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Torre Quarta by night
© James Rushforth, Sep 2013
Route: Torre Quarta Bassa - Via normale (South Face) variant
Climbers: Patrick Deacon & Lynne Hempton
Camera used: Canon EOS 6D
Date taken: 4th September 2013
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Took a while to set this up with the north star. The guys took a bit of a variant to the normal route (hard to see in the dark!). The green glow two-thirds of the way up is the belay. Many thanks to Pat & Lynne for indulging the plan with a late evening climb.
James Rushforth - 05/Sep/13Report
Er wow, 5! Your climbers must've been fast?
Mark Collins - 06/Sep/13Report
5 for the concept, and 10 (if it were allowed) for actually realising it so well. Incredible.
Dr_C - 06/Sep/13Report
That is pretty special.
The Pylon King - 06/Sep/13Report
<a href='http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=226634'>http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=226634</a> great photo, see it in daylight.
deepstar - 06/Sep/13Report
This is special, well done!
Dan-gerMouse - 06/Sep/13Report
Great shot 5
Nadir khan - 07/Sep/13Report
Fantastic star trails. And the rock aint bad either. :-) Well done.
pure-wotsit - 07/Sep/13Report
This is quite special James, up there with the best imo well done...
mr mills - 07/Sep/13Report
Great shot James, although I wonder if the torch and climbers are needed, they detract a bit from the star trails which are worth a 5 in their own right. Perhaps just someone lit up on top.
Mike421 - 08/Sep/13Report
Thanks for all the lovely comments. Mark the exposure was just under 40 minutes, about perfect for the length of the route at night.
Thanks Mike. I've got one of some star trails without the climbers but the foreground just felt a bit uninspiring. Have a couple of places in mind for the next clear night though...
James Rushforth - 08/Sep/13Report
Thanks for answering my question James.
Mark Collins - 15/Sep/13Report
Thanks for answering my question James.
Mark Collins - 15/Sep/13Report
that's a very clever and spectacular photo. awesome!
Matt Cope - 25/Sep/13Report
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