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Cockscomb

Postby maverick » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:13 pm

While climbing over the ridge west of a frozen Emeric Lake in Yosemite, and
dealing with several feet of snow in late May I started to get a wide open
view of the Matthes Crest ridge line.
After going around some rocks and thru a wooded area I could see a frozen Nelson
Lake from above.
Cockscomb looked very different from this angle, not as I have seen it myself or
seen in any photo's before.
I even had to get some conformation that it really was Cockscomb since like most
folks I have only viewed it from the western end of Tuolumne Meadows.
There was some rumbling going on in the skies even at this early hour so I decided
to set up, and hope to catch a strike.
There were a total of 3 strikes in the area, 2 which outside of my viewfinder, and they
were not to photogenic, but then a closer strike, which coincided with the clap, and my
finger pushing the remote.
The simultaneous event kind of startled me, but I immediately regained my focus
on the beautiful design of the bolt.
I then checked my monitor to see if I had captured what I actually had seen, and it
was confirmed.
The capture was in black & white, and I believe the soft light, and the darker
background really accentuates the bolt in this photo.
I call this one "Spider Veins":
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org



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Re: Cockscomb

Postby windknot » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:38 pm

This is a stunning shot, Mav, thanks for sharing it with us.
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
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Re: Cockscomb

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:55 am

wow ! Very nice
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Re: Cockscomb

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:05 pm

Well done!
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Re: Cockscomb

Postby maverick » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:39 pm

Thanks Windknot, Yom, and HM.
Saw your post on FM, nice photos and colors HM!
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Re: Cockscomb

Postby Herm » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:16 pm

Another cool shot Mav!
I am not in a hurry, so don't be hasty.
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Re: Cockscomb

Postby maverick » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:20 pm

Thanks Herm
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