Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by adamlewis88, Mar 26, 2010.
cool climbing shots
I have no interest in rock climbing...well I'd like to do it, but never given it much thought...butttttt....these pictures (minus the selective coloring shot) are not lame at all. Nice find!
They are descent, but i wasn't particularly impressed. I'd say they are well below the type of shot you'd find in a typical issue of Alpinist.
PS...link to wallpapers from Alpinist Some dank shots in there!!!
true... but these all seem to be shots of sport & mild trad where as alpinist would be more extreme alpine type climbing in a much more immense setting
the shots here are good but the majority of it seems to be PP primarily
Wait for someone to come in here and say that they need to be cropped tighter lol.
Those are cool shots.
lol whenever my friends shoot climbing it's either a) buttshot b) shot 2 feet from my face
If you mean, "part of the reason these shots suck is most were taken in a shitty place without real mountains...probably the east," i can agree. But difficulty of climb doesn't really relate to scenery. And alpine climbs certainly don't have to be more extreme. And plenty of shots in Alpinist come from super popular tourist areas - Zion, Yosemite, etc. But the lack of "scenery" wasn't the worst part.
First shot is really good. 2nd shot is alright. Most are just too boring. Too many shots of people resting in comfortable positions, not enough movement. And too many shots while people are clipped high with exactly no fall potential...that's not exciting. Photog might not know enough about climbing to know the difference.
Ah, the nearly inevitable buttshot. Best solution is to rap (or jug) a route next to the one being climbed and hang somewhere around the crux to get cool shots. Or, depending on the terrain, scramble up a boulder or something in the vicinity to get a better angle.
Would prefer smaller aperture on this
I see what you did there