Jetley

31 05 2010

A quick update.
Tassie is getting colder and wetter. I’ve lost my psych atm still trying to get it back but my dodgy left ankle is slowing me down, it’s been wet the last 2x weekends, it’s dark after work but all i need to do is find a route to inspire me again and all will be fine.
Biggest news is Claire purposed to me, we’re engaged. The main event isn’t going to happen any time soon.
To quote an email Claire send her mom
“The triangle represents a mountain and the swirls represent life. Our lives around the mountain since we are connected by our passion for climbing and hiking and our life in Hobart under Mt Wellington.”
Claire & Jeds Engagement Rings

A few weeks ago a few of us went to Coles Bay
Topher and I did a route called “Of Jellyfish and Men” 23 @ White Stack
Topher got it second shot, it took me like 10 shots, thin sabby no feet but powerfull, good route.
Topher had a shot at “Eskimo Sun Park” 22 but the crack didn’t like topher’s hand in it so kept spitting him out.
Topher on “Eskimo Sun Park” 22 – Freycinet – Coles Bay
Topher on "Eskimo Sun Park" 22 - Freycinet - Coles Bay

White Water Wall just after sunset – Freycinet – Coles Bay
White Water Wall just after sunset - Freycinet - Coles Bay

A few days ago i decided to give “Les Grands Ensembles” 24 @ Waterworks Quarry a go.
Shitty little cliff but this is one of a few routes that actually climbs really well. Really delicate moves up the slab, exciting lead 🙂 Got it on my first lead attempt 🙂

Crazy John on “Les Grands Ensembles” 24 Waterworks Quarry Hobart
Crazy John on "Les Grands Ensembles" 24 Waterworks Quarry Hobart

Also went to my sisters Ali’s place to celebrate Dean’s 40th had fun catching up with them and got a few good photos.

Claire Poi
Claire Poi

Happy Bday
Happy Bday

A Random Cow
A Random Cow

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Just shove your fist in there like your trying to get the cheese out of a cow…

3 05 2010

Well Last 2 weekends I’ve been up to Freycinet and went to the star factory 3 outta 4 days.
Have tried a few things but with my ankle still being sore my heads not playing nice and i haven’t got to much done just played on a few things although I’m getting good at antimatter.
Yesterday I decided to place some gear for a change. Man your harness is heavy with all those cams on there, it really has been to long but it was good. I manged to so “Sweet Revenge” 22 🙂

Me on “Sweet Revenge” 22 – Freycinet – Coles Bay (this photo was from Sep 2008 on my first attempt)
Me on "Sweet Revenge" 22 - Freycinet - Coles Bay

Zach cruised up “Beaman’s Route Direct” 22 his hardest route to date. He had 1 fall, rapped the route cleaned out all the gear, got back on and crushed it 🙂
I got a new Digital SLR so i was taking some photos trying to sort it out 🙂

Zach on “Beaman’s Route Direct” 22
Zach on "Beaman's Route Direct" 22
Zach on "Beaman's Route Direct" 22
Zach on "Beaman's Route Direct" 22
Zach on "Beaman's Route Direct" 22
Zach on "Beaman's Route Direct" 22

Zach photo crew for “Beaman’s Route Direct” 22
Zach photo crew for "Beaman's Route Direct" 22

I’ve started a Flickr Page so you can see all my photos there
Jed Parkes Flirkr page

Sunset @ Freycinet – Coles Bay
Sunset @ Freycinet - Coles Bay

What makes Claire laugh? My penis apparently…
What makes Claire laugh? My penis apparently...

I’ve been playing around with some HDR software its a good way to get a photo when you have a bad exposure. Just take 3 photos at different exposures and the software does the rest, example below.
Sleepy Bay – Freycinet – Coles Bay (HDR Example)
Sleepy Bay - Freycinet - Coles Bay (HDR Example)