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Blue sky days

By lillypix  
A classic route at Stanage in the Peak District. It's just a shame that Stu only had a dull green t-shirt with him Sad

All comments gratefully received.


Tags: Stanage Climbing Sports and action

Voters: Glyn1, taggart, Montana5 and 13 more

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
3 Dec 2011 12:06PM
The shirt color works well with the rest of the image colors!

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lillypix 9 60 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 12:12PM
I suppose it does!

It's funny how you can get blinkered - I always really like bright t-shirts for climbing photos and I'd applied that same rule to this without really thinking. Now you've said it, I can't imagine why I hadn't realised before that the shirt colour makes the photo really, doesn't it?!

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
3 Dec 2011 12:43PM
Great pose, how long did he have to hold it!! Interest choice of format, would a portrait crop emphasise the height more?

I agree with WhiteRose1 that the portrait format would have given more impact to the photo.

I is a fine image as it is and full of interest.
lillypix 9 60 4 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2011 3:07PM
Hi all,

Thanks for the comments - I have uploaded a vertically cropped version. Let me know what you think of it.

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
4 Dec 2011 3:57PM
Hi Lianna, v2 is superb. Accentuates the height perfectly. The climber fits in that 'niche' to make an excellent composition. Under most other circumstances the expanse of blue sky would make a great negative space but this image is all about height and climbing upwards and the portrait crop reinforces that greatly. A brilliant image and one that you frequently see in climbing magazines.

lillypix 9 60 4 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 9:31AM
Dave - I think I'm starting to agree with you and I'm really very chuffed with the user award. Thanks Smile

Maybe I should send this off to Climb or Climber and see what they think... and regarding your question about holding the pose, Stu knows what he's doing on rock and this wasn't posed at all, just taken as he was shaking out before commiting to the next hard move.


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