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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Shawn » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:46 pm

Kind of funny to compare chins photograph as compared to my snapshot. His looks magical, mine looks like...a snapshot.

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:07 pm

But Shawn, they're 2 different forms, and yours is no less valid nor less beautiful than his. I love them both.

This is Big 5's, out of Mineral King.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Herm » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:44 pm

Here are a couple of early morning shots from Mesa Lake in Humphreys Basin, looking south toward Glacier Divide, Monday September 13, 2010

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Herm » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:54 pm

OK - Here are a few more.

From a backpack trip with my brother, out of Mineral King in September 2008
From Herm's boot tip to the rocks below is a cool 1,000 feet - feeling a little exposed on the descent from Franklin Pass to Forsester Lake - Tuesday September 9, 2008
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This is the view that follows the boot tip in the previous photo - worth the exposure. An unnamed lake in the canyon that holds Amphitheater Lake, seen from the trail descending Franklin Pass to Forester Lake - Tuesday September 9, 2008
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Early morning reflection on Forester Lake, looking southwest - Friday September 12, 2008
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From a backpack trip with my wife in June 2008, hiking out of Virginia Lakes over the pass to Green Creek Drainage
View of Summit Lake from the trail. Cool meta-sedimentary rocks in the foreground along the trail.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:35 am

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Bear #76 seen Between Half Dome and Sunrise Creek walking right on the Muir Trail
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:37 am

Shawn wrote:Kind of funny to compare chins photograph as compared to my snapshot. His looks magical, mine looks like...a snapshot.


he's been playing with his new HDR tools, so magic in a way - more than real in fact, something your eyes would not even see when there.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby bheiser1 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:28 pm

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jthomascarter wrote:A bear? I'd like to read more about the bear story. Please don't keep us guessing.

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A bear played soccer with our bear cans about 1am. He got nothing. I guess he didn't like the red light and clicking of my camera as it was continuing to shoot via my intervalometer (I was in my tent quite a ways away). The camera was about 20 feet from the cans. I guess that was too close. The camera continued to shoot for the next couple hours but all the shots were black. ...


Hmmm, wow, interesting. I've thought about this possibility each time I've been camping or backpacking with my camera. Usually I try to keep it far from my food .. maybe near my tent :) ... figuring if a bear messes with it when it's next to my tent, I have bigger worries than whether my camera gets damaged :paranoid: ...
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:06 pm

I agree. I never say "I can't wait", and it wasn't because I had so much patience. It's just that I was really into now, even when suffering. Now is real. The future is imaginary. I worked for the future a lot, but my feelings are for now.
That's a great bear shot. I have no pictures of a bear. I guess I was alway too wary to take a pic. I saw lots of bears.

Peter Pande Lake.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby windknot » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:00 am

Jthomascarter, I've got a picture of my dad fishing from the exact same spot where your son is at Peter Pande.

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It's neat how a lot of us end up literally treading the same paths through the Sierra.
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:41 pm

Windknot - This kind of thing is to me in fact so neat. This kind of thing inspires me.

Something else that always inspired me was to take people into the high sierra who had never been there before. This was a trip that will live strong in their memories for the rest of their lives.
This is Steve and Steve Fisher on the pass between 60 Lake Basin and Gardner Basin (background).
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby mokelumnekid » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:45 pm

Somewhere south of Hwy 88
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby gary c. » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:35 pm

mokelumnekid, love the picture, the struggle to survive can be very hard on the mountain.
"On this proud and beautiful mountain we have lived hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for a few days we have ceased to be slaves and have really been men. It is hard to return to servitude."
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