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brixton climber in south sandstone
© brixton climber, Jan 2009
Problem: The Flakes (7a 6a)
Date taken: 10th January 2009
VOTING: from 46 votes
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no chalk
brixton climber - 23/Feb/09
The absence of chalk was the first thing that I noticed...
Darren Jackson - 23/Feb/09
Must've been cold, he's got a hat on...
Dave Foster - 23/Feb/09
socks !
lithos - 23/Feb/09
GADZOOKS!! I hereby launch the campaign to make this photo of the week.... Have a 5!
feepole - 23/Feb/09
Nice "crack" climbing ;-)
robdan - 25/Feb/09
You should always chalk your cue.
Yanis Nayu - 27/Feb/09
Hes got Balls that Lad! A Photographic Masterpiece!
dek - 08/Mar/09
Well bc, you may remember me posting an homage to your south sandstone series last year. On reflection I might not do the same with this one..! I was going to say it's a cracking shot but that just sounds so wrong...
Alyson - 08/Mar/09
has this been enhanced at all it just looks like its been photoshoped, im not picking it looks fantastic but the climbers out line looks too sharp
oh and he is naked 2
Killianmurphy - 09/Mar/09
Proof that climbing really works the traps.....but not the glutes.
Oli Carlon - 10/Mar/09
We took the picture with a cheap digital camera, with bad highlights. We wanted to enhance the texture of the rock so increased the contrast, creating the nice rocky texture effect, however, that led to a near total loss of contrast of the skin tones. On the other hand, trying to get the skin tones right would lead to the rocks looking washed out. So the solution was two create two layers, one for the rock with high contrast and one for the body with low contrast. Then, I had to delete the washed out rock texture from the upper (body) layer. That's why the climber outline looks sharp. I tried playing with levels and other things but unsuccessfully. I'm not very good with photoshop (well, actually it was done with the GIMP). So any tips about solving this type of problems will be appreciated!
dycotiles - 10/Mar/09
for once when the caption says " Southern Sandstone" it looks like it might be true.
Chris F - 12/Mar/09
blur tool round the edge of the climber that all it takes
Killianmurphy - 03/May/09
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