Curiosity just days away from mars A spectacular set of images of the building and launching of the Mars rover Curiosity. I’m guessing when this contraception enters the Mars atmosphere a lot of people (me included) are going to be glued to our TV sets, computers, tablets, smartphones, and radios. Amazing how the number of [...]
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Richard and Gary on Twin Mountain, Catskills Devil’s Path, Catskill Mountains, New York. Gary is visiting again and we decided to do a piece of the Devil’s Path, a hike he’s never done. Started at Roaring Kill parking area, went up the blue trail to Pecoy Notch, Climbed the west side of Twin Mountain on [...]
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. It was hot but I wanted to see what the Queen Anne’s lace looked like in Macricostas so I took a short walk with small camera and iPhone. Great stuff to shoot, too bad it was so hot I didn’t feel like doing anything. Heat and humidity sucks. Queen [...]
My friend Gary Sharp took an amazing picture of a creek reflection with his iPhone. This is outstanding.
Brace Mountain from Alander Mountain Alander Mountain, New York. These are the still shots I took the day we saw the rattlesnake. I’ve put a note on the spot down near Brace we ran into the snake. The hike is a loop: up the gully on the right to Alander, down behind and left and [...]
This was shot with my iPhone 4S and Instagram on climb up the rocks on the north side of Bear Mountain in Connecticut. This is an odd year for mountain laurel after last year’s kaleidoscopic explosion of blooms. I don’t know if it was the lack of snow and rain over the winter or what, [...]
Glen Denny Photography Back in the day (1960′s) when Royal Robbins, Tom Frost, Chuck Pratt, Yvon Chouinard, Warren Harding and many others were putting up big walls in Yosemite Valley, Glen Denny was not only along for the ride but was photographing Yosemite climbing and culture. Anyone who’s read about this era in rock climbing [...]
We almost always stop at this little spot on Paradise Lane on the way up to Bear Mountain because there’s almost always a nice reflection here.
My friend Gary Sharp took this with his iPhone on Humbug Mountain on the Southern Oregon Coast. Fantastic.
Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail, Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I hike this seven mile stretch of the AT a lot because it’s close to the town we live in and it’s a great section of trail that’s tough enough so it’s not all that popular with other hikers. This section of the AT has become home [...]
Nice hike today. This was the only picture I took. Just enjoyed being outside, forgot about cameras.
This remains one of my favorite BASE jumping videos. The high frame rate slow motion makes it accessible. Zoom it out for best effect. [via Coudal Partners]
Patagonia’s Founder Is America’s Most Unlikely Business Guru This is a great piece on the history of the clothing company Patagonia and a mini-biography of its founder Yvon Chouinard. I happen to have a few original Chouinard pitons I bought from him in the Camp 4 parking lot in Yosemite Valley in the 1970′s. I’ve [...]
On the Appalachian Trail north of Sheffield, Massachusetts. Crossing a small bridge over a stream I noticed another nice reflection so I took my gloves off and took a picture which I’m quite pleased with. However, I then… …dropped my gloves in the stream and took another picture with the ripples from the fallen gloves [...]
On the Appalachian Trail north of Sheffield, Massachusetts. A little breeze can change a reflection from an interesting upside down landscape into a dreamy, wavy mirage. Similar image in monochrome.
Dave shooting a reflection on the Appalachian Trail north of Sheffield, Massachusetts. The light and sky were perfect for shooting reflections on streams and swamps yesterday and we spent a lot of time doing it. Sometimes still water makes interesting images, sometimes a bit of wind rippling the water and distorting the reflection makes interesting [...]
These two Instagram/iPhone shots were made on Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail, Kent, Connecticut. These foam shots are almost always in pools on the downstream side of small waterfalls. In other words, the water falls into a pool, makes bubbles, and they collect in places out of the main current in striated ripples. I find it [...]
This is a fine video of paragliding off the top of Mont Blanc in France. The scale and ruggedness of the route they take down is spectacular. Zoom it out. [via Zapong]
On the Taconic Trail near Brace Mountain, New York. Dave and I did a long loop between Alander and Brace Mountains in New York state. The trail crosses many small streams and a few of them have just the right conditions for interesting reflection shots. Between the rocks, beech leaves, tree reflections and moving water [...]