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JimS
09-14-2007, 07:04 AM
Who took that photo on the left?

Its amazing.

http://www.mountwashington.org/images/header/header-23.jpg

I was privelaged to have been up there that day to capture that. A strong inversion kept THICK haze at about 3000 feet in the valleys and notches, with a clear view of the mountain tops. The late afternoon light set up that deep color like I had never seen.

I used a 2 stop Graduated Neutral Density filter to keep the sky from blowing out, and this is otherwise pretty much straight out of the camera.

A gorgeous, calm, clear and spectacular afternoon!

~JimS

Bill O
09-14-2007, 07:36 AM
I figured it was you Jim.

Brad
09-14-2007, 10:50 AM
I was privelaged to have been up there that day to capture that. A strong inversion kept THICK haze at about 3000 feet in the valleys and notches, with a clear view of the mountain tops. The late afternoon light set up that deep color like I had never seen.

I used a 2 stop Graduated Neutral Density filter to keep the sky from blowing out, and this is otherwise pretty much straight out of the camera.

A gorgeous, calm, clear and spectacular afternoon!

~JimS
Jim, that is an awesome picture. Is it in the Photo Journal? Please get it added if possible.

JimS
09-14-2007, 02:00 PM
Jim, that is an awesome picture. Is it in the Photo Journal? Please get it added if possible.

It's in there, November 2006:
http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/journal/index.php?month=11&year=2006

Taken on Black Friday, Thanksgiving weekend. I have spent four thanksgiving at the summit, and something spectacular and memorable has happened every one (I'll let BillO fill you in on the thanksgiving we stopped watching football in favor of gathering around the falling barometer!!! )

Bill O
09-14-2007, 02:32 PM
Jim, that is an awesome picture. Is it in the Photo Journal? Please get it added if possible.

I haven't had a desktop photo background on my computer in years. I have preferred the cleanliness of pure black.

This photo just made it onto my desktop background.

Brad
09-14-2007, 04:54 PM
Funny - as I had grabbed the larger file and used it also as my new desktop background. Staggering picture. When you stare at it, it grows and there is so much to see in it. Thanks Jim!

KD Talbot
09-14-2007, 05:09 PM
In reference to Thanksgiving 2006:

"I have spent four thanksgiving at the summit, and something spectacular and memorable has happened every one." J Salge

Jim is actually referring to the fact that I cooked the dinner and nobody got food poisoning.

That's right. Jimmy was out taking great photos while I slaved over a hot stove.

KDT

Steve M
09-14-2007, 05:48 PM
In reference to Thanksgiving 2006:

"I have spent four thanksgiving at the summit, and something spectacular and memorable has happened every one." J Salge

Jim is actually referring to the fact that I cooked the dinner and nobody got food poisoning.

That's right. Jimmy was out taking great photos while I slaved over a hot stove.

KDT
That's very funny, what a great time to be volunteering on the summit!

Steve M
09-14-2007, 05:49 PM
It's in there, November 2006:
http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/journal/index.php?month=11&year=2006

Taken on Black Friday, Thanksgiving weekend. I have spent four thanksgiving at the summit, and something spectacular and memorable has happened every one (I'll let BillO fill you in on the thanksgiving we stopped watching football in favor of gathering around the falling barometer!!! )
Come on Bill, tell us the story!:)

Brad
09-14-2007, 08:40 PM
Wow - there are some real dangerous living conditions up there!

Bill O
09-14-2007, 09:28 PM
Come on Bill, tell us the story!:)

Well, it started falling. We kept watching, it kept falling. And.....it eventually stopped falling.

Given the storms we had later that winter it was a bit silly, but it may have been one of the first times that season the summit moved above the 800mb level. And watching the barometer update every 4 seconds or so was fun because the pressure was dropping so fast.

Steve M
09-14-2007, 09:46 PM
Well, it started falling. We kept watching, it kept falling. And.....it eventually stopped falling.

Given the storms we had later that winter it was a bit silly, but it may have been one of the first times that season the summit moved above the 800mb level. And watching the barometer update every 4 seconds or so was fun because the pressure was dropping so fast.
I can see how that could be fun. Anytime change happens rapidly it can be exciting. I remember a storm which built up right over our heads in Tallahassee. It developed before our eyes in a matter of 15 or more minutes and even caught us in a micro-burst which blew one of us to the ground and did some minor damage to a few buildings in the area. It was more scary than exciting the more I remember it.

Brad
09-15-2007, 05:58 AM
Wow - there are some real dangerous living conditions up there!
I was talking about the cooking. :cool:

KD Talbot
09-15-2007, 08:54 AM
Well, seeing as how I keep getting invited back, it can't be that bad. Thanksgiving up there was great. I got to have Thanksgiving at home with my family, then again up there. Then I got some nice pictures of the fox when he dropped by for left-overs.

KDT

Charlie
09-15-2007, 09:05 AM
foxes do like turkeys

KD Talbot
09-15-2007, 08:31 PM
Well, now that you're in the Summit Club with me I guess I can take that shot. I hear though, that Bloodhounds are pretty fond of turkeys, too.

By the way, since my culinary abilities seem to be in doubt here, maybe we should have a cook-off, at Brad's.

KDT

Charlie
09-16-2007, 09:11 AM
Well, now that you're in the Summit Club with me I guess I can take that shot. I hear though, that Bloodhounds are pretty fond of turkeys, too.

By the way, since my culinary abilities seem to be in doubt here, maybe we should have a cook-off, at Brad's.

KDT

if you consider a criminal a turkey then yes they do love to catch them:D :D

and i'm allways up for a cook off ,and then comes eating all the good food

Steve M
09-16-2007, 09:45 AM
if you consider a criminal a turkey then yes they do love to catch them:D :D

and i'm allways up for a cook off ,and then comes eating all the good food
I want to be one of the judges!

Brad
09-16-2007, 10:32 AM
I want to be one of the judges!
The cook off should be at the summit. The staff should be the judge. Give them some meals to remember.

