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Comments by vertical_planar (204)
I think climbing photography it should be this way... So full of emotion...
I really like it. Look at their expressions...
very very nice
hahaha- great shot anyway...
bob is right. Jorg, you have made great work so far providing some of the best photos in this site. You almost have your personal fun club around here now:)
Just stop caring about the grading system. We all know better than that...
i love iceland-what type of rock is this?
oh my...this looks horrible! I love it:)
I agree. Beautiful phorography...
I love it..Great light, beautiful pic
This is an wonderful shot. Great compostition Well done Stavro...
Kalcario I am just browsing through your gallery and I have to say: GREAT WORK! Well done. I really like this one!
really beautiful rock and nice composition!
Thats innovative! Very nice color choices and composition too. Congrats!
Excellent in terms composition. Lacks action in terms of climbing, but the waves add a dramatic element. Its a difficult shot in terms of balancing the colors and contrast. I am sure though it can get better.
"The photo was taken by Tara S. near the ridge between the Sorcerer and Witch Needle."
dude I think the photo from the midnight lightning looked better in your profile
I really like this one.
my 10 for today
IT looks a very hard shot! Genius perspective. It magnifies the beauty of the rock and adds drama to the climb. The climber looks like escaping from the Abyss. The rock is an absolute 10! Is it volcanic? My only criticism is the climber's body position. I find it bit static. Great work anyway!
this rock is really beautiful!!!!
sharp! Whats the model of this Nikon?
I agree. Very nice perspective. B&W works excelent for this shot
can you say "saturation"?
really nice, as always
very nice perspective and depth. It doesn't look easy to me:)
amaizing...totally serene. Beautiful lighting and shadows on that rock
very nice capture of the moment!
what a rock! I cant get over it being so blue!
great light/shadow! really good
Another classic Jorg style. All these photos would make an excellent climbing calendar
This is a magnificent photo! We seldom see on this site such an excellent combination of an imposing background in parallel with a successful portrait of the human effort. Whether the photographer intend it to be or not, this photo is (IMHO) highly symbolic, capturing the very essence of mountaineering. Very well done and a 10 from me.
very beautiful. kudos
Great work even for your high standards. Best thing about this one is the fantastic perspective! Jorg I think your photos deserve a better scanner...
ahhh. I was never near climbing sirene but I really miss Odyssey...Nice photo. a better scanner could have made it look much better. Appears a bit washed
Very well positioned photography. Action is not the main theme of the photo as it seems to me. I like to see it as "the smallness of man against the mountain". The huge and imposing backround works well as such
A new route? Thats interesting. I thought climbing in grante grotta has stopped due to the excessive damage done to the place (...) nice photo anyway
Just a question mate..Have you insured your camera? You seem to hang around quite a lot:))) Oh..a 10 this one btw...
A easy 10! magnificent! This one forced me to break my two months silence on rc.com. Superb composition! Apart from excellent aesthetics I find it lacks that "bad ass attitude" of most sport climbing photos. Bravo
I didnt know Ismir has good climbing. I am from Chios-probably got to pay you a visit guys:) Nice photo btw
coclimber26 you have no clue...
Nice comp. What settings did you use for this one?
this is going to be a classic...:)
The perspective of your photos is one of your strongest points.
And this is only one of the dozens of similar rock formations in Meteora...I am home sick now...
Amazing composition. Very different .Thanks for sharing!
Simply flawless. Great compostition, great light, perfect depth of field. Could you please upload it in high res?
truly imposing . Nicely worked shot...
sureal view. I like it
The posture of the subject reminds me of Gaston Rebbufat's shots. I like this shot. I think this shot and the reactions above (jump! jump!) are an excellent definiton of 'urge of death'
Too good to be true! You can even use a sheeps as crashpads!
Very nice photo. Captures the moment. Is this blur artificial. If not can you give details please?
There are 3 routes to the top- easiest is around French 6b if I remember correctly.
