Portraits of Cheltenham: The Rock Climber

I went for a walk up Cleeve Hill with an idea in mind for my next portrait. I was hoping to come across a couple of walkers that I could capture with the views of the whole of Cheltenham behind them. Instead, I stumbled upon a rock climber seated at the edge of one of the cliffs.

You often see the adrenaline junkies up Cleeve Hill, they’re either riding bikes up and over the steep slopes or snowboarding when the ground is blanketed in the white stuff, this was the first time I’d seen rock climbers.

I captured him as he was adjusting the wires so that his friend below could climb up. I often prefer these kind of shots where the subject is not posed. What do you think?




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