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Prodigal Sun
View up-canyon from our portaledge atop P3 of Prodigal Sun route on Angels Landing (Aug. 2009).

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theflyingmountaineerPhenomenal photo

theflyingmountaineer

Voted 10/10

As a person who has just begun lead climbing (sport, not trad), big wall climbing is something so intimidating and intriguing to me. I'm undecided whether I want to take my climbing to that level, but this photograph is stiff competition for anyone who would say otherwise. Excellent shot.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 4:20 am

rpcRe: Phenomenal photo

rpc

Hasn't voted

Thank you for the nice word. Enjoy the learning curve -- we still certainly are, as we're at a pre-school level with our "wall climbing." But figuring stuff out is pretty enjoyable :) Cheers.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 12:34 pm

BLongGreat shot

BLong

Voted 10/10

Such a unique shot of a very well-photographed scene! I love being able to see the portaledge in the photo -- it really puts me there. A tad overexposed, but its a great photo!
Posted Sep 28, 2009 11:53 pm

rpcRe: Great shot

rpc

Hasn't voted

thanks much B. - yeah, not sure how to correct the overexposure w/o making the rest too dark.
Posted Sep 29, 2009 12:01 pm

BLongRe: Great shot

BLong

Voted 10/10

Sometimes, when I am shooting in situations like these (bright background, but with something in the foreground that I want to "light up") I will use a fill flash. The fill flash forces the camera to flash, even though there is plenty of light to accurately expose for the main subject (the background in this case). Typically you can force the flash by pushing the flash button until the flash is turned off of automatic -- cameras will often display a lightning bolt when this option is chosen. Sometimes this option is only available when the camera is turned to 'P' on the dial.

I know it is tough to do this while enjoying the moment, and I always have a tough time taking good shots while climbing. I just thought I would offer this suggestion as it is a fun tool -- it especially works awesome when there is a sunset / sunrise with people in the foreground!

Again, it's a great shot and it meant a lot that you shared such a personal moment through your trip report.
Posted Sep 29, 2009 3:00 pm

rpcRe: Great shot

rpc

Hasn't voted

thanks - will try to remember that next time :)
Posted Sep 29, 2009 4:07 pm

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rpcSubmitted by rpc
on Aug 24, 2009 11:04 pm

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Object Title: Prodigal Sun

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