Charlie
09-16-2007, 02:07 PM
The cook off should be at the summit. The staff should be the judge. Give them some meals to remember.

i think they should have a B B Q day for the forum members [ we supply the food and goodies ] like they do for the volunteers.

and why we are doing this it would be nice if we could stay the night on the deck :D :D :D or if the Werther is bad the park would let us stay inside . then on Sunday we all can have a work day for the park and do all kind of things for them .if they post a list of needs, we can bring some supplies up with us and it will cost the nothing but a night on top ;) ;) ;)

what do you think ??????
would the park and the OBS go for something like this ,it might help boost membership:eek: :eek: :eek:

Steve M
09-16-2007, 02:18 PM
i think they should have a B B Q day for the forum members [ we supply the food and goodies ] like they do for the volunteers.

and why we are doing this it would be nice if we could stay the night on the deck :D :D :D or if the Werther is bad the park would let us stay inside . then on Sunday we all can have a work day for the park and do all kind of things for them .if they post a list of needs, we can bring some supplies up with us and it will cost the nothing but a night on top ;) ;) ;)

what do you think ??????
would the park and the OBS go for something like this ,it might help boost membership:eek: :eek: :eek:
Not a bad idea.

Rich
09-16-2007, 09:43 PM
Sounds great! I'll bring my hammer!

Steve M
09-22-2007, 02:12 PM
Who took that photo on the left?

Its amazing.

http://www.mountwashington.org/images/header/header-23.jpg
Can you tell me whick direction this was taken and what the mountains are the were looking at? I can't place it.

Bill O
09-22-2007, 03:44 PM
Pretty sure it is looking south over Monroe and Eisenhower. I think Lakes of the Clouds is just out of view.

Steve M
09-22-2007, 05:37 PM
Pretty sure it is looking south over Monroe and Eisenhower. I think Lakes of the Clouds is just out of view.
That's what I thought at first but the more I look at it the more surreal it looks.

Brad
09-22-2007, 06:39 PM
Pretty sure it is looking south over Monroe and Eisenhower. I think Lakes of the Clouds is just out of view.
I agree. The picture was taken at sunrise - sun is to the left (east). The first set of peaks are the southern Pres. Then the large dip for Crawford Notch. Then probably Wiley, Tom and Field.

Here is the larger version.

http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/journal/2006/11/1886.jpg

Steve M
09-23-2007, 12:31 AM
Maybe it's the angle the shot was taken that makes the S. Presi's look different.

Brad
09-23-2007, 04:14 AM
Maybe it's the angle the shot was taken that makes the S. Presi's look different.
The image is zoomed in a lot.

KD Talbot
09-23-2007, 03:05 PM
The first you see is Little Monroe, then Franklin, Eisenhower and to its left Pierce. As Brad says the next ridge is L to R Willey, Field and Tom. The ridge behind that are the Bonds, and just peeking over those you can see the southern part of Franconia Ridge with Mount Flume to the left and Mount Liberty to the right. Right between these is Mount Moosilaukee on the horizon. To the left of the Moose, on the horizon, is Smart's Mtn. Left of that is Mount Cardigan. In front of Cardigan are Scar Ridge and the western flanks of the Hancocks and Mount Carrigain.

KDT

JimS
09-23-2007, 03:52 PM
I think that the reason that this looks wierd is that I deliberately left Mount Monroe OUT. I find it a tough mountain to compose around, and this is shooting just to the right of it. It is also zoomed in quite a bit, as brad suggests, compressing the scene significantly...

Brad
09-23-2007, 06:50 PM
I think that the reason that this looks wierd is that I deliberately left Mount Monroe OUT. I find it a tough mountain to compose around, and this is shooting just to the right of it. It is also zoomed in quite a bit, as brad suggests, compressing the scene significantly...
When I think I have figured Jim out - he does something different - again.

Steve M
09-23-2007, 07:56 PM
I appreciate the geography lesson Kevin, as well as your explanation of your technique Jim. It really is a great shot and like Brad said, the more you look at it the more you see. It really intrigued me because it almost looks like something created in Photoshop.

Steve M
09-26-2007, 09:04 AM
Here is another great shot. Not a nice day to be above tree line! Did you take this one too, Jim?

http://images30.fotki.com/v484/photos/1/1138397/5151277/header18-vi.jpg

JimS
09-26-2007, 10:32 AM
Here is another great shot. Not a nice day to be above tree line! Did you take this one too, Jim?

http://images30.fotki.com/v484/photos/1/1138397/5151277/header18-vi.jpg

Nope...I've had terrible luck with lightning shots over my lifetime, and have exactly zero captures of it...

That FANTASTIC shot was taken by Intern Greg Petrics during the summer of 2004. Greg is a very active hiker in the whites, and lurks here at times, perhaps he'll sign in and give the details...

Brad
09-30-2007, 10:26 AM
This is some what on topic in that the picture was taken in the mountains - of NC. I was at The Biltmore yesterday taking pictures. This is one of my favorites from the day.

http://images28.fotki.com/v1026/photos/8/8235/5442956/CRW_7964-vi.jpg

http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/travels/2007/20070929-biltmore

Brad
09-30-2007, 10:52 AM
The NC mountains may be higher than MW, but they are very different. Mt Mitchel to the NE of The Biltmore in Asheville, NC is 6,684 ft high. But, they are mostly tree covered.

This is a picture (5 images stitched together) taken from The Biltmore looking south.

http://images28.fotki.com/v978/photos/8/8235/5442956/CRW_786367-vi.jpg

gpetrics
10-15-2007, 01:42 PM
Here is another great shot. Not a nice day to be above tree line! Did you take this one too, Jim?

http://images30.fotki.com/v484/photos/1/1138397/5151277/header18-vi.jpg

Thanks for the credit Jim (and the obs)! Here are a few details of that night's photos:

That shot is of Mt Jefferson (being hit by lightening), and was taken from the weather room in the obs during one of the many nights of severe weather we had in June 2004. During this particular night we were lucky enough to have a cloud deck at about 6400 feet (just above the obs). My shutter speed was 2 sec, aperature was 2.8, and I was taking continuous shots. The camera-mode I was using to take the pictures was such that when I stopped taking continuous shots, only the last 5 were saved (such were/are the constraints of my 2002 Fuji Finepix 5MP sub-SLR). I would just stop taking pictures the moment a bolt of lightening let loose.

For the record, the shot was really just dumb luck. I had always dabbled in photographing lightening (and still do), but just got really lucky when all the conditions came together for that one.

I am still always amazed by Jim's uncanny ability to be able to SEEK OUT good conditions for excellent photography.

Carpe skiem,
Greg

Steve M
10-15-2007, 08:31 PM
Greg,

thanks for taking the time to share. Keep taking those great shots and make sure you post them on this forum for all of us to enjoy!

Patrad Fischroy
10-16-2007, 09:56 AM
Thanks for the credit Jim (and the obs)! Here are a few details of that night's photos:

That shot is of Mt Jefferson (being hit by lightening), and was taken from the weather room in the obs during one of the many nights of severe weather we had in June 2004. During this particular night we were lucky enough to have a cloud deck at about 6400 feet (just above the obs). My shutter speed was 2 sec, aperature was 2.8, and I was taking continuous shots. The camera-mode I was using to take the pictures was such that when I stopped taking continuous shots, only the last 5 were saved (such were/are the constraints of my 2002 Fuji Finepix 5MP sub-SLR). I would just stop taking pictures the moment a bolt of lightening let loose.

For the record, the shot was really just dumb luck. I had always dabbled in photographing lightening (and still do), but just got really lucky when all the conditions came together for that one.

I am still always amazed by Jim's uncanny ability to be able to SEEK OUT good conditions for excellent photography.

Carpe skiem,
Greg

Isn't that last-five feature on the Fuji camera fun, useful too? At the time shutter lag ( the time between you pressing the button and the camera taking the shot) on most digital cameras was pretty long and this feature was useful to get those action shots. This is the first time that I had heard of using it for lightning, I may have to pull that camera out of storage, dust it off and try that. Thanks for the tip

Brad
10-16-2007, 10:19 AM
A picture I like from last weekend is

http://images21.fotki.com/v632/photos/8/8235/5494388/CRW_8163-vi.jpg

Charlie
10-16-2007, 07:23 PM
nice and clear but is it up side down or not :confused: :confused:

Brad
10-16-2007, 07:34 PM
nice and clear but is it up side down or not :confused: :confused:
Nope - it is not upside down.

Charlie
10-16-2007, 07:38 PM
i know but i love it when the picture is so clear that you could not tell if it was .
very nice shot

Brad
10-16-2007, 08:35 PM
That is my favorite picture of the weekend. When you zoom in on it the wood grain is very clear. It is amazing what Image Stabilization can do for a lens.

Charlie
10-16-2007, 08:56 PM
who would ever think that taking a picture of a wood post in the water would look so cool

Brad
10-16-2007, 09:12 PM
who would ever think that taking a picture of a wood post in the water would look so cool
Ha, so true. Sometimes it is the simple things that stand out.

Brad
10-31-2007, 09:01 PM
A neighbor was outside a few minutes ago setting up his monster telescope. We used his good tripod and with his understanding of the stars, etc. i was able to get some pictures of the comet Holmes going by.

http://images108.fotki.com/v624/photos/8/8235/5556897/IMG_8749a-vi.jpg

Pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/nc/fall/20071031-comet

Steve M
10-31-2007, 09:49 PM
That's cool. It looks like it's obscured by clouds but I know it only looks that way because it is so far away.

Brad
11-13-2007, 05:00 PM
I grabbed a few minutes early Monday morning and took a few pictures near the cabin. They start at #36 in this album
http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/maine/fall/2007-fall

The ones I like are

http://images30.fotki.com/v1038/photos/8/8235/5483023/IMG_9022a-vi.jpg

and

http://images30.fotki.com/v1038/photos/8/8235/5483023/IMG_9038c-vi.jpg

Steve M
11-13-2007, 11:04 PM
Those are incredible! I want to enlarge and frame those and put them on the wall in my house.

Very nice!

Brad
12-05-2007, 05:11 AM
Lloyd,

Your first snow pictures in Portland are really nice. Good Job. Also, i do like you in that moose outfit. :cool:

Brad
12-14-2007, 09:53 AM
Here is a video that is amazing.

http://epic.weather.com/videoPlayer.html?clip=5271

Steve M
12-14-2007, 12:42 PM
I watched quite a few of those vids and You would never see me out there. That stuff is crazy. I'll stick to tamer slopes.

I wonder if there are any cliff jumping nuts that would try Huntington. That would be extreme!

Charlie
12-14-2007, 07:41 PM
no thanks that's not for me

bikehikeskifish
12-29-2007, 07:02 PM
Here are a few photos from Little Haystack yesterday afternoon around 3:30 when the higher clouds blew off Franconia Ridge. The entire Pemi was still under the clouds, and Washington poked out along with a brief glimpse of Monroe, Franklin and Eisenhower.

Liberty:

http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/26926/2579160140097994563S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2579160140097994563MxAKVU)

Washington:

http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/35727/2699008990097994563S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2699008990097994563qlbcJA)

Enjoy,
Tim

forestgnome
12-31-2007, 06:38 PM
Hey Tim,

Nice to see you over here. Keep 'em coming!

happy trails :)

JimS
12-31-2007, 07:14 PM
Tim,

Agree with the gnome! Great to see you over here...you have alot to contribute. As I just got back to a computer, I have some critiquing to do of shots over on VFTT. I must say though, that these look fantastic!!!

