Archive for the ‘What’s Going On’ Category

Vertical Pano clip

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
14 image two column vertical slice

14 image two column vertical slice


Here’s a vertical slice of the larger Athabasca Pano from last June highlighting the two climbers on Mount Athabasca.


This post is mainly a test for some new IFTTT settings.


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A Hidden Gem

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Shot with 400mm on Canon 40D during the Gigapixel capture from Parker Ridge of Saskatchewan Glacier: Session two of the CIGP

Shot with 400mm on Canon 40D during the Gigapixel capture from Parker Ridge of Saskatchewan Glacier: Session two of the CIGP


The joy of shooting Gigapixel Imagery is going back through the files and finding little landscape images that perform well outside the much larger pano.  

Here’s a  link to the GigaPan version.  It still has stitching errors where the mountain’s meet the sky.  Due to the lack of motivation to make this one exact.  The main glacier below is stitched well, but from an artistic perspective this pano won’t do well as a print.   Next year I’ll get a wider field of view.  The inconsistent sun and rain cut this pano short.  So I focused purely on a scientific capture.

I’ve also added videos to my two accounts below, the vimeo has more content than the youtube.  Down the road I plan to feed both simultaneously.



While the site is down

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Snapshot from GoPro: Saskatchewan Glacier 2013 CIGP


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Since I have the WordPress feeding all my social media accounts, here’s some past images for you all to enjoy.


I’ll be in Canada this next week….Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper.


Really old photo. After the first bivy with my wife….but this was our first Date Night. 04/01/2077 0543 hrs


My Hood Panoramic on Plywerk at Timberline Lodge stairwell leading to the Raven’s Nest.


Asit Rathod enjoying the fresh in White River Canyon, Mount Hood 2012-2013 season.


Eric Spence enjoying spacious accommodations in the back of a truck. Mount Hood.


I took that shot above with a 50mm on my 40D with some body contortions.


My favorite Berthoud Pass drop.


A Moose near Jackson Hole….her baby is hanging out in the bushes…

Page update

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Updated my About Joe Poulton page on the site below is what it looks like:


I’m first and foremost an adventurer. I love the experiences of seeing new places and meeting new people. There’s no better way to preserve these experiences for other people to enjoy than through photography and writing.

I grew up in Portland, Oregon and lived the first 19 years of my life in the city. During that time I started writing and seeing the world around me. I first started writing poetry when I was 15 and climbing at the same age. I started taking photos with a disposable camera on my climbing trips to record where I’d been. Then, for a high school graduation gift, my parents sent me on a North Cascades guided trip with the American Alpine Institute. This opened my eyes to the larger world.

After I hit the age of 19, I flew the coop to Seattle and Bellingham, Washington.  While I was there I climbed, wrote, and photographed lots of places, the record of which is stored in many 4×5 prints and articles on my computer. During the four years I was in Washington I had a few jaunts to Alaska and British Columbia. In Alaska I learned how to seine fish for a couple months. In British Columbia, I got my taste of multipitch rock climbing.

Then I moved to Denver, Colorado, the home of the majestic Flatirons near Boulder. There I lived, learned and climbed for 5 years. Then, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest from 2006 to 2010. Now I was back in Denver, CO due to a career path in Emergency Medical Services where I worked with American Medical Response in Denver and then Boulder as an EMT.  The birth of a son as brought me and my family back to our roots in the PNW. All while I continue to climb, ski and photograph my passion and write my path.


High on the Cooper Spur of Mount Hood. Photo credit: Tom Hanlon 2010


Resting below the Black Spider Mount Hood. Photo Credit: Tom Hanlon 2010

Joe Poulton
Vancouver, WA

Jasper National Park

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013


If you’re wondering where the Columbia Icefield is located, I took a screen shot of my location on this last trip North. I strongly recommend a trip to the area if you’ve never been before. It’s an amazing area with a dynamic landscape that is being affected by human activity.

This area is of great importance to those of us that call the Pacific Northwest home as a portion of the Columbia Icefield feeds the Columbia River. As knowledge is gained by Mike Demuth’s team through the Mass Balance studies being conducted on the Icefield and it’s exit glaciers more can be understood about the surrounding Icefields and glaciers that feed our fresh water network. The question isn’t if their receding, but how much faster than previously thought.

Here’s closer satellite view of the Saskatchewan Glacier shoot location.