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Comments by popol (159)


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Bridge to nowhere. Great pic

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4 out of 5 stars Nice pic, though I have the impression that the focus is not really on the eye of the climber, but on the rock in the center. Autofocus? Small detail... otherwise my score would have been even higher.

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4 out of 5 stars Hey guys, be honest: if this was a pretty lady, you'd all give straight 10's... Great picture.

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4 out of 5 stars It's a pitty of the plane in the background sky. Why didn't you photoshop it out?

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5 out of 5 stars Very nice. No further comment.

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4 out of 5 stars Lovely colors.

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3 out of 5 stars Self-portrait.. Imagine the situation: aim your shot, push the button, and hurry to get up that rock as soon as you can. Thumbs up!

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4 out of 5 stars Thedark colors give this picture a special atmosphere. It's a pitty that the left arm was not steady while making this shot.

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5 out of 5 stars No photoshop. Just scan & display.

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5 out of 5 stars Tnx for the advice. I'll try it out at home.

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5 out of 5 stars No holds? If you watch carefully, you can even see Ollie's hands, telling you where the holds are ;-) A little bit blurry, yes I know. It was my first submitted pic on rc.com, still had to fight with the size restrictions and jpeg conversion. Resubmit at smaller size? Possible. In that case, do all the comments dissappear?

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5 out of 5 stars This climb is rated at 5.10b. The pinchers are sharp, but provide a lot of friction for your feet.

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3 out of 5 stars Camouflage..

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3 out of 5 stars Awesome route, but I'm missing the action :(

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4 out of 5 stars It's a pitty that the guy on the left is still visible. Nice pic, though.

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3 out of 5 stars Woow, cool jump. What's the distance? Do you also have action shots of the jump?

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5 out of 5 stars Right now he's 3 to 4m high. Total building is about 20m...

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That's the point. Also so-called "butt shots" can give interesting pics

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3 out of 5 stars the other rope is taking away the "leading" impression.

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4 out of 5 stars Don't know if it's by purpose or by scanning / jpeg coïncidence, but I LIKE this effect on the colors/pixels.

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3 out of 5 stars It's a pitty that it's a pose (looking at the camera). Now you have the "hey mama, look at me!" effect.

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3 out of 5 stars You've got only white routes in that "gym" ;-)

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4 out of 5 stars How friends help each other. I like the light

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3 out of 5 stars Looks like he's pushing up the rock ;-)

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4 out of 5 stars Nice crash pad

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3 out of 5 stars Would have been even better if you waited till the climber was with the feet just above the shadow

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3 out of 5 stars I'm curious for the portrait version of this shot...

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4 out of 5 stars Crop out the lower 1/3 part, make it a panorama size picture. Nice colors!

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4 out of 5 stars Nice perspective

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4 out of 5 stars Remember your comments on the Gollum pic? ;-)
Don't worry, I gave it my honest points. Nice photoshopping.

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4 out of 5 stars Inspiration from the Gollum pic?

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4 out of 5 stars This effect reminds me of bouldering in an iced cave.

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4 out of 5 stars on general request...

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Darkened with PS? Cool effect! Nice picture :thumb up:

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4 out of 5 stars aargh! You crushed five climbers coming up the south ridge!

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4 out of 5 stars Love those colors

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4 out of 5 stars Cool shot. Like the determination in his eyes.

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5 out of 5 stars beautiful

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3 out of 5 stars the headless climber ;-)

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Don't! Keep the mistery :-)

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If it's photoshop, it's amazingly well done. The only details that make me doubt are some lighter pixels between the climber's legs, but I'm not that expert to draw conclusions from that...
Anyhow, great pic!

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5 out of 5 stars I don't vote many 10's. This is one of them. Superb colors.

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4 out of 5 stars Sorry guys, to break your happy comments. Nice picture, but no 10 although. More like 8. Which still is extremely good.

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4 out of 5 stars I like the lines on the left. They make the picture (besides of the perfect climber's pose).

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Funny. It seems like the climber forgot his legs...

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Your cut? Next time when you come in Belgium, you get a free Belgian beer after a good day of climbing!

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Edited out my comments. Let you guys find out yourself why it is or why it isn't photoshop. Like the commotion :)

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No hard feelings. In fact almost honoured that people take it for a photoshop result ;-)

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For the non-believers: sure, there is a white rope. He tied it around his waist (didn't use any harness, of course). That's the white line on his waist that you can see.

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Why does everybody think that this guy needs a rope? He climbs 5.14..! The answer is <a href=/http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=30027>No</a>, there is no rope.

