Talking Pictures
Just A Couple More Moves!

I took this picture of my good friend while she was leading a rock route that pushed her skills to the limit. I wanted to be verbally encouraging while she was struggling at the crux, but knew that if I yelled from above her, it would be very distracting. The belayer managed to shout his support to her at just the right time as she worked through the difficult section and finished the climb. Every time I look at this picture I'm reminded of how determined she is and I feel the intensity of the moment.
--Cheryle Battrum
Red Deer, Alberta Canada

Technical Info: Pentax K10D and a Tamron AF18-200mm XR Di II lens. Exposure: f/6.3 at 1/160 sec, ISO 160, 40mm.
© 2008, Cheryle Battrum, All Rights Reserved

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