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Jan 2, 2019 23:11:29   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
To address those dreaded words of the photo judges - 'Why do YOU like this shot?'

Well, I like the composition of this shot for the way the lines in the rock face lead to the climber and the way he completes the triangle with similiar colors to the grafitti. I think the acute angle of the composition lends to the drama that is about to unfold. Two seconds later he was gone!

Am I reading too much into this?


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Jan 2, 2019 23:21:58   #
Bmac
 
Composition, color, action, impact. Yes!

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Jan 3, 2019 05:52:43   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
Bmac wrote:
Composition, color, action, impact. Yes!


Thanks Bmac.

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Jan 3, 2019 08:09:19   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Bmac nailed it! Rare combination of nature and man-made colors, outside shot and point of interest.

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Jan 3, 2019 08:52:18   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
The angle of the rocks leading to the climber and the climber's position on the edge couldn't be better IMO. Soft fluffy clouds behind add, don't detract. The trees give us some information and I can't help but think it would be fun to lie and remove them

The graffitti is equal parts repulsive and intriguing.

A very strong image IMO, Phil. Appreciate your doing the heavy lifting upfront!

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Jan 3, 2019 10:20:16   #
artBob (a regular here)
 
Fine counterpointing in the composition emphasizes what's happening, aided by the slight underexposure. Good color, good composition, a special moment, a unique shot--checks off all the points for a fine photo.

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Jan 3, 2019 10:34:22   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
UTMike wrote:
Bmac nailed it! Rare combination of nature and man-made colors, outside shot and point of interest.


Thanks Mike.

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Jan 3, 2019 10:39:27   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
The angle of the rocks leading to the climber and the climber's position on the edge couldn't be better IMO. Soft fluffy clouds behind add, don't detract. The trees give us some information and I can't help but think it would be fun to lie and remove them

The graffitti is equal parts repulsive and intriguing.

A very strong image IMO, Phil. Appreciate your doing the heavy lifting upfront!


Thanks Linda. I agree about removing the trees. It would really increase the drama if the scene wasn't anchored to the ground by them. Unfortunately, I don't think my cloning skills are up to removing them, but I will give it a try.

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Jan 3, 2019 10:40:19   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
artBob wrote:
Fine counterpointing in the composition emphasizes what's happening, aided by the slight underexposure. Good color, good composition, a special moment, a unique shot--checks off all the points for a fine photo.


Thanks Bob. I appreciate your looking and the feedback.

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Jan 4, 2019 08:23:39   #
Uuglypher (a regular here)
 
repleo wrote:
To address those dreaded words of the photo judges - 'Why do YOU like this shot?'

Well, I like the composition of this shot for the way the lines in the rock face lead to the climber and the way he completes the triangle with similiar colors to the grafitti. I think the acute angle of the composition lends to the drama that is about to unfold. Two seconds later he was gone!

Am I reading too much into this?


Aaah...a thrill of mountaineering is being the first on an untried route...Oh...wait...

For me the humor makes the shot.

Dave

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