This was the pinnacle of our day, and really our winter trip. We'd been up to Scotland to climb in the snow but there was none - On the way home we stopped in the Lake District and there was the snow.
We headed up Hind Gill on the flanks of Glaramara, it turned into an epic. Part way up we came across a section of very steep water ice, I've never climbed ice like it, 4 inches deep and solid. It was easy with the crampons and the ice axe's but my wife said she had never been so scared in all her life.
When we reached the summit I had to capture the moment. This image is a friend, George White, and my wife against the wonderful blue sky.
What a triumph.
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jocke71 (566) 2004-08-26 9:17
Wonderful halo effect - it shines of triumph!
alainh (33201) 2004-08-26 9:20
beau contre-jour Richard, concecration d'une journée de montagne.
l'ambiance y est. Belle auréole pour ton ami.
markgong (2840) 2004-08-26 10:19
Interesting shot. Since your subject is infront of the sun, I would of played around with the curves and just made them both complete silhouettes. Also maybe crop out a bit in the bottom of the photo.
sayzey (2358) 2004-12-03 12:56
A triumph indeed! Great sihlouette shot! Can I ask did yo umean for the sihlouette effect? I know that a few times when I have taken a photo with the sun behind my subject I have unintentionally got this effect, sometimes with good results and sometimes bad. If it was intentional well done you created a good effect, if it was unintentional you have been lucky that it turned out so well! :D
schapman (0) 2005-07-20 18:20
Very good and interesting image. Seems that you had a great day. I climed ice the first time this last winter and got hooked, it's great fun. I also saw your site, the photos there are absolutely stunning and the site is informative and well maintained. Well Done!!!
- Copyright: Richard Nicholls (Lawman) (372)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-29
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 Pro, Sigma 17-35 EX HSM
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Silhouettes and profiles [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-26 9:08