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nameless pond reflection about the Silver Divide

Postby SSSdave » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:40 pm

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Odd how stale this HSP sub-forum is this summer. Isn't anyone getting out? Well at least without smoky skies? The above pic was during my recent 6-day Silver Divide backpack that may be my only trip this summer as I have other issues to deal with. The above taken about 8:45am August 2 is a Provia 100F 4x5 transparency thru a 150mm Nikkor lens at f43 and 1/15 second. Bistort gone to seed with a few Pierson's paintbrush and alpine asters amongst turf no one need mow in this classic glacial granitoid timberline landscape.

I did a bit of wildflower closeup work with my little digital Coolpix too. This Kelley's tiger lily was in the late afternoon shade. I got below it about 15 inches in order to place it up against the sky using flash.

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Well here's me in my full mosquito season warrior hiking clothing with my huge 70+ pounds of pain. The Gitzo G-1325 plus head alone is 6.8 pounders. Jean's cuz I am brutal with my pants about the crosscountry areas I explore, a well zippered synthetic shell I typically leave the front unzipped (no shirt beneath), and a cap with a full neck/ear drape that is velcro detachable. No squeeter probosci can penetrate my armor. Since I've had no warmup backpacks this summer, and am getting older, the first couple days I was more sore than I wanna be, and the result was cutting back on the trip itinerary. My bro Joe and I had a fine time. Caught fish and enjoyed the experiences.

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Re: nameless pond reflection about the Silver Divide

Postby Timberline » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:40 am

Hello, Dave - -
I've always enjoyed the photography you share here and at your web as capturing the magical core of Sierra light and beauty, so I was pleased to see this latest pic of you there in your element, all decked out. Sort of a portrait of the artist as one serious backpacker dude. Lately, I can't think of anyone but you who deserves the Norman Clyde Lifetime Achievement in Gear Hauling Award. And I thought I was once a contender, backpacking for USFS with all my technical gear plus the regulars (food, fuel, shelter, safety, clothing , camera, other stuff). :o You set the bar pretty high! Many happy trails, with thanks for the treasures you bring back =D>
Let 'er Buck! Back in Oregon again!
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Re: nameless pond reflection about the Silver Divide

Postby TehipiteTom » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:21 pm

Beautiful. The lake, that is--not the gear. ;)
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Re: nameless pond reflection about the Silver Divide

Postby Windwalker » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:40 pm

Beautiful reflection Dave and I always love those lilies!
You can keep that pack though...looks a bit heavy to me [-(
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Re: nameless pond reflection about the Silver Divide

Postby cgundersen » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:19 pm

Dave,
That nameless pond looks like it sits close to where a photo was shot that hangs behind the reception desk at Mammoth's Whiskey Creek. The photo in Mammoth is worth a peek, too...........otherwise, I agree, that your pack looks like a killer!
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