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View from 3800m ASL

View from 3800m ASL
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Copyright: Rabani HMA (Rabani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 40D, 17-85 mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-10 20:54
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The view of the the base camp down below at 3300m ASL and the Mesilau plateau at upper left around 1000m ASL from a point about 3800m ASL on the rockface of Panar Laban, just before the surrounding was enveloped with the mist.

In the photo, it is a section of Via Ferrata with a group of climbers making their way down the sheer rockface. Beside using the steel cable to help ascend the ferrata, there are generous amount of steel plates and closed pins anchored on the granite along the cable, for better foot and hand holds.

The buildings below mark Laban Rata, the base camp of Mount Kinabalu. From this section, it takes about 4 hours to reach the base camp.

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Great photo - very interesting POV.... It's good that you got some of the distant plateau in just to give us some perspective...

Excellent photography on the street. Good light and composition.

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-06-10 21:26]

I really like the POV in this shot. The detail of the climbers is very good and the composition is great.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-06-10 22:48]

Belle photo d'action.
Bonne journée.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-06-10 23:37]

Beautiful shot...
Have a nice day...

Good action photo with dramatic perspective. Also, it demonstrates the methodical technique of the climbers.

Assalamualaikum bang...
astagaa... bukan main curam bah pula itu!!!

Bulih nampak tarang semua tu barang-barang tempat pijak, kabel sama gajet keselamatan. Ada starring lagi sedang bagagar lutut... Background pun ada cerita. Huih, kompom!! mesti pigi naik balik ni kalau begini. Mau cuba dapat komposisi begini.

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to 'feel' the experience of covering the adventurous photography assignment.

Salam hormat,

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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-06-11 4:12]

Hi Rabani!

Amazing shot!! Must have had sweat in your hands!! Hahaha
Wonderful DOV


Great action shot Rabain, the angle you took the shot from has empasized the sheer drop, lots of sharp detail and good exposure.


gayat aku tengok walau dari pic je..

hello bro bani.. very well capture of the time kamu pegi climbing.. suka aku tengok kabus tebal tu.. tapi tak boleh tengok lama2 lemah lutut ne.. hehe..

apa pon komposisi stunning.. well seen and taken.

regards, terry

Hi Rabani,

This is an excellent POV. This is a lesson on perspective for me. I could see how high you are on the mountain by looking at the base camp below. Great shot!!



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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-06-11 9:20]

Hi Rabani
Fabulous scenery, excellent presentation!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-06-17 0:21]

Assalamaualikum Rabani,
indeed it was such a strong will to voluntarily accept the challenge of doing it - rock climbing. Such an exciting challenge ,adds with the stint of photography. The idea of pushing your limits exist in every rock climber and it applies throughout our lives.
Words from you really make me feel so wonderful and come to self realisation and self actualisation. Very supportive indeed. I like the strings of words of self satisfaction and forming own identity.
Just like photography, outdoor activities help me a lot in forming my personality.
I have to crawl under my big bed and start to dust off my 250 Karimore backback that was left under for almost 10 years and ask Jusni to join the gang.
Wonderful picture, well timed and great composition. It worths a life time to have shot this splendid piece of capture.
May all the skills and knowledge that you acquired be shared among those you think they can and they will always can.
Your post to Ramdan during the climbing was very interesting.


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