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Patio in the Clouds - Mont Blanc Cable CarHiking the Quiraing: Isle of Skye, ScotlandThe Quiraing - Isle of Skye, ScotlandRoad to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CAFranz Josef Glacial ValleyThe Three Sisters overlooking Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, NSWKatoomba Falls - Blue Mountains - near Sydney, AustraliaStorm in Milford Sound - New ZealandNever Never Land - Rainbow in the Rain ForestDusk on the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of StorrFrozen Twin Lakes with Crystal Crag above - Mammoth Winter HDR PanoramaWinter Beauty in the High SierraMountaineers climbing Mont Blanc - French AlpsMont Blanc Panorama: Grandes Jorasses and Dent du GeantEastern Sierras LandscapeConvict LakeKangchendzongaGunung Klabat (Kalabat)Baldy Descent
Patio in the Clouds - Mont Blanc Cable Car
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Patio in the Clouds - Mont Blanc Cable Car

This photo shows the top of the Mont Blanc cable car (Aiguille du Midi cable car) in Chamonix, France. At the top of the cable car there's an elevator inside the rock that takes you 140 feet higher to a lookout, which is where I took this photo from at 12,600 feet. This peak is called Aiguille du Midi. This cable car holds the record as the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, from 3,400 ft to 12,600 ft. From here you get spectacular views of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps, and the rest of Mont Blanc. From up here you can take the Panoramic Mont Blanc lift which is the highest cable car traverse in the world and which connects France and Italy over the mountains. If you look closely to the left of the "patio" you'll see 2 specks which are eagles soaring in the wind.

You may also be interested in my Mont Blanc Panorama and Mountaineers climbing Mont Blanc photos taken from this same lookout.

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March 12, 2012 10:35 am      Permalink

Hiking the Quiraing: Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Hiking the Quiraing: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Hiking the Quiraing was the highlight of our visit to the Isle of Skye in Scotland due to the green hillsides and tremendous crags and pinnacles. This was the view that met us when we got to the top, looking down at the ocean below. With names like The Prison, The Needle and The Table, hikes in the Quiraing do not disappoint. This is on the Trotternish Peninsula of the Isle of Skye.

You may also be interested in these past photos from Skye: The Old Man of Storr and Green Hillsides of The Quiraing.

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March 7, 2012 9:53 am      Permalink

The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland
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The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

This is the beautiful Quiraing mountain range on the Isle of Skye in northwestern Scotland. You can see the grooved pathways in the grass created by sheep as they graze on these hillsides. We were privileged to get clear weather during our visit since it's often rainy and overcast here.

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January 18, 2012 8:07 am      Permalink

Road to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CA
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Road to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CA

Dramatic clouds and lighting on the road to Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierras of California. You may also be interested in my previous Convict Lake photo showing the lake and sheer mountains behind.

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January 12, 2012 9:16 am      Permalink

Franz Josef Glacial Valley
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Franz Josef Glacial Valley

Green & red lichen covering the rocks below a waterfall on the south island of New Zealand. You might be surprised that within a mile of this green, temperate rainforest is the edge of Franz Josef Glacier. The western coast of the south island of New Zealand is unique in that you have glaciers next to rain forest, not too far from sea level. Part of the reason that the ice gets so low is that the mountains are so steep and the glacier moves so fast that it gets quite far into warmer climate before melting.

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December 21, 2011 10:22 am      Permalink

The Three Sisters overlooking Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW
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The Three Sisters overlooking Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW

This is the classic overlook at Echo Point that everyone goes to when visiting the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia. This is for good reason, of course, since the overlook provides a great view of The Three Sisters (those sandstone pillars you see on the left) and the rest of the Jamison Valley below. In the distance you can see some of the blue haze that gives The Blue Mountains their name, which is caused by the abundant eucalyptus trees which give off a oil vapor that mixes with the atmosphere.

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December 12, 2011 9:06 am      Permalink

Katoomba Falls - Blue Mountains - near Sydney, Australia
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Katoomba Falls - Blue Mountains - near Sydney, Australia

The spectacular Katoomba Falls is one of the highlights of the Blue Mountains, a World Heritage Area a couple of hours west of Sydney. This view of the falls is from the Katoomba Scenic Skyway, one of several ways to see the Blue Mountains at "Scenic World." I hope this photo gives a sense of scale, showing the height of this magnificent cascade.

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December 8, 2011 9:00 am      Permalink

Storm in Milford Sound - New Zealand
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Storm in Milford Sound - New Zealand

It rained for much of my short visit to Milford Sound, which isn't surprising considering it's the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest places in the world. Milford Sound has been known to receive 10 inches of rain in the span of 24 hours, which is about as much rain as Los Angeles gets in an entire year. Annual rainfall is over 22 feet (over 6.5 meters). But it isn't just always raining; the weather changed dramatically over the course of my 2-hour boat ride, even breaking up for some sun for a little while. In this photo you can see a new batch of rain descending down the steep glacier-carved peaks.

