While you were sleeping

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While you were sleeping

Postby iandsmith » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 7:03 am

We're not that long back from a trip to North America where we did some hiking; actually, we did a lot of hiking, not always in the bush, sometimes up and down the streets of fascinating towns. Since none can be entered in any competitions it means I'm reduced to putting a couple in this post.
We had every kind of weather from light snow to 25 degrees and balmy, covering the Inside Passage to the Rockies to Oregon and Montana; all fabulous places to go walking. Hope you enjoy the couple of pics (from a selection of over 12,000) that I've posted here.
Cheers and a Merry Xmas
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Glacier Bay, Alaska
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Smith Rock
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Sparks Lake
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Moraine Lake
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Avalanche Lake
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Shaniko (ghost town in Oregon)
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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby gayet » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 9:25 am

Beautiful!!

I can't actually pick a favourite but thank you for sharing them.
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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby eggs » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 9:29 am

Stunning photos Ian.
I can't believe you had no wind for the whole trip.. :wink:

Were you camping out with the bears at all?
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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby cajun » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 11:41 am

Ian, great shots. Couldn't they be posted in the Landscape and Non landscape comps?

I'd recon that they could go in the "other states" comp too, as they are form the United States
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.
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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby wayno » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 11:46 am

I'm shocked, I just realized how crap my photography is now....
from the land of the long white clouds...

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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby iandsmith » Sat 26 Mar, 2016 3:10 pm

Thank you for the lovely comments. In answer to some of your questions; no, we didn't camp out with the bears.....in fact, we didn't camp out at all, we did it in style at resorts and confined our walking to during the day. However, we did manage to see 10 bears all up, all black. We also saw marmot, chipmunks everywhere and my piece de resistance, mountain goats. They're actually related to antelope and we got quite close at Avalanche Lake.
We did have wind on occasions, but not at Glacier or mid Oregon where we spent most of our time.
When I shot McDonald Lake it was a fluke, there's hardly any shots on the internet with mirror images and we only got them late afternoon on the way back home. In the morning it had been fairly average with ripples everywhere.
Will post a few more pics. McKenzie River is one of my personal favourites
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Crater Lake, Oregon, deepest of its type in the world
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McKenzie River
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Mount Washington, part of the Newberry system
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Todd Lake, Oregon
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Sparks Lake, a haven for photographers
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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Fri 08 Apr, 2016 6:23 pm

Wow.
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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby Onestepmore » Fri 05 Aug, 2016 9:36 am

Brilliant photos
We can learn a lot from crayons. They come in different shapes and colours, but they all have to live in the same box
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Re: While you were sleeping

Postby iandsmith » Wed 20 Dec, 2017 11:17 am

eggs wrote:Stunning photos Ian.
I can't believe you had no wind for the whole trip.. :wink:

Were you camping out with the bears at all?

Didn't do any camping out, it was all day trips. I'm not as tough as most of you guys on this site, but I do love my days in the bush.
Saw bears on Whistler, Avalanche Lake walk, Blue Lake and, unbelievably, on a balcony at Sun Peaks ski resort. We were reliably informed, somewhat sadly, that the latter bear would probably never be seen again.
Had wind on occasions but, since it was autumn, it was mostly calm.
Cheers, Ian
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