May 5, 2010 – 7th Heaven

7th Heaven, Blackcomb Mountain

7th Heaven, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I realized as I was tying that last sentence that today would have been a perfect day to post a picture from Mexico. I don’t have one handy though, and I’m not even entirely sure I have one at all. I’ve been there a couple times, but I’m not sure I got anything picture-of-the-day worthy while I was there. Sad. Instead, here’s a shot from our other North American pals, Canada.

This was shot in the 7th Heaven area of Blackcomb Mountain, at Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort. Those peaks in the distance are all part of Garibaldi Provincial Park, and that’s all I can think of to say about this picture.

In other news, one of my friends asked me yesterday for some camera advice, which isn’t that uncommon of an occurrence these days. After spending a decent amount of time writing up a fairly detailed response, which contained a lot of advice I’ve rehashed several times in the past, I realized that I might as well save that work for a larger audience. Thus, I posted it here on my blog.  You can also find it by clicking “Camera advice?” up above.   Note that this is in addition to the My Equipment page, which contains exactly what it sounds like it would. Note that this particular camera advice was somewhat tailored for somebody in my friend’s situation, which is that she was confident that she wanted to go the digital SLR route, but was wondering what to do about which one to pick, and what lenses to start off with. If you’re just in the market for a decent point and shoot, or a full-featured camera that’s not quite as much of a commitment as an SLR, obviously that advice won’t be really applicable. But, feel free to take a read, and set me straight if required.

Notes: Canon PowerShot S500 (Point and shoot). 1/800s, f/11.0.

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  1. avatar
    Marie June 6, 2010

    perfect title for a perfect shot

  2. avatar
    rene June 13, 2011

    great shot! I was expecting it to be shot on some fancy DSLR with some expensive lenses. I guess it really is in the photographer and the the camera! :)

  3. avatar
    Ann October 17, 2011

    This is a really great shot. I love the way that the sky, the mountains at the top and the two closer areas work together to create such a compelling composition. Whatever the camera used it is indeed an achievement to take a shot like this.

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    Gabrielle August 2, 2013


    This is breath taking. I agree with Marie. The title really does fit the photograph. Landscapes like this are beautiful on their own already. The only thing it needs is someone to appreciate it and share the appreciation with other people and that’s just what you did by taking a photograph of this “white” mountain and sharing it here on the internet.

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