Photography

Sliding on Volcanos

As I delve into my final AMGA discipline, I am finding the beauty of carrying boards to the top of the mountains, the descent! It is some feeling when you get to the top of peaks and know you only have a few hours and you will be back at the car when all the other climbers have a knee banging descent. But it is also about experiencing the alpine environment in a different way. Sliding across endless fields of glaciers, taking routes because they present a steeper slope, managing terrain that I would typically brush off and sliding over cracks I would typically want a rope on. Experiencing the “flow”...

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Spain… in pictures.

Click on each picture to enlarge. For more info and the story click here: http://www.foxmountainguides.com/about/the-guides-blog/entry/the-white-coast                                                                                                   ...

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Inspirational Video

I needed something to do last week in the hospital. This kept me learning as well as it is good inspiration to get out there and go hard! Hope you enjoy!

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The Best Camera to Carry

Shooting photography has become a passion of mine over the last few years. I have lots of equipment that cost too much money, yet which camera do I always have on me and find myself constantly relying on? My iPhone! So I have delved more and more into shooting and editing with the iPhone. I use various applications to edit, but I still just use the built-in camera for shooting in all cases but one, which I will talk about later. I've learned a couple of useful techniques for shooting photos with an iPhone. First,  the "shutter" takes when you release your finger from the screen, as opposed...

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Climbing Armenia

I am still getting used to speeding my life back up even though it has been over a week since I returned from the former Soviet state of Armenia. The life there is just a bit slower: you get a couple of hours to eat a breakfast that doesn't even start until 9 A.M.! I actually figured one morning that I could drag breakfast into lunch and possibly take a quick siesta at the table and still be on time for dinner.  Lest this made me feel a bit sluggish, I quickly woke up when I hit the Yerevan streets in my little Lada Niva. Locals all drive like they have just stolen the vehicle they are in: one foot...

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A Number in Mind

I sit here writing this post from the now world-famous Miguel's Pizza located in the Red River Gorge. It is amazing as it is a Wednesday morning and this place is swarming with climbers all talking about and getting ready to send their "proj." I have never really tried to climb hard - by this I mean putting a ton of effort into a single route so that every move is dialed, and when it all comes together, I can call it a "send." This year I picked a number and have been working towards it. I haven't hopped on a route that bears this number grade yet; maybe today will be the day. The Red is very specific...

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HDR Photography

High dynamic range photography is a form of photography that allows different levels of light in pictures to be put together into one image to give a scene a more real, and sometimes surreal, look.  Usually one will take three or more images with one being overexposed, one underexposed, and one at the correct exposure. These images are then put into a program to render them together. I have been using Photomatix pro to render my images, but this is also possible with programs like Photoshop.        

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