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Diamond Solitaire (VS)** Lundy.
© rockcat, Aug 2009
Route: Diamond Solitaire (VS 4c)
Camera used: Minolta DiMAGE F200
Date taken: 5th August 2009
VOTING: from 135 votes
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Looks like good value for VS! One of those photos that makes you want to go there and get on the route.
aln - 04/Apr/11Report
For real drama, the climber should be closer to those waves!
Sean Kelly - 04/Apr/11Report
Great route, great photo!
Señor Último - 04/Apr/11Report
looks like it`s about to topple over!
mr mills - 04/Apr/11Report
Intense. Very nice
pneame - 04/Apr/11Report
Great shot. A nice change from the usual climbing shot.
myth - 06/Apr/11Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 10/Apr/11Report
What a superb powerful shot this is!
halo - 10/Apr/11Report
Master Chief - 10/Apr/11Report
Nice shot mate, drama! But do you have any with the climber just a bit lower in the frame? Or with less of a crop(if cropped at the top) cheers
Sean Bell - 10/Apr/11Report
Beautiful. I had a double take, when I saw the thumbnail it looked like snow and I was expecting it to be Chamonix!
TonyB - 10/Apr/11Report
This has to be one of the best pictures on here ever, stunning.
Jon&anne-marie - 10/Apr/11Report
Brilliant capture. I've got to get to Lundy soon.
The Ivanator - 10/Apr/11Report
Thanks for your comments - I very much appreciate it - and delighted to get pic of the week! As often happens with photography the shot was a combination of judgement and good luck. I happened to be there at the right time and waited for a decent wave to come in. The fact that the climber seems to be looking down at the water contributes to it I think and is just luck.
rockcat - 11/Apr/11Report
Wow, Excellent shot! Its an ace route but I wouldn't have wanted to be down at the start when that wave came in!
andybenham - 11/Apr/11Report
Great pic but I agree with Sean(s) that the aspect ration doesn't wuite work. With the climber being located at the far extreme of the image, the eye is drawn away rather than to the action.
jameshiggins - 11/Apr/11Report
Brilliant shot!
wee jamie - 12/Apr/11Report
In fact, the more I look at it, the more I appreciate it. I actually think the climber's position works perfectly - no cliched thirds - and the fact you don't notice him to start with is great. His downward glance is perfect - he's thankful he's escaped the maelstrom!
wee jamie - 13/Apr/11Report
I think he's wondering where his belayer is gone :o)
Euge - 14/Apr/11Report
I think the climber is me. I was there at that time. Wearing them exact clothes, and did that route in rough seas. I do love sea cliffs brilliant shot fun in those conditions.
Dale - 06/Nov/17Report
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