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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby 434stonemill » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:47 am

This is a wonderful summit shot from the top of Handies. After I took it, I noticed the guy and wonder if A: he realized there were two ways to summit Handies and B: if he ended up in the picture. When I got home, I discovered the picture captured even more than I had imagined. At least he wasn't taking a dump on top a 14er.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby spong0949 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:19 am

434stonemill wrote:This is a wonderful summit shot from the top of Handies. After I took it, I noticed the guy and wonder if A: he realized there were two ways to summit Handies and B: if he ended up in the picture. When I got home, I discovered the picture captured even more than I had imagined. At least he wasn't taking a dump on top a 14er.


Hahahahah! I have a shot very similar to that, but I won't post it on the forum.

Here's one from Grizzly Peak D in March 2011. Miserable day.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby LetsGoMets » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:57 pm

My father at the summit of Bread Loaf Mountain, Vermont.

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Carol summitting Cheyenne Mountain, 2009.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby Bean » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:55 pm

It doesn't look that bad in the photo, but the winds were...unpleasant. Those who have been out with me know that it takes a lot to get me to the point of covering every inch of what would be exposed skin.

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby djkest » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Both Kit Carson and Challenger Point were "socked in" with fog when we summitted, although I think it burned off several hours later. The fog and impending T-storms convinced everyone else to abandon the idea of summitting KC that day... I guess we are just stubborn or something.

From the grumpy look on my face, the fog, and the silly sign (my friend made it, didn't much see the point myself) this photo is not the finest.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby spot_coop » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:39 pm

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Windy day on Elbert. Nobody else up there so we used the tripod to take the picture and the camera strap kept blowing in front of the lens.
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Travis attempting to take a self-portrait at 2:00am on Mt. Sherman. Again - nobody around to help take a picture
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby spot_coop » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:51 pm

Expensive birthday party on top of Culebra. We all paid for both Culebra and Red Mountain, but only 2 of the 4 actually hiked over to Red Mtn. (at least one of them was the BD girl!)

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby TravisJN » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:57 am

Sorry I can’t contribute. I have this weird habit of deleting bad photos once they hit my computer. Apparently that’s not a common practice.

However, I don’t think that bad weather = bad photo. Some of these snow pictures are actually pretty cool. There’s a difference between a bad picture and a picture of somebody having a bad time.

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby James Dziezynski » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:17 pm

Ha @spot_coop - "Happy birthday... I suppose. Look, is this going to be done soon?"
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby 4HClimber » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Instead of the Superman look, this turned out to be more like the Stay Puff Marshmellow Man look??[img]1[/img]
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby Floyd » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:59 pm

The reason why Astrobassman does not touch my camera any more. In his defense, we were surrounded by lightning strikes which is why the folks in the background are running for their respective lives. I wanted my free sandwich dammit!!!
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