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Gallery for Sean Kelly

"Whenever I have moved house a new darkroom was always required up until now that is when I have gone totally digital. I started off using Pentaxs but changed to Nikons. I studied Photography at college as part of a Graphics BA and have always had a camera in my hand from then.To be really good at some aspect of Photography one has to devote time, thought and effort to that skill, and never stop looking at what others are doing in that discipline. I always see other work that I admire and wish I had their vision. The first photographer I remember was a spread by Don McCullin in the Sunday Times during the Vietnam War in about '67/8. He achieved real impact with just B&W images. The other early influence was John Cleare's 'Rockclimbers in Action in Snowdonia' also in B&W. I recall seeing some ariel photographs by Bradford Washburn taken on a large-format camera of the Matterhorn which displayed incredible detail of the mountain. Sam Haskins made an impact because he over exposed film and you first realised you could break the rules. At present I admire the work of Colin Prior for his Panoramic Landscapes on large format cameras & 'Cubby' & Greg Epperson for their action pictures. Recent success at the 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' Awards, and shortlisted at the KMFF. Also work published in the Sunday Times 'Spectrum'."

Chosen as the Featured Gallery on 11-Mar-10.
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278 photos in this photo gallery (showing 1-24): average rating 4.5 votes 7,197

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My desktop screen-saver
© Sean Kelly, Mar 2011
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Lost amongst the overhangs, but thankfully without those birds!
© Sean Kelly, Oct 2021
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Not many succeed on this tough Littlejohn classic...but Ben did!
© Sean Kelly, May 2021
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Two of South Devon's finest climbs, but are your ropes long enough?
© Sean Kelly, Aug 2021
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Litter problem
© Sean Kelly, Sep 2021
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Trying hard not to splash down...!
© Sean Kelly, Sep 2021
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Bridging up to Heaven...
© Sean Kelly, Aug 2021
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What better on a summer evening?
© Sean Kelly, Aug 2021
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Way above the waves...
© Sean Kelly, Aug 2021
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Some unusual characters climbing at Chudleigh these days!
© Sean Kelly, May 2021
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The Eiger circa 1935
© Walter Mittelholzer
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An early aerial image of the Matterhorn
© Walter Mittelholzer, Feb 2021
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Leaving the peg for the exciting headwall!
© Sean Kelly, Sep 2019
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A tricky start for some...
© Sean Kelly, Jul 2020
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Well, as everyone else is getting in on the act...my library
© Sean Kelly, Jun 2020
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The best multi-pitch in the South West?
© Sean Kelly
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Hard Rock: The cowboy pitch!
© Sean Kelly, Jun 1973
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Waiting for summer!
© Sean Kelly, Mar 2012
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Look well to each step...
© Sean Kelly, Jan 2020
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Tryfan dawn
© Sean Kelly, Jan 2010
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Maximum effort, minimum progress!
© Sean Kelly, Jun 2018
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Family group portrait!
© Sean Kelly, May 2019
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Padarn dawn
© Sean Kelly, Oct 2019
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Walkies in Cwm Idwal
© Sean Kelly, Oct 2019
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