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December 2, 2011 2:21 pm      Permalink

Never Never Land - Rainbow in the Rain Forest
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Never Never Land - Rainbow in the Rain Forest

This rainbow was God's gift to our group after we finished hiking up a landslide in the rain at the highest point on Yapen Island in Papua, Indonesia. We're pretty sure this proves the discovery of Never Never Land from 'Peter Pan', though we didn't have time to hike down to check. Yes, the rainbow was this vibrant; no HDR or special effects added.

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July 5, 2011 10:47 am      Permalink

Dusk on the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of Storr
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Dusk on the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of Storr

This is one of the most beautiful places we have seen in Scotland: the Trotternish Peninsula of the Isle of Skye. On the horizon you can see the "Old Man of Storr", a distinct rock pinnacle. We stayed in a house next to this lake (Loch Fada), and I took this photo after the sun had already set behind the mountains (8:30pm).

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April 29, 2011 5:30 am      Permalink

Frozen Twin Lakes with Crystal Crag above - Mammoth Winter HDR Panorama
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Frozen Twin Lakes with Crystal Crag above - Mammoth Winter HDR Panorama

Looking up at Crystal Crag on Mammoth Crest across from Twin Lakes. I captured this two weeks ago when we were up in Mammoth.

I wish I could have taken this a bit earlier when there was more light on the mountains, but having a newborn around makes timing a bit more complicated. :) This is my first attempt at an HDR panorama. I did the HDR part first, and then the pan stitching. To me that seemed like the best order, but I haven't tried it the other way.

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February 12, 2010 10:50 am      Permalink

Winter Beauty in the High Sierra
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Winter Beauty in the High Sierra

And now for something completely different (no HDR involved): beautiful snow textures in the high Sierras. I took this photo near the side of highway 395 not too far from the turnoff for Crowley Lake on Sunday. What you can't see in this photo are my freezing feet. I waded into the deep snow wearing wet socks & sandals since I had already taken off my boots in the car, and there was a fussy baby waiting so I didn't want to take the time to put them back on.

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February 2, 2010 10:30 am      Permalink

Mountaineers climbing Mont Blanc - French Alps
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Mountaineers climbing Mont Blanc - French Alps

Look closely to see 2 groups of mountaineers climbing this glacier, one group near the bottom of the photo, and the other near the top. The climbers in the photo help give a sense of the size of the surrounding crevices and fissures. The photo is zoomed in on a small part of Mont Blanc; the hikers still have a long way to go to the top. Most likely they started from Cosmiques Refuge, the base camp near the top of the Mont Blanc cable car which I mentioned in my previous photo.

September 20, 2009 8:00 am      Permalink

Mont Blanc Panorama: Grandes Jorasses and Dent du Geant
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Mont Blanc Panorama: Grandes Jorasses and Dent du Geant

I took this panorama on Mont Blanc in the French Alps. There is an impressive cable car that takes you from the town of Chamonix Mont Blanc to Aiguille du Midi (12,602 feet or 3,842 meters), a peak partway up the mountain. The cable car holds the world record for most elevation gained: around 9,200 feet of elevation gain in the 20 minute ride to the top. This photo only shows a tiny fraction of the Alps (French, Italian, and Swiss) that can be seen from the top of the tram. Specifically, the peak on the left is Grandes Jorasses, and the one on the very right is Dent du Geant. Both these peaks lie on the French-Italian border.

September 19, 2009 2:54 pm      Permalink

Eastern Sierras Landscape
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Eastern Sierras Landscape

Looking west from the 395 at the Sierras south of Mammoth Lakes.

June 17, 2009 8:41 am      Permalink

Convict Lake
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Convict Lake

Clouds rolling in above Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierras, taken this weekend.

June 15, 2009 8:01 am      Permalink

Kangchendzonga
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Kangchendzonga

Kangchendzonga is the third tallest mountain in the world, visible from Darjeeling, India. I also posted an interactive high-res version of this panorama just like I did for the Taj Mahal: Kangchendzonga High Resolution Panorama

November 24, 2008 5:52 am      Permalink

Gunung Klabat (Kalabat)
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Gunung Klabat (Kalabat)

Gunung (Mountain in Indonesian) Klabat is another of the many volcanoes in the area where my parents live. My Dad has climbed it once, and we almost climbed it, but canceled the trip due to some foot injuries I had from climbing down into the crater of Mahawu. I took this photo at dusk from the car window as we were driving up the hill towards the town where my parents live.

February 19, 2008 5:32 am      Permalink

Baldy Descent
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Baldy Descent

My brother Joe descending from the top of Mt. Baldy (San Antonio) a couple weeks ago. Katie, Joe, and I hiked Baldy in preparation for our trip this summer.

July 6, 2006 10:35 pm      Permalink