Is this appealing at all?

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  1. blakejd

    blakejd TPF Noob!

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    Shot this after a long day of climbing and was hoping to convey that feeling in the shot but I can't seem to like the composition. I tried various angles and hand positions but this was the best I could seem to get.

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    If someone has never climbed they don't know what they are looking at. Even then the image doesn't convey climbing. Anything short of depicting exposure, can't.
     
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    i agree, but still find it strangly interesting. however, i'd like to see (on either side of the hand) the complete rope in the picture as well.
     
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    Yeah but if you put climbing into the title it can work. Me I like the shot.

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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hmmm...the interesting thing I see in this image...often I will scroll and resize my browser window to crop a posted image...I see this interesting thing with the fingers and rope almost becoming one. I don't care for the almost square crop you have. The wrist seems unecessary.

    Here's what I see:

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    What do you think?

    I'd like to see you explore the relationship between the fingers and rope some more. I think you could come up with some cool images. I think the image conveys a sense of hard work, strength and endurance, even if it doesn't scream "climbing".
     
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    Thanks bitter. I played with the crop but never dropped that low. I kept feeling like I was cutting off the hand if I got down far enough to crop out my Yeti like furry arms. I wasn't so much looking to scream climbing but to emphasize the work associated with climbing as the source so I guess in that sense it was successful.

    In reference to getting the whole rope in the shot unfortunately that would have put a beat up fridge and a cutting board in the background which would have spoiled it. I'm hoping to shoot a sequence of exposures of climbing hands on location where I can throw the blurred crags or more climbing equipment in the background.
     
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    gotcha. i didnt think about it with only seeing the initial version, but after seeing the crop it does look a lot better.
     

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