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Comments by oldsalt (80)


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Great scenes are out there. This one was CAPTURED!

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I was struck by the blending of the colors and shadow. Nice shot of an excellent place.

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Level horizon? That's the curvature of the Earth! If not, let's pretend.

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Excellent statement of what's it's all about.

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A very nice pic, but I think there is too much ground clutter. Crop about 3/5 of the trees at the top and the focus comes back to the rock and the climber, while still giving excellent depth. Finally, pull some more detail from the face of the boulder at the bottom.

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I'm sure that there were a number of options regarding lens length or zoom factor. Result of making correct decisions: excellent composition of beautiful, vaguely threatening rock.

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Striking!!!!!!!!!!

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Composition, contrast, depth of color, all excellent. You really notice the chalk on this wall.

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Unfortunately, the climber is almost lost in shades of brown. Nice sky.

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4 out of 5 stars Excellent pic.

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4 out of 5 stars I love the shot, especially the artistic re-shading by the elbow. Bunch of Phillistines. Seriously, an excellent composition.

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This is beautiful!

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You can almost feel the primal heat of the rock.

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What intensity!

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I would send it or swim trying.

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4 out of 5 stars A pleasure to contemplate.

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You can pull detail out of the "featureless" rocks with an editing program like PhotoShop or Paintshop Pro. Nice composition and recognition of a good shot.

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Excellent. One time that pulling more detail would not help.

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I would need a change of drawers...

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4 out of 5 stars This pic is underrated. The perspective is fantastic and the color balance if very good.

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I'd like to do this climb.

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I want this as a poster on my wall. Awesome!

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4 out of 5 stars Interesting focal point with action, good detail of rock, and nice perspective.

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4 out of 5 stars Strong impact, interesting solar flare, good action. The rock itself seems weak - less detail improves the drama, more detail changes the nature of the entire photo. I'd go with the drama!

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Beautiful.

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Awesome!

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5 out of 5 stars This is a poster, a book cover, a framed photo in a gallery. This is art.

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3 out of 5 stars I like it, too.

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4 out of 5 stars This is a terrific scene. I want to do it!

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3 out of 5 stars Nice pic.

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4 out of 5 stars Love the colors and contrast. The skin tones stand out.

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4 out of 5 stars Adam, were you there midday on the 8th of May? I was the old coot by himself over on Pepsi.

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4 out of 5 stars Vivid colors

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Top rope solo using Petzl BASIC to catch any falls. Great fun!

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How did you get Sandra Bullock to join you (front row center)?

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Contrast/saturation is often a pain when you have bright leaves and dark rock. I first noticed some excellent musculature and I'm not into guys.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice shot, dred ... I learned something about taping your opposite/opposed biners and enjoyed the artistic image, as well.

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Gives new meaning to LNT, no? I love this pic!

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4 out of 5 stars It's a poster! It's a photograph! Far more effective like this with pure black and sky.

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I lean the opposite direction, but truly, take your pick...
The clouds are wonderful, as is the boulder field. I would prefer this picture without the climber. No offense intended, but there is no action going on. The climb has just begun. Maximize the scene here.

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3 out of 5 stars I like the pic, but I wish there was something in it to give a sense of scale.

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5 out of 5 stars This is climbing! Excellent colors.

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5 out of 5 stars When every variation has been photographed, I'll be long gone from here.

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5 out of 5 stars Dramatic, contrasty, colorful, beautiful.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice pic. I don't mind the ropes, but your explanation of the setting is helpful. I expect that a great picture explains itself.

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4 out of 5 stars This is enhanced by the other peaks that show in the bg. Excellent!

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3 out of 5 stars Interesting depth and composition. The boulderer is too hot.

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4 out of 5 stars This gives me rush, sitting at work.

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4 out of 5 stars Excellent climbing moment.

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Serious question: Is the hiker taking a leak?

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Worth every hour spent on the computer!

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Something about the picture makes me recall a scene:

Climbing instructor to husband while his wife looks on: "Good. You left a six inch tail in the figure eight knot."

Wife to husband: "You told me that was nine inches."

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5 out of 5 stars I love waterfalls. This is a truly beautiful shot.

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Does she have one blue eye and one brown? If so, they are marvelous.

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Defying gravity!

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Nice try on the "hippies." Unfortunately, they never existed outside of [u]I love you Alice B. Toklas[/u] or other Hollywood jokes. Those of us who were there simply called ourselves [i]freaks[/i]. Much politics were talked, very little remembered (snicker).

Nevertheless, what a statement by [i]mingleefu[/i]; nicely done!

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Nice try on the "hippies." Unfortunately, they never existed outside of [u]I love you Alice B. Toklas[/u] or other Hollywood jokes. Those of us who were there simply called ourselves [i]freaks[/i]. Much politics were talked, very little remembered (snicker).

Nevertheless, what a statement by [i]mingleefu[/i]; nicely done!

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Nice try on the "hippies." Unfortunately, they never existed outside of [u]I love you Alice B. Toklas[/u] or other Hollywood jokes. Those of us who were there simply called ourselves [i]freaks[/i]. Much politics were talked, very little remembered (snicker).

Nevertheless, what a statement by [i]mingleefu[/i]; nicely done!

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4 out of 5 stars Outstanding photo of an outstanding woman, and I have never even met her.

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Photography by oldsalt. The clouds rolled in and out all day like surf on the beach.

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5 out of 5 stars What an upper body! Now I have to quit complaining about my arthritic hip.

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5 out of 5 stars I could do the part of the climb where he is in the pic.

What? He didn't get up there by helicopter?

Never mind.

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4 out of 5 stars Interesting. I like it.

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4 out of 5 stars Lines of shoulder and arm: +
Loss of detail on torso: -
Still, a nice shot.

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5 out of 5 stars The Light! The Light!

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5 out of 5 stars Saved by the greenry. Very nice action.

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Very nice photo-mosaic.

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OK, what's the story with the guy belaying the other route? Is he posing for a Captain Morgan ad, or what? The rope appears to be wrapped around the belay loop, because I don't see a device. The tail is in the brake hand, which is also grabbing a chalked hold at the start. WTF?

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Pull now!
No, you pull!
You pull first!

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This one is now on my tick list!

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5 out of 5 stars The light! The contrasts! The curves! Sounds like I'm critiqueing a centerfold photo.

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As far as respecting someone's wife, her husband posted it. He [i]probably[/i] noticed the whale's tail while processing the pic. Let us enjoy an excellent babe pic, er climbing shot. Seriously, I like the entire composition.

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Dirty feet, dirty mind!

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Where is the kilt, Mon?

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Table Rock in Linville Gorge as "The Mummy" and "The Daddy" in the Amphitheatre area. They are on my tick list for this summer.

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This is an excellent example of the "back-step reverse tree hug" move made famous by Flourine (Alice Flourine, age 72).

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No one has mentioned the exposed gate on the rope side of Clausti's draw. Is that a back clip?

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OK, I'm confused. This is the "1st acent?" How did the bolts get there? Is she carrying a drill?

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Dude, where is your belayer????

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I explain why, but I like moss, which is terrific in this pic.