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Old 12-30-19, 10:30 AM
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January Photo Contest

I've been a little scarce around here the last 4 or 5 weeks due to a part time job I took in retail teaching (and selling stuff) in another sport I'm heavily involved in. Clemsongirl sent me a PM saying I needed to come up with a subject for the January photo contest so here it is: Mountains is the subject... or a really big hill.

I guess it's sort of a tradition for the person choosing the subject to start things off with a photo but I'm going to have to break tradition for now and give myself a little time to come up with one.
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Old 12-30-19, 12:55 PM
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Well, I couldn't find my digital "film" negative so this is from a print I had to scan. It sucks compared to the actual print but I'm going with it anyway! Half Dome at Yosemite

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Max Patch, NC. Looking NE along the Appalachian Trail (and toward the mountains where the trail goes).
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Old 12-30-19, 01:03 PM
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thanks for starting it Les....looking forward to the January photos!
The Eastern Sierra’s with the WW2 Manzanar internment camp cemetery’s obelisk in the foreground. eta...the Japanese Kanji characters read, “soul consoling tower"

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Old 12-30-19, 01:26 PM
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Oh man, where to start! I've got so many, since they make such great subjects for photos.

I'll start with two of my favorites. These are both taken in the Tucson Mtns, west of the city.


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Old 12-30-19, 03:40 PM
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Rattlesnake Mountain... from Rattlesnake Lake, near North Bend, WA
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Old 12-30-19, 10:28 PM
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I don't know how I'm supposed to pick just one. This isn't fair.

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El Capitan from a trip some years ago:
44_215648706_o by 2cam16, on Flickr
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Torres del Paine in southern Chile

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Mt. Adams taken just north of Heppner, OR (about 250 miles distance) at 5:00 in the morning while out deer hunting.

Shot with Pentax K-1 and Sigma 50-500mm lens.

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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
El Capitan from a trip some years ago:
44_215648706_o by 2cam16, on Flickr
I like the shot. I'd crop the "the Fudgies" out of the shot though.
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
I like the shot. I'd crop the "the Fudgies" out of the shot though.
It's old. Just found it on one of my hard drives. Back then, I didn't care. It's the best mountain in my photos.
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As a contrast to the previous (from AZ), here are a couple from when I lived in WA.

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As a contrast to the previous (from AZ), here are a couple from when I lived in WA.
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Tough choice, but backpacking in Glacier National Park. The slight haze was caused by a forest fire we didn't know was burning in the western portion of the park.


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These are not my photos, but it's cute and if you like mountain pics you should see these.

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-r...-24.2465754132
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Old 01-04-20, 04:23 PM
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Today... about 3500 ft
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This is Radar Ridge, and at the peak left of the rising sun was a Cold War era DEW Line Radar installation with three giant radar arrays in three monstrous geometric dome-like buildings. Built in the 50’s, I past it many times while driving north/south on SR101. Easily visible from 20+ miles away and as a young boy I recall the attack jet aircraft flying low on the coast and swooping low up the river valleys to evade detection. 40 years ago the Naselle Bridge was a steel truss swing bridge too. Like many of our coastal/Willapa hills, the heights are usually 1300-1400 feet with lone higher peaks at 2500 feet. Dad and I hunted elk in them there hills.

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40 years ago the Naselle Bridge was a steel truss swing bridge too. Like many of our coastal/Willapa hills, the heights are usually 1300-1400 feet with lone higher peaks at 2500 feet.
my first thought was a huge tsunami wave coming in
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
my first thought was a huge tsunami wave coming in
Alas, you can’t have a huge tsunami without a huge subduction earthquake that will shake-rattle-roll western WA and OR. THAT will tweak those lovely cascade volcanos/slopes as well.

The Willapa Hills are 20 million year-old + marine terrace sediments thrust upwards by those subduction forces so maybe a tsunami is nature’s clock attempting to reset (though we tend to rise faster than we sink 🧐🤔😬 ).
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Bullhead City, AZ, last February. . .
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Torres del Paine in southern Chile
That's an amazing shot
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That's an amazing shot
Thanks Cranky. The colour version was lurking in my files then I thought "that might look good converted to black and white".
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