Get the figure in the photo doing something, ie. chipping steps, jumping a crevasse, throwing a rope etc. Lead in lines also help as they take you into the photo. Great background in this pic but midday light so the overall image is a bit flat. also get figures to wear bright clothing. Look at climbing ads. they are never in black or dull colours. Hope that helps.
Sean Kelly - 01/Jul/11
Er ... midday light? Have you looked at the shadows? And I'd rather photos didn't look like ads tbh.
Rob Exile Ward - 01/Jul/11
"Great things happen when men and mountains meet"
El-Mariachi - 02/Jul/11
5 for moaning!
Owain - 02/Jul/11
Chap in the front is distracting. Even if he wasn't there a bright featureless expanse at the bottom of the composition is ugly - 1/5
anonymouse - 02/Jul/11
I gave it a 1 for the moaning, but felt a real shit so I gave it a 4 instead !
Pyreneenemec - 03/Jul/11
anonymouse - strange how you can comment on other people's photos without taking the same risk yourself !
Pyreneenemec - 03/Jul/11
Sean - just wondering if you considered that maybe not everybody is aiming for a professional-level result?
gordoste - 03/Jul/11
Giving Sean the benefit of the doubt I presume he is trolling you! Lush picture.
Stone Muppet - 04/Jul/11
In reply to 'gordoste' the Walrus was asking for advice in the forums on how to improve this photo!
Sean Kelly - 05/Jul/11
I love it the way it is.
ChrisJD - 10/Jul/11
Interesting reading the comments - this photo makes me want to be there and therefore makes me want to give it a 5. Many of the posed photos of "hard" rock climbs in uninspiring locations do not. Each to their own
dave1112 - 11/Jul/11
sometimes people go to the mountains for the passion, the love or just the raw adventure, a photograph is just a way of documenting the adventure for our peers and future generations to enjoy and revel in ones achievment. Not everybody goes into the mountains just to get a good shot so everyone can rate them 5 on UKC!! you pompus tool!
jaykayus - 12/Jul/11
Great picture. Especially good for me as you can see where my wife and I camped on our honeymoon! Unfortunately, bad weather the day we tried it stopped us getting to the top.
Mord - 15/Jul/11
Great shot, hopefully more of these after Yanapacha... Dan
Braintax - 17/Jul/11
Thers some miserable c*nts on here cool photo looks like your having a blast, which is what its all about!!
andyb211 - 18/Jul/11
Happy man in pretty mountains! What more could you wish for?
mcdougal - 24/Jul/11
Well personally I think the photo is great just how it is. The person adds perspective to give a better impression of scale. The fact he's posing and smiling gives the photo its own mood and atmosphere (two friends enjoying a moment together) - having him 'doing something' would change the character of the photo entirely, some would say for the better, some would say for the worse. I think for the worse and this photo is great and can hold its own against any critique! Easy 5.
Andy S - 27/Jul/11
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Oh come on, you're not supposed to be happy in the mountains........and if you are your should frown, or display steely eyed determination!
THE.WALRUS - 30/Jul/11