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Amber Nectar #1
© Dan Arkle, Apr 2011
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Comment and critique welcome. I couldn't decide between this and #2. As always the choice was between a well exposed sky or foreground.
Dan Arkle - 29/May/11
i like this one the best. :D
stvredmond - 29/May/11
Prefer this one. Nice to see a bit of the climber's face and the texture of the rock - great shot.
Southern Man - 29/May/11
I think this is better, i like the texture in the rock and there is no distracting lens flare.
Dan Lane - 29/May/11
Same as everyone else really, this is so much better for the reasons given ! Looks amazing..........
mr mills - 29/May/11
A well thought out and taken shot.... top notch. Great colours and texture, love it!
Duncan_Andison - 29/May/11
I tend to agree, Dan. I think this photo works better as a composition, but I see what you mean about the capturing the sky. Have you tried a low opacity graduated mask (filter) in photoshop on the top half, ie down to the horizon, say 20%, to bring out the detail in the sky?
David Dear - 30/May/11
Who is looking at the sky?? This one is magical; made Stanage look like Utah; texture of the roof makes it for me.
Jon Read - 30/May/11
Thanks all, that's very helpful. Dave - have done something similar with two RAW conversions- there's no more detail in the file!
Dan Arkle - 30/May/11
Great photo Dan. Is Amber Nectar the route name? I don't recognise where this route is. It looks more Separate Reality than High Neb
Mike421 - 05/Jun/11
The route is Nectar (E4 6b). Using a wide angle lens and lacing it with gear helped make it look a little longer than it actually is! Thanks to Gareth for helping me take this.
Dan Arkle - 06/Jun/11
Great photo Dan reminds me of Yosemite!
halo - 06/Jun/11
Excellent photo, I would not have guessed it was stanage in a million years.
staceyjg - 11/Jun/11
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Christ that's beautiful.
confusicating - 12/Jun/11