Posts Tagged ‘Intuition Liners’

A Nighttime Stroll

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Sometimes you get it right, sometimes it’s just a bit short of the goal and sometimes it’s all just unexpected.

The Sulfuric Pano

The Sulfuric Pano

On the night of April 17, 2015 decided to walk up Mount Hood with Tim Heine and my Intuition Liners for this one, leaving my skis at home.

First quarter of the Mile I was preoccupied with the dreaded walk back from where ever our night’s walk would take us. But then conversation and time found a groove and we kept on…the pace slowed on the Palmer, with a slight increase as we walked through a foreign landscape. Strange ridges in the snow began to develop into giant spines and walls created by strange beasts shaping the land into quarter pipes and half pipes for the summer season of ski camps on the hill.

The pace remained casual, donned the crampons at the Palmer and continued up the hill….topped the Triangle Moraine, started to get the strong impact of the Sulfur Dioxide and my motivation got zapped as I recalled my 2010 Cooper Spur climb with Tom Hanlon and the post climb impact of that wonderful volcanic gas.

That nice friendly gas that combats global warming by reflecting the sun rays back to space, lined my parched throat in 2010. When I drank a glass of water at home, my first rehydration after climbing the Spur. It reformed the dry residue of sulfur dioxide into sulfuric acid and my throat shutdown. Started to have breathing problems, and I ran to the shower to attempt an idea…breathing steam. It worked, and my throat opened up again as the steam washed the sulfur away.

There I was the other night with Tim, attempting to shoot a panoramic while inhaling this gas as we were right smack downwind and getting the full effect of the sulfur dioxide. I remember saying aloud, I need to drink water. Thinking, if my throat doesn’t get parched I should avoid the buildup of the sulfur like in 2010.

Asit Rathod, through reading your stories you got me interested in writing more again….it’s not just about the photograph, but the entire experience and sharing it. The written word and the photograph combine to make that happen.

Related Stories:

Cooper Spur: Poulton Imaging

Cooper Spur: Cascade Climbers

Black Spider: Examiner (Don’t write for Examiner anymore)

My Panoramic Images: GigaPan 

Get your own Intuiton Liners: Walk in’em, Ski in’em, Climb in’em or Sleep in’em

Stories by Asit Rathod: One, Two and Three since that’s the charm as it’s said.

Sulfur

The Overwhelming glow of Mordor...oh wait, it's just Portland.  This is the last shot I captured on my tripod during our descent. I saw the shot, but we were on a super steep icy slope.  I looked uphill and about 20 feet in front of me there was a perfect icy bulge that would be just right for the tripod....so I walked back uphill to get the shot.

The Overwhelming glow of Mordor…oh wait, it’s just Portland. This is the last shot I captured on my tripod during our descent. I saw the shot, but we were on a super steep icy slope. I looked uphill and about 20 feet in front of me there was a perfect icy bulge that would be just right for the tripod….so I walked back uphill to get the shot.                                                                                       Capture: April 18, 2015 0540 hrs 30sec f/3.5 ISO 2500 28mm

Fun Day

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Two days ago marks my first time filming any skiing.   That day on Hood in the bright sun made it challenging to near impossible to even see what I was framing half the time…since I couldn’t see my LCD screen with my goggles on and I could barely see the shot through the electronic viewfinder of A7 without my goggles on.  It made for a situation where I wasn’t entirely sure about the shots I scored until I got back home.  The video clips ended up being better than I thought they would as well, above is my debut Alpine Ski film edit.  No tripod was used , so it has that home video natural effect lol.

 

 

The interesting thing about it was that I was skiing with Asit Rathod again, the last time I got out to ski with him marked my first day photographing skiing which resulted in another cool set of images which included this shot. It’s always good getting out with good people on great days, but if your feet are cold or hurt…you won’t get far.   I certainly have been enjoying my Intuition Liners inside my Black Diamond Slant ski boots….

Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project’s 2013 newletter

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Well, I believe I found the last place I’ll use to share newsletters.

The layout and readability of Issuu’s PDF conversion is nice.

So here is an attempt at using their embed code.

 

 

I am planning on getting funding for this next season of shooting…..but, you never know….

 

I have also added a link to my Issuu profile in the friendly links section.

Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project (CIGP) Update

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Had a great meeting with GigaPan‘s Marketing team the other day.  It’s going to be great having their help with additional research and CIGP marketing.  Still working on financial funding and climbing safety gear specific to the project.

I’m going to play with the GigaPan Epic Pro at the end of The Portland Rock Gym’s 25th Anniversary Bash tonight.

I’m excited that Promote Systems is interested in the Project, can’t wait to use the Promote Control for some focus stacking!

A huge thank you again to Mountain House for having the desire early on and being the first official project sponsor, along with Borrowlenses.com.

Last but not least….

A fresh pair of Intuition Luxury Liners!

 

I’ll be getting these fit at the Mountain Shop in Portland soon!   I am excited to ride in comfort from this day forward.

 

Thank you all for your support!

Image Acquisition locations

 

The Route of the Columbia River.

 

The Columbia Icefield rests near the Big Bend  above Kinbasket Lake and is one of two hydrological apexes (feeds into three water systems: Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic via Hudson Bay) ice sheets in the world.  The second one is in Siberia.   Since it is an apex and is already being currently studied by a scientific team led by Dr. Mike Demuth this area is a prime candidate for gigapixel image acquisition.

I will be conducting gigapixel test shoots on Mount Hood soon.

For additional info on the Icefield Studies:

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science/story/3459

http://www.airdriecityview.com/article/20110707/RMO0801/307079998/0/ACV

a PDF online