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Not even ONE comment about ropes yet ??! I'm surprised ;-)

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Damned, why did I PS IN a building with spotlights? :$

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Can you explain why it looks like fake? Or is it just too hard to believe?

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There's nothing that fits in! The fine crack is in fact no real crack.. more like an indication which direction you should go. Not even a classic piton will fit. Besides, he's not "pulling" the holds, as you can see (watch his muscles). He's more like laying his hands on the holds to keep his balance.

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3 out of 5 stars He IS standing on the ground (acc to the tree in the background).Looks like a posed shot, and overdone.

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They grow out of the rock if you insert 1€ at the base of the route :p

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4 out of 5 stars I think there's added some blue via PS or scanning. Blue rock, blue hands, blueish chalk in the bag? Anyway, nice shot!

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4 out of 5 stars Nice concept, finally something else than the usual stuff! Way to go!

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Not to mention "Your f**** foot is on my hand!!!" :D

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you really need the bolts -- unless you're going for a 35m free solo ;-)

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4 out of 5 stars If I remember well, topping out is strictly forbidden on a lot of routes in Berdorf..

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Beware of the headless climber ;-)

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3 out of 5 stars Nice chalk bag

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Ask your cat to take a picture of YOU walking it!

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4 out of 5 stars Landscape pictures should always be submitted as "low" quality. Only if they proove to be top shots, they can be resubmitted as medium or high - like this one definitely deserved!

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5 out of 5 stars You take a shared "two thumbs way up" !

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I would have used a window i.s.o. a wall as a PS background. Really spiderman-like ;-)

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3 out of 5 stars You're a snake, right? Loosing skin, right?

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4 out of 5 stars It's a pity that there's some shadow on the rocks on the right. Otherwise you would have a nice contrast between climber and his own shadow.

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3 out of 5 stars Where is this picture taken? Top-Rope Paradise?

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3 out of 5 stars Would be better without the guy on the left....

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4 out of 5 stars Sure he wasn't bungee jumping?

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3 out of 5 stars Still it can only be a send if he's on lead. Clipping the rope is a part of the send. It looks to me he's on the wrong side of the route to make his clips and/or place his pro :-/

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What runout? There's even still one bolt left between his current position and the bolts in the foreground. Or isn't there..? :$

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In that case, it should not be too hard in comparison with the rest of the route. If it is... ADD THE BOLT.

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4 out of 5 stars Glad there's still ONE climbing picture on the first page.

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Find the blind porter

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No, I think Trainspotting. Not so far from Lourdes.

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You shure that's healthy? The rock is shining red light 8)

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2 out of 5 stars In fact is a mediocre picture, only scoring so high because of the boobs...

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3 out of 5 stars I know, but the two ropes beside you are distracting. That's why.

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4 out of 5 stars Finally an original view on el cap. Was getting bored from the traditional shots..

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4 out of 5 stars Good shot. Maybe cutting this photo to portrait formait would be even better?

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Hmm, here in Belgium we don't have mixed climbs like that. Or it's trad, or it's bolted. No mix, since that is confusing / dangerous for eventual climbers... -- at least, that's the philosophy overhere.

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4 out of 5 stars Compensated.

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3 out of 5 stars Too bad the face is so dark.

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3 out of 5 stars Indeed, no 10. But I'm not bombing it either, gave it my honest appreciation.

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3 out of 5 stars you should blend out the color differences on the seals of the separate pictures. The skie goes over from blue to reddish and back.

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Good composition, nice facial exporessions. Maybe the ground could be a little bit more blurred out, to avoid blending over into the rock?

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4 out of 5 stars This version is expressing the altitude much better than the other one.

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That's what you call a profile shot ;-)

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4 out of 5 stars Now THAT's a highball

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5 out of 5 stars In this case, that's when you KNOW it's a good pic. Unlike some other pics of chicks.

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You DO ?? Wasn't it that slinged coffee can? ;-)

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5 out of 5 stars Must be the best 11k photo on this site ;-)

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3 out of 5 stars The clouds definitely make it better. Maybe a little bit too symmetrical to be the real hit. Or is it just the symmetry that makes the shot?

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3 out of 5 stars You know her? So that's the new bleau babe? ;-)

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4 out of 5 stars Love the menacing clouds in the background.

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4 out of 5 stars Climbing shoes? Look closely, you mean hiking shoes. HE DID IT ON HIKING SHOES -- Or at least, so the story goes ;-)

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nono, it was a tele ... At that moment, the ledge is still about 6m away!

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Comments highly appreciated.

