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Self-Portrait on a chilly belay
A Huddart, Nov 2008
© A Huddart
Route: Pygmy Ridge (IV 5)
Climbers: A Huddart
Camera used: Panasonic FZ5
Date taken: 22nd November 2008
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Says it all really :)
J0 - 23/Nov/08Report
Brill photo
Andrew Smith - 23/Nov/08Report
Thanks! It's one of those photos i've wanted to take for a while; nice and close, just enough frost and most importantly as sharp as you like.
Took a few goes to get it right, was pretty happy that Pete took a minute or two to pull the ropes in!
london_huddy - 23/Nov/08Report
any post production?
The Pylon King - 23/Nov/08Report
great pic - probably very easy to sell this one!
The Pylon King - 23/Nov/08Report
Levels, contast and sharpened. Shot in tiff so needed a tweak. Nothing major.
london_huddy - 23/Nov/08Report
First saw this type of pic of Wally Herbert. He used it on the cover of one of his books.
Sean Kelly - 24/Nov/08Report
Great photo!
magpie - 25/Nov/08Report
great photo! What camera did you use? How did you get the quality so good?
nickm - 26/Nov/08Report
Thanks for all the comments.
Quality is down to a good lens (the Panasonic Lumix FZ5 has a belting wee lens on it), aperture not wide open (f3.6) but a reasonably short shutter speed (1/100).
It was shot in tiff to retain detail and then processed in Lightroom before being resized and saved using photoshop to get the best level of detail for the allowed file size.
I did forget though that UKC has increased the file size allowed so this could be better (currently it's less than 120k).
The exposure was hard work though, it kept getting carried away with the background despite my attempts to keep it centre weighted.
Am very happy with how it worked out though.
london_huddy - 27/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 - 30/Nov/08Report
Superb. A refreshing change. Well done
Mike421 - 30/Nov/08Report
Great to see something different in the galleries. Free thinking. Nice.
Henry Iddon - 01/Dec/08Report
Huddart you poser! If ever I need another reason not to go ice bashing...
Dave-Westlake - 02/Dec/08Report
eugeneth - 02/Dec/08Report
Superb shot, I love the amount of detail/sharpness in this image not to mention the limited pallet of colours, quality.
Duncan_Andison - 03/Dec/08Report
like it . have you tried it in monochrome but leaving the red in
Nadir khan - 09/Dec/08Report
belter!! well done
Sean Bell - 12/Dec/08Report
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