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Every so often Chockstone selects a recent picture taken by our members to be awarded the illustrious distinction of appearing in the "Photo Gallery". All photos are most welcome. Email Chockstone or leave feedback on the forum to send in contributions or to nominate a picture.

**** The Behemoth By Lynne Waddington  27/04/2017
The Behemoth   
John Bentley (57) cranking through steep ground on P2 of The Behemoth (17), Arapiles.

Super fun looking - Miguel75

*** Redneck Paradise By Alex Trnovsky  24/02/2017
Redneck Paradise   
Shaun Howie on a new 21 at Redneck Paradise, Grampians.

Looks like another good find, Alex - kieranl

Good to see another good photo uploaded to Chocky. Although I like it, I think it might've been a better photo in vertical format; so as to include the belayer, especially given the subject distance from the photographer, as it would still have included a fair bit of the scenic background. I like the climber action, especially the tenuous feet placements, but feel the action let down some-what by the rope already clipped above, ie it would've been a cracker of a shot if the clipping action was captured in progress rather than immediately afterward. - IdratherbeclimbingM9

Alex, Great crag name and a great little find. It certainly climbs well. Good rock & extremely photogenic. Why go anywhere else? - Ball_Bagg

I like it. Color, texture, action... very groovy! - Miguel75

I reckon any climbing photo that makes you think "I want to climb that (or sometimes I wish I could) is a good photo! This also has great colours, contrast, action, but what I love is half the photo is a beautiful, eerie landscape shot that abruptly ends as if torn in half replaced with a beautiful cliff line - and dude hanging by one hand and not much else in the middle. Great position - you woilen't get that in a portrait (M9 wink) - martym

@ "you woilen't get that in a portrait (M9 wink)" Ok, I'll bite, My experience of photography indicates otherwise, so I'm not sure what you mean... & no, I don't have any issues with your point of view, as I regard photography being largely like art, inasmuch as 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'! - IdratherbeclimbingM9

"I think it might've been a better photo in vertical format;" I just reckon you should review the photo in question, not what might have been... he could have had a brighter shirt to stand out more, matched his shoes with the rope, worn a helmet with RED BULL on it, waited until the moon was in the sky in the background and for a kangaroo to hop across the plains. My comment was actually about the way the cliff cuts the photo in half - and that in a vertical photo you would almost certainly have less landscape & mostly cliffline, which wouldn't have had such a dramatic effect. - Martym

Looks like a wild location, Great photo - bagotup

@ "review the photo in question" Fair enough Martym, though I thought I'd done that and offered up some constructive feedback* from perhaps a different perspective. It seems you prefer 'halves' for dramatic effect re photo conjured up feelings, & I prefer 'one third/two thirds' for a different balance - feeling. * I always find photographing a subject with others an enjoyably intriguing thing due to the many different perspectives involved. It's quite remarkable how others can view the same thing and 'capture' completely different elements. PS, I chuckled at the waiting for the roo comment! Cheers. - IdratherbeclimbingM9

'E's just posing. 5 Stars for trying, minus 4 an haf for leavin tha stickclip on tha 1st draw to show how close 2 tha ground e really iz. - gnaguts

well spotted mirror mine - i was going to comment earlier re horizontal v vertical format saying vertical would mean you'd see the carpark at top and bottom. However with no evidence I decided not to. - stugang

*** Lemmington By Steve Toal  17/10/2016
Hamish from Tassie rolling the dice on Lemmington (19), Arapiles.

A generous starting point I feel. 3&1/2 stars. I know, jealousy is a curse. - bagotup

Not bad, although he looks like he's not having to apply himself that fully. Framing is good, could have gone for a larger aperture to reduce the depth if field and make the details on the ground disappear. - Melon2

I don't mind the ground detail, but reckon the photo would be worth another star if rotated 90 degrees to the right... ie vertical format. I like the expression of concentration and captured hand movement in the photo. gfdonc, you've titled the pic "rolling the dice". What's the story behind that(?), as there appears to be a runner not far below his feet (half a krab on far right of frame), so the issues I see are possible rope-drag and possible rope running over edges? ... and if that's the only piece of pro, then another issue would be only having one bit of pro between climber and the deck. - IdratherbeclimbingM9

It's a committing move, hence 'rolling the dice' and hoping that next hold is good. As the viewer can see, it is, but H didn't necessarily know that when he launched. Also he'd only placed a single 3RP since leaving the crack. That's the gear over to the viewer's right. Yep, just one small wire between him and a long fall. - gfdonc

I like it! It makes me excited to climb. - Miguel75

Itz alright but climber needs a tan, or better yet a bright coloured Tshirt to stand out from the rock. Regardin rollin dice; 'e's wearing a helmet, so all iz well. - gnaguts

If you are tired looking at this pic of the day then check these 300m lobs out - Stugang

Lead weight mr squiggle games to lullaby music? How far do you toss your rap ropes out? Oh, yair, original post is a good pic. - White Trash

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