Squamish Photos and Stories

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 4041 - 4060 of total 8034 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
I fixed the GIF... i think..

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 10, 2012 - 05:05am PT
Incredible journey
Incredible journey
Credit: Jeff Patterson-http://pattersonimages.photoshelter.com


Went on an Incredible Journey today, my friend Jeff tried out his remote heli cam!

He usually takes winter photos, see them Here
MH2

climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 11:50am PT
Your friend Jeff takes GREAT photos.


The iPhone can do a good job, too. Technical excellence not required. There is a stitching app that made me jealous of my friend's much smaller and lighter camera, and he emailed it to me from here:




(photo by pazzo)


RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 10, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
MH2 u are correct, he takes some sweet shots for sure & this new remote heli cam is the future IMO- for climbing, snowboarding, skiing & W.H.Y. most serious photogs will be doing it in the next few years, or wishing they were. His setup is really interesting, the heli is guided by a gopro hooked up to a monitor in real time that you watch from the ground. Then he has his big DSLR mounted on the heli with a remote shutter that he hits whenever for stills. Definitely a lot easier than rapping in from the top & pushing yourself away from the wall or setting up a human tripod to get top down/birds eye angles.


I like that pano shot, I have an app called photosynth that does the same but there are a bunch of different ones out there. A bunch of photos on my Last TR I used it, very cool.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 10, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
The tyranny of the top down photo is.... graphically unassailable !

That said, I love the pics shot in the moment, while trying to belay and fiddle a viewfinder view to snap. (this is meant for leaders taking pics of the AWARE belayer as well)

I guess I can't divorce myself from the emotions that are expressed through being there as opposed to being near there.

The super fun stitch app on my phone is called Photosynth and it is a great presentational tool for both work and play.


PS.
RyanD did beat me to promoting Photosynth.
MH2

climber
Oct 11, 2012 - 12:38am PT
We can perhaps all agree that it is the way the picture makes you feel that is important.

With that out of the way, I think I see an interesting future for the heli cam, and thanks for RyanD for bringing me into that future.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Oct 11, 2012 - 12:39am PT
Anyone up for a little community service / fence mending here's a project for saturday:

I live in Valleycliffe and every year we have squatters (climbers mainly) who set up camp the entire summer on the south side of the Stawamus River. Every year they leave tons of garbage when they leave. This year there are coolers, plastic bins, pots and pans, tarps and some broken tents, etc. And that is just what I can see from the riverís edge and not walking around the entire site (see photo called Squatter Garbage taken today).

This year we have had more squatters than ever and there is still a big site set up farther up the river but it looks like no one is there but still inhabited (see photo called Squatter 2).

The rain starts on Friday and the river will rise. Eventually all of this garbage will end up in the river and the ocean. Last year was our biggest pink salmon run in decades and the river is full of baby salmon.

Now that I know they are gone, I have arranged for a clean up this Saturday October 13th at 12pm. We are meeting at the trail entrance on Valley Drive. I have asked for volunteers from my neighbours and people around Squamish. I know at the end of the day it will probably just be myself and my husband who end up cleaning it all up but we are willing to do it as we love our rivers and the wildlife here.

Is there anything we can do in the future to prevent these squatters from setting up camp for months on end? Not only do they leave all their garbage, they do all their washing (clothing, dishes, their selves) in the river. They also defecate in the forest (I know because my dog loves to roll in human poop for some bizarre reason). Iíve wanted to storm over there and tell them to leave but what good what that do and how safe would that have been?

Any suggestions would be appreciated for the future and if you know of anyone who may want to take an hour of their day on Saturday that would be great too!

I recieved this via a community group email list. I've left the names out but the message is loud and clear and should be heard
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 11, 2012 - 12:53am PT
That's so f*#king bad, Bruce. The original idea was always to leave no trace and whatever happened, make sure the parents didn't find out.

Climbers have always been their own worst enemies.
MH2

climber
Oct 11, 2012 - 01:10am PT
Is that partly about this location, approximately opposite the trail in to Angel's Crest?







Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 11, 2012 - 01:15am PT
Seems likely. The squatters used to congregate on a sandbar on the Mamquam, up from its confluence with the Squamish. They got evicted by the District a few years ago.

Campers seem dispersed all over the area. Some are discreet enough to go a reasonable distance up logging roads before camping, but some seem to think they're entitled, and camp at the site Bruce mentions, on top of the Malamute, and in other high-impact locations, especially when more than one or two are involved for more than a day or two. Quite unfortunate.

Someone should put the people who Bruce quotes in touch with the Access Society, and maybe they could FaceLift the area. It's possible that it's not just climbers, as there's a long tradition of squatting in the Squamish area. But it seems likely that climbers are involved.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Oct 11, 2012 - 01:20am PT
could well be, MH2. I'm really not up on the details, but i did see some photos of some abandoned garbage. I know its been going on all season however and i can just imagine the bongo fields throughout the forest. I remember the same deal about ten years ago making the front pages of the local paper. People were pretty pissed.

Dirt bagging is one thing, garbage dumping is something else all together. Like Jim says, "leave no trace".

Anders, good idea. I posted it on Squamton climbers.com and anyone who wants to pitch in , its already scheduled for saturday. Its going to be pissing rain so its as good a time as any!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:37am PT
In that spot in MH2s photo I was hiking a few years back & came across an entire community back there, 20' tee pee with a wood stove in it & all! It was a mess, I wonder where they were poo-ing. Camping off the Mamquam FSR & in the spots Anders mentions is lame, not picking up your trash is even lamer.


Jim B- I like butt shots as much as the next guy & agree that they are often the ones where the most emotion are, seeing as the subject is literally & figuratively attached to the photog, but the thing I like about the heli cam is that it will permit views & angles that we have never seen in places where a real heli cam or even some rigging is not possible or practical. I do see the point though of it being like using chalk or sticky rubber, it makes things easier in a way. However, when someone with a keen eye & some solid experience can use it as a way to enhance their craft & have fun as well I see it as a successful tool that can help progression of an art form.
gf

climber
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:52am PT
Yeah theres' a fine line between sticking it to the man by camping on the queens land but being a good dirtbagging steward vs an out and out skid
Wish i was around i'd come help.

greg
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
I agree entirely. If you are gonna camp be low pro about it and leave no trace!

I've been playing a bit with my iPhone this morning to see if I could
Figure out how to post a photo direct to thread and i think I got
It.



Anyone know what this park is?
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 11, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Ya. I been really high on hallooseagenics and peed off that dock.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Me too, Wayside.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
not quite... it is a side but not way...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 11, 2012 - 10:09pm PT
I'm not going to get in a guessing game with you big mike!

Actually yes i will.

More Heli Cam. What route is Remy on?





Remy On???????
Remy On???????
Credit: http://pattersonimages.photoshelter.com




I bet even some of the OGs have done this classic clip up.

& heres some video.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 11, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
A)It's Rainbow Park.

B)Pleasant Pheasant
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 11, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
That was a great video Ryan. I guess a GoPro might be too heavy for the remote heli I fly around my living room !

Andy's right about whatever make you feel part of an image or motion presentation. So how do you make these remote control things quiet ?
Messages 4041 - 4060 of total 8034 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews