Sunday 7 October 2012

Forgotten Photos #5 - Golden hour at Upper Yosemite Fall

Pretty much a snapshot as we were running quite late to meet up with our friends at the top of Lost Arrow Spire. I wish all my snapshots were like this though ;-)

Upper Yosemite Fall, Yosemite National park

Photo of the Week - Taken by surprise

Hey Kamcha come back here ... there are some big waves coming ... Naaah I'll be fine ;-)

Monday 27 August 2012

Saturday 14 July 2012

Friday 6 July 2012

Forgotten Photos #1 - Rest day in El Cap Meadows

Rest day in El Cap Meadows (Yosemite Valley)

Forgotten Photos - Intro

Forgotten Photos - Intro

I guess most of you know it. You come back from a trip with flash cards full of the most amazing pictures the world has ever seen. You go through all of them full of excitement ... 1 star, 2 stars, 3 stars ... until you are happy with the final selection. You put the photos up to share them with others ... lots of comments ... another excitement.  

But what about the rest of the photos? Do you just forget about them or delete them straight away? Are they really worse or do you just remember them being worse from the first time you reviewed them in the camera?

I sometimes find the first selection quite subjective. Having fresh memories of the atmosphere and what was happening outside the frame sometimes distracts me from what has actually been captured. It is just so hard to step back ... I remember the atmosphere rather than letting the image to pass it to me.

And that's why I love those rainy days when I stay at home browsing through old photos with a bottle of beer nearby (I wish I could say a glass of wine as it sounds more artistic ... but I am just a climbing bum in the end ;-). Not being "fooled" by fresh memories anymore it is much easier to see the photos through other people's eyes and quite often (but it keeps surprising me again and again) I discover a photo which was somehow ignored before.

Why am I writing all this? It is just too hard and unfair to leave these photos forgotten. So I have decided to share them here from time to time as I rediscover them. How often? I guess it depends on how rainy this year will be ;-). 

So here is the first one of The Forgotten ...

  Forgotten Photos #1 - Rest day in El Cap Meadows

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Taipan wall

Just a couple of photos from a rock climbing trip to The Grampians.

Gavin finding his new project Venom (28) on the Taipan Wall quite entertaining ;-)

Saturday 31 March 2012

Afternoon coffee

Finishing climbing early has one advantage. The coffee shop in Blackheat is still open ;-)

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Don't Believe The Hype

It was a nice day at Boronia Point in the Blue Mountains. I was about to start complaining how hot it was and that it was not possible to climb anything hard when Holger turned up and showed me that it was not the weather which was the problem ;-)

He cruised one of the classics Don't Believe The Hype 29/8a. Actually he was so fast that I had just enough time to get above the crux, get everything sorted and snap this little sequence.

Thanks Holger, it was so nice to be so close to the action ...

Holger Moeller - Don't Believe The Hype 29/8a

Wednesday 21 March 2012