Posts Tagged: Winter

April 3, 2014 – Mt. Sneffels

Mt. Sneffels from near Dallas Divide

Mt. Sneffels from near Dallas Divide

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This is Mt. Sneffels. I took it near Dallas Divide. That’s Ralph Lauren’s fence.

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March 12, 2014 – South of Crested Butte

Snowy scene between Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This is a nice, snowy scene, between Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado.

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July 19, 2010 – Flathead Valley and Whitefish, MT

Flathead Valley and Whitefish, MT

Flathead Valley and Whitefish, MT

Monday, July 19, 2010

It’s the middle of July. It’s perfectly sunny, hovering right around 70 degrees. Summer has finally arrived here in Seattle. And all I can think about is how badly I’m pining for winter. 6 months from now, I’ll be kicking myself.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-55mm lens. 1/200s, f/9.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 47mm.

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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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May 26, 2009 – Whistler Mountain

View from Whistler Mountain

View from Whistler Mountain

Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

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This was taken up near the summit of Whistler Mountain, which, as the name kind of implies, is a fairly large portion of Whistler-Blackcomb, the ski resort. Since it’s one of the closest large destination resorts to Seattle (and definitely the largest), those of us in Seattle that call ourselves skiers tend to spend a fair amount of time up there.

The valley that you’re overlooking in this image is the valley that Highway 99 comes up through. It leaves Vancouver, heads up along Howe Sound to Squamish, then cuts into the mountains to Whistler, then it continues on to Pemberton further north-ish. The mountains in the area are all super-young and glacier carved, so they’re super rocky and steep. There’s a huge Provincial Park in the area too, Garibaldi. (Province = state, pretty much). Lots of cool stuff to explore. Sorry if this description seems composed more of random fragmented thoughts than a cohesive story, I’ve been interrupted about 6 times while writing it, and I’m not motivated enough to go back and rewrite it. That’s okay though, just look at the pretty picture and move on. :)


Notes: Canon Powershot SD700 IS (Point and Shoot). 1/500s, f/8.0.

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