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Don't Look Down

By Morgs  
Well, it has been some time since I last posted on epz. My excuse is that life became unbearably busy and something had to give. That combined with the fact that I didn't have a great deal of new material to share, meant that I had to walk away for a while.

I hope to catch up with what has been happening on the site, and as a starter I'm uploading an image that I took in Morocco last week, when I was descending from Ouanoukrim, a 4088m mountain in the High Atlas.

The drop on either side of this snow arete was about 70 - 80%, and serious injury would have been sustained if a slip had been encountered. That said, the late snow in Morocco meant that the climb that would normally have been done on scree was a much more exciting prospect under the 10 metres of snow.



Tags: Morocco Snow Climber Landscape and travel Arete Ouanoukrim

Voters: Anna62, cassiecat, LesF and 17 more

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cassiecat 9 39 46 England
12 Jun 2011 1:59PM
looks even better than on fb. very good. would love to see the market next. lesley Smile

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12 Jun 2011 5:54PM
Lovely comp here and, I would imagine, a very saleable image. Bet the exposure was a challenge but you've pulled it off expertly.
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
12 Jun 2011 6:04PM
Cheers Alun. Yes, I'm very pleased with this one as it does demonstrate the exposure very nicely. I had to wait for the right moment and get it right first time!! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

PhillipMinnis 7 94 4 Australia
13 Jun 2011 6:45AM
A wonderful image! Striking composition, nice colours and tones! Well captured!


BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
13 Jun 2011 8:47AM
Cracking exposure, Dave! Looks tricky with all that snow and very dark rocks.
Wouldn't have got me up there in a million years!

Good to see you back! I'd been wondering.......Smile

Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
13 Jun 2011 11:00PM
I love the image Dave....not particularly for the exposure but more for the impact it has. Your photography is always good. The whole set I have seen thus far is enough for me to really hate - j/kidding Wink

Good to have you back.

PS On Saturday afternoon I was stood in the very place I 1st met you....Smile They have a locked gate up that lane now but it was open so I drove up there...after speaking nicely to the guy who walked out of the farmyard...think he thought he was gonna get an eyeful as I had a female sat next to
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
13 Jun 2011 11:09PM
Interesting image Dave. The climbers are perfectly placed and almost walk you through the scene.
Good to see you back mate and looking forward to seeing new work.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
16 Jun 2011 7:19PM
I bet the views were great Dave, like the positioning of the subjects and the colours make them stand out well.
Regards Richard

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