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On the Kuffner at sunrise with an inversion just below
© Jon Griffith
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Another Stunner!!
dek - 10/Nov/08Report
Nice comp...
Brian - 10/Nov/08Report
Spectacular !
mr mills - 10/Nov/08Report
Awesome shot Jon, this one has so much depth to it. The eye drifts along that ridge from the distant peak and its impact seems to gradually increase as you get closer, since the sunlit section gets bigger. Even that little bump on the bottom right works so well in drawing the ridge to the viewer via those ropemarks. The climbers are great, looking suitably exhausted and natural, but my favourite bit is the other team which help define the scale and perspective. Fantastic.
Dan Arkle - 11/Nov/08Report
That's the pic I want on my wall. Utterly brilliant! The sense of scale provided by the climbers really makes it work.
Sean Kelly - 11/Nov/08Report
thanks for the comments. The sun only rose for about 4 minutes before it was engulfed in cloud again...very lucky indeed
Jon Griffith - 11/Nov/08Report
Striding Edge? ;)
p3t3 - 16/Nov/08Report
Absolutley stunning.
One of the best ive seen on ukc
vincentvega - 16/Nov/08Report
WOW! Simply Amazing!
Gazeranco - 18/Nov/08Report
brilliant, oh how I wish! you are indeed among the priveleged, gentlemen I salute you.
zigzag - 18/Nov/08Report
The guy in front seems to have two axes?
Misha - 20/Nov/08Report
Amazing shot! Only just noticed the secong party behind you. Just one thing bothering me, I think it's tilted judging by the bank of cloud? Can you sort it? Spectacular nonetheless.
Señor Último - 20/Nov/08Report
One of the classic mountaineering photos of all time I reckon. Would like to see a poster of this (without logos please).
Michael Ryan - 21/Nov/08Report
Mind bogglingly good.
"One of the classic mountaineering photos of all time" - I'm not qualified to comment, however, I've just eaten 3/4s of my pizza and I'm still looking at it.
To me this photo sums up all that is great about alpine mountaineering: companionship, spectacular scenary and a tremendous challenge.
MattOwen - 22/Nov/08Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 23/Nov/08Report
jon, you know this has been used in an ad?
Yyonnx - 26/Nov/08Report
brilliant shot, makes you feel like you should get off your backside and do it!
Phill Mitch - 26/Nov/08Report
Thanks all. I do know that this has been used in an ad, many thanks for the heads up.
Jon Griffith - 27/Nov/08Report
WOW, all i can say this photo is truly stunning, and i really want to be there
DinoRock - 27/Dec/08Report
Did you sell your picture to Berghaus? I had to double take when I recognised the backdrop on their website!
gerardlt - 27/Jan/09Report
Daigroom - 11/Mar/09Report
Tom Hopkinson - 06/May/09Report
Jon, this is probably the best mountain photo I have seen, stunning lighting, great composition, makes you what to be there. Truly fantastic, well done!
MAMdavem - 30/Sep/10Report
Absolutely amazing, one shot in a billion. Congrats!
calofil - 27/Dec/10Report
moorsy88 - 28/Feb/11Report
Stunning shot; perfect seamless transition from foreground to background with superb deatail light and colour. The foreground has such visual impact, incredible shot... the very essence of Alpinism is well and truly captured right there....kin awesome.
shaun walby - 06/Apr/12Report
Added 400th vote - a 5, of course.
Kevin Woods - 16/Sep/14Report
FinlayE141 - 01/Oct/14Report
yes jon mate!
ben360 - 30/Nov/15Report
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