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Steve Larson on East Ridge of Russell. Does this look like a 3rd class route to you!? Full winter conditions - October 24, 2005


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A very inspiring image and making photo of the week was well deserved! Sounds like you had a fantastic climb despite the snow and ice covered rocks along the ridge. Appears to be a fun route. Cheers!
Posted Nov 3, 2005 2:28 am

MishaRe: Congratulations!


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Thanks for the comment. It was a lot of fun despite the challenging conditions and the ultimate summit failure. I guess it gives me a good reason to finish the job on Russell soon!
Posted Nov 3, 2005 2:17 pm



Voted 10/10

This shot makes me dream of being a better climber,Good Job!
Posted Nov 3, 2005 8:34 am



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Thank you!
Posted Nov 3, 2005 2:17 pm



Voted 10/10

picture. Dang that does look great (and cold)
Posted Nov 3, 2005 12:36 pm

MishaRe: awesome..


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Thanks. Actually it was not that cold. Practically no wind with 35-50F temps during the day. Killer weather if you ask me.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 2:19 pm

CarboRe: awesome..


Voted 10/10

That actually sounds like nice temperatures
Posted Nov 3, 2005 4:45 pm

OzzyChavezGreat Pictures....


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Hey Misha,

What do you use to protect your camera on your trips?? Weather, rocks etc......

Posted Nov 3, 2005 1:30 pm

MishaRe: Great Pictures....


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Thanks for the comment. Typically, I carry my camera in a waist pouch made by LowePro and pull it out as needed. If the going gets tough (or vertical), I may put the camera in my pack and pull out as needed/possible. If it rains and gets really wet, I will definitely put my camera away in a pack, wrapped up in something water-resistant. I am not very happy with a waist bag I have right now and planning to give Galen Rowell's chest bag a try. If this does not work well, I will probably design my own bag.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 2:23 pm

OzzyChavezRe: Great Pictures....


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Thanks Misha...
Posted Nov 3, 2005 5:04 pm

VladislavGreat shot!


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Third class??? I think some of these ratings just have to be adjusted. Imagine a beginner heading up this thinking it's got to be easy - 3rd class. Maybe we need to come up with a rating system of our own that would take into account exposure, rock quality, length of the route, even weather conditions. We can call it Summit Post Rating System.

Great shot Misha, as always!
Posted Nov 3, 2005 7:09 pm

BobSmithGood grief.


Voted 10/10

That's an amazing photo.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 10:01 pm

MishaAnother flavor


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Here is a slightly different composition of the same scene. Which one do you prefer and why? Thx for your feedback!

Posted Nov 3, 2005 10:28 pm

RyanSRe: Another flavor


Voted 10/10

Your cropping was an good move, IMHO. There's not much going on in the areas you excised, so your crop appropriately puts the focus on the climber, the rope, and the ridge.
Posted Nov 4, 2005 1:06 pm

damianRe: Another flavor

Voted 10/10

After years of lurking quietly I have to say that this is one of the best photos I've seen on here. But I prefer the wide crop because you're showing more air on either side of the ridge. Gives it a better sense of context. But either way, this beautiful photo is making it difficult for me to stay contained in the office!
Posted Nov 4, 2005 2:05 pm

ridgelineTwo photos


Voted 10/10

The photo of the week tends to bring the viewer into the setting, I feel the rocks in front of me, and I am looking to the climber ahead. The second composition is seen from afar without the depth change. I definately prefer the first photo of the week.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 10:52 pm

JasonSampsonRe: Two photos

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I agree with Ridgeline. The original is very good.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 11:05 pm

Peak FreakF#@king Awesome!

Peak Freak

Voted 10/10


As far as the two shots go, I like the vertical one because the angle and the content give a better sense of perspective on how high you are, and what you had to climb.


Posted Nov 4, 2005 1:01 am

Tuolumne*Rainbowgo with your first instinct

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i'd go with the vertical one. it does a better job of illustrating the peak. I know the second one shows the surroundings, but the gray clouds on the left are too much of the photo. Plus, the vertical version is neat, because as others have said, it shows how steep the peak is. Plus, the contrast of the stone against the sky is quite striking, it is what first caught my eye.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 1:49 am

sierratrekkinExcellent Photo...


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Excellent photo Misha! Cropped or not cropped, I feel like I am there! You and Steve really do the good ones!
Posted Nov 8, 2005 1:52 pm

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