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Old Dec 9, 2008, 7:37 AM   #1
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Sunday afternoon climb at the Valley of the Moon.








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Old Dec 9, 2008, 2:58 PM   #2
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Hi Denis,

Welcome to the Sports forum!

I have to be honest - I have mixed feelings on these photos. On the one hand it's great to see something different.

But the framing on these just doesn't work well for me and here's why. The rock climbing shots I have seen that DO work well either are nice tight shots showing detail - the chalk, the rock face, sweat etc. Or they have a unique and interesting perspective or they show the climb in the context of a stunning surrounding.

As a sports photo that's what's missing here. The "big picture" isn't awe inspiring and there is no detail or emotion in the shot. So, while the shot is well exposed and in focus and colors are good, as a sports / action photos they don't really do much for me.

I would suggest getting closer - shoot from above to get tight shots of face if there isn't another platform readily available that lets you shoot from the side.

Now, I don't shoot rock climbing so unfortunately I can't show you examples from my own portfolio. I only comment as a sports photographer in general. So take my .02 for what it's worth.
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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I quite like the shots - very abstract.

I took a rock climbing course once and really enjoyed it - even if I didn't take up the sport.

For some reason as I get older I've become much more afraid of heights.

They look like they are having a lot of fun!
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 1:37 AM   #4
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as an avid climber myself its always fun looking at climbing pics so thanks for posting. Im no pro by any means but the photos I have taken of friends etc I have noticed that most of the time, like JohnG said, close-up shots have turned out the best and most interesting.

You have inspired me to post some of my own =)

again thanks for sharing those and keep it up!
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