"Sorry, your comments were a little on the short side. Please provide at least
a couple of sentences. Did you like it, hate it? Why?"
I liked it.
Just because it looks cool. - martym
Oh cool. Very good but the bushland in shadow is not
quite right for me?
I see this puts Pez in the exclusive club of people
who have been both photographer and subject for a pic of
the week http://www.chockstone.org/Gallery/Picture.asp?
PictureID=236 Extra half a star deducted because Thor is
blonde 6 ft tall Norwegian god and he's too nice. - sbm
A butt-crutch shot with a puffy and beenie wearing belayer laffing, makes front page photo gallery?
Dog spare us, unless our diet is sexism?
Wot kind of climb is it (as seen by run of the rope), when the runout groundfall bit finishes with an overbolted crux?
It looks like the new spurt has arrived where boulderers want some excitement in their diet.
Half a star for having the balls to submit it.
- Duang Daunk
fair photo that was prolly hard to get as it seems angle is looking in qite a bit.
prolly hard to get to where he is. caption dont say if he made it to the chains. - White Trash
How many more 8m sport routes can we get for consecutive pic of the week!?!
At least Sunshine is a great route - Pallet of Pies is a soft one move wonder that isn't
on my highlights reel. Considering how many aesthetically pleasing climbs are along
Shipley, where the stunning exposure could easily be captured, this shot is not really
doing it for me.
I thought pic of the week should be inspiring or different - not promoting facebook
profile picture-quality shots. - Sonic
I like the rock colour, and the 'gollum-move' being made by the climber provides interest.
Including the belayers feet in the frame would've been a better shot.
Making a clip would've made a better shot.
I tend to agree with comments above like 'uninspiring' & 'over-protected' (given the timing
captures after having made the clip), when it comes to analysing this shot.
... Also, why isn't the grade of the climb, and belayers name included in the info supporting it?
It might be regarded as a better shot if shown to a non-climbing or non-photographic-competition(-style) judging audience...
... & after 2 consecutive Photo Gallery pics, that both according to stugang, are doing his head in; he is either two headed, or correct
in his diagnosis(!), when I see his 5 stars given for it ;-) ☺ - IdratherbeclimbingM9
The shot was quite hard to take (for me at least). I had rapped from the
anchors of These People are Sandwiches.
To get the angle I had to kick off the wall and take it at the apex of the swing. This made it quite hard to get a good frame/timing.
Originally the shot was landscape and I cropped it to portrait.
I agree with most of the criticism, getting the belayers feet it would have been better.
If anyone has a better pic of the week submit it! - matthewp
Re taking the shot "at the apex of the swing".
It is a good result when that aspect is included/considered, ... however (sorry to say), it isn't about to win any photo competitions even with that extra effort regardless...
☺ - IdratherbeclimbingM9
I reckon it looks like a fun climb with cool looking rock. I also like the fact that you took this pic on the fly.There's a cute kids movie called Ratatouille. In it, the main antagonist is a critic who goes on to have a bit of a change of heart. His words are quite fitting;
"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so."
I've never sent through a pic for Pic of the week so can't complain when someone sends in a pic I may not like.... Keep up the good work. - Miguel75
@ "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. blah blah the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so."
OK, another half a star for the pic, because of them being out climbing or photographing it.
As for criticism. It was posted up on the internet dude, and that is risky because trolls and critics are out there, so if you feed them, then expect to hear them munching. - Duang Daunk
Thanks Duang Daunk, your review made this the 6th lowest rated photo.
I'm confident we can get to number 1!
Interesting enough, the highest rated photo is of a watermelon, belaying on
the Oasis ledge of Eskimo Nell... - matthewp