Post your best pictures. So beautiful they will bring a tear to your eye.
Donner Lake, CA
One more from Big Sur. If you ever get the chance to visit take it right away. Pictures don't do it justice,It'll take your breath away.
A cool 50 degree crisp fall morning with a breeze gently blowing through an aspen grove. You can hear a fast moving creek off to your right. Birds are singing their morning song. The smell of butterscotch and vanilla from Jeffery Pines being warmed by the sun. I love this trail.
Thought this one turned out pretty well. Wish I had a better camera though.
This one was on my broken phone. The blur worked with some of the pictures I think, but ruined a lot more than it made.
It was a hike I stopped at on my way to Yellowstone coming from the west, a pass somewhere in Wyoming I believe. Can't remember what it was, I just made a stop because I was ahead of schedule and decided why not.
i don't have any pictures so beautiful they bring a tear to your eye. so i didn't post in this thread.
but before you claim i don't go /out/, here's a mediocre pic i took of a stunning location.
I don't think I've ever seen a picture on the internet that really, truly brought a tear to my eye. The pictures I posted are of locations that have the ability to make a man misty eyed.Good pic though I don't have the balls to rock climb
i understand that "tear to your eye" is figurative, not literal, but most of the pics in this thread are faded, washed out shit with garbage light and no sense of subject. i'm not questioning the emotions they evoque for the photographer, but as an impartial observer i'm missing that connection.
for comparison, here's a pic i saw on the internet that took my breath away (also figuratively). not a shoop, real place, in co.
not claiming to be ansel adams. i already said my pics are meh, and i just pack a little digital point and shoot into the woods. but my short comings don't mean i can't see other people's shortcomings as well.
and just in case i wasn't clear, i didn't take that pic of the mountains and lake.
>not claiming to be ansel adams
But you are judging the photos in this thread by an Ansel Adams aesthetic. NTTAWTT, I like, admire, and try to emulate Ansel Adams.
I think Sebastião Salgado kicks Adams in the nuts though.
read again what op asked for. then find me a pic in this thread that's even close.
if op had said "share some oc of some cool places" i wouldn't have said a word. but he specifically said to post superlative pics. and no one's delivered.
Right off the AT near Mt. Adams in MA. Took in 2013
>puts a tear in my eye because I was there
I won't be surprised if you don't think so.
Some GREAT pictures, fellas!
I can contribute with one I took this weekend, Sweden.
Keep'em coming, please! Great background pictures for my desktop.
I have a couple that I try not to look at when I'm stuck in the city in the winter
It's not much but it probably the best I got
Southern British Columbia by the Ashnola mountains.
Caddo Lake on the Louisiana/Texas state line over New Year's weekend.
I-10 somewhere between Tallahassee and Jacksonville
view from the Summit of the Zupspitze
...and Lake Arnen, both in the general vicinity of Gstaad, Switzerland
actually Texas has several small oxbow lakes,and Mitchell Lake is also natural. But Mitchell and Caddo are the only natural non-oxbow lakes in Texas.
And just think, Minnesota has over 11,000 lakes
Shit compared to most here, just a late autumn hike on the AT. Easy in and easy out with a nice lunch/dinner by a camp fire.
When ever I look at this pick I just remember the sun warming my face compared to the cold autumn winds
Potato quality but I fkn love snow! Taken yesterday on a short hike in the local woods, SE Sweden.
It was 0ºF out innawoods that night. It was still fun.
Pedra Furada - Santa Catarina (Brazil) too bad we get snow every 2 or 3 years
Taken from my most recent day hike up Mt.Muckish.
The mountain looks like its been cut in half near the middle, second pic from a distance to show kinda.
South of France just near Spain in the middle of December 19°C
I think I've posted this one before, but it's one of the ones which gives me goosebumps every time I see it.
took this in convict lake by mammoth lakes yesterday morning. There were lots of big hoofed tracks on the snow but I didn't actually see any wildlife out there.
Does /out/ like my hermit crab picture from Cocos Island?
What does /out/ think of this one from the plane to the Cocos Atoll?
Went to linville gorge this fall
Wilmore Wilderness Park, Alberta Canada.
God hitting a reset button
I love eastern OR and similar landscapes. Here's one from northern NV.
And from the east side of the Cascades in WA, I believe somewhere around Chelan.
Spiazzi di Gromo, northen Italy
I forgot what town I stopped and took this picture in was a drive by area
Taken in Oaxaca, Mexico while climbing a mountain which overlooks several small villiages
20 years ago this month I snowshoed from twin creeks to the top in fresh powder by myself ,4500 feet in 7 miles. most strenuous trip of my life. the payoff, had the mountain to myself (the lodge caretaker never went outside because there were no tracks in the snow).
This thread could use some more color, It's a little dark and flat in here. Not my pic but I live pretty close and plan on visiting it soon.
this was the most glorious day /out/ of 2015. i took a lot of photos
my /out/ machine. I sold it and miss it. I'll get another soon
Another one from South America:
Peru - close to Mt. Auzangate - 5500 m above see level
I'm going to assume that you took this pitcher and that you work for/have worked for/have connection to National Geographic
ANON HELP ME WORK FOR THEM I'M A BRILLIANT RECORDIST
just took this today.
Didn't realize quarries could be pretty.
I know sunsets are newby photographer bait, but I couldn't resist.
Much of the cliffside of Big Sur is privately owned, and the stuff that's decent for climbing and public is limited to bouldering or just generally flaky and dangerous to climb. Also the ocean is cold and violent, and the rock underneath is the consistency of a razor sharp cheese grater. You don't want to be fucking around on the rock at the bottom of the cliffs without a bit of caution. I lost a cousin on a fishing trip there. He turned his back to the ocean and a wave took him. They never found the body.
I recommend going inland if you want to climb Big Sur. Its no fucking joke in the interior though. The land is extremely rugged with rivers going through steep rock canyons and huge altitude changes. Expect waterfalls and good vertical walls with fun features if you follow a river long enough.
That said I love Big Sur and make an effort to go backpacking out there at least once a month. Its so cheap and the ventana wilderness is so huge and diverse there's always something to see. Very few people stray from a couple of the more popular trails(Sykes, Pine Ridge, Little Sur) so its very easy to find peace and solitude. Its also fucking gorgeous with beautiful forests and waterfalls. You could spend your whole life exploring there and see something new every time. Heres some cool shit to look at regardless.
https://pantilat.wordpress.com/big-sur/ (This guy RUNS all over big sur and the sierras while taking awesome pictures. I often look here for trip ideas.)
i've only just turned 18 so a lot of the pictures from when i went /out/ were taken by family , i'll have to remember to take more when i go out
i might prefer this picture actually , i don't know what it is about it but i like it
i remember the day , 32 degree day and i decided to go for a run ended up just enjoying the weather
Estes Park, CO - View of the Rockies from the parking lot of the Stanley Hotel
Llyn Gwynant back in October last year, I wound up at Llyn Dinas where I stopped to cook breakfast.
as I'm frying my bacon, and tucking into a mug of foraged blackberries a damn police helicopter pops up over head and starts running a sweep of the lake, they found the body of a guy there a day or so later....
also, Llyn Padarn, again a stop for breakfast.
hotchie motchie. where do you work and what do you do there? instructor? operator? maintenance?
Lifts, patrol, fixing, service... anything they'll put me to
Dont do instruction; different division and shit-tier pay
Didnt know that it was haunted. I stayed there for a week 2 years ago and didnt see or hear anything.
Wasnt an /out/ trip but me and my friends got wasted for free every night which made up for it! Was a pretty decent trip 7/10.