September 17, 2009 – Blackcomb

View from Blackcomb Mountain

View from Blackcomb Mountain

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It’s full-on ski-pass-buying season now, so to celebrate, here’s a nice, snowy picture to bring back happy memories from last winter. This picture was taken from near the top of the Glacier Express on Blackcomb Mountain. Since I’m not afraid of providing every last detail no matter how mundane or obvious, I’ll go ahead and point out that Blackcomb is half of Whistler-Blackcomb, which is in British Columbia, about a 4 or 5 hour drive from where I live in Seattle. I actually thought I had used this photo awhile ago, so I was really surprised when I just went back to check and didn’t see it.

I’m pretty excited for this upcoming winter/ski season, since I now have an official “skiing camera”. I upgraded my SLR this summer (from the Canon EOS Rebel XT – Amazon link: – to the Canon EOS Rebel T1i – Amazon link: ), so now I have my spare camera that I can toss in my backpack when I head to the hills.  My ski buddies will of course hate me even more now, because now each time I stop I’ll have to take off the backpack, unzip it, etc, etc, etc.  But I’m pretty excited.  It still won’t solve the problem that I only ever go to about 3 or 4 different places between November and May, but at least those 3 or 4 places will be documented in excruciating detail now.

Map: (This one’s weird – they took the satellite photo when it was snowy, but then turned it green so it looks like grass.

Notes: Canon PowerShot SD700 IS (Point and shoot). 1/400s, f/10.0.

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    Photo Digital Imaging December 2, 2009

    I’ve had friends who have gone to Nepal and they have taken beautiful shots in these high altitude regions. It must be a very different shooting experience way up there.

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    Marie June 3, 2010

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