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© jim.macp, Aug 2008
Problem: tbc
Climbers: matt from christchurch
Camera used: Nikon D70
Date taken: 29th August 2008
VOTING: from 134 votes
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matt preparing for the first ascent of a new arete line right in the heart of spittle, castlehill. he sent it the next day, grading it about v8, but hasn't settled on a name yet.
jim.macp - 05/Sep/08
Great shot.
Jon Read - 05/Sep/08
poster material imo cracking shot well done
jas wood - 05/Sep/08
better than some of the current top 10 , really good photo
Liam Copley - 05/Sep/08
Ditch the other photo. This is a real cracker! Everything in the picture works. Light, composition, action, background. Well done.
Sean Kelly - 06/Sep/08
Nice to see a non-alpine shot in the Top 10 for a change :-)
TRNovice - 07/Sep/08
awesome pic
Banny - 07/Sep/08
photo of the month !
mr mills - 07/Sep/08
Photo of the month for me. Absolutely superb, and I'm not into bouldering - love the precise position of fingers and feet right on the edge of something seemingly almost holdless and mysterious...
ericinbristol - 08/Sep/08
the lighting is perfect , the composition stunning , well done . was this with a seperate flash unit? or photoshop burning ?
Nadir khan - 09/Sep/08
hi guys, thanks for the comments, i appreciate the feedback. i had a remote flash to the left of frame. I only really tweaked the contrast in ps. the sun had dropped below a small hill behind the camera, hence deep shadow on foreground but some light still on further mountains.
jim.macp - 09/Sep/08
Must admit most bouldering photos rarely inspire or even seem vaguley interesting but that one is quite something.
Ewan Russell - 10/Sep/08
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 14/Sep/08
Fabulous photo...
Bobcat5060 - 15/Sep/08
Quality photo-as for name of route 'Megalithic' sounds good to me. V.Impressive
Dave Culwick - 16/Sep/08
This is my current desktop and will be for some time. This image is right up there, please let me know if you can do me a framed print of this photo - I will pay you good money for it!
Failing that, an unframed print?
Andy S - 20/Sep/08
Fantastic image. Would be well chuffed to capture something this good!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 05/May/09
if only there was a 6*!!
MorganPreece - 25/Jun/09
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