/ This week's top 10 photos. Rubbish.

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estivoautumnal - on 11 Oct 2017
I would say the worst top 10 I have seen on this site for 10 years. One thing I really enjoy is looking at the top 10 pics and until now, without exception they have been really, really good. But this week, poooh. It's like some monkeys have been let loose with a few high end cameras.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/top10.html
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profitofdoom on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:

> I would say the worst top 10 I have seen on this site for 10 years.

I disagree I personally like no.1, no.2, no.3, no.4, no.5, no.6, no.8, no.9, and no.10. I quite like no.7 too
Greasy Prusiks on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:
Really? I thought they were as good as ever.
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Michael Hood - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:

I think the problem with this week's is the lack of variety. They're all good photos but nearly all are Alpine views so it seems a bit bland and samey.
Robert Durran - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:

I think they are consistently good. I've seen better sets but these are fine.

However, looking at the top ten in "latest photos", we could be in for a dismal top ten next week unless some much better ones are posted soon - how some of those are getting 5 votes in beyond me!
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krikoman - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:

You are Dave Thexton and I claim my £5
aln - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Robert Durran:

> However, looking at the top ten in "latest photos", we could be in for a dismal top ten next week unless some much better ones are posted soon - how some of those are getting 5 votes in beyond me!

I tend to agree, but I do like this - https://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=300363

pasbury on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:

I've suggested it before and was thoroughly poo-pooed (if one can be thoroughly poo-pooed) that the alpine and mountaineering pics should be split into a separate category from the climbing ones.
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DaveThexton - on 14 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:

I thought we were past this Alison...
Fraser on 14 Oct 2017
In reply to Michael Hood:

> I think the problem with this week's is the lack of variety. They're all good photos but nearly all are Alpine views so it seems a bit bland and samey.

I think I'd agree with that. Out of the week's top10, I've only voted for two of them, (which is very unusual, having voted for, yikes, over 30k photos on the galleries over the years!) #6 and #7, giving both a '4'. On the other hand, the Franco one - which aln likes - I don't think it that great a photo. It has quite a graphic impact but otherwise IMO it's a bit innocuous. Maybe if we could see the really rubbish footholds he is no doubt on, it would be different. It's all subjective in the end.
eroica64 - on 14 Oct 2017
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Hmmm. A bit cantankerous sir. I thought many were excellent. Have a dislike or two.
Robert Durran - on 14 Oct 2017
In reply to Michael Hood:

> I think the problem with this week's is the lack of variety. They're all good photos but nearly all are Alpine views so it seems a bit bland and samey.

I do think that mountaineering shots which are mostly about the landscape rather than the climbing action should not go in the climbing category. But there is generally far less competition to make the top ten in the climbing category, so I can see the temptation!

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