The photo in itself is not well executed. Sky is washed off, depth of field feels messed up and subject is out of focus. It is the location and the action that make it top class. But IMHO it is an exageration to say that this is the best photo in this site...
Just take a look on Jorgs portfolio to see if the guy or his subject have reasons to fake photos...
I thought the ball was an artifact from photoshoping;) Seriously, another classic. It seems you are changing your style Jorg. From climber concentrated shots, to more 'climber and the sorrounding' ones. All for the better, if the surrounding is so stunning. Another well deserved 10 IMHO.
Apart from capturing the moment I can't see what makes this photo SO great. Photographer was in the right place at the right time. Well deserved praise for that. But what about execution, aesthetics and composition? Nothing extraordinary there to justify comments like 'best photo in the site'
10 for originality. Is this the way to flash the problem?
RC.com reality check dude. Hate voting is typical, as is 'I vote yours 1 so mine can be higher'
Every single photo in my gallery has a '1' rating regardless of value.
Its a great shot so don't give a shit...
Excellent indeed. Can think of anything to improve it. As far as excecution is concerned this is the best photo in your (high-standard anyway) portfolio. Could you give technical details?
Ti tha ginei an arxoume oloi na leme malakies sti glossa mas?
the light is somewhat too artificial. it makes it feel like a gym
super perspective. I wish this inclined slab on th lower left wasn't there
Very well executed. Innovative perspective somehow. It the blur artificial?
usmc, I seldom vote for photos and only when I am impressed by one. I had my photos bombed in the past so I know the shit it feeling of a mindless idiot bombing a shot you appreciate. Having said that -you should not take Rc.com ratings too seriously as they are the product of 'semi-random' voting and not any elaborate critique process. Wanna challenge your shooting skills among serious people? Then: www.photo.net
its a dream- I won't touch it or it might go away
if this is a 10a you made it look quite hard. nice shot
Very nice. Is the focus on the rock instead on the climber intentional? Out of curiosity what lens did you use for that?
I would like to see the face of the climber. I also find the rope crossing in the bottom art a bit distracting. That said, a very nice photo
superb shot, superb name...
Very good capture but i would like to see more. She is a bit to tightly near the frame
nice. even the tree adds something to the shot
Amazing capture. The location and the moment make this one. if she was leading and we could see her face this would be one of the best photos in the site.
Yeah bitch! Great shooting on apparently crappy light conditions
Heroic shot :)
There were about 1000 people in the fest but i didn't meet a single American (apart from Sharma anyway:). Maybe a bit too far for you guys but it certainly worths the effort...
As far as I know registration numbers went up to 900+ Most of the people were staying in Massouri and the place managed to accomodate everyone pretty well (i heard no complains apart from scooter shortage:). Climbers generally behaved well. The crags are pretty clean and there was none of the drunken rudeness that locals detest. I think the island has enough rocks to withstand a large number of climbers if managed in the right way. The impact of the festival does not seem significant when compared to the hundrent of thousands that visit other similarly sized but more touristic islands on hgh season
I know...Iam doing something wrong when submiting the files. Any advice?
No he is not soloing it. The horizon is a bit crooked indeed. Telendos (the island in the background) creates an otpical illusion and its quite easy to mess up the horizon when looking through the viewfinder.
yes he does. this is the first rest
If you check the original size you ll see him uncliping the last quickdraw from his harness
Good stuff. It would be a great photo even without the story. Front page material.
Great photo-Man she looks focused! Don't think its blown out. Crop feels a bit tight though.
Hotbirds but the photo is nothing special
Powerful! Makes your head spin! (good lens choice but did you cropped it ? It makes me feel like I wanna see more of the sides)
u sure its b&W? Looks more like low sat to me :) good photo. has been doen a lot in the past but this one is executed well
Very well shot. I agree it lacks a bit of contrast and maybe sharpness. On the other hand the framing and the anlge are great. Good job! Btw looks like a sick climb
I try to figure out whats wrong with this picture but i can't. It looks more like a comic strip rather than a photograph. Not necessarily a bad thing but not to my taste. Is it HDR?
