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Garry S
10-15-2008, 05:00 PM
Hi everyone,

I just found out about the Forum section here on MWOBS and had to join. Like many of you I've grown up in New England and try to get up into the mountins when ever I can. We were lucky enough to get up to the summit this past Sunday morning and what a treat! 120+ mile visibility with views from the Adirondacks to the Atlantic. We could even make out a ship some where off the coast of Maine. If the direct link works it should be here...

http://www.pbase.com/garry_s/image/104569312/medium.jpg

If not here is a link to my Pbase gallery from that day;
http://www.pbase.com/garry_s/mt_washington

Thanks

Garry S.

JimS
10-15-2008, 07:33 PM
Hi Garry,

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your visit with us here. GREAT photos. You really caught great conditions and great light. I particularly like the shot of the valleys to the SW, a nice isolated perspective captured in great light.

Hope you share more in the future, and glad you had a great day!

~Jim

KathyC
10-15-2008, 07:39 PM
Wow, really nice shot. Thanks for sharing...:)

Tim&Val
10-15-2008, 09:51 PM
Beautiful pictures!! Welcome!!

Valerie

CHRIS
10-16-2008, 07:08 AM
Looks like you had a great day up top. Thanks for sharing your pictures and welcome to the forum.

dixiemax
10-16-2008, 08:26 AM
welcome!!!

mtruman
10-16-2008, 08:59 AM
Glad to have you join us. Great shots from Sunday. What an amazing day to be on Mt Washington!!!

Rich
10-16-2008, 09:33 AM
If you can see that boat soo clearly in the Atlantic (awesome shot by the way!, and welcome!), why can't Mt. Washington be seen from Cadillac Mtn. in Acadia? Or can it, and I just happened to be there on a not clear enough day.

TrishandAlex
10-16-2008, 12:09 PM
Welcome!!! Lovely photos, hope to see more from you in the future!

BlueDog
10-16-2008, 12:18 PM
Is the boat suppose to be in this picture? Can someone please point it out? I can't even tell where the ocean is suppose to be.

http://k43.pbase.com/g1/90/36090/2/104569312.0qH8WNIy.jpg

Rich
10-16-2008, 12:37 PM
way out on the horizon, it looks like a line of clouds, it's the ocean and that's a ship!

BlueDog
10-16-2008, 01:04 PM
This can't be it. Unless there's some weird optical illusion going on.

http://www.tpiwwp.com/v2/out.php/i343_thatsaship.jpg

Rich
10-16-2008, 01:30 PM
you found it!

Brad
10-16-2008, 04:23 PM
I really do not think that is a boat. I have always been under the impression that if you can see the ocean from the summit it would be a small sliver off the coast. To me that "boat" is above a bank of clouds.

Garry S
10-16-2008, 05:00 PM
Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome! There is a BUNCH of great photography on this forum and I hope I can learn a lot from everyone. Here is another photo from two weeks ago of a portion of the Silver Cascade, I know it's been photographed a million times but I'm still trying to get a good shot of it. I think this one is close. Let’s see if I have this photo attaching figured out...

Garry S
10-16-2008, 05:32 PM
Hi Brad, about the boat picture. I've posted a larger, cropped version on Pbase so you can get a closer look,
http://www.pbase.com/garry_s/image/104644187

We were talking to one of the auto road workers and he pointed it out to us. He said it's only the third time in his career that he could make out a ship so I'm going to have to take his word on it. You could see it with the naked eye as just a spec and it was right in the middle of the sliver of ocean. The shot was taken with a 400mm lens.

Thanks! :)

BlueDog
10-16-2008, 05:52 PM
The perspective of where the ground/horizon should be just doesn't seem to relate at all to the "ship." Assuming its a large container ship.. those are between 1100 and 1300 feet in length. It would have to closer than the mountain in the foreground to still be at that size in the pic.

I think that is a cloud and the line below it is clouds as well.

Brad
10-16-2008, 06:16 PM
The perspective of where the ground/horizon should be just doesn't seem to relate at all to the "ship." Assuming its a large container ship.. those are between 1100 and 1300 feet in length. It would have to closer than the mountain in the foreground to still be at that size in the pic.

I think that is a cloud and the line below it is clouds as well.
I agree it is not a ship. It is too high over the mountains that are clearly in the picture. They look like Pleasant Mt in W Bridgton. Carry a line that high over the mountains to the ocean and it should appear as a sliver. that object seems way too high to be on the ocean - and too big. Look at it and see that it is an airplane going from north to south and it makes sense.

Garry S
10-16-2008, 08:39 PM
I've been looking through some other shots from that morning tying to figure this out and I found this one, it shows a more overall view;
http://www.pbase.com/garry_s/image/104649005/original I've posted it on Pbase in full size.

It was taken at 8:59:53AM and shows the view with a 70mm lens. The close up view was taken at 9:22 am and show the ship in question has not moved, so that rules out any kind of plane...unless it's a sea plane? :) I'm pretty sure the top glowing strip is the ocean and the shorter one just below it is part of Sebago Lake that is refelecting the sun. Looking at the view in Google Earth from the summit prespective, the lake and it's islands match up nicely.

It was incredibly clear that day so I don't know?

Was anyone else on the summit that morning?

Rich
10-16-2008, 08:45 PM
Hey, ya got something there, Brad. I could see that being a plane. On appoach to Portland or Boston?

Rich
10-16-2008, 08:49 PM
The close up view was taken at 9:22 am and show the ship in question has not moved, so that rules out any kind of plane...unless it's a sea plane?

Oh, maybe not a plane then.:confused:

Brad
10-17-2008, 06:59 AM
I have some definite conclusions.


It looks like a plane
probably is not a plane unless the alien UFOs really did come on Oct 14th
the thing that looks like a cloud behind the mountain could be Frye Island off Raymond in Lake Sebago
the "sliver" of ocean that I was told for years was visible from the summit might be bogus when you get to high quality digital zoom cameras
the "boat" looks way too high for me - but it could be a boat
I might go back to the UFO theory.


http://images45.fotki.com/v1361/photos/8/8235/242566/SummitOcean-vi.jpg

Well, at least we know it is not Tim or Val doing it.

Garry S
10-17-2008, 09:15 AM
I like the UFO theory. I can see the headlines now…. “Alien visitors seen leaf peeping off the coast of New England.”

Rich
10-17-2008, 11:15 AM
Send the photo to the Government so they can "crisp" it up, then we'll have our answer. They have nothing better to do anyway.

Brad
10-17-2008, 12:28 PM
I like the UFO theory. I can see the headlines now…. “Alien visitors seen leaf peeping off the coast of New England.”
Well, a lot of people were watching on Oct 14th see what would happen. I am sure if this picture were sent to Blossom she would be able to use it to clarify her predications that UFOs would be coming on that day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFyK2N4RG_o