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4 out of 5 stars Because it's rated high, of course :D

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CC open next season? Why not THIS season? ;-)

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Maybe you posted it as "anonymous" ?

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4 out of 5 stars Beautiful shot, and only 12k. Not all good photos must be high-Q !

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Effect of your arm is because the arm is "visible" for the upper part of the lens, but not for the lower part of it. Must be a rather large diameter, and rather close to that rock.

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2 out of 5 stars "...and lots of rock!!"......... while the picture is taken at an indoor climbing wall?? :s

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... and with same title and comments... 7 for the pic, 0 for the comment ;-)

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where's the climbing?

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3 out of 5 stars climber is soooo small, but those ropes blow the shot :-(

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3 out of 5 stars too much contrast..?

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4 out of 5 stars See you on front page..

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Several 8's, 9's and one 4. Thanks for the bomb, it's an honor..!

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It's not exactly the grassy hill, but the rocks just next to it.. and the difficulty of that length is just 3- (french grade).
On the slab next to it, there are also routes, much more difficult - e.g. "dance of the spider", one of my other pictures.

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4 out of 5 stars Superman lives 8)

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4 out of 5 stars This shot is currently rated a 7 ?! Waaaay below it's true value.. 9 for me.

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5 out of 5 stars Rarely give 10's. Rarely. Not never...

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4 out of 5 stars Strange, nobody voted on this one yet..?

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Strange.. This pic makes it to the front page, while the other two photos from this serie don't even get a single vote..

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Don't like the motion in this shot. Motion in climber, ok. Motion in background and rock, nono.

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Second that, thinman. But some people modify their subject before making the picture, and they make great pictures too. Everyone his opinion, I guess.

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Add your guess in the comments. First good guess deserves a beer !

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Nope..

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Front page material. Please make it bigger !

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Excellent material !

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3 out of 5 stars If you were bummed that you had to submit it as low quality, why don't you use the full size that's allowed for low Q?

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4 out of 5 stars Deserves more than a 7.7

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4 out of 5 stars One of the pictures that deserve high quality, but don't need it.

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Those who don't see it, vote low ;-)

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4 out of 5 stars redpoint on red rock...

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4 out of 5 stars The light is a little bit too hard for me, but I like the centered framing. Nice rock !

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4 out of 5 stars Nice shot. Color saturated?

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I can submit medium / high res if it's requested by several rc.com users...

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4 out of 5 stars Good shot, but I'm not joining the "amazing - 10!" opinion of the other guys.... more like "two thumbs up" for me.

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Yes, indeed. The 3rd bolt is so close to the second one that it's hard to take enough rope..

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The sand in "rocher fin" is indeed rather yellow/orange then white. The color on the picture is quite close to the real color - in reality it appears even more yellow...

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In fact, that blue arrow is pointing to blue 20, a little bit hidden and off the road...

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resubmitted in supersize

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Thanks Phil, but you know the site restrictions: non-climbing == preferred size until proven otherwise ;-)

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4 out of 5 stars perfect simplicity

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Better than any of my pictures...

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4 out of 5 stars Wonder how the vertical oriented shot would be ...

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Crazy rock, nice shot !

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4 out of 5 stars If this is no photoshop, he has been standing in that pose for about .... 5 minutes?

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Good work, but not really sharp around the climber's head..?

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50 mm f1.8 and focussed on... nah, never mind.

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4 out of 5 stars Yep, seen too many of the same stuff lately. 9 for me too, same reason.

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4 out of 5 stars Good techs. How come it's rated so low?

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Going back to old places?

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Going back to old places?

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please resize to less than 48k and and resubmit. Thanks - Pol

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5 out of 5 stars Truly nice..

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5 out of 5 stars Sorry for the confusing description. In fact, he's linking a L1 rated 5.12c and the sequence (L2) rated 5.11c, without resting at the belay. Both of them onsight.

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4 out of 5 stars I have the same shoes ! They rule ! -- and no, I'm not sponsored by montrail ;-) Nice shot, by the way. Like the expression on his face, showing he's doing effort to get that grip.

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4 out of 5 stars You're creating a mystical or even haunting atmosphere. Excellent work!

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3 out of 5 stars You should have used a fill flash for this one.

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Might have that impression, but I didn't - I would certainly forget these details like the lace of the shoe, or even the closing of the bikini ;-)

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2 out of 5 stars Hot model, clean mirror, two same shots for the price of one - this MUST be a 10.

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Straight into the comments hall of fame: j_ung with this one: "I guess those who clicked to read the comments also read Playboy for the articles.". Strike !