Charlie
12-31-2007, 07:27 PM
thanks Tim very nice pictures

Brad
12-31-2007, 10:16 PM
Nice pictures and very nice to have you here.

KD Talbot
01-01-2008, 09:33 AM
I read your TR and saw the pics over on that "other" forum and I was blown away! I always try to stick with my original plan even though I always have a backup for the very reason your photos show. If you break above tree line and the weather is real bad, you just get back down. But if it's not too bad and you forge on even with no views, you may be rewarded with something as wonderful as your pictures express. I don't know if it was you or one of your fellow hikers that said in the TR, "I swear Franconia Notch has its own weather!" and we have said this same thing many times. I always go on because the conditions may change, and even if they don't, it's a beautiful world on the top of any mountain in winter. Welcome to this forum and keep the pictures coming, we love them over here!

KDT

bikehikeskifish
01-01-2008, 07:04 PM
It was Jim Lombard who made that comment about FR having it's own weather. It was his hike (RoT). I guess the reward we got for leaving late and pacing ourselves for the comfort and ability of the group as a whole was that we were still on the ridge when the views materialized. Lucky for us!!

Tim

p.s. It was kind of annoying to dig out the headlamp for the last 15 minutes :rolleyes:

bikehikeskifish
01-01-2008, 07:14 PM
Since you (Kevin anyway ;) ) asked for more photos, here is my new favorite photo from the trip (Lincoln), having spent some time selectively cropping it. Some of you might have seen the entire album if you clicked on the photos above.

http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/39734/2634738700097994563S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2634738700097994563tNJfaW)

This one is my wife's favorite (Liberty, but with the end of FR in the foreground), and many of the VFTT folks agreed with her. I still like the one above better.

http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/39034/2528935400097994563S500x500Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2528935400097994563VMLftP)

I will acknowledge the Photography forum on VFTT and in JimS for encouraging me to actually post some of my stuff for comments and critique. I'm actually pretty happy with the improvements so far. Feel free to make any additional comments. And the entire album begins here: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/561923291FRryLI

As a group we decided before heading up that we were all comfortable following the ridge to Lincoln even in limited visibility. We didn't see anyone coming back the other way, so everyone who went towards Lafayette either made it all the way around or came back after us. There were a few sets of new prints that followed us up Little Haystack and turned around at the ridge.

Happy New Year,
Tim

George Vreeland Hill
01-03-2008, 06:39 PM
I love what NH has to offer.

Brad
01-04-2008, 08:01 AM
Last night I elected to stay in the warm bed instead of going out to take pictures (in the -14 degree weather) of the meteor shower. But, the lake web camera caught 2 of them! Look at the right of the images.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1080/photos/8/8235/4962265/LV0320080103200612000N-vi.jpg

http://images31.fotki.com/v1096/photos/8/8235/4962265/LV0320080103213217000N-vi.jpg

Steve M
01-04-2008, 08:08 AM
It would seem you have been replaced. Your not needed any more. Your webcams have taken over. What will you do.:eek:
Those are really cool.

Brad
01-04-2008, 08:11 AM
It shows I could be in sunny, warm Florida and take the pictures. Hmmmm.

Steve M
01-04-2008, 09:43 AM
It shows I could be in sunny, warm Florida and take the pictures. Hmmmm.
You may want to wait a day or two for the warm part. It's 36 degrees right now.:) Although it's much warmer here than there right now.

h2oeco
01-04-2008, 09:57 AM
I walked up to the beach last night before going to bed, and saw a few shooting stars as well, but unfortunately, no camera...

Nice cold, clear night though!

billysinc
01-04-2008, 10:40 AM
Since you (Kevin anyway ;) ) asked for more photos, here is my new favorite photo from the trip (Lincoln), having spent some time selectively cropping it. Some of you might have seen the entire album if you clicked on the photos above.

This one is my wife's favorite (Liberty, but with the end of FR in the foreground), and many of the VFTT folks agreed with her. I still like the one above better.

I will acknowledge the Photography forum on VFTT and in JimS for encouraging me to actually post some of my stuff for comments and critique. I'm actually pretty happy with the improvements so far. Feel free to make any additional comments. And the entire album begins here: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/561923291FRryLI

As a group we decided before heading up that we were all comfortable following the ridge to Lincoln even in limited visibility. We didn't see anyone coming back the other way, so everyone who went towards Lafayette either made it all the way around or came back after us. There were a few sets of new prints that followed us up Little Haystack and turned around at the ridge.

Happy New Year,
Tim


Hi Tim,

I'm one of the two guys you met up with just below Cloudland Falls who thanked you for breaking trail. Hopefully we returned the favor. Did you see my chest deep posthole near the top of Haystack? Nice to see you guys got some great shots. My friend Jay's camera froze up so we didn't get any summit shots. :( In fact I'm in your webshots pictures, I'm in pic#4.

We were hoping the clouds would break for us but they didn't until we were near Greenleaf hut. I agree with Kevin (KD). FR definitely makes its own weather. We were on Liberty a couple weeks back and we got the same treatment.

Bill

bikehikeskifish
01-04-2008, 10:50 AM
Bill,

Got your message on the webshots page. Help yourself to some photos. And thank you for being in the Cloudland Falls photo... it gave it some scale, while not looking posed.

Tim

billysinc
01-04-2008, 11:20 AM
Like you I really like 20 and 21. Shows just how much of a ridge FR is.

20 fits better on my desktop though :D

Brad
01-04-2008, 04:59 PM
I went around and took a few more pictures like the pumphouse

http://images110.fotki.com/v1111/photos/8/8235/5637847/IMG_0237a-vi.jpg

Charlie
01-04-2008, 05:18 PM
thats not the pump it's the caretakers house

h2oeco
01-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Trying out Fotki, here are some pictures, including some of MWO, etc:

http://public.fotki.com/h2oeco/

Enjoy...

