky. immediately after the flash went off he jumped off the rock and ran away.

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he's just past the crux; the climb ends at the chains just past the end of the chalk.

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it's rated low because some schmo is systematically giving all my shots a '3' or a '4'

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no ps except to boost saturation in the green. it's at 200 f/2.8

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this was set to daylight white balance to get the foreground colored properly but i really don't know why the sky was orange. i too was surprised. i think it had something to do with light pollution? that's all i could figure.

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5 out of 5 stars i don't know why but i really like the feel of this shot a lot. i like like the dark edges and the somber tone and the muted foliage and the bright shirt. i dunno what it is. nice pic. 10.

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thanks for the feedback, everyone. and markd, yep -- it's mike!

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3 out of 5 stars yeah, nice body position and angle but needs a tad of fill flash

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well WTF. i put don quixote first and then magic ed emailed me and told me it was faded love. ?!?! anyone? anyone? bueller? bueller?

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2 out of 5 stars dude, he's got some nuts, too. running it out and skipping that last clip -- crraazy!

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3 out of 5 stars i agree with j_ung. that hot spot detracts from an otherwise nice shot.

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dude, it's nuts that so many people become recognized when they get on rc.com. yep, it's mike coleman and yep it's big mama hong!

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yep, there was a big cloud of it when he slapped the arete.

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it is a low crux, but you dont deck if you blow it due to the bolt placement. this place is at the end of a 20-minute hike through a dense tunnel of chapparal that's about 5 feet tall. carrying a pad through it all is the mother of all pains in the arse. the topout is also 40 feet off the deck over a roof and past a 5.11 slab.

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thanks for the feedback! i have to PS my stuff somewhat, but that's becuase i shoot in RAW. i'm improving contrast, saturation, color balance, etc. etc.

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it's a .10a/b/c/ or something, depending on hand size. the weather is pretty sweet. the lead is scary at first because there's an awkward mantel above a little shelf/crack that you put a cam into, so if you blow it you're going to take a 15-20 footer AND, if you're not careful you can catch your toes on the shelf on the way down and wind up with a tib/fib fracture. hooray!

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well, that dropknee is almost essential. maybe i should recompose next time to show the horendous hold you have to move on off your left. it's a flaring, tiny pod in a seam. it opens up at one point just large enough to get a tip or two in... and then you're upside down. ohmgod. it's SO BAD!

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dude, it happens to every photo i add here too.

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for people who are saying it's too dark: try to calibrate your monitor's gamma setting. that may be part of the problem. an uncalibrated monitor can throw everything off!

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5 out of 5 stars this bernd guy is the next sharma.

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yes, the sun is setting and lighting up the front of the rock. the moon rose very early that night.

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4 out of 5 stars i kinda like the biner, but it's chopped in half, so it feels more like a mistake than a deliberate framing. i'd like to see the entire draw if possible. still, it's splitting hairs. nice shot. makes me want to go there real bad. maybe clean up some of the climber crud at the base, too.

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that looks like the rattiest sport draw i've ever seen!

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yep.

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dude. i just don't get it when people start wanking on and on about processed photos. get a clue, boneheads. it looks like he shot it with a 200 2.8 or a 50 1.4 or some piece of quality glass. people around here tend to think that if it looks half decent it must be tampered with. two responses: first, get used to the fact that there are tons of lenses out there that all do different things. selective focus, hella shallow depth of field, blah blah blah. and second, what the hell is wrong with a photo that's been 'tampered with?' people do dodging and burning all the time in a darkroom. they'll use different papers to boost contrast, different films to boost saturation. but ohmygod, you're a f'in LOSER if you do that in photoshop. god forbid.

shoot it wide open! throw that shit out of focus! boost that saturation like you're using velvia! use that T&S lens or that lensbaby to get that funkyass selective focus.

and to hell with all these traditional luddites!

oh yeha, mshore, nice shot. that has fat advertising potential

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it's a 5d with a 15mm fish with a flash shot through a diffuser up and right of the camera. if i had my shizzle together i'd have had a flash shooting up from behind the climber to add rimlighting and some separation from the back wall. next time it'll be so killer.

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that's the next nonexistent crimper. there are two, and they're both utterly horrible.

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well hey, if you do sign in with 5 different user names, can you give my photos a 10 with each name? that would rule!

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Just to add a little context to this discussion, the route climbs past a number of bolts -- maybe 25' or so -- on sustained 5.10 face before it hits this flake. I believe there are two bolts you clip while climbing the flake (about 15' or so), and then you continue climbing face holds/jugs for another 40 or so feet. Regardless of all the discussion going on here, the movement on this climb simply kicks butt.

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5 out of 5 stars not really sure what you're talking about. you can see it in the bottom of the frame. it goes up behind her hair. the line of draws is behind her leg. the rope comes from the clip behind her leg to a clip behind her arm, and then is tied to her harness. it's pretty obvious that the rope is in there. you see a shadow to the left from one light, and a shadow to the right of the rope from another light. if you're complaining about the rope "disappearing" behind her hair, it's cause of a bright spot and that fact that you're looking at a 600 pixel image.