Posts Tagged ‘Black and White Photography’

Castle Crags Mount Hood

Monday, November 16th, 2015
On the Zigzag Glacier looking towards the Castle Crags and Crater Rock on Mount Hood.

On the Zigzag Glacier looking towards the Castle Crags and Crater Rock on Mount Hood.

 

Here is an epic photo I managed to snap after the events described in this recent Shred Hood write up click here.   I’m amazed by how peacefully deceptive this landscape can be in the ebb and flow of the mountain’s seasonal cycles.  I’ll always go back, the mountain is in my blood.

 

Here is an excellent write up The Ascending Spiral by the late Ed LaChapelle in which he throws in a quote from Whymper from 1871:  “Climb if you will but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step; and from the beginning think what might be the end.”

If you’re finding yourself needing to get a bit more knowledge on how to avoid human factor pitfalls of this ascending spiral get to Seattle’s REI on the 19th, click here to get your ticket through REI to benefit NWAC (Northwest Avalanche Center).

Here’s a short timelapse of the slide below the West Chamber of Illumination Rock.

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.

Youtube

Vimeo

Portland Ice Fest 2012

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

The crowd has gathered for the finals route

First on the route

Moving up.

Stylin'

Pulling hard for that final few centimeters off a right hand stein puller.

That guy....oh yeah, what's his name... :-)

Almost there....

Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project hangs near the comp wall with it's current lonely sponsor Mountain House.

Today’s Capture

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Got a new perspective of my favorite spot on my trail run today

Ran the Wakena-Multnomah loop in the gorge in 1:15 with the short photo stop.

Meeker and Longs, yet again.

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

I wanted Dreamweaver badly today, but as the below image shows…it wasn’t in.

Dreamweaver is the right hand snow line, but it was not enough for a solo

The wind also aided my decision to take it easy.

The wind was alive up there, looking along Lady Washington's South Face.

Despite this, I found an excellent stash of ice below Chasm Lake.  I monkeyed around for a bit with a little ice climbing and a little dry tooling.  Good times!

The ice flows from Chasm Lake above. This was taken after my play time.

Along the base of the ice flows.

Naturally, I was alone and without a tripod.  Therefore, I have no really cool self portraits of my climbing.