Ed

Charlie
01-04-2008, 06:45 PM
very nice thanks

Brad
01-04-2008, 07:23 PM
Those MWO pictures are fantastic! What an experience to be up there in the winter and be able to capture the beauty.

Steve M
01-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Trying out Fotki, here are some pictures, including some of MWO, etc:

http://public.fotki.com/h2oeco/

Enjoy...

Ed
That's funny, photo #4 is my current wallpaper.
Great photos, thanks for sharing.

h2oeco
01-04-2008, 08:19 PM
That's funny, photo #4 is my current wallpaper.
Great photos, thanks for sharing.

#4 is the one that Brad posted to the forums after I posted a link to my website (pre-Fotki) - the rest of the pictures (not all are in Fotki) are here: http://www.seaoasis.com/photos/mwo07/mwo/

Steve M
01-04-2008, 08:49 PM
#4 is the one that Brad posted to the forums after I posted a link to my website (pre-Fotki) - the rest of the pictures (not all are in Fotki) are here: http://www.seaoasis.com/photos/mwo07/mwo/
Very nice. Can't wait for my week on the mountain!

h2oeco
01-04-2008, 09:01 PM
When are you scheduled to go up?

Ed

Steve M
01-05-2008, 01:36 AM
When are you scheduled to go up?

Ed
I will be volunteering the week of STP. July 23 through July 30.

Charlie
01-05-2008, 10:35 AM
I will be volunteering the week of STP. July 23 through July 30.


did you pick this week and how long before you were called with a date you applied

Steve M
01-05-2008, 01:24 PM
did you pick this week and how long before you were called with a date you applied
I picked this week from about four available weeks during the summer. Karen had called me in October to give me the dates. I had been on the list for six mos or so before I was contacted.

Brad
01-05-2008, 01:33 PM
I picked this week from about four available weeks during the summer. Karen had called me in October to give me the dates. I had been on the list for six mos or so before I was contacted.
So, it takes us a week to select a summit cat - and it took the staff 6 months to figure out Steve.

Charlie
01-05-2008, 03:16 PM
So, it takes us a week to select a summit cat - and it took the staff 6 months to figure out Steve.


i think we should have voted on Steve :D see if he falls off the table like Marty :D

Brad
01-05-2008, 03:20 PM
i think we should have voted on Steve :D see if he falls off the table like Marty :D
We need to keep on topic here! No politics allowed. There is a special thread for that stuff.

Charlie
01-05-2008, 03:27 PM
OK then how was your hike any pictures ;)

Brad
01-05-2008, 05:20 PM
OK then how was your hike any pictures ;)
see the Hiking section.

Steve M
01-05-2008, 09:35 PM
So, it takes us a week to select a summit cat - and it took the staff 6 months to figure out Steve.
You see I'm so skinny I slipped through the cracks...Then I fell off the table.:D

Now lets get back on topic!

What was the topic again?:confused:

Brad
01-20-2008, 08:29 AM
I was out snowshoeing on the lake yesterday. The picture below is 2 images stitched together looking north. I like the color and clouds.

http://images110.fotki.com/v1114/photos/8/8235/5821468/IMG_45355-vi.jpg

KathyC
01-20-2008, 09:15 AM
That photo is so pretty and serene, what lake is that?

Charlie
01-20-2008, 01:51 PM
we call it brads lake because he has a house on the lake

but he will post the real name

i also call it my dream lake because i look at the cam shots and dream i was there :( :(

Brad
01-20-2008, 02:17 PM
It is Long Lake in Maine. At the northern end is Harrison. Southern end is Naples. It is actually in the middle of Norway, Denmark and Sweden - but that is a different story.

Charlie "visits" the lake every day on the web cameras.

Charlie
01-20-2008, 04:12 PM
It is Long Lake in Maine. At the northern end is Harrison. Southern end is Naples. It is actually in the middle of Norway, Denmark and Sweden - but that is a different story.

Charlie "visits" the lake every day on the web cameras.


and stay warm and dry to but i would rather be there

Brad
01-23-2008, 05:15 AM
When I drove from Maine to NC on Monday I went across the Kanc and took a few pictures. Here is one.

http://images32.fotki.com/v1105/photos/8/8235/5821468/IMG_0482c-vi.jpg

Brad
01-28-2008, 08:42 AM
This is a bit out of our normal range - as it is on the grounds of The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I took it yesterday.

http://images29.fotki.com/v1133/photos/8/8235/5853345/IMG_0547a-vi.jpg

a3dad
01-28-2008, 01:14 PM
Very nice! I can just imagine myself sitting on the bank relaxing to the sound of the water! :) thanks for sharing.

spyboy
01-28-2008, 02:00 PM
I thought that was the runoff from your heated driveway!


This is a bit out of our normal range - as it is on the grounds of The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I took it yesterday.

http://images29.fotki.com/v1133/photos/8/8235/5853345/IMG_0547a-vi.jpg

Steve M
01-28-2008, 03:20 PM
Great photo Brad. You have a good eye. Hopefully two good eyes.;)

Charlie
01-28-2008, 07:09 PM
I thought that was the runoff from your heated driveway!
that would be 1 hot driveway

nice shot brad

Brad
01-28-2008, 07:37 PM
Very nice! I can just imagine myself sitting on the bank relaxing to the sound of the water! :) thanks for sharing.
It was a very relaxing day. I went in the gate onto the grounds at 9:00 AM when they opened - wandered around a bit - then took this small waterfall picture - around the grounds a bit - then drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway to a Folk Center - then back to the Biltmore for sunset. I sat on the porch for almost 3 hours looking at the view of the mountains, chatting with folks, and generally taking it easy. Then the rush of being ready for the sunset pictures.

