Those are some fine photos and I agree, the pics are some of the best threads.
Unfortunately most of my climbing ones are not with me. However here are a few random ones that have absolutely nothing to do with climbing
I was mowing the lawn last summer when I found this black capped chickadee that was in some long wet grass and not looking so good. So picked him up and carried him towards the house. It seemed to warm up and dry off enough and ended up flying off.
actually eKat, it is an interesting demonstration of the inverse color of the purple (or what ever that color is) dots in you persistent vision. The green non-dot is the color complement. It is why your picture is so wonderfully pleasing to look at, the kayak color is probably nearly inverse of the background colors, giving a very strong color-contrast. The way we process visual information likes high contrast with wide tonal ranges...
...so you can barf, but it is strangely compelling to watch the dots go around... just look that wonderful kayak scene instead.
Cool Andy. I was there after spending a week hucking waterfalls a little further north. My buddy and I probably found just about every way possible to miss a bus there. The local accent was pretty hard for us to understand. Of course, neither one of us spoke more than bar Spanish anyway.
Nice. I had never heard of the place, but I was in the area on my way home from Panama and stopped in for a visit. Have you run a lot of whitewater down there? I've been tossing around the idea of running the Usumacinta river down on the mexico guatemala river in my 16' oar rig.
I didn't ride buses down there, but I found more than a few ways to get lost driving around that area between Papantla and Poza Rica. Not many road signs, so its a lot of dead reckoning navigation.
Chamonix chicken. We found an old kettle barbeque with no stand and an old bidet. Of course no briquets to be found in Arentierre so we scrounged around the grounds for firewood - finger-licking-good barbequed chicken.
"I'm a little late on the comment, but that picture of the girl meditating in Death Valley by Nefarius gave me chills...incredible! "
Hey, thanks, kubok!3! That is my then girlfriend, Marisa. I rather like that image too. I'd just gotten myself out of waist/chest-high quicksand and was cleaning myself and gear off. She had walked out on the flats and was sitting out there, doing her thing, and I thought it was a magical moment.
More NICE pics, Chief, esp the alpenglow shots. Thanks.
Cowpoke - Gypsy? You know I top out at .6 (and only with a tailwind), right? Miss Saigon anchors. I kept hearing swearing and muttering and then the climber popped over the shoulder and into view.
Hold onto your hat for the winds tonight.
It's ok, Munge, I'm a professional. Don't try this at home.
That photo was meant as payback for something. I forget what it was, though.
edit: I just remembered. A partner had taken a pic of himself doing something he shouldn't have been when he was supposed to be belaying me. He didn't tell me about it but instead posted the photo on a forum where he knew I'd see it. I took the above photo while belaying him and posted on another forum where I was certain he would see it. The ropes were his.
Yeah I do, shoot me an email I will see if I can dig them up.
Brain and me were just talking about writing some TR's on some of our routes in Zion. They are really fun, not so much the nightmare some have made them out to be... I think
An American Border Patrol officer is talking with a lady on the Mexican side. She had been waiting there about fifteen minutes for him to show up. Who knows what they were talking about. My kite must have been right over their heads, yet I doubt either one of them knew I was taking pictures.
I went out looking for a cardio work out and some blue plastic ice for my climbing partner and came up with these last night. One of the best evenings out this year. The ice I found, possibly FA material.
And lunchtime view, oops later than it should be.
But the sunset made the whole 6 hour approach worth every step.
And I cannot figure out how to get good color out of the point and shoot, this was the alpinglow that was very purple, but after shooting about 10 frames only came up with this, which is not what the eye saw. Anyone know what I can do different?
senor bp hoto, for future reference; by aligning the sidewall with the fall line the tower will lean. although with a paper cutter, the abbreviated calendar
can be made to accomodate, excepting leap years of course
Except I have no idea who the people in the picture are. This great shot was a complete fluke posted on the net by a holiday couple.
I thought everyone had seen this,so I'm glad to present it to show and tell for those who haven't.
I'm thinking it was perhaps a mating ritual, I dunno. I was out hiking at lunch and happened to have the p&s w/ me so took some snapshots. I've come across a variety of prints in the snow, but that was the first time to come across such a display.
I did get some pics of a grizzly bear's prints this fall, but haven't uploaded them yet. Somewhat un-nerving to go on a solo day hike and to come across the fresh tracks of at least 1/2 doz different bears, though mostly black bears.
This orchid was a gift from a friend last year. It was in bloom then, but withered soon after. I was away most of the summer and when I got home I thought the plant was gone. I trimmed it back to the base, we re-potted it and watered it with little bits of warm water every few days in the morning sun.
Mungeclimber we went out on the day with the idea we would climb it really fast and sunny but it had snowed recently on the Eiger or it hadn't all melted from that section. The fog rolled in while we were on the peak and made it like pretty eerie. We never got that scared feeling though as it was just fog and would roll in and out. Above that was a beautiful layer of blue.
Perswig:Thanks, last time I was there was Febuary of 1986 and that was a long time ago! Ha; made a failed attempt on Mt. Washington in FULL winter conditions! Great ice climbing out there; that was the best part of the trip!
P.P.S. who knew tree line was at 4000' LOL... :-) And that icicles actually grow sideways up there!
hey, perswig! it looked to us like only one of those windmills was working (actually pumping up water)...the rest were just sittin'...you can also see a new wooden one being built, lying down in front of the shop.
saw 'em on the way back from a cool little hoodoo site east of co springs: