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More of my favourite model - and he's actually climbing this time. This is one of the famous sloping finishes so common on the blocs at Fontainebleau. You think you've done the hard part then it springs this (and much, MUCH worse) on you....

Camera:Olympus C-750 UZ
Recording media:digi
Title:Bleau Sky #2
Username:tn tn
Uploaded:27 Apr 2005 - 12:10 PM
Tags:Action, Boulder, Climb, Font, France, Rock, Sports / action
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philwig
philwig  9817 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2005 - 12:29 PM

It doesn't quite get the feel of it for me, I'm not sure quite why. It's sharp and well exposed and the colours are good.

You can't really see his face though and he's wearing the hardest colour to shoot (black) - there's no detail in most of that on my monitor. His right leg looks stiff (I guess he's reaching off it) ... might be better to see some muscle there rather than the outline of the guidebook? I don't know what you cropped out, but it's hard to see quite where he is in relation to the ground or the trees. Although the top may be the crux, the image might work better on something obviously gnarly?

Paris in the springtime... lucky you!

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robadsy
robadsy  9348 forum posts
27 Apr 2005 - 10:54 PM

heya,

exposure and color wise i think its a great photo. also the focus is obviously very clear.

for me though, it could be one of those photos where the ground is just below the bottom of the frame (like a trick shot).

im sure its not, but thats just what i get when i look at it! maybe coming back from the subject a bit would give it more height??

easy shot to look at though, well done! click, ads :o)

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tn
tn  10 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2005 - 12:10 AM

Thanks folks.

Yeah - we both have a tendancy to wear dark clothes (we've been told off by a photographer friend NO END of times for it!!) but I figured if he was against the bright blue of the sky I might get away with it - almost, eh? (I get a reasonable amount of detail on my monitor at work, but not so much at home)

I'm afraid we don't climb hard enough to shoot gnarly stuff though. We do have more impressive looking stuff from this trip but they were taken on dull days and the colours are just not as good, unfortunately.

As for the height - his lower foot is only about 10, maybe 15 ft off the ground, so he isn't really *that* high up - not a trick shot as such, just that's how tall/small the boulder was...

Will see what else I can find out this evening. Might get Muz to post one of me on the same problem - I *DO* have muscles on my legs. (tee hee)

As for Paris in the springtime - yeah, nice!! Will be going back again in the summer, hopefully. Will take brighter clothes...

Thanks for the comments and advice!

T

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