As the sun came down i had to move the tripod and reset up. Was a very relaxing day. Left for home a bit after 6:00 PM. Here is one of the sunset pictures.

http://images29.fotki.com/v317/photos/8/8235/5853345/IMG_0584a-vi.jpg

Brad
02-04-2008, 08:32 PM
Saturday I did some hiking. Had my backpack of camera stuff and headed out. The slope was terrible from the water back to the shade. So, I took a picture for you folks.

http://images31.fotki.com/v1086/photos/8/8235/5857959/IMG_0837a-vi.jpg

Mike D
02-04-2008, 10:24 PM
You can tap those trees and make palm-aid.


Saturday I did some hiking. Had my backpack of camera stuff and headed out. The slope was terrible from the water back to the shade. So, I took a picture for you folks.

http://images31.fotki.com/v1086/photos/8/8235/5857959/IMG_0837a-vi.jpg

spyboy
02-04-2008, 11:17 PM
http://www.spyboy.com/mwo/charlie3.jpg

Mike D
02-04-2008, 11:19 PM
You're starting to worry me.


http://www.spyboy.com/mwo/charlie3.jpg

spyboy
02-04-2008, 11:29 PM
Did somebody say Palm-Aid? Oh yeah!

http://www.spyboy.com/mwo/charlie4.jpg

Steve M
02-05-2008, 01:06 PM
Saturday I did some hiking. Had my backpack of camera stuff and headed out. The slope was terrible from the water back to the shade. So, I took a picture for you folks.


It's a good thing you didn't get hurt. I don't know if the rescue crew would have been able to get to you.

Brad
02-05-2008, 07:22 PM
This is a location where they do a lot of catalog photo shoots. There was one going on down the beach a ways. Single guys like SpyBoy would have been willing to come to the rescue of me or the lovelies down the beach. WSR88D would have been called as a first responder though.

The security guard made sure I knew I had to stay in the public access section of the beach. Shucks.

Bretton Woods Brat
03-01-2008, 03:54 PM
My brother took this picture yesterday on the Kancamagus! :eek:

http://images33.fotki.com/v1141/photos/1/1299458/5932281/kangamangus_10001-vi.jpg

spyboy
03-01-2008, 04:00 PM
I think everyone misspells and mispronounces Rte 112, myself included (I always called it the Kangamangus too!) (is that a NJ thing?)

It's really Kancamagus...

from Wikipedia..

Most Americans apparently find the -ag- syllable awkward in the name, and pronounce it with an internal rhyme: "Kang-kuh-mang-gus". The proper pronunciation of the name, however, is "Kank-ah-maw-gus".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kancamagus_Highway


My brother took this picture yesterday on the Kangamangus! :eek:

Bretton Woods Brat
03-01-2008, 04:42 PM
Nope, sorry not from NJ...just a typo but thanks for the spelling lesson, glad you enjoyed the picture...:rolleyes:

Brad
03-01-2008, 08:21 PM
The pumphouse has a lot of snow on and around it now! here is a before and after picture.

When the snow started this season. Note the door has a break so the top half can swing on its own - and note the window box. In this picture there are steps going down the bank in the lower left of the image. You can see 2 of the pathway lights which stand up about 10 inches.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1077/photos/8/8235/5292283/LV0520071220151816020N-vi.jpg

This afternoon's image from the same web camera.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1150/photos/8/8235/5292283/LV0520080301135953000N-vi.jpg

Steve M
03-02-2008, 01:58 AM
This spring is going to be wild up there with all the snow melt. Whitewater rafters beware!:eek:

forestgnome
03-02-2008, 07:00 AM
My brother took this picture yesterday on the Kancamagus! :eek:

http://images33.fotki.com/v1141/photos/1/1299458/5932281/kangamangus_10001-vi.jpg


Nice pic! Tells a story.

Tim&Val
03-02-2008, 08:24 AM
Here's a picture at the boundary of Lincoln Woods/Pemi Wilderness. This is a waist-high gate in the summer. You can see the ski track behind the sign too.

http://www.barkeater.ws/nh48/images/LincolnWoods/03012008/skiing5_email.jpg

Valerie

Patrad Fischroy
03-04-2008, 03:35 PM
Nice pic! Tells a story.


I agree, we all should be getting our daily dose of irony

h2oeco
03-04-2008, 08:34 PM
Here are a few pictures from when I was in Vermont a few weeks ago...

http://www.ecomalley.com/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=1156

Wild turkeys all around the house...

Ed

Bill O
03-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Any other pictures from around the region showing snow depth? They are great to look at.

Brad
03-04-2008, 11:36 PM
Any other pictures from around the region showing snow depth? They are great to look at.
I will see what I can get this weekend. I am on my way north right now - stopped at a NJ rest area for a break.

mtruman
03-05-2008, 08:51 AM
Any other pictures from around the region showing snow depth? They are great to look at.
Here's one from Highland Center on 2/16. I should have taken one around back as the snow was even deeper there. My daughter was standing on top of a drift and had one foot on the roof!

http://lh4.google.com/mtruman42/R79KguZuDsI/AAAAAAAABJs/meG0RUhi6D8/s800/080216-154314.jpg

Bill O
03-05-2008, 08:55 AM
Here's one from Highland Center on 2/16. I should have taken one around back as the snow was even deeper there. My daughter was standing on top of a drift and had one foot on the roof!


That is awesome. That could easily be in Oregon, California or Utah.

Tim&Val
03-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Here's one from Highland Center on 2/16. I should have taken one around back as the snow was even deeper there. My daughter was standing on top of a drift and had one foot on the roof!


That picture is EXCELLENT!!

For some reason, we've been taking pictures of latrines lately. Here's the one in Lincoln Woods (at the 3-mile mark) and Old Bridle Path/Falling Waters trailhead.

http://www.barkeater.ws/nh48/images/LincolnWoods/03012008/img_5919.jpg
This one was sealed shut due to snow and ice, but a porcupine had chewed his way right through the wall.

http://www.barkeater.ws/nh48/images/LittleHaystack/20080302/IMG_5973.jpg
These were open for business, although you needed traction control to make the leap down to open the door. (You don't get the full effect from the picture).

