Posts Tagged ‘Timberline Lodge’

A View of Hood

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
A view of Hood from Road 1200 near the Grouse Vista TH.

A view of Hood from Road 1200 near the Grouse Vista TH.

 

The only non-iPhone shot I got today while out on Silver Star Mountain today.    It was a chilly one, if I had more time I would have gone for a pano with the GigaPan.  Another time perhaps.

 

Excited for my webmaster to get this restructuring of my site complete.  I thank him for the work he does with the themes on this site.  We will be going with a lighter theme soon.

 

Don’t forgot to contact me directly for any prints of my photos.

 

Here’s some older photos to enjoy:

 

A shot of the North Face and Cooper Spur

A shot of the North Face and Cooper Spur

 

Eric Spence checking the goods. White River Canyon 2012/2013 Season

Eric Spence checking the goods. White River Canyon 2012/2013 Season

 

Unknown snowboarder Loveland Pass 2011

Unknown snowboarder Loveland Pass 2011

 

Mount Shuksan ~2007

Mount Shuksan ~2007

 

whoa...GigaPan 2008 Yosemite from the xRez Yosemite Extreme Pano Project

whoa…GigaPan 2008 Yosemite from the xRez Yosemite Extreme Pano Project

 

 

Mount, my first pano ever taken 2007

Mount, my first pano ever taken 2007

 

Now 2012 it got put here in the stairwell to the Raven’s Nest at Timberline Lodge:

Thank you to my Wife for clicking the shutter...however, it's a bit difficult to pre-focus at f/2.8 when you're not in the frame.  Thank you to my Grandpa for the much taller tripod!

Thank you to my Wife for clicking the shutter…however, it’s a bit difficult to pre-focus at f/2.8 when you’re not in the frame. Thank you to my Grandpa for the much taller tripod!

 

 

Well, that went to random places…..

Mount Hood: Night Pano

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Silcox Hut and the top of the Mile, Timberline Ski Area Mount Hood, Oregon

 

I went up on Mount Hood last night to test out my skinny skis with the ski crampons and get a night pano from my high point. I didn’t need the ski crampons until above the top Palmer lift house. I went up about 3000 feet above the Timberline parking lot to set up to rig. This trip I did have a new item, I rented a 50mm f/1.2 L from Pro Photo Supply….is that a sweet lens! As indicated in the photos above a below. Having such a wide aperture is needed for solid night photography. The settings for these two shots were 25 seconds, ISO 800 and naturally f/1.2.

 

Mount Hood…standard view from Silcox Hut.

 

Once I got up to a spot just below Crater Rock….I thought it would be interesting to capture a pano with Illumination Rock, Portland and the upper mountain. I’m actually glad I didn’t go much higher due to the need to ski back down at night….with all the ice crust wind sculpted terrain it made the ski down a bit slower than I’d like not to mention tiring since by the time I started skiing down I had been awake for almost 24 hrs.

 

To capture the pano, I dropped the in camera exposure down to 13 seconds and upped the GigaPan to 25 seconds to allow the buffer time to transfer the RAW data. This setting was figured out by on the spot trial and error. Since I’ve never done a night pano with stars before in the cool breeze of the mountain environment. Everything, except my toes functioned perfectly in the cold. The GigaPan battery still had 60% life after taking the 27 minute pano. I apologize if there are any grammatical errors. I only slept two hours after getting home.

 

Here is the JPG version of the pano:

 

Mount Hood 55 image panoramic

For the larger version: http://gigapan.com/gigapans/128957

 

Here’s the new edit:

 

 

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A Few Treks from the week

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Looking South from near Silcox Hut on Mount Hood, Oregon

 

On 02/14/2013, I had a decent trip up to the Mount Hood with my wife.  The weather, less than ideal.  We didn’t go as far as hoped, I did a hasty pano from near Silcox Hut.  This was the first test in poor weather on the mountain.  The image turned out alright, for the hasty 8 min shot.

 

The GigaPan Epic Pro working it out in the cold wind and blowing ice crystals.

 

It took a bit of time to get the rig setup and I was thankful for the boulder as a solid wind break.

 

GigaPan Epic Pro

 

On 02/15/2013 I had an impromptu trip that all started at another trailhead, when a Trooper stopped for a break. I was looking up at this spot and I asked him if he knew of a trail that went up there.  “Table Mountain,” he said and directed my to a trail….so it began. Unmarked, free access! I started up with no prior knowledge of the area, always looking over my shoulder to know where I came from and visualize landmark for the return.  After about 2 junctions, a meadow and a washout I achieved a large trail junction.

The Pacific Crest Trail Markers

 

For the second time in my life I was on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  I cut straight across at this junction with the PCT and after about 10 mins realized it was going away from where I wanted to get.  So I turned around.  Back at the junction I went relative North, walking the PCT from a 15 minutes until I saw where I wanted to go.  A new trail segment called Heartbreak Ridge.  I got up to a notch in the ridgeline with a spectacular view to the East.

 

A clip of a Pano that I will get in a larger format soon.

 

I had lugged my GigaPan up here, but due to the time a distance out from car.  I didn’t have enough daylight to take a high resolution shot and beat the sunset.  So I did a quick handheld with my 50mm.  Afterwhich, I ran and walked fast back to the car in just a little over an hour.  I didn’t have to use my cell phone for a light.  Couldn’t ask for a better day out!  It’s been a long time since I’ve like I explored an area, then researched the hike after almost doing all of it.

 

 

WSU Vancouver

 

Last night I took Jasper for a short walk up around WSU Vancouver and snagged a series of HDR images at sunset with my 30D for fun.

 

WSU Vancouver

Mount Hood

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Well, when it’s good on Mount Hood…it’s good!

Asit Rathod slaying the powder dragon.

 

We enjoyed a high alpine start from near Timberline and finished with a Mount Hood Meadows session.

 

Eric Spence checking the goods.

 

Asit Rathod in his natural habitat. Save the species and vote no on global warming.

 

Asit and Eric approach the goods just passed that cornice ridge. This was a natural ice segment. No edges required.

 

Mount Hood

 

Eric Spence riding in luxury, bubble wrap style.

Timberline Lodge

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

First trip to Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge as a Family!

 

It was a great afternoon trip up to Mount Hood, combining Jasper’s first snow day with my first view of the Hood Panoramic installation.  Many thanks to Kjell at Plywerk, Plywerk’s staff and Virginia, Linny and the rest of the staff that worked on the install at Timberline Lodge.

 

Thank you to my Wife for clicking the shutter…however, it’s a bit difficult to pre-focus at f/2.8 when you’re not in the frame. Thank you to my Grandpa for the much taller tripod!