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L'Helicoptere
Richard Bradley, Oct 2006
© R & J Bradley
Problem: L'Helicoptere (f7A)
Climbers: Lee
Camera used: Canon 5D
5*VOTING: number of votes 199
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love the action with everyone else out of focus and the lass in the bottom corner with concern on her face. cracking picture.
Glyn Jones - 15/Oct/06
Near perfect. Great focus, great timing, great composition. If the light had only been a bit nicer this would be one of my all time favourite bouldering shots. Brilliant.
midgets of the world unite - 16/Oct/06
Awesome shot, gets a 5 from me. Have you tried tweaking the levels to make it a bit brighter?
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 16/Oct/06
great shot, could almost convince me to go 'full frame'! Could do with being tweaked a bit in PS with contrast and colour though...one of the best bouldering shots in a long time
Ian Hill - 16/Oct/06
Thanks folks, will pass your comments on to Jim who took this one. Helecoptere is a dark problem (the tree and direction) and I know Jim likes to keep them as natural as possible.
Again thanks
Richard Bradley - 16/Oct/06
So why's it called helicopter? ;o)
Wilbur - 16/Oct/06
No idea!
Richard Bradley - 16/Oct/06
Cos if you fall off you spin like the rotors on one;-)
Ace pic BTW.
Duncan Disorderly - 16/Oct/06
Wow! love it.
Adders - 17/Oct/06
Is that the Bo Selecta' bear, slightly out of focus, in the background?
Top shot.
steve taylor - 18/Oct/06
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 22/Oct/06
oh - yes very good - action is caught beautifully! - very earthy and subtle - non of your red/blue t-shirt action here ;0) si
Simon - 23/Oct/06
Nick Bird (lurker) did some serious damage to his ankle taking a tumble from this move. Glad to see you made it though.
willhunt - 25/Oct/06
whts that guy holding his hands up doing?
The Pylon King - 27/Oct/06
Wowww All Good fantastic composition... Keep up
Niko - 30/Oct/06
cracking
blancbleu - 16/Feb/07
Still can't believe how good this shot really is! Big thanks to Jim for the patiance and Les for the left hand sloper brushing! Great shot, great trip.
Lee Horsfall - 22/Mar/08
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