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Rock Climbing Photo: Grant Hiskes on "Outer Limits". Photo by...
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By Joe Leonhard
From: Denver, CO
Jan 31, 2007
Nice photo! Amazing contrast in colors.
By Tavis Ricksecker
Mar 7, 2007
Whoa, thats gotta be photoshopped...
By Dave Fiorucci
From: Boulder, Colorado
Oct 24, 2007
Looks like somebody is climbing into Mordor. Cool shot.
By Tavis Ricksecker
Nov 6, 2007
The reason it looks photoshopped to me is that the rock is far too bright for the time of day indicated by the sunset-clouds above. Idunno, maybe Blitzo just has one big mother of a flash on his camera. But the contrast between the edge of the rock and the sky doesn't look natural, nor does the angle of the clouds compared to the angle of the rock. It just doesn't jive. Then again, Blitzo isn't one to post cheap PS shots on this site, so maybe its real and it just looks uncanny. Blitzo? What say you?
By David Aguasca!
From: New York
Mar 11, 2009
Nah...if he was using a flash, the right side of the photo (which is the beginning of the cave he's in) would be much lighter.
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 11, 2009
The easy way to Photoshop it would be to remove the original sky and replace with the sunset from another photo. I agree, the lighting does seem unnatural. It's a low-light photo, though, hard to say if it is a merged shot or not.
By Marc H
From: Denver
Apr 3, 2009
I'm certainly no professional, but I can see there being that much light on the rock if there was a full moon shining on it. Just a thought.
By Blitzo
May 21, 2009
What a controversy!
By Mike Dudley
From: Vegas
Jun 25, 2009
I dont care if it is real or not, its a cool picture!
By chuck claude
From: Flagstaff, Az
Jan 14, 2010
The photo is amazing, irregardless of how it got to the final form..... nice job
By John Roark
Mar 18, 2011
it could be photoshopped it could be real. It's unfortunate that it's a debate but it is, but that being said you aren't the photographers and shouldn't say it is anything other than good or not and then ask anything else.
I've taken a lot of photos in my day and in an instance like this what people aren't taking into account is the amount of cloud cover as the sun is setting there could've been a relatively small whole that the sun is able to punch through lighting the wall and creating the effect you see a lit area but a lot of dark and contrast in the clouds.
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Grant Hiskes on "Outer Limits".
Photo by Blitzo.

Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 16, 2006
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Outer Limits (5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b )
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