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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby Mark Curtis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:06 pm

A few more from the amazing San Juans:

A couple of sunset shots from Little Molas below Snowdon Peak.....



And a sunrise similar to the one Cameron liked earlier......


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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby kimo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:58 pm

Fantastic work Mark. They're all so peaceful. My heart rate drops just looking at them. Thanks.

The Needle not too long ago.

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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby ballackout » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:37 pm

That shot of the needle is pretty much perfection.

Here are a few of mine, one close to home two far, far away.

Sunrise climb last summer on quandry:

This one is taken not too far from where the Curiosity Rover landed :lol: (Driving towards Swakopmund, Namibia):
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And this is a view of Devil's Peak from Lionshead, above Cape Town, South Africa.
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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby vonmackle » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:36 am

kimo wrote:The Needle not too long ago.

Great one, Kimo!
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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby USAKeller » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:01 am

Wow - these photos are stunning! While I can't even come close to what everyone else can do, here are some recent shots I took...

A burning promise: the fiery sunrise illuminates Mt. Baker as sdkeil, CODave, AZScott, JD, Alex, and I ascend the Coleman Glacier a few weeks ago:

Taken with a fancy HDR App on my iPhone during a sunrise trail run 2 days ago (8/7/12):

This was the sunrise today (8/9/12) during my run, also taken from my iPhone:
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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby geojed » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:20 am

From along the Fall Creek Trail on the way to Halo Ridge on Holy Cross


McNasser Gulch last Sunday on way to Grizzly Peak A and Garfield Peak

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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby Presto » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:54 am

Beautiful shots there, USAKeller ... looks like you had better weather on Baker than we did. :wink:
Sunset on Capitol Peak.
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Sunrise on Monitor Peak.
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Sunrise from our high camp before climbing San Miguel Peak
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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby vonmackle » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:58 pm

Nice to see this one get rolling again. Great shots, everyone!

Here's one of The Spider and The Fly just before sunrise a few weeks ago:
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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby kimo » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:44 pm

Thanks for the kind comments. Few things in life are better than sunrise and sunset on the trail. I was lucky to see both from Piney Lake on Sunday.


I like those HDR pics, Caroline. Turned out really well from a phone. Has to be your eye. Mt. Baker looks surreal.

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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:23 am

Kimo, that Needle shot is great!

Mark, love that shot at Molas!

Here's one I took from the Grand Mesa this past weekend. The haze/smoke in the air made for a very red sun.

Grand Mesa Sunset by Matt-Payne, on Flickr

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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:36 am

Sunrise from tree line on the way up Mount Massive

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Re: Sunrise or Sunset

Postby George James » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:57 am

Mount Robson Sunset
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Mount Robson Sunrise
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