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Headtorch bouldering on grit. Me doing Rock Around The Block (6a) at Spofforth, Yorkshire
© Jamie Moss
Climbers: jamiemoss
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I love the sort of half-formed ghostly images of you climbing.
Yrmenlaf - 15/Apr/07Report
So good to see a different photo.
MattOwen - 15/Apr/07Report
Is this just one exposure?
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 16/Apr/07Report
Unreal. How did you create this?
Jus - 16/Apr/07Report
Yep, it's just one long exposure. No Photoshop. I started the exposure, walked over to the boulder, switched on my headtorch and did the problem. I then switched off my headtorch, walked back over to the camera, and ended the exposure. I repeated this a couple of times with different compositions and light levels.
jamiemoss - 16/Apr/07Report
Thats brill - get it sent to the mags lad!! - awesome!! Si
Simon - 19/Apr/07Report
I've not seen that kind of photo before so 6/5 if it's an original idea or just 5/5 if you borrowed it from somewhere else!
Andy Fielding - 22/Apr/07Report
I really like that, something different and ultimately simple but with great effect.
Matt Baddeley - 22/Apr/07Report
stunning, stunning, stunning! The best photo on here in a VERY long time! Ian
Ian Hill - 22/Apr/07Report
Top stuff mate - very impressive.
The Bantam - 22/Apr/07Report
Jaw droppingly magical. Probably my favourite photo ever on UKC. Nice one :)
JoH - Editor - 22/Apr/07Report
Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated. I will do some more! By the way, if you like this pic, you will probable also like this one of mine: <a href=''></a>
jamiemoss - 22/Apr/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 29/Apr/07Report
The more I look at this the more I like it. Wonderfully innovative shot, and the result is beautiful.
bullethead - 30/Apr/07Report
The long vertical yellow streaks point toward the footholds, the bright splodges should cover the handholds, the sharp lines are you studying the rock ahead and the ghostly images of you indicate a pause.
Tom Gilbert - 30/Apr/07Report
Inspired Jamie. How many times did you do the loop before you got it right? I reckon you walked round the far side.
Chris F - 01/May/07Report
An ace picture. Respect for the no photoshop ethic (the photographic equivalent of an onsight?). I love Spofforth, but have never managed Rock Around The Block (I'm just a punter), and you've presented an entirely different aspect of a familiar place. What time of night was it?
BrianT - 01/May/07Report
Thanks guys! I think I did the problem 5 times that day, though not all by headtorch! One of the alternative shots is also in my gallery. No I did not walk around the far side! This pic was taken in the proper dark, around 5pm in the mid-winter. The other one was a bit earlier when it was still dusky.
jamiemoss - 01/May/07Report
Thanks Jamie, great photo.
Tim Bird - 02/May/07Report
is it just me or can anyone else see the Bhuddalike face in the centre of the block?
SFM - 04/May/07Report
yeah - do you think Jamie's trying to make a statement?
Tom Gilbert - 04/May/07Report
looks as though the rock is gonna explode from the middle!!! wikid!
foksy0 - 05/May/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 06/May/07Report
Photos nice but you dont seem to use your feet very much :)
chris wyatt - 08/May/07Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 13/May/07Report
Fantastic photo, shows real imagination! u should sell it to some climbing mag at the very least!
csd23 - 19/May/07Report
only just seen this - brilliant stuff!
CJD - 08/Jun/07Report
Congrats on the inside front cover advert in the new climber!
TimS - 05/Nov/07Report
Very artistic.
icescrew - 12/Jan/08Report
That is so cool!! It makes the boulder look like a fire filled giant clam!
nicki_h1 - 06/Sep/08Report
Not really surprising this has just had it's 300th vote, have another 5.
This is one awesome photo!
Alejandro - 14/Oct/08Report
Have another 5! I love Spofforth, night climbing there is quality!
00spaw - 17/Nov/08Report
Thanks for the all the support everybody!
jamiemoss - 18/Nov/08Report
Amazing, love the effect.
mountainmachine - 21/Dec/10Report
spied this as a petzl add in climber, hope you got some financial reconpense?
dcclimb - 13/Feb/11Report
classic crag ;-D
pebbles - 23/Mar/12Report
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