Posts Tagged ‘panoramic’

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

CIGP Throwback

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

One year ago, this occurred:

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Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project Annual 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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I just created a permanent Page on my site for the CIGP 2013 Annual Newsletter.   However, it’s slightly different than the one that I sent in emails and posted JPGs of the PDF files earlier.  This one will gradually grow with media content as it is developed during the Winter.  Also, the image quality is better than the JPG post earlier.   Please check back for continued enhancements of the Newsletter page.  I will also do my best to make a blog post whenever I update that page.

For those of you who caught the Panographers episode, I apologize for the technical difficulties that chopped up my presentation.

Please remember you can custom order prints by contacting me directly.  The base price for panoramic prints is $45.  The base price for metal and Plywerk prints is $100.   Shipping is determined on a case by case basis.

I was recently and pleasantly surprised by a  customer’s comment after a holiday print purchase:

It came with a white boarder.  It was just perfect!  I sent it in for a custom frame already and it’s scheduled to be done a couple days before Christmas and I even made room for a name plate listing you as the photographer and name of the print :)  I’m super excited to get it back!  I’ll send you a copy of the completed project in a couple weeks :)
Thanks again for all your help in making this gift possible.
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However, if you want to directly support the CIGP you can also send funds directly to be used specifically for image acquisition this next year.

 




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.

 

Contact me directly to order any prints.

 

 

 

 

 

Winter

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Winter is just around the corner. Hoping for another clear shot like the one I got last Winter with the GigaPan.

First Hood Night Pano

Ah, the refreshing cold will be delightful. Sadly it doesn’t last nearly long enough these days. Sea levels and temperatures rising, weather behaving in disastrous way, Firestorms litter the summer forest scape…..

The most devastating part is that those who have affected climate change the least will be affected the most. According to a Newsweek article reposted on the DARA site.

DARA is an organization founded in 2003 to aid humanitarian efforts to assist vulnerable populations devastated by conflict or natural disasters. For more on DARA

Don’t forget to check out my Print Ordering Page to assist the continuation of the CIGP through 2014. The more prints I sell, the more easily the next season of shooting will start off running.

I can print special orders for Plywerk and Aluminum prints. Both are great ways to display the quality of the image. Just request via email.