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Rhoscolyn Pano
© Sean Kelly, Aug 2011
Route: Symphony Crack (VD )
Climbers: Becky
Camera used: Nikon D300
Date taken: 30th August 2011
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A stitch from 5 photos
Sean Kelly - 22/Sep/11
really unusual angle. fantastic. have a 5.
Jus - 22/Sep/11
Superb, Love it
Sandy Simpson - 22/Sep/11
Really like the different colours and textures of the rock in this one.
augustus trout - 25/Sep/11
Really nice, Sean. I love the top right right horizon, it gives the cliff scenery so much dynamism by contrast and unexpected elevation. I find it difficult to display panoramics on UKC because of the file size restriction, mine end up looking like pics from an Instamatic!
David Dear - 26/Sep/11
Climber is a bit to near edge of frame for me, nice light, texture and deep sky though, would work well as a landscape alone, or more crag on left side for balance, IMHO.
Sean Bell - 27/Sep/11
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 05/Oct/11
Great picture - I actually think the climber being near the edge of the frame, the rope coming in and the angle of the crack all add real tension to the photo - very dramatic
Reds - 05/Oct/11
Nice, shame nobody is soloing Electric Blue in the background
Glyn - 05/Oct/11
Not too sure what's involved in 'stitching' but this is the best example I've seen of it. Great shot!
JH74 - 05/Oct/11
kick ass, i love it
climbhannahclimb - 05/Oct/11
Thanks for all the nice comments. I knew that the belay at the start of the traverse on Symphony Crack was an excellent viewpoint of the crag but was not so happy about the light which was quite overcast and flat. As the afternoon progressed the light gradually improved as you can see in the background. The stitch required quite a lot of work with curves, levels and slight colour adjustment. The sky was also selectively enhanced as again the RAW image was very flat, but fortunately I was able to extract quite a lot of detail. As Sean B has mentioned the climber is a little too far to the L but the cliff runs out about here, so I cropped tight. I hope to go back some day to tackle the soaring overhanging arete to the R of the climber, that goes at only HVS! I think that this was Becky's first proper lead so a good effort from her.
Sean Kelly - 05/Oct/11
CC Journal cover 2013-14.
Sean Kelly - 10/Feb/14
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