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Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby Neil » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:25 pm

Being inspired by some of Kiefer's previous photography threads, I thought it would be fun to see our members' aerial photos of Colorado's geography. Shots from the sky offer a unique perspective that I have really been appreciating lately. I'm an amateur photographer at best, but love flying this little Cessna 182 around Colorado's mountains as much as I enjoy climbing them. Here are some shots to start the discussion. Hopefully there are some other pilots around here who have the same passion, or some folks who have a keen eye and nice camera while flying commercially. Enjoy and please participate! Oh, and if there are other pilots or curious passengers on the board (which I know there are), let me know if you ever want to hook up for some mountain flying.

The IPW, Longs, Meeker, and RMNP from 15,000 ft.

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Looking south down the Divide from James Peak to Grays and Torreys and beyond

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North and South Arapahoe with the FORBIDDEN Boulder Watershed

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Mount Elbert from the east

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The Northern Sawatch

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The Crestone Group from the west

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The Blanca Group from the southeast with a profile view of the LB-Blanca traverse

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Blanca Group from the east

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Crestone Group from the east

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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby XMULE » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:57 am

Very cool. Thanks!
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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby winmag4582001 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:07 am

Mt. Hood
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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby Neil » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:13 am

Great shot of Hood. Glaciated peaks are awesome from the air!
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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby mountaingoat-G » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:39 am

thanks for posting. I don't have a plane, but love aerial photos.

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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby Mark A Steiner » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:01 am

mountaingoat-G wrote:thanks for posting. I don't have a plane, but love aerial photos.


I have several of the San Juans from about 30,000 feet (Phoenix-Denver flight), but need a refresher course on how they can be posted here. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby Neil » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:00 am

Mark -- this is how I post pics, perhaps someone has a more efficient method.

It is best to have two 14ers.com windows open, one to the main page and one with a reply to this thread ready to be typed. Start on the 14ers.com main page screen, make sure you are signed into your account, and click your name in the upper right corner of the screen. On the next page, click on the "Profile" tab. Once in the "Profile" tab, scroll to the bottom and click on "Add Photos." From there, the process to add photos is pretty self-explanatory. Once you are done adding a photo, the website will give you a URL link to that photo. Highlight and copy the URL link, then go to your other open window, which is a reply to this thread. Above the dialogue box where you type your reply, there is a horizontal selection of commands. For example, you can make text bold, insert a quote, etc. Click on "Img." When you do that, two objects will appear that look like this: [img]. Paste the URL you copied from the previous screen in between the two [img] boxes. Before you hit "Submit" it will just look like a URL between two bracketed comands, but once you press "Submit" your post will include your photo.

That was pretty longwinded...hope it makes sense and I especially hope somebody comes along with an easier answer!!! Can't want to see your San Juan shots.

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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:59 am

winmag4582001 wrote:Mt. Hood


I think I've posted this one before, but here's my Hood-from-the-plane shot, with Jefferson in the background.

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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby Lunkerking » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:40 pm

Gosh I would love to hike and fish that FORBIDDEN watershead Boulder. Thanks for sharing the photo! its the first I have seen of the area.

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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby Neil » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:49 pm

Matt -- sweet Hood pic!! Very crisp, especially for shooting out an airplane window. Thanks for posting it again.

Lunkerking wrote:Gosh I would love to hike and fish that FORBIDDEN watershead Boulder. Thanks for sharing the photo! its the first I have seen of the area.


I know exactly how you feel, but I would NEVER tresspass on City of Boulder land. :-" Using the plane is a great way to become acquainted with the watershed and its topography, even though I would never hike the peaks there........
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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:59 pm

Neil wrote:Matt -- sweet Hood pic!! Very crisp, especially for shooting out an airplane window. Thanks for posting it again.


I was prepared. I intentionally chose a seat on the port side and was in first class, so no worries about sitting over the wing. I had a road atlas of Oregon with me and was following the route right down the Columbia. (The flight was ORD-PDX and we went right over Yellowstone as well.)

Another good airport for approach photography is JAC. Both sides will probably get some view of the Tetons, but starboard is better. No photos from that flight as we landed late in the day and I would have been shooting right into the sun

SEA is good too on a clear day, but I've never gotten as close to the Washington volcanoes as I got to Hood on that flight.
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Re: Let's See Your Aerial Photos

Postby Johnson » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:08 pm

All I have from my phone at the moment. Longs on arrival into Denver. Not great, certainly not the quality of the video posted several weeks ago....and not a photo, but someone may like it.


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