Rock Climbing Photo Shoot

posted on 5th of july, 2008

I went to a cliff this past weekend with some friends who are rock climbers, to see if I could get a few good shots.
It was a difficult shoot! For one, I hate heights, yet I had to climb down this very steep rock-strewn trail to get to the bottom of the cliff, in order to take photos shooting up the cliff at the climbers.
The only equipment I brought was my Nikon D70s with my telephoto/macro lens. I was very careful carrying it around the rocks, but it still got a good ding on the side when I was hiking. I'm hoping I haven't knocked anything out of whack inside.
Ended up getting a few good shots of hands and fingers. The climbers wanted me to tie in and climb up myself so that I could take photos of them while they were on the cliff face, but I'm not that brave! Maybe next time...

Comments (1)

Posted by Sstedman on July 05, 2008
Nice shots.

You can always take a beginning rock climbing class if you want to get more into it. I learned how to climb at at YMCA course. Once you learn how to trust the person on the other end of the rope, then you can relax a bit.

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