Prodigal Sun

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

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theflyingmountaineer

theflyingmountaineer - Aug 31, 2009 4:20 am - Voted 10/10

Phenomenal photo

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.

rpc

rpc - Aug 31, 2009 12:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Phenomenal photo

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.

BLong

BLong - Sep 28, 2009 11:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot

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!

rpc

rpc - Sep 29, 2009 12:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

thanks much B. - yeah, not sure how to correct the overexposure w/o making the rest too dark.

BLong

BLong - Sep 29, 2009 3:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great shot

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.

rpc

rpc - Sep 29, 2009 4:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

thanks - will try to remember that next time :)

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