Valerie

KathyC
03-06-2008, 05:11 AM
They have restrooms on some of the hiking trails?

Tim&Val
03-06-2008, 06:06 AM
They have restrooms on some of the hiking trails?

Lincoln Woods has about 24 managed campsites out there, so they need to have a restroom. In the summer, I have heard that the campsites are often full. That's too many people to have around day after day without real facilities.:( By the way, when I saw "restroom", it's really just a pit or composting toilet.

The Bridle Path/Falling Waters picture is from the trailhead/parking lot. Usually, the trailhead is the only place that you *might* find a restroom. Except of course the summit of Cannon Mtn or Mt Washington.

EDIT: Last minute thought... Huts too. That's another option.

mtruman
03-06-2008, 08:57 AM
They have restrooms on some of the hiking trails?

There are restrooms at a number of the trailheads in the WMNF - part of the benefit of paying for the parking pass I guess. Other than at the huts though there aren't any that I know of once you're on the trail. This is supposed to be wilderness after all :rolleyes:

Brad
03-07-2008, 07:00 PM
Here is a cabin on a point nearby with snowmobiles going by. Is that Steve out there?

http://images35.fotki.com/v1130/photos/8/8235/5821468/CRW_1161b-vi.jpg

Steve M
03-07-2008, 10:40 PM
Here is a cabin on a point nearby with snowmobiles going by. Is that Steve out there?

http://images35.fotki.com/v1130/photos/8/8235/5821468/CRW_1161b-vi.jpg
That's the winter shot of the picture you gave me last summer. Too cool!

Brad
03-08-2008, 06:27 AM
This is close to the same view as the one done last fall.

http://images36.fotki.com/v1152/photos/8/8235/5821468/CRW_1163b-vi.jpg

Charlie
03-08-2008, 09:07 AM
very nice looking
wish i was on one of the snowmobiles ,i haven't bin on one in years .i need to find a place that rents them and has a map of trails to go on .

edog2007
03-09-2008, 12:25 PM
Most snow I have seen in 20 years.:eek:
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_4334.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_4341.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_4330.jpg

edog2007
03-09-2008, 05:45 PM
12' recorded this year.

Bill O
03-09-2008, 07:31 PM
Most snow I have seen in 20 years.:eek:


Where is that?

edog2007
03-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Here are some pics I took in July of 2007.
What a nice day.:)
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2963.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2962.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2961.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2959.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2958.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2957.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2955.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2954.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2952.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2947.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2946.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2940.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/edog_02/100_2934.jpg

edog2007
03-09-2008, 07:45 PM
Where is that?
West Ossipee,NH,1hr 20 min from Mount Washignton.Depending on the traffic.

KD Talbot
03-09-2008, 08:30 PM
If you really want to hike Mount Washington this summer, please give this some thought:

http://www.seekthepeak.org/

You'll get to meet a lot of great people who feel the same way you do about MW and you'll help out a great cause.

KDT

mtruman
03-10-2008, 09:58 AM
Here are some pics I took in July of 2007. What a nice day.:)
What date were the pictures taken? Looks like it could have been one of the days we were up there (7/22 to 7/25). I agree with you - sure couldn't have been much nicer days! Particularly since it rained just about every day for the previous 2-3 weeks...

edog2007
03-10-2008, 10:54 AM
What date were the pictures taken? Looks like it could have been one of the days we were up there (7/22 to 7/25). I agree with you - sure couldn't have been much nicer days! Particularly since it rained just about every day for the previous 2-3 weeks...
It was the 22nd.

Brad
03-10-2008, 08:36 PM
Some of the picture files' EXIF data says 7/29/2007.

edog2007
03-10-2008, 08:42 PM
Some of the picture files' EXIF data says 7/29/2007.
My pics?
If so how can you tell?

Thanks

Brad
03-10-2008, 09:01 PM
My pics?
If so how can you tell?

Thanks
I have a plug-in for FireFox that lets me see the EXIF data stored in the digital image file. One could also download the file and use any number of photo editing programs to see the data.

Taking one of your images as an example here is the data.

Camera Make: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Camera Model: KODAK C340 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Image Date: 2007:07:29 09:59:23
Flash Used: No (Auto)
Focal Length: 5.6mm (35mm equivalent: 34mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0020 s (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO equiv: 80
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Center Weight
Exposure: program (Auto)

edog2007
03-10-2008, 09:31 PM
I have a plug-in for FireFox that lets me see the EXIF data stored in the digital image file. One could also download the file and use any number of photo editing programs to see the data.

Taking one of your images as an example here is the data.

Camera Make: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Camera Model: KODAK C340 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Image Date: 2007:07:29 09:59:23
Flash Used: No (Auto)
Focal Length: 5.6mm (35mm equivalent: 34mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0020 s (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO equiv: 80
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Center Weight
Exposure: program (Auto)
Got a link?

edog2007
03-10-2008, 09:51 PM
I found out the date I took the pics.7/29/07

Brad
03-11-2008, 02:50 AM
Got a link?
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5673

mtruman
03-11-2008, 10:18 AM
It was the 22nd. - more posts and then... I found out the date I took the pics.7/29/07 I figured that it had to be around then. These are from 7/22 to 7/25. Based on yours from 7/29 the perfect weather obviously held for 4 more days. Pretty much unheard of up here!

