This was quite some time ago, 1985. A small pleasent climb above Chamonix. I don't know the climbers in this case, it was the situation I was photographing. One of the sad things about taking mountaineering photos is that there is never I good one of me. Always a wee bit difficult doing self portraits in these situations!
I did however use photoshop to sharpen the forground rock and climbers (used the magnetic thingy) but left the background alone as I did not want it made too grainy
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nbj (2095) 2006-12-01 5:03
fantastic image and beautiful scenery. very well done!
sarahnatalie (697) 2006-12-01 21:54
Wow! This is an incredible shot, and also very well-scanned. I like the image very much. I wonder what would happen if you were to decreased brightness and increase contrast in photoshop just a tad. Just a thought... Anyway, it's very well presented. Nice job!
ollie59 (796) 2006-12-05 1:29
Hi Simon ,
a really beautiful view ,lots of drama ,well framed and a fantastic background
borka (264) 2006-12-29 19:39
Aw this is breathtaking -
this is probably not a peak but a part of the same structure you were on when you took the picture (correct me if I'm wrong) - nevertheless it looks like the rock those guys are on is standalone in the void, almost floating in the air (especially when I look on the left side, where the cloud meets the rock). Great shot and description, thanks for sharing!
bhuniatrekearth (764) 2007-01-20 22:09
I got attracted to the action detail of the perfect belaying technique of climbing that has been documented in this capture.
So I did a selection to highlight the action.
what about naming it safe belay.
I confide you will like it as you are a mountaineer.
Dr. J. Bhunia
VeeJayCee (2410) 2007-01-27 13:25
Hi Simon. Your use of the "magnetic thingy" has resulted in a well textured rock which stands out almost in 3D from the background mountains giving a real feeling to the viewer of being high in the mountains oneself. Excellent work and excellent image.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-02-01 13:46
I'm not sure how I missed this one, but miss it I did.
I think it's really superb, and I like how this sunlit spire of rock stands out from that dark, threatening backdrop.
The composition is good, and the central placement of the rock works well.
What more can I say? I think it's great.
Sadly I'll never take anything like this, being a total wuss when it comes to heights! Maybe I can cheat and take one from a helicopter.
IgorDeleze (585) 2007-02-01 16:10
This is a great mountain edge!
the fog is amazing. It make this way higher.
Viera (948) 2007-02-03 3:36
in spite of its age this is very good photo.
Perfectly captured moment, itīs quality is very good.
barni (15751) 2007-03-08 3:32
This picture is very beautiful.
Chamonix is a nice region for climbing
Have a nice day
I come back...
xkolba (596) 2007-06-13 8:56
I like your mountain shots very much, today I found this picture in yours gallery. The mountain in centre of frame contrasts from dark background magnificently, both colour how and her sharpness.
You shew here the trouble of mountain climbing perfectly!
Congratulations and best regards.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-07-24 2:07
I keep coming to see your wonerful gallery.
Fantastic shot, your POVs are amazing!
You have two great hobbies!
Hellas (6855) 2009-03-10 6:57
What a breathtaking shot, my friend!
Fantastic view and framing not only by you but by the clouds, too! Very good sharpness and light management. Deserves to be one of your favorites!
- Copyright: Simon Damant (sadeik) (3268)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1985-00-00
- Camera: Ricoh KR-10, Tamron 24-70mm, Kodachrome 64
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): SADEIKS FAVORITES, My mountaineering photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-01 4:32
- Favorites: 1 [view]