Great photograph of what looks like a great climb. Wish for a wider lens
Overpowering is a good word to use. By far the best shot you have posted on this web site and one of the best I remember seeing for a good while. It must be very rewarding to get such a result especially after all the effort! Congrats
sweet shot...would never expect to see a photo like this in "glam" Monaco. Add a bit of contrast and level of the horizon to get a mag quality result...
Everything is beautiful about it. Timing, composition, colour. Even the tree silhuettes add to the shot. Congratulations to the photographer
Looks like a great place and the rock is amazing...
stevej I ll have to disagree with your first comment, but totally agree with the second :)
Almost an abstract. I love it! Have you tried to crop the land. It would make it even more minimalistic:)
Saphius, you should definitely bring some gear with you! Where do you usually go?
hahaha- pyrosis I think it was his uncle...
Definitely check out Varasova near Mesollogi! Very close to Nafpaktos and simply superb!
With a few adjustments this could be a great shot. Unfortunately it is too flat (taken too cloes on the wall), the frame too narrow and the colors washed off.
Sick rock and great perspective! What lens did you use? Is this volcanic rock? I got something very similar around my home town but it's to brittle to protect.
is he going for the hold or just missed it? Great capture. Maybe framing is a bit too tight
The rock is coglomerate. It is not as good as granite (or even limestone) but certainly possible to climb. In fact, Meteora is one of the most popular climbing destinations in Greece
Amazing place The photograph is nothing special on the other hand
Haven't been there for a little while...I ll try to shoot some on my next visit
great capture. Post processing would compliment it even more. I am against cleaning the stuff of the ground- it gives a sence of scale. Just play a bit with the levels...
um nice scenery but otherwise boring ...Not even shoot right
hahaha. good stuff. go jimmy!
Well there is a certain bitterness between climbers and monks as they tried to ban climbing in Meteora a few yers ago, claiming it disturbed their peace. Climbing is anyway banned on the monastery rocks since the beginning of the activity int he area but the monks demanded it should be banned everywhere in the area!!! Thankfully they failed mostly due to the resistance they encountered from the local community (climbers bring a lot of money to the area). Note, these "peaceful" monasteries generate their revenue from the thousand visitors they admit every year...
bouldrinsoil got it. Its exaclty how I did it. 6 sec shutter
Omg! he is going to sqaush the poor fairy belayer!
With my old Canon G5
indeed runouts at Meteora are pretty long, especially on easier routes. you don't get on a route unless you absolutely have the grade
weird angle. Interesting photo
I know... Anybody knows how can I upload a new version tin place of this one?
Caught inside I don't know how old the hanger is (not older than 3 years though).Even though youa re right about stainless corrosion, the interesting here is to see the difference in corrosion between the stainless nut and bolt and the carbon steel hanger...
Its hard to make a serious comment after reading all the above but I ll try. Yes its a nice picture skillfully made and the girl is a bonus. I d' love to see more of her face. Just curious -what settings did you use?
Amazing capture- very atmospheric
I don't thing the photo is great (technically) but it depicts an amazing place...5 stars for the documentary value of it. Definetly worths a place in the front page.
5.12c with trad gear??!?!
"down" possibly has double meaning here (both physical and mental:)
Apparently photography and honesty are not strong subjects for rocknovice. Till your greek became half as good as my engish, you can stfu.
Man its 42C here today... Very WEIRD to look at this photo in the middle of the summer :) Great work btw... It looks so thin...Amazing
Fabe, this is a very interesting shot particularly the composition and the light/shadows On the other hand it is really lame that you self-rate all your photos with 5 stars...
his nickname, yes :)
rockaviva this place in in central Greece. What you see is not a house, it is a monastery :)
Where can I get more about climbing there?
these desert landscapes are amazing
Location is Parnitha Mt, National Park just outside Athens,Greece. The place was destroyed by a huge forest fire a few days after I posted this pic. I have not the visited the place since then. This area is to the border of the national park, close to where the fire stopped. It might have survived.
Its taken on an beach just outside Athens, Greece
Yes indeed its very nice. The water there is 8 meter deep and most days you can clearly see the bed from the top of the cliff
Glad to hear that fitz...
Great photograph. It is not only well done (philbox standard-no surprise) but it also conveys this great feeling. This is all about climbing. Again dude, well done.
Quality photograph. Very well done. Congrats
Impressive light and color.
No its not overhang-its the persepctive that makes it appear that way. The crux is indeed hard for the grade - but the rest of the climb is very easy, thus the 10d
Great light and tonality. Climb looks so thin and intense...beautifully captured. great job phil.
have seen your work before on flickr. great stuff
It is almost sureal from a non climbing point of view
I am speachless...got to got to mexico...
A beautiful shot. Balanced and really well composed. Light is perfect. well done
Just one :) I took the photo from the anchors
you are welcome anytime mate!
ti les tora!!!! Out of this world
Super! Can you feeeeeel the tension?
One of the absolute classics of Kalymnos
beautiful work. green works well
Absolutely brilliant work. I was trying to think why I like it so much and after seeing a couple of videos of the climb I realised it is because of the way it is composed. You really want want to see whats coming next (in time and in space)...What is the next move? How he is going to complete the sequence? Is he going to make it out of this crazy position? Perspective, framing and lens selection is the key. Do you mnd sharing more technical info? What lens did you use in particular?
Any chance we can have a look at your photo? If it is better than Carters "belly full of bad berries" it should be a hell of a picture...
hey Jorg so you have been in Kalymnos then eh?
Great shot indeed. I am surprised f4 produced such a shallow DoF...What lens did you use?
5.8 or 5.7 (wtf) never looked that good. Great shot
Climb looks like a nice effort but the picture is somewhat cheesy
Beautiful setting and the panorama works great. If the shot was prepared a bit more carefully it could have made an exeptional photograph but now it look more like a snapshot.
I was thinking the same thing while I was there!!!
this is Telendos, the small island opposite to Kalymnos
What sungam said about the slab and maybe 1-2 stops faster shutter. Its a bit overexposed.
This was shot just outside Athens. Thanks for your comments!
I disagree with zealotnoob. Postproseccing looks mild and carefully done. Just as much as required to bring out the good pieces of the picture. Its a great shot and the ultra wide lens was a cunning choice adding drama and momentum. Its actually much harder than it apperas to make a 17mm lens work in rockclimbing shots. Well done!
Hey-thanks for the comments! The route is Mr Parnitha in Athens, Greece. I have linked it to the db
It is located in Greece on the outskirts of Athens. Patmay81 limestone is not like sandstone. It doesn't erode that fast. The crack is part of their lastattempt to extract a huge block before abandoning the place With close inspection you can see the chips from the chisel all over the rock
is it photoshopped?
deep swamp soloing. This ain't Mallorca baby...The photo is also bad
"the correct angle"? Instant classic...
I wish more photos of this standard were displayed on the FP.
Its a good idea but to my eyes it is executed in an uninteresting way. This could have been a provocative photo but it didn't got all the way mainly due to lack of technical skill. The composition is flat and boring and the light is awful. If it was just a climber it would be a completely uninteresting photo. The fact that instead of the climber you have a beautiful girl can certainly get it to the front page but it doesn't make it a good photograph.
There is a bolt indeed. Its not badly bolted actually...Just enough to keep things interesting
Euvoia Island, Greece. One hour drive from Athens.
desperately vertical! Usually this orientation is more dramatic, more impressive. On the other hand the 180deg rotated is usually much better to bring in the climber in teh center of attention (especially the face exrpession is always way more intense with the opposite orientation). Depends what you want to show.
Great photo and lucky you to watch/ shoot such effort
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