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Tommy Kelly pulling out of the cave on Minus Three Gully
© wildeybeast, Mar 2013
Route: Minus Three Gully (IV 5)
Camera used: Sony SLT-A77V
5*VOTING: number of votes 78
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Has this been 'enhanced'? I'd like to see the original without the weird colours.
Have a 5 though.
estivoautumnal - 17/Oct/13
Thanks estivoautumnal - yes the shot has been 'processed' as I always shoot in RAW. The main adjustments were to bring up the shadows and bring down the highlights as the dynamic range from the back of the cave was huge. I also experimented with split toning, which I very rarely use, but I wanted to keep a bit of blue in the ice - early versions had a blue cast over the whole image, but I thought I'd rectified it....?!? Thanks for your vote and comments!
wildeybeast - 17/Oct/13
This is a very good action photo where you can actually see the climber's face and sense the exposure. However, personally, I would have darkened the rock in the chimney as it would highlight the figure better, which is where the action is.
Sean Kelly - 18/Oct/13
Thanks for your comments Sean, much appreciated. Funnily enough I recently boosted the shadows as I thought they were too dark! Maybe I need a middle ground...
wildeybeast - 18/Oct/13
I agree with Sean and maybe straighten the horizon - still agreat shot though
Brian - 19/Oct/13
Great picture! That wouldn't be the Tommy from DSMC class of 93 would it?
stugreen75 - 20/Oct/13
Now that is a great angle to achieve a pic on a hard to photo route. 'Cold Climbs' has a few superb b/w shots on the Minus Face and this is more in the modern idiom.
Andy Cloquet - 20/Oct/13
This is a great shot of a brilliant day of climbing. All your B/W images from that day are superb too.
Mike Pescod - 25/Oct/13
That's very kind Mike, thanks - you know none of it would have been possible without your expert guiding and modelling!!
wildeybeast - 25/Oct/13
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 27/Oct/13
Congrats on PotW Mr Wildey, well deserved.
James Rushforth - 27/Oct/13
Congratulations Daniel! A fantastic day and some great memories. Re-living it now at my desk... Tommy K.
Jöttnar - 28/Oct/13
That must be one exciting desk you've got Tommy!
wildeybeast - 28/Oct/13
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