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1HappyHiker
05-12-2010, 08:20 PM
On the day of this hike, it was a good day for viewing the Presidentials from both the Mt. Martha and the Owl's Head peak, both of which are located atop Cherry Mountain. However, I didn't spend a lot of time trying to get the perfect photo. My primary goal for this day was to do my routine maintenance as the Trail Adopter for Martha's Mile (the trail that connects these two peaks).

Anyway, below are two snapshots. The first was taken from Mt. Martha, and the second one was taken from the Owl's Head peak.


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Other than an occasional trace of snow at the higher elevations, the trail was basically dry for the entire distance. However, there was one very notable exception.
The final approach to the Owl's Head summit is quite steep, and it had patches of thick ice. It might take a few warm days to melt it away. In the meantime, you should bring your microspikes!

It's difficult to tell much from the snapshot below, but nonetheless, it shows one of the patches of ice as you approach the Owl's Head summit.


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1HappyHiker

Anna LeBlanc
05-12-2010, 08:48 PM
You call those SNAPSHOTS John?!! I call those some beautiful pictures.Love the contrast with the snow covered summits.Thanks for bringing me alittle closer to heaven again.

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Anna

CHRIS
05-13-2010, 06:42 AM
Great shots Thanks for sharing.

Snow Miser
05-13-2010, 07:58 AM
I agree with Anna. Those are far more than Snapshots! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.:)

1HappyHiker
05-13-2010, 08:38 AM
Anna; Chris; Bob: Thanks guys once again for your very kind comments! Actually, all the credit should go to our lovely mountains. With something as strikingly beautiful as they are, it's really difficult NOT to capture a beautiful image with a camera . . . even using a simple "point & shoot" like I do.

Snow Miser
05-13-2010, 11:29 AM
John, it is amazing the shots you get with a "point & shoot". You definitely have an good eye to compensate for the type of camera that most of us use.:)

Anna LeBlanc
05-13-2010, 12:34 PM
Anna; Chris; Bob: Thanks guys once again for your very kind comments! Actually, all the credit should go to our lovely mountains. With something as strikingly beautiful as they are, it's really difficult NOT to capture a beautiful image with a camera . . . even using a simple "point & shoot" like I do.

John,I'm curious,what type of camera do you have? I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-H7 point and shoot for my photos.Thanks.

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Anna

1HappyHiker
05-13-2010, 11:16 PM
John, it is amazing the shots you get with a "point & shoot". You definitely have an good eye to compensate for the type of camera that most of us use.:)

John,I'm curious,what type of camera do you have? I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-H7 point and shoot for my photos.
Bob: Thank you for the compliment. Maybe it's not so much having a "good eye" as it is dumb luck and being at the right place at the right time!:)

Anna: I use a Panasonic DMC-ZS1 camera. I've tried other brands, but keep coming back to Panasonic. However, I've not tried a Sony. Perhaps I should. You get some excellent photos with your Sony Cybershot DSC-H7.

KSearl
05-20-2010, 09:04 PM
WOW!. I love those first two shots. They look professional. I love them. Good job.
Karl

MelNino
05-20-2010, 09:16 PM
Lovely shots....I really like the first,....with the pack and pole in the foreground....you don't notice them at first. Very cool.