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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/07
So good to see a different photo.
MattOwen - 15/Apr/07
Is this just one exposure?
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 16/Apr/07
Unreal. How did you create this?
Jus - 16/Apr/07
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/07
Thats brill - get it sent to the mags lad!! - awesome!! Si
Simon - 19/Apr/07
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/07
I really like that, something different and ultimately simple but with great effect.
Matt Baddeley - 22/Apr/07
stunning, stunning, stunning! The best photo on here in a VERY long time! Ian
Ian Hill - 22/Apr/07
Top stuff mate - very impressive.
The Bantam - 22/Apr/07
Jaw droppingly magical. Probably my favourite photo ever on UKC. Nice one :)
JoH - Editor - 22/Apr/07
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:
jamiemoss - 22/Apr/07
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/07
The more I look at this the more I like it. Wonderfully innovative shot, and the result is beautiful.
bullethead - 30/Apr/07
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.
TomG - 30/Apr/07
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/07
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/07
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/07
Thanks Jamie, great photo.
Tim Bird - 02/May/07
is it just me or can anyone else see the Bhuddalike face in the centre of the block?
SFM - 04/May/07
yeah - do you think Jamie's trying to make a statement?
TomG - 04/May/07
looks as though the rock is gonna explode from the middle!!! wikid!
foksy0 - 05/May/07
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Charles Arthur - UKC - 06/May/07
Photos nice but you dont seem to use your feet very much :)
chris wyatt - 08/May/07
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Charles Arthur - UKC - 13/May/07
Fantastic photo, shows real imagination! u should sell it to some climbing mag at the very least!
csd23 - 19/May/07
only just seen this - brilliant stuff!
CJD - 08/Jun/07
Congrats on the inside front cover advert in the new climber!
TimS - 05/Nov/07
Very artistic.
icescrew - 12/Jan/08
That is so cool!! It makes the boulder look like a fire filled giant clam!
nicki_h1 - 06/Sep/08
Not really surprising this has just had it's 300th vote, have another 5.
This is one awesome photo!
Alejandro - 14/Oct/08
Have another 5! I love Spofforth, night climbing there is quality!
00spaw - 17/Nov/08
Thanks for the all the support everybody!
jamiemoss - 18/Nov/08
Amazing, love the effect.
mountainmachine - 21/Dec/10
spied this as a petzl add in climber, hope you got some financial reconpense?
dcclimb - 13/Feb/11
classic crag ;-D
pebbles - 23/Mar/12
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