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14er photo safari?

Postby AF_Climber » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:45 am

Has anyone put together a map of how to do a 14er photo safari in a compressed timeframe? Hoping to shoot as many 14ers as I can next summer being reasonably close in a reasonable time frame.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby yorksman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:50 am

What is your goal? Is it just to get a shot of the peak no matter what the angle, time of day etc? Or are you trying to be creative? Are you looking for road side shooting etc?
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby CO Native » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:11 am

You'd definitely have to add some sort of qualifiers.

How close do you need to be? If you've got a great zoom on your camera and go on a clear dry day you can hike Mount Ouray and get shots of nearly every peak in the Sangres, Sawatch, Front, and Elk ranges plus you can even see some of the San Juans.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby Scott P » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:19 am

Define "reasonable time frame".

If you are a photographer short on time, to the Elks, San Juans or Crestones. Maybe Holy Cross, Longs or the north side of Blanca. Even if you are the best photographer in the world, it's going to be hard to make peaks like Bross, Elbert, Sherman, etc. look overly dramatic. You may find a way to make them look pretty, but if you are after photographs, the above areas are where you want to be.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby AF_Climber » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Time of day will be a necessary casualty.

Spent most of my time on the front range. Quandary, Longs, Cuebra, Antero, Princeton, Sherman and Elbert.

More excited to hit the backwaters - San Juans, Elks, and the remote Sangre de Cristos.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby yorksman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:45 pm

My fourteeners images so far.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby lodidodi » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:03 pm

What about a synchronized photo shoot, get X other people to sync their watches and all shoot it to the nearest minute.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby AF_Climber » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:17 am

Very nice. Unfortunately, I'll only have a week to capture my trophies. What's more, I'll be dragging my dear wife along who might be less than enthused at some early morning shoots.

yorksman wrote:My fourteeners images so far.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby CO Native » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:09 am

Plan around the Front Range, Sawatch Range, and Sangre de Cristo range. Those have the most easily viewed 14ers. The Elks and much more so the San Juans are elusive mountains to view. While working your way through the Sawatch you can drive to the summit of Independence Pass (if it's open when you come) and get some distance shots of the Elks from there.

Since it sounds like you aren't familiar with them, I'd recommend plotting all the summits in a GPS. Then you can use it to verify which mountains you are seeing.
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Re: 14er photo safari?

Postby AF_Climber » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:20 am

Very familiar with the front range and Sawatch. I guess I am keen to get back to the Elks and San Juans because they are so much more remote and off the beaten path of skiers taking the back routes from the resorts.

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