Rock Climbing/Bouldering

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  1. Power47

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    Took some shots when i went to the grampians for climb over the weekend :)

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    CC welcome :)
     
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    hmmm apparently no one here gives a stuff about rock climbing... interesting, ill keep that in mind for future reference haha :lol:
     
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    ahaha mate, saw them earlier but forgot to comment, got some nice shots there.

    Any EXIF data available?
    what lens and so on?
     
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    Nice shots. I've heard the Grampians are awesome. Love the perspective on the last shot.

    I just started indoor bouldering a few months back. Still havnt gone outdoors yet. Itching to go soon. Would love to do take some cool pix too - cmon wireless triggers!!!
     
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    I think everyone is still trying to pick their jaw up from the floor :)

    Those are some amazing shots not only from an artistic point of view but it definitely gives everyone an idea of how dificult that must be.

    Your stamina must be amazing.

    I couldn't do something like that. My gut would get in the way :D

    The shot that does it for me is No 3. Talk about "barely hanging on".
     
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    good photos there -
    all generally pretty nice, im guessing off camera flash for most of them?

    #1 i think would loook a little nicer if it was rotated 90*, giving it a bit more depth.
    #2 pretty good, but the expression gives me a chuckle
    #3 shallow DOF looks nice, but it looses a little of the impression of direction (eg looking down) or depth that the other shots share.
    #4 Im guessing he's chalking a grab for others? this shot may be a bit odd for non-climbers
    #5 awsome portrait in action
    #6 nice little detail with the roughed up fingers
    #7 & 8 - being overhangs makes them look a little awkard
     
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    wow thanks guys! wasnt expecting these replies!

    they were all taken while running up to gramps to grab shots for a guide book soon to be published, usually its me doing the climbing but it was good to dedicate a day to shooting.

    in response to the shots.

    1., shot at this angle as having it landscape would have meant stuff in the shot (like me sitting on the rock) would have ruined the shot and changed the impression of the climb.

    2. his expression is amusing cos he is about to start pissing himself laughing, as were we all cos he was trying to pose for the shot but really, the climb is a joke, massive ledge to stand on just out of shot, and its not even vertical, we just like the crack so tried to make a shot out of it.

    3.i agree, shallow DOF does loose something from the shot, but as it was shot for seasoned climbers, kinda ads some clarity too...

    4. exactly, brushing between attempts, nothing special bout the shot, just liked it.

    5. nuff said, nothing special just like it :)

    6. this is about as good as a climbers hands ever look, theres usually blood by the end of the day. note the smoke isnt usual diet, for most atleast...

    7. trying to make a pretty tacky looking, but new (and therefor important to the guide) climb look nice

    8. grabbed a shot of this climb as its seldom photographed due to being an EPIC hike up to the crag, though being one of the hardest and best climbs around it had to be done.
     
  8. Sir Ghallahad

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    Liking #6 and #7, apart from the mats. Cant help that with bouldering though I guess ;)
     
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    lol.. I reckon if I was doing it I'd be putting some Giant inflatable Airbags underneath. I've only done indoor rock climbing once and being the superfit athlete that I am :p I had quivering arms and legs after about 15 mins

    P.S. I like #3 the best from the set ( hanging by a finger )
     
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    I reckon 7 would be awesome if you cropped the bottom off it. I really like the action/muscle tension of the scene. also like the conversion to black an white. What sort of set-up were you using?
     
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    wow, these are great! i really like the DOF. my faves are 1, 2, 3, 6 (!) (actually 7), and 7 (actually 8).

    4: might be a little better if he was closer to the rockface like in 3?

    5: i'm missing the hands in this one (not the cigarette shot).

    the angles of some of the shots are a little unusual (particularly the last one), but i think that makes them more appealing - you end up really looking at the overall photo to work out what's up and what's down.
     
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    I like the angle of the rockface on number one.
     
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    #2 and #5 for me, i like the DOF and saturated colours :thumbup:
     
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    Nice shots, love the narrow DOF in alot of these, composition is great also.
     
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    epic.

    nice dof
     
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    7 would look awesome if u cropped it just above the mats.
     
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    Who says you need to be bitten by a nuclear spider to be able to scale walls :D

    Nice shots mate, and good climbing talent!!
     
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    Awesome pics, and those faces look pretty blood sheer!

    Got guts trying to climb that imo
     
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    Awesome pics dude, missed my last chance to get down to the gramps.

    What problems were you doing down there? that 6th photo looks awesome.

    Daniel.
     
  20. V3rT

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    Look out Simon Carter :p

    But, seriously...great shots man. I liked them alot!

    Can't wait for your Arapiles shots ;)
     

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