This is where we were on the 22nd (this was on the Parapet trail near Mt Madison). A beautiful day for sure!

http://lh5.google.com/mtruman42/RrDTkmn6b_I/AAAAAAAAAL0/RbnSD98TnvY/s800/IMG_2167.JPG

Sunset from Madison that night was pretty spectacular too

http://lh3.google.com/mtruman42/RrDTpGn6cKI/AAAAAAAAANM/KHND_P6eWdE/s800/IMG_2202.JPG

Next day was equally beautiful (Thunderstorm Junction)

http://lh4.google.com/mtruman42/RrDTrWn6cQI/AAAAAAAAAN8/U5OqihvrGao/s800/IMG_2223.JPG

Third day was particularly spectacular - starting with Lakes of the Clouds floating in the clouds

http://lh6.google.com/mtruman42/RrDTy2n6chI/AAAAAAAAAQE/pVwKQq4OODw/s800/IMG_2300.JPG

And then the trek over the southern Presidentials

http://lh6.google.com/mtruman42/RrDT02n6clI/AAAAAAAAAQk/Bq3px3KM1mQ/s800/IMG_2334.JPG


Day after that wasn't any worse (this is from Mt Webster).

http://lh5.google.com/mtruman42/RrDT7mn6c5I/AAAAAAAAATE/AVSwC0QIqsg/s800/IMG_2463.JPG


Nothing better than a beautiful day in the mountains!!!

edog2007
03-11-2008, 10:24 AM
Like the pics.I viewed all of them.:)

mtruman
03-11-2008, 10:42 AM
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5673
Brad - what version of Firefox are you using FxIF with? The plugin page says it is compatible with up to the current 3.0 beta but when I installed it in 2.0.0.7 it says that it isn't compatible :(

I used to use the Opanda EXIF plugin but that stopped working as of Firefox 2.0 as well. I really miss having this functionality. Anyone have any other solutions for Firefox 2.0.x EXIF viewing?

bikehikeskifish
03-11-2008, 01:13 PM
1.3 (9/2007) is compatible with 2.0.0.12 (FireFox version)

Tim

mtruman
03-11-2008, 01:23 PM
1.3 (9/2007) is compatible with 2.0.0.12 (FireFox version)

Tim
1.3 of which plugin? Latest Opanda is 2.3 and latest FxIF is 0.2.3. I actually was able to get Opanda to work by manually downloading the latest version (of both the plugin and standalone) even though when I told it to check for updates through the Firefox addon manager it said that the current verison was incompatible and there were no updates available. Go figure. At any rate, I have something that works now. Thanks.

Just for the record, my current Firefox version is 2.0.0.7 and when I tell it to check for updates it says that there are none available even though 2.0.0.12 is out there. This sort of thing just drives me nuts (maybe because I'm a software developer...)

Brad
03-11-2008, 01:56 PM
Brad - what version of Firefox are you using FxIF with? The plugin page says it is compatible with up to the current 3.0 beta but when I installed it in 2.0.0.7 it says that it isn't compatible :(

I used to use the Opanda EXIF plugin but that stopped working as of Firefox 2.0 as well. I really miss having this functionality. Anyone have any other solutions for Firefox 2.0.x EXIF viewing?
I am on Firefox 3 beta 3.

Bretton Woods Brat
03-12-2008, 07:09 AM
A friend from Conway sent me these! Enjoy...:p
http://images35.fotki.com/v1154/photos/1/1299458/5932281/01a01c883cd91bd84706bf2e847Dan-vi.jpg
http://images34.fotki.com/v1123/photos/1/1299458/5932281/01801c883cd91bd84706bf2e847Dan-vi.jpg
http://images36.fotki.com/v1155/photos/1/1299458/5932281/01c01c883cd91bd84706bf2e847Dan-vi.jpg
http://images36.fotki.com/v1155/photos/1/1299458/5932281/01901c883cd91bd84706bf2e847Dan-vi.jpg
http://images35.fotki.com/v1129/photos/1/1299458/5932281/01601c883cd91bd84706bf2e847Dan-vi.jpg
http://images32.fotki.com/v1109/photos/1/1299458/5932281/01b01c883cd91bd84706bf2e847Dan-vi.jpg

edog2007
03-12-2008, 07:43 AM
Cool!!!!!!! albino Moose:cool:

spyboy
03-12-2008, 12:35 PM
Wouldn't that be "white chocolate moose" ?


Cool!!!!!!! albino Moose:cool:

edog2007
03-12-2008, 05:41 PM
Wouldn't that be "white chocolate moose" ?
:D :cool: :cool:

Brad
03-12-2008, 06:22 PM
Wouldn't that be "white chocolate moose" ?
You have way too much spare time. Or you were up too late last night packing.

Brad
04-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Here is a view of MW and a snow filled Tuckermans Ravine from Harrison, Maine.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1149/photos/8/8235/6106025/CRW_1804-vi.jpg

Brad
04-23-2008, 07:25 AM
Sunrise over the lake this morning

http://images35.fotki.com/v1162/photos/8/8235/6155934/CRW_2193c-vi.jpg

The sunrise pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/maine/spring/2008-04-23-sunrise/

h2oeco
04-26-2008, 03:40 PM
A few pictures from yesterday... One of the sunset over the bay, and two of helicopters over the ocean - didn't seem to be typical military - they were gloss green and tan, with "United States of America" on the tail boom - best guess (mine and a local veteran's) is that they were coming back from NYC, probably "spares" from the when the president, vice president, etc. were in New York recently...

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwoposts/sunset.jpg

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwoposts/helo1.jpg

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwoposts/helo2.jpg

It is starting to get nice and sunny down here... :-)

Ed

KD Talbot
04-26-2008, 09:03 PM
Those are the same kind of choppers the Prez uses when they fly into Kennebunk. I'm guessing you're right on with that.

KDT

Brad
04-30-2008, 06:06 PM
I stopped at Portland Head Lighthouse today to take some pictures. Here is one of them.

http://images20.fotki.com/v287/photos/8/8235/6181019/CRW_2234-vi.jpg

Brad
05-07-2008, 05:39 AM
Lloyd, your osprey picture is doing well in the photo contest this week! It is one of those pictures you can look at a lot as there is so much detail in it.

h2oeco
05-09-2008, 05:49 PM
Was walking across the driveway to my car this morning, and saw this...

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwoposts/mycclouds.jpg

(cell phone camera)

Interesting clouds, don't know the weather/cause...

Charlie
05-09-2008, 06:59 PM
very nice

even with a cell phone