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Offline kenreville

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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 08:23:06 PM »
This shot from friday is a perfect example of the norm for grab and go climbing shots. the climb is a little bit past verticle at this point. If you look closely at the draw just above Isa it does not lay on the rock it actually hangs a little bit away from the rock yet this photo makes it look flatter than beginners rt on Whitehorse. If there was a way i could have tilted the camera to get a decent shot while belaying  i would have been all over it ;)

You've got a bad eye if you think that picture looks anything close to Beginner's Route on WH.

Looks hard IMO.

Nice pik BTW.

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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2013, 09:17:30 PM »
It is hard but that photo looks totally flat compared to the actual climb....

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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2013, 11:02:53 PM »
The effect is due to perspective distortion.  Think how pics to tall buildings tend to make the building look slimmer at the top and a sense that it is tilting backwards. Architects, among others, use a "shift" lens to "correct" the perspective before the pic is taken/imaged.  Or, in this day and age of digital cameras, one can use a tool like Photoshop to correct the photo's perspective (in Raw format only I believe) at the cost of some image quality loss, especially near the top where most correction is needed to "restore" the perspective.


Or just enjoy the shot for what it is and give it a caption "steeper than it looks"!! :)


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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2013, 06:19:36 AM »
there is also the foreshortening efect of most buttshotsthat make the climb looks shorter and the gear much closer together....

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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2013, 06:10:41 PM »
man...i didn't even notice the angle until you mentioned it.  ;) :o i considered it a face climb, and i thought the picture properly captured the heat/peace of the moment. Thanks again to Perry for the money shot - if you knew him in person, you wouldn't think he'd tilt the lens intentionally just for dramatization.

p.s. doing this route turned out to be a great mental preparation for Welsh slabs in Pembrokeshire! There was not a single bolt to be found anywhere on the blank slate slabs...some routes were done by duct-taping skyhooks to little incut crimps....and the crazy thing is, the routes were so good, they make you consider that a reasonable option!

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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2013, 10:39:48 PM »
For pullin off that, YOUR picture gets a pass.

Just don't let it happen again.

Ha.

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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2013, 12:21:06 PM »
Does the current one meet with approval?   ;)
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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2013, 12:33:20 PM »
Does the current one meet with approval?   ;)

Great shot....other than that Surette guy, lol.  Can you photoshop him out?


Like I said I'm sorry, the previous photographer didn't tilt the camera deliberately as I mistakenly thought.
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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2013, 01:29:12 PM »
Great shot....other than that Surette guy, lol.  Can you photoshop him out?

LOL...
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Re: What is with the cover shot?
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2013, 01:57:32 PM »
Does the current one meet with approval?   ;)
It's not really that steep..oh that's right , it is
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