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One up, One to Come

By LesF  
Ok so two uploads already from last night of the climbers on the Pinnacle re Curbar Edge from MartinW and MikeH and both wide views, so a different approach from me showing just one of the climbers with a touch of backlighting to him.
So it was Grosmont to the Peak District in little over 24 hrs with MartinW, MikeH & Jogafoto.

Large may be worth a peek


Tags: Peak district Curbar edge Climbing Landscape and travel Portraits and people Sports and action

Voters: madbob, Cormy, kitsch and 124 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


Cormy 12 3 England
5 Aug 2008 7:23PM
Fab shot,Superb light,brave nutter.

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MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:24PM
An amazing photograph. It has so much, Light, composition and a great story to tell
BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:25PM
Great shot,but you would not get me up there.
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
5 Aug 2008 7:25PM
Stunning light and view.
Footsore 12 9 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:29PM
My knees are knocking just looking at this. Great shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2145 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:29PM
Excellent timing, excellent capture of light. And you've isolated the figure so well from the distant valley, it seems a world away.
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:30PM
Superb shot. Great lighting and viewpoint.
martin.w Plus
17 591 22 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:30PM
This works very well indeed Les, you have used the light to your advantage too. A cracker of a shot Smile

Not a bad evening was it Wink
stevieasp 12 7 England
5 Aug 2008 7:34PM
Stunning image,
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
5 Aug 2008 7:35PM

LeighRebecca 12 267 10 England
5 Aug 2008 7:37PM
Wonderful lighting. Great shot.

User_Removed 12 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:40PM
Wow, stunning image, great use of the light.

gossyboy 11 460 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:41PM
Excellent study of a great subject not often covered.
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
5 Aug 2008 7:53PM
A bit special this one mate, nice rim lighting. An all round cracker I'd say!!!

Sland 13 225 Scotland
5 Aug 2008 7:53PM
Beatiful image. Lighting appears absolutely idyllic. click
SandraKay Plus
12 233 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 7:54PM
Tremendous image.
MikeH 15 217 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 8:05PM
Great back lighting Les, and 3 different interpretations of the subject, It'll be hard to top last night next week,

LesF 13 182 9
5 Aug 2008 8:06PM
Wow thanks for the response to this, thought I would trying something a little different.

Paul really appreciate your award, means a lot.

jayhyk 12 England
5 Aug 2008 8:08PM
wow knock my socks off what a great image
NevP 14 853 13 Canada
5 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Fabulous shot, loads of atmosphere, it really puts you there.
Wonderful image

Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
5 Aug 2008 8:45PM
bloody fantastic!!! I looked large and got dizzy, don't like heights ya know... Got some cracking light there too. Smile
MNPHOTO 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 8:57PM
MarkT 15 119 2 England
5 Aug 2008 9:08PM
Superb Les.

lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
5 Aug 2008 9:24PM
Stunning light and composition
Rhino 13 England
5 Aug 2008 9:38PM
Great image Les, fantastic colour and feel to the picture, definatly a right place - right time moment but caught brilliantly.
jogafoto 12 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 9:39PM
I think you've nailed it here Les, the lens compression gives a great sense of height and the rim lighting is excellent. now i really am peeved I didn't see these guys :Ŧ(

great shot.

viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 9:52PM
Great perspective and lighting with the exposure controlled so well.

SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
5 Aug 2008 9:57PM
Stunning shot.... love it!

Richsr 12 91 223 England
5 Aug 2008 10:00PM
Top class capture Les - Regards Richard.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 11 Wales
5 Aug 2008 10:31PM
Superb image Les,well taken.The light in the valley compliments the subject well.
petixa 15 Spain
5 Aug 2008 11:00PM
beautiful moment..
chris-p 14 72 England
5 Aug 2008 11:15PM
All round goody Les...
newy17 14 273 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 11:19PM
Yep ive gone Large and was blown away simply fantastic work Les beautifully captured,,
AntHolloway 14 168 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 11:27PM
Really well spotted, this works a treat.

Sezz 15 619 15 England
6 Aug 2008 12:22AM
Awesome shot Les, well deserving of all the comments and awards - one of those moments when you know it's just perfect Smile

Sarah *
LesF 13 182 9
6 Aug 2008 6:04AM
Thanks again everybody your comments are appreciated and a special thank you to "Hanners" & "aj_h" for your awards these mean so much as there from fellow togs.

jaktis 16 84 Sweden
6 Aug 2008 7:16AM
Superb capture with the sense of depth that makes me dizzy

6 Aug 2008 7:24AM
that is really strong work. He stands out so nice against that oof bg, and what a beautiful bg it is as well. Perhaps the colours are just a tad too warmified (could be wrong though), but it's not really critique. More like wondering how it would look with a bit less green/yellow cast in it.
Again though... very strong work, and very much deserving of the awards.
AlleyCatz 13 274 6 England
6 Aug 2008 8:13AM
Excellent image Les.

Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
6 Aug 2008 9:35AM
Excellent Les, this is the closest I've seen to how R produce his images..brilliant
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
6 Aug 2008 9:42AM
Amazing lighting, Les...a great image.
TrevB Smile
LesF 13 182 9
6 Aug 2008 9:59AM
By hell Nick thats high praise, not in his league by a mile, cheers though I appreciate it.

richardwheel 14 217 2 England
6 Aug 2008 10:05AM
C_Daniels 15 399 10 England
6 Aug 2008 11:52AM
The feeling of height is amazing...
mpnuttall 13 91 6 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 2:42PM
I don't normally go for zooms or shallow(ish) DOF in landscapes, but there's something about this one. I think it's the quality of the execution rather than the set up itself that draws me in here; the framing of the hillside, the well-judged DOF and the toning and isolation/backlighting of the climber.

Maybe next time you could ask him to throw on a pair of khakis or jeans instead of the Adidas, as they're the only part of the image i'd change ;o)

Cheers, Mark
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 10:37PM
Brilliant Les
exposure 15 6.0k England
7 Aug 2008 11:43PM
A beautiful image and exposure beautiful light and detail tones and composition.
GrahamNobles 11 9 4 England
8 Aug 2008 5:56AM
100 up Les, well taken.
LesF 13 182 9
8 Aug 2008 10:57AM
Thanks again for all your votes and comments well chuffed with how well this has been recived.

Steve-T Plus
12 56 66 England
9 Aug 2008 10:09AM
Real sense of height.
KJackson 12 7 1 England
15 Aug 2008 10:18PM
Just superb !
DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
27 Aug 2008 9:25AM
A cracker .... just gets better the larger you view it.
Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
8 Nov 2009 7:30PM
I looked at a Landscape Photographer's book yesterday in a bookshop and saw this. It looked great in print and it was a highly commended too, well done on that Smile
LesF 13 182 9
14 Nov 2009 10:24AM
Thanks Tony appreciate that


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