Full size version is only available to registered users

Please Register as a New User or Login as Existing User to gain full access to all the photos on this site. Registration is quick and completely free.
Unregistered users can only view full size photos that have been added this month.

Rod at Font
© ChrisJD, Mar 2005
Bas Cuvier
Camera used: Canon
Date taken: 28th March 2005
VOTING: from 54 votes
Login as Existing User
to rate this photo.

User Comments

Fantastic shot. Love the colours, expression, everything.
Jus - 31/Mar/05
He's also got a spare arm in case he gets tired.
Scouse D - 31/Mar/05
Back-up arms are always useful
ChrisJD - 31/Mar/05
Problem? Area?
stow - 31/Mar/05
Stow: Yes it was; about 5m2.
ChrisJD - 01/Apr/05
Nice focus and depth of colour, the clutter in the background spoils it though.
cubanallstar - 03/Apr/05
Stubbonomics: thanks for the kind comment. But your arm? (don't understand)
ChrisJD - 04/Apr/05
Yes, remove that annoying background clutter and that arm, and you have a really great shot. There should be no unneccessary detail in any picture unless it adds to the image. Look at Cartier Bresson, or indeed any great photographer not just the climbing gurus .
Sean Kelly - 07/Apr/05
i don't find the clutter so annoying as much as the distortion of it. especially the half person - just feels a little wrong. really nice shot though. i feel your pain of odd votes, it can be really wierd trying to work out what some people were thinking!
rust - 07/Apr/05
I quite like the clutter, it gives a sense of reality to the picture i.e. 'people actually were having a serious boulder session' rather than a photo shoot. So rather than being unnecessary detail, I think it adds to the shot. The red hat makes it though. Overall I think it's one of the best bouldering shots I've seen in a while.
Alun - 08/Apr/05
this is a great perspective, i think the background spoils it a bit because of the clutter as said previously, though it could be improved by having the climber in the corner (using the rule of thirds) and maybe including the other climbers. Just an idea but it would help make them part of the picture instead of in the way? HTH
warpig - 22/Apr/05
Great shot, my arm in no way detracts from the quality of the picture...
stubbonomics - 07/Nov/06
It's Lepreux Direct 7a at Elephant. A classic.
seagull - 28/Aug/07
Login as Existing User to add your comments
This picture is copyright. If you want to reproduce or otherwise re-use it, please email the photographer direct via their user profile. Photo added March 31 2005.
Loading Notifications...