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#1 Gary H

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:15 PM

After all this rain the sky sure cleared up and Mount Baker looks great.  I also was able to grab some decent shots of the North Shore Mountains, a rare event that I'll post after I've tweaked them a bit.  I though it might be cool to have a mountain shots thread, especially if someone can add some Olympic Mountain shots.

 

The second pic is simply a crop of the first pic, shot with my point and shoot Sony RX100.

 

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#2 Gary H

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 03:19 PM

The Vancouver North Shore Mountains...

 

It's rare that I can see these mountains at all and when I can it's still a stretch for even my 1200mm zoom camera but it should be enough to identify some of the peaks.  I've tried to tweak the pics n Photoshop by playing around with Nik's Viveza 2 plugin to really bring out the mountains but the full telephotos look more like paintings.  Can anyone identify anything?  It's not a trick question as I haven't spent the time to try and figure it out yet.

 

First the overview and then the pics are from right to left from Mount Doug.

 

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#3 lanforod

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:26 PM

That's a long ways away. I couldn't find anything anywhere from a similar POV. These will look very different when viewed from Vancouver, and I suspect some of these can't been seen from Vancouver, as they are behind the first, lower ones, such as Seymour.

 

That last photo though, that could be the Lions. Hard to say for sure: https://en.wikipedia...e_Lions_(peaks)



#4 AllseeingEye

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:52 PM

There are actually several sub-ranges within what is commonly called the North Shore mountains including the Britannia and Fannin Ranges respectively. I think the one shot you have there, second from the top, is Crown Mountain which is part of the Grouse area.


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#5 Bingo

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:03 AM

I think the mountains in line with the BC Systems building on Blanshard St. are the Crown Mountains at 4500-4900 feet.

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#6 Gary H

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:13 PM

Mount Rainier - 209 Km away...

 

I've finally found it!  Partly because it's a rare day that I can actually see it.  It's the farthest mountain I've ever photographed.  I was careful when drawing the measurement line that it was just left of the Legislature buildings - it's a bullseye.  It's certainly not the clearest shot at 1200mm but that mountain is also REALLY far away.  I used Nik's Viveza to bring out as much of the mountain as I could.

 

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#7 HB

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:09 AM

Its also visible from Hill 60 on Hwy 18 on way to Lake Cowichan on a clear day that's  probably another 50 km away from you

 

You can also see Rainer from Beacon Hill, Clover Point, Mt Tolmie and Mt Doug early mornings are best



#8 jonny

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:35 AM

I believe you can see Mt. Rainier from Cadboro Bay.



#9 Gary H

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 06:32 PM

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#10 2F2R

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 02:07 PM

I believe you can see Mt. Rainier from Cadboro Bay.


I have stood on the summit of Raineer, two weeks before I went, I was at Cadboro bay and glanced in its direction and there it was, clear as could be. I had not seen it like that before. I believe Mt Baker, 10,800ft is 75 miles away and Raineer 14,410ft and 150 miles away. I looked forward to looking back toward Victoria from the Summit. When we reached the summit visibility was 100ft in a Storm. A young Ed Vistures was our guide. Jim Wttiker was the.first American on Everest. Him and his brother Lou owned Raineer Mountaineering ...

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#11 johnk

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 06:24 PM

Uh, Rainier isn't 24,410 feet. Maybe 14,410. North America's highest is Denali (McKinley) at 20 thousand something.
Ed Viesturs(?) was your guide? Wow! One of the greatest if not the greatest American high altitude climber.

#12 2F2R

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 05:17 AM

Ding ding ding, excuse my typing mistake ... 14,410 not 24,410 ... and yes Ed Vistures is one of the all time greats ... he was a young guy working as a guide ... I was also much younger then. Raineer is the most heavily glaciated mountain in the continental USA ...

#13 Gary H

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:56 PM

Rainier and Adams...

 

Mt. Rainier and Adams from a recent flight to San Diego from Seattle.

 

Here it comes, better get ready...

 

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That's Adams coming up...

 

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#14 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:21 PM

That's some serious snow.

 

Amazing photos, Gary.


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#15 Gary H

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:55 PM

Yeah, we had some great weather for mountain peak photography - and flying fast.  Our pilot said we were going to have 180 mph tail winds which would reduce our flight time to just under 2 hours.



#16 Mike K.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:10 AM

From just over two hours, right? ;)


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#17 Gary H

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:59 PM

Taken today before the rain started.  Washington's Three Fingers South mountain can be seen to the right (south) of the water tower.  The middle peak is Mt. Bullon, and the peak to the left of the tower crane is Whitehorse Mountain.  Those peaks are about 123 km away.  But there's more, the large peak behind Mt. Bullon is Glacier Peak, some 173 km away.

 

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#18 Cassidy

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:41 PM

These telephoto lens compression shots of distant mountains never fail to amaze me.

I mean, these peaks are obviously always there, but without the compression of a telephoto lens, the details are easy to overlook during regular gazing out over the Salish Sea.

Great photo Gary.


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#19 Gary H

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:21 AM

Thanks.  Yeah, the perspective compression is a little mind blowing.  I just updated the post to identify the three peaks in the previous photo.  Those mountains are part of the Boulder River Wilderness and are about 123 km from my camera.

 

However, when comparing the pic to the Google 3D view of this area, the middle peak in the pic looks higher and more massive than Mt Bullon - and that's because Glacier Peak, at 172 km away is visible behind it!  The compression flattens everything and fools you into thinking it's part of the foreground mountains.  Amazing.

 

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#20 Mike K.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:23 PM

Wow, that is amazing!

 

Thanks for sharing.


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