Climbing the Gunks November 2011

Rory climbing, Mike belaying.

Mike climbing, Rory belaying.


Photo Lessons Learned:

  • Difficult to shoot up toward people in strange positions on rocks, especially when you can’t see their faces 85% of the climb. You have to watch for a rhythm of when someone is going to lift his head and reach forward for the next pass.
  • Being in shadow under harsh sunlight against a flat rock wall, you want to expose for the shadows and take the dreamy qualities of sun glare as an atmospheric blessing, a lesson in lo-fi dreamy composition.
  • Rock textures can get monotonous, no matter how beautiful.
  • If someone yells “ROPE!”, look out below.

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