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A cold, starry, winter night at the Abri Simond
© Jonathan Griffith
Climbers: Brian Birtle
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Really love the photo
Just a couple fo questionn?
What are the lines coming fromt he climber?
What settings did yu use?
How did you get the climber to stand so stil?
great photo
thomaspassmore - 19/Dec/07
Questions as above - what was the exposure time to get the stars to appear with no significant star trails?
James Moyle - 19/Dec/07
And why is the snow, R. foreground so white?
Sean Kelly - 19/Dec/07
Sorry, must be thick . It's obviously the headtorch. But not sure about Stonehenge in the background?
Sean Kelly - 19/Dec/07
The lines are actually ice encrusted electricity wires that link up a relay station by the Cosmiques hut to the Midi. Nothing too exciting there am afraid!
Exposure time was 25 sec, it was a full moon night.
Correct about the white snow, and stonehenge is the old remains of the original scientific research lab that used to stand there...cant have been too pleasant in those days in that!!
thanks for your comments
jongriffith - 20/Dec/07
Great photo
sen - 24/Dec/07
i love that you can see shadows from the wires on the snow too.
Chris F - 28/Dec/07
Nice one, I was puzzled by the lines too, thought it must be a mock up. Well done!
krikoman - 31/Dec/07
lovely stuff
Sean Bell - 17/Jan/08
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