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ocean
© jim.macp, Jul 2008
Problem: Ocean, V6 (V6)
Climbers: simon, jon
Camera used: Nikon D70
Date taken: 10th July 2008
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VOTING: from 182 votes
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Fantastic photo, did you edit it and if so what did you do to get it like that.
5 for me!!!!
cfer - 28/Apr/09Report
Cheers! the unusual 'staged' look is just the interaction between the remote flash and the low sun, no photoshop trickery.
jim.macp - 28/Apr/09Report
Stunning! 5 just ain't enough!
feepole - 28/Apr/09Report
What a magnificent photo. Well done.
DougG - 28/Apr/09Report
looks like you're using the pillows from your moms settee..?
supafly - 28/Apr/09Report
$2 in a charity shop, the cheapest bouldering mat going..
jim.macp - 29/Apr/09Report
Love it!
wee jamie - 29/Apr/09Report
And another 5 from me - beautiful and avoids those bouldering shot cliches - photo of the week?
David Hooper - 30/Apr/09Report
Sorry, but the mats spoil what should be a crackin' photo!
Sean Kelly - 01/May/09Report
Amazing colours, and i love the shadow cast by the climber!
vincentvega - 03/May/09Report
Have to agree with Sean on this one ! Still a brill photo though.....
mr mills - 03/May/09Report
Thats a bit special that, good effort!
antpayne2003 - 06/May/09Report
Sorry but I really don't like it. Looks very artificial.
220bpm - 08/May/09Report
Like it. The unusual lighting really catches your eye and makes you look losely. I'd suggest shielding the flash from the camera next time if you do another shot like this, and your filter has crept in and caused some vignetting, but otherwise brill.
Dienices - 08/May/09Report
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UKC Photos - 10/May/09Report
Great photo. And some interesting questions. Does the bouldering mat add or detract? It adds interest, shgowing the contrast between beauty and our climbing culture. Does the remote flash add? Without it, it would not be a great photo.
Mike421 - 10/May/09Report
But did he get the problem, It does my head in, i've been a few inches higher than that about 50 times..... never done it tho.
Laffco - 10/May/09Report
What do you use to trigger your flash??? Pocket Wizards?
ccrichie - 12/May/09Report
looks like a Salvador Dali painting. Just needs some melting clocks
tony92 - 13/May/09Report
where is this???
i want a go at that problem
BlakeyDerbyshire - 13/May/09Report
thanks for the comments. ccrichie; flash triggered with a D70's built in IR commander. personally i have no problem with the aesthetic of bouldering mats in my photos, i always use one when i'm bouldering so a shot without looks somewhat staged to me
jim.macp - 13/May/09Report
Amazing photo!! is this NZ- Castle hill? I was there with my now ex girlfriend.... she p#ssed and moaned because she was cold and couldn't be naffed going back to the van to get a jumper.....im not bitter...honest
tommakin - 15/May/09Report
Sweet shot, yea bouldering mats aren't cheap in NZ same with all climbing gear :(
Was up at Castle Hill working on a comercial shoot a few days ago, didn't get a chance to climb sadly but the views were stunning with the fresh snow!
Can I ask what lens and hood you used?
Matt
Matt crawford - 16/May/09Report
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UKC Photos - 17/May/09Report
Matt; sorry you didn't get a chance to climb. no lens hood on a tokina 12-24mm f4
jim.macp - 17/May/09Report
Great photo. One for the end of the day as cool conditions are v important. For V6 its such a difficult problem (i've not done it by the way but its not from lack of trying!)...
samsamsam - 20/May/09Report
my new pc background
SebCa - 21/May/09Report
This needs to be cropped to get rid of those corners.
Pretty basic...
murdster - 26/May/10Report
Superb boulder shot.
robdan - 10/Jul/10Report
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