angelajpayne Olympiapark, Munich. Last weekend's competition was held here, at the venue that was built for the 1972 Summer Olympics. The wall was situated under the unique tensile covering, the edge of which is shown here. From afar, the venue looks like cobwebs on grass built by bionic spiders or maybe a circus tent built by the Jetsons. Whatever it resembles, it is one of the most spectacular venues I've ever seen. 21h
  •   rowanlubke Thanks, I was wondering - that place looked amazing. It's held up very well. 21h
  •   climber62 I've been there! It's so cool! 21h
  •   hatch_tim I'm not sure any of the subsequent Olympic venues have stood the test of time so well. 20h

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angelajpayne In transit. A quick but enjoyable trip to Munich for Bouldering World Championships is already coming to an end. I spent most of my down time roaming around learning to use my new camera, and I am completely in love with all the options and challenges it presents. But still, the simplicity of snapping iPhone photos is often irresistible, like when I saw this neat sculpture and classic travel scene during my long layover in Toronto. 6d

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angelajpayne Crickets by the pond. I snapped multiple photos of this grass at sunset before I realized it was covered in crickets. It's always a neat moment when my perception of something suddenly changes like that. These guys were quiet, still and very photogenic -- not bad company for the evening. 2w
  •   angelajpayne @davinbagdonas you are 100% correct! I even realized that because I edited some close ups from my other camera and saw their cool feet! Thanks for the correction! 2w
  •   davinbagdonas @angelajpayne would be awesome to see some great photos of their feet. Love the bugs and nice work! 2w
  •   angelajpayne I will post some on my website in the future @davinbagdonas. I'm not positive it is unique to grasshoppers, but they have neat bulb-like things on their feet! And thanks! 2w
  •   klericksen Your pics are insane. I have to visit boulder and id love to buy some of your work! 2w
  •   angelajpayne @klericksen Thanks!! Come visit Boulder for sure, let's catch up! And I'd of course be happy to sell you some pics as well :) 2w
  •   micheleplustankgirl Ninjas at night... 2w
  •   meeeoow_me Love your photos! What do you use to edit them? They are always wonderful :) 1w
  •   angelajpayne @meeeoow_me Thanks! I use snapseed and camera plus mostly for editing 1w

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angelajpayne Suspended dew drops and morning fog by Lake Haiyaha. Today I'm returning to Chaos Canyon with a weight off my shoulders and no agenda. I'm sure I'll acquire a new project soon enough, but for now I'm pretty content with the idea of just being in my favorite place again. 3w

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angelajpayne Mike Libecki explores an iceberg in Greenland, 2012. Exactly two years ago, I was en route to the middle of nowhere for the trip of a lifetime. I have yet to find a place that is more beautiful than Greenland, and I have yet to meet a person who is more adventurous than Mike Libecki. Some places, and people, are just built from different stuff. 3w

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angelajpayne Sun catches sculpted snow in Chaos Canyon. Most of the boulders in this area spend the winter hibernating beneath impressive amounts of snow. When it finally begins to melt away from the rock, rapidly changing works of art decorate the boulder field for a short time. 4w

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angelajpayne The sun sets on a long-term project. I posted a version of this photo back in 2012, when I was 2 years into working on Freaks of the Industry. I remember this evening well, when the sky caught fire and distracted me from my frustration for a while. Over the course of 60+ days of effort, I have experienced more emotions and beautiful moments than I ever imagined a single piece of rock could bring. SO HAPPY to finish this one. What an adventure... 4w

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angelajpayne Alpine pool, Tyndall Gorge. It's not uncommon for me to fill my phone's memory with photos during a day outside. Sometimes I instantly like one as I'm taking it, but more commonly one jumps out later when I'm looking at what I took. This is a random shot that I kept coming back to, probably because it shows a random spot in The Park that always draws me back in. 1mon
  •   pussinboots03 Awesome picture! 1mon
  •   franckzua Great shot 1mon
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  •   enormocast One of my worst problems bouldering is having patience to rest between tries. Seems like you've found a remedy for that. 1mon
  •   angelajpayne Thanks guys! @enormocast yep--it's a great way to force a rest period. And it's pretty fun too! 1mon
  •   ogawas I really like your feed you have some truly amazing stuff here! Keep it up! 1mon
  •   angelajpayne Thanks @ogawas! 4w

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angelajpayne Raindrops in Wyoming. Last weekend I visited Lander. Maybe it's the open expanses and the simple beauty of this place that attract and breed a special community. Or maybe it's the relative geographic isolation from the crazy outside world. Whatever the reason, there is an authenticity there that seems hard to find these days. 1mon

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angelajpayne Lake Haiyaha. There are few things I can say about this place that I haven't already said. So, today I'll let the photo talk. 2mon

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angelajpayne Shapes & lines fade to white. Just another shot of the patchwork of middle America as seen on a recent flight from one place to another. The view from the sky is never bad, and I've had my fair share of it lately. But now I'm looking forward to the view from the road when I drive to Wyoming in just two short days! 2mon

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angelajpayne Nymph Lake. It wouldn't be summer without at least one photo of my favorite glorified puddle in The Park. It looked extra nice yesterday evening, reflecting Thatchtop at sunset. After eleven years and hundreds of visits, it's still the best. 2mon

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angelajpayne View through a gnarled stump. Trees in the mountains give a new meaning to tough. Even in the middle of summer, they tell stories of winters past. This one finally succumbed to the abuse, but its shell still frames Hallett Peak pretty nicely. 2mon

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angelajpayne Silver on green. I recently visited my family in Kentucky and was reminded that summer back home is all about heat and humidity. This walk in the woods after a storm felt more like a tour of the rainforest. Still, I will always miss two things about the Midwest: rain & trees. 2mon

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angelajpayne Raindrops and reflections. Recently I found myself petsitting at a house by this peaceful lake. During an afternoon dog walk, we stopped to watch the rain and ripples play on the water. Today, I'm using the money I made from that job (and then some) to buy a new camera. And I'm PSYCHED about it. 2mon
  •   etteloc yes!! finally!!!!! 2mon
  •   merrickales Nikon D810 just got announced today 2mon
  •   emilyaharrington This is the best news of my whole morning. I can't wait to see what you do with it!! 2mon
  •   zfournier Was amazing to meet you at the World Cup in Hamilton keep killin it ! 2mon
  •   norms49 Fantastic!!! 4w

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angelajpayne Classic Rocky Mountain National Park shot. 'Tis the season for alpine bouldering in Colorado, and after a few weeks away for comps and travel, I was itching to get back outside. I spent two loooong and humbling days being beat down by the hiking and climbing at Mt. Evans. Now it's back to my favorite -- The Park! 3mon

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angelajpayne Crazy clouds over Colorado farmland. Yesterday evening I went to the store to get popsicles. On the way home, I ended up driving around chasing clouds for over an hour. I made a valiant effort to eat the whole box of popsicles before they melted, but half of them were lost while I enjoyed one of the prettiest skies I've seen in a while. The moral of the story? Buy popsicles more often and eat them faster. Obviously. 3mon

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angelajpayne The colors of Greenland, 2012. I just finished revamping my website and I discovered some old photos like this one in the process. Many more that didn't make it to Instagram are posted there. It might be hard to find places that rival the beauty of Greenland, but I will certainly keep searching. Looking forward to posting more words and photos along the way... 3mon

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angelajpayne Morning light on Common Teasel. I was awake at dawn a couple of days this week, which was enough to remind me that few things rival the beauty of a sunrise...but I think that sleep is one of them. 4mon

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angelajpayne Sunflower. Just a little something from the archives to bring a bit of cheer to a gloomy Sunday. Hard to believe it is snowing in May, but such is Spring in Colorado. This old photo actually breaks my iPhone only rule, because it was taken on my late Droid. Just goes to show that nice light can make a lovely photo regardless of the phone capturing it. 4mon

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