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Spent a very pleasant afternoon picnicking and watching these climbers do very strenuous things in very risky places.

This is Commando Ridge in Cornwall where, during WW II, the Royal Marine Commandos trained before going off to do similarly brave things overseas, and was featured not so long ago in a couple of TV shows.

Tha backlight and sawtooth shape of the rocks with the climbers presented me with a ready-made silhouette: just had to wait for the " moment".
Some colour and contrast tweaks to help the rocks, and a final crop for composition.
A simple graphic image, imo. It works for me! Hope it does for you.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks also to the climbers for being there.


Bill

Camera:Olympus E-500
Lens:Zuiko 40 - 150mm @ 150mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Ridge
Username:BillyGoatGruff BillyGoatGruff
Uploaded:18 Jan 2008 - 8:40 AM
Tags:Climbers, Commando, Cornwall, Landscape / travel, Mountain, Portraits / people, Ridge, Rock, Sports / action
Votes:2

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Aurora
Aurora e2 Member 9Aurora vcard England
18 Jan 2008 - 9:21 AM

Wonderful silhouettes. Well captured. I wouldn't like to be the chap on the left, it wouldn't do the old virtigo much good Wink
Barbara

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