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Dimensions2048 x 2048
Original file size3.09 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken9-Apr-16 17:18
Date modified11-Apr-16 15:04
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
2016 Boulders Climbing Gym

2016 Boulders Climbing Gym

April 9, 2016, Central Saanich, BC - April 9, 2016: Czech climber Libor Hroza heads up the wall during the 2016 Climbing Escalade Canada Speed Climbing Championships at the Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich Saturday. Hroza would win the event with a best time of 6.08 seconds.

WHY I CHOSE THIS PHOTO: In speed climbing, athletes sprint UP a 15 metre wall in 7 seconds or less and truly meet the definition of "Spiderman." It is a tough sport to photograph close up, as you only have a split second to get them as they take off from the floor and all the shots start to look the same, so I decided to step back, pull out the long lens and try and get a shot that illustrated the Spiderman concept. I think this shot of Hroza did that and I liked the pose I captured him in and the composition of his body within the three holds that he is navigating.