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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby mokelumnekid » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:46 am

gary c. wrote:mokelumnekid, love the picture, the struggle to survive can be very hard on the mountain.


"Frozen time" eh? This is one "freak" spot in a western-facing drainage south of Hwy. 88 that has tons of trees like this. I simply stumbled across it after looking at Google Earth one day, noticing a big expanse of open granite that I hadn't expected at that elevation and latitude, parked on a road and walked for about an hour and wow- what a playground!



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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby bheiser1 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:39 pm

fishmonger wrote:Bear #76 seen Between Half Dome and Sunrise Creek walking right on the Muir Trail

From the photo the bear looks really close (or were you using a long zoom?).

What did you do? =;

(I mean besides stop & take the photo :) )
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:43 am

bheiser1 wrote:
fishmonger wrote:Bear #76 seen Between Half Dome and Sunrise Creek walking right on the Muir Trail

From the photo the bear looks really close (or were you using a long zoom?).

What did you do? =;

(I mean besides stop & take the photo :) )


it was pretty close, maybe 150 feet at first, and when we passed it to get going again we were less than 100 feet from it. I used a 200mm lens. "Zoom" means very little, since a 8-16mm zoom would have made it look like the bear was miles away.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby bheiser1 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:09 pm

fishmonger wrote:
bheiser1 wrote:
fishmonger wrote:Bear #76 seen Between Half Dome and Sunrise Creek walking right on the Muir Trail

From the photo the bear looks really close (or were you using a long zoom?).

What did you do? =;

(I mean besides stop & take the photo :) )


"Zoom" means very little, since a 8-16mm zoom would have made it look like the bear was miles away.


That's why I asked if you used a long zoom :D
But, yeah, to be more precise I should have said "long lens" or "telephoto".

Anyway, sounds like you were pretty close to the bear. Good thing it wasn't hungry :D.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:19 pm

bheiser1 wrote:That's why I asked if you used a long zoom :D
But, yeah, to be more precise I should have said "long lens" or "telephoto".

Anyway, sounds like you were pretty close to the bear. Good thing it wasn't hungry :D
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and my forum reading is getting more and more shallow - I certainly didn't see that word "long" the first time I read this :D must have been that talk to the hand thing that had me occupied

55-200mm on a DX body - so 300mm equivalent, and the image is slightly cropped, so maybe a 400mm on a regular 35mm camera when it crossed the trail. So pretty long. However, we got much closer to the bear after this image was taken, and it was hungry, but not fur humans - it was digging for some food in the marshy water to the right of the trail. If you have walked the JMT towards Tuolumne, you'll remember this spot just after the Half Dome trail - maybe half a mile, where there's a rather large wet area you have to circumvent. The bear went right into the middle of it and was pulling out green stuff to eat. When we decided to walk on, it first just watched us, then when we got closer than 100 feet, it decided it was time to leave the area and moved south away from us.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:07 pm

On this part of our trip we were hiking from Dumbbel to Lake Basin, out over Taboose Pass. This is Jim and Mike with what lake in the background?

A good question isn't good because of who asked it. If you believe that you probably think the truth is just that because of who said it.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby bheiser1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:13 pm

fishmonger wrote:... and it was hungry, but not fur humans - it was digging for some food in the marshy water to the right of the trail...


hmmm, wow .. interesting account. Thanks for sharing :)
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby lostcoyote » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:02 pm

jthomascarter wrote: This is Jim and Mike with what lake in the background?


looks like one lake named marion
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:19 am

Absolutely right: Marion Lake.

I think seeing a 9 year old (Mike) going over Baxter Pass is pretty inspirational.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:43 pm

This was my favorite Spring destination. Laurel Lake. That's my wife, "Saint" Diane in the picture.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby vandman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:29 am

Here's a shot taken at Schoolmarm lake in Blackcap basin in late August. It's a great area for smooth granite hiking.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:53 pm

My photos are rarely inspirationally beautiful. They're inspirational because we love the Sierra.

This is a close approach to Big Bird Lake.
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