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Looking for Inspriation

Postby David and Karen » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:55 pm

It's freezing cold today up in Canada (I know that's considered the norm, but I'm one of the wusses who lives on the West Coast)

Anyway I'd love to warm up with some mountain pr0n. The Coast Mountains, Cascades & Rockies just don't do it for me anymore - I was looking for something a little different.

So could you suggest some good back country photographers (amateurs of course, the pros rarely do anything that isn't roadside) - alternatively could you suggest some specific searches - I'm a bit overwhelmed by the Sierras - specifically what areas are more scenic than others.

Thanks



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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby sparky » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:48 pm

There is a million ways to be human, all are worthwhile.

True happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
-Chuang Tzu.
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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby Shawn » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:05 pm

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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby sparky » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:41 pm

Sorry, somehow i read you were looking for a book? Lol...anyway John D is a member here @ hst and posts some great photos. Same with shawns link. There are many great photographers here though, stick around you will get inspired.
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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby larroyo33 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:12 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/landescapephotography/

I really like this guy's work on Flickr
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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby David and Karen » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:52 pm

Thanks larroyo33, this is exactly what I was looking for - its so hard to find quality, off-trail images.

The first time we came to the Sierras we climbed Half Dome

The second time, we came to ski

The inspiration for the third trip was images of Banner Peak (also tagged Big Pine Lakes), but the conditions were less than ideal (too much snow)

Thus a fourth trip was needed to finally appreciate the Ansel Adams Wilderness (Also tagged Dusy/Palisade Basins which were fantastic and Rae Lakes which were OK)

I really want to make a 5th trip, but I haven't found quite the one must see locale to anchor the itinerary.

Cheers!
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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby paul » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:20 am

If you want to see broad coverage of the Sierra backcountry by an amateur, some just snapshots but plenty of really nice photos, here's the guy and he's a member here (roguephotonic):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roguephotonic/sets/
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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby David and Karen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:05 am

Thanks Paul

Really liking this guy's sets - maps & names a big plus. Thanks so much.
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Re: Looking for Inspriation

Postby Hikin Mike » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:03 pm

You can check out my backpacking site in my signature. The photos are basically snapshots, but they are shots from when I was able to hike/backpack.

I also have a photography site (in my signature too). Most are of the 'icons' from Yosemite, but I have a few that are from other parts of the Sierra. :D
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