The Fang

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    The Fang in Vail Colorado is a world famous ice pillar that generally forms on exceptionally gnarly winters. The 2007-2008 Colorado winter had been a great one for ice climbers, routes that hadn't been in for 10 years were accessible for a fleeting time. Lighting this was extremely frustrating. With the help of my friends Sam and Tony we hiked up about 100 pounds of lighting equipment on top of our climbing gear to make this photo. I strung up 4 1600ws lights to hit the entire pillar. You're only seeing the bottom half in this image. The kicker was that my top battery running the top-most lights was nearly dead by the time I was set up and ready to go. I left it on for test frames and the cold drained it, harsh. I managed to get in a few shots, but felt cheated all the same, it happens.

    Infme, jjan9, manuelballestin, and 36 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Alton Richardson 75 months ago | reply

      4 1600ws strobes!!! Thats crazy!!!

    2. Dennis Barnes 74 months ago | reply

      All your hard work did payoff... this is a great photo!

    3. noomrise 73 months ago | reply

      Very impressive shot!

    4. highluxphoto 73 months ago | reply

      awesome shot.

    5. lordscience 73 months ago | reply

      that keeps your legs in great shape, hauling gear right!? great shot, id say it was worth it...

    6. Lens linker 65 months ago | reply

      Results like this show it was completely worth the effort.

    7. Isaac Baquero Pérez 61 months ago | reply

      Incredible photo, congratulations!

    8. yasminegrainger 60 months ago | reply

      Very impressive!

    9. Adam Bove 49 months ago | reply

      Good effort! It paid off for sure.

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