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Tim attempting to crush Hard Reign Direct
© Sean Bell, Feb 2011
Problem: Hard Reign Direct (f7B)
Climbers: Tim Cross
Camera used: D3
5*VOTING: number of votes 87
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Excellent shot. Take 5.
Fraser - 28/Feb/11
yeah nice shot
The Pylon King - 28/Feb/11
Great shot abd a 5. But why oh why oh why do we always have to "send" something or "crush" it... what happened to just "climbing" the bloody thing?!
jameshiggins - 28/Feb/11
Lovely! Another 5.
Mark Savage - 28/Feb/11
Thanks Mark.Few things I would change but not to worry, A dark day at back bowden requires many flashguns.Some low votes but good feedback from a snapper like yourself is praise indeed.Loved your pic of Chris at Cuddys.
in reply to James, we use crush in a jokey way, I think 'send' is an official bouldering term tho, as in 'send it duuude, you're a technician' ;-) Thanks for feedback guys.
Sean Bell - 02/Mar/11
It's "Highball" that annoys me the most. Why cant it just be "High"?
Nice picture.
simes303 - 07/Mar/11
Brethren, we have a wonderfully expressive language...why just 'climb' when you can crush, sketch, beast and destroy?
Andy Moles - 08/Mar/11
Awesome light.
Was it just 1 on-camera-ish, and out-of-shot-rhgt flash you used, or more than that?
pottsworth - 08/Mar/11
"You're a technician"! Love it. From Air Sweden on Return to Sender right? Great pic btw.
Dave Foster - 08/Mar/11
Thanks
in reply to Pottsworth, Ive had a few emails asking about the light set up, so instead of individually wording it all Ive drawn a diagram for anyone interested in such technical gubbins.To me the most important light is the one of to the left lifting the leg/left side out of the shadows.
anyways, ta for nice words and heres the science bit
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanbbell/5511857420/
Sean Bell - 09/Mar/11
great photo, nice lighting and a strong dude
chris fox - 10/Mar/11
looks really fake
Ontherocks - 13/Mar/11
ontherocks, maybe its because your not used to seeing climbing shots lit by multi off camera flash.There was next to no ambient light so a three flash set up was used to build the exposure, I can assure you its not fake and all I was trying to do was make a dull climbing day a little bit interesting.Whether you like it or not is up to you so fair play, be interested to hear more of your input though....
Sean Bell - 14/Mar/11
Thanks for sharing the background info on the lighting set-up used. For me, it's really interesting and has resulted in a great photo. (It'd be good to see others similarly describe the preparatory work done for those other great shots.)
Fraser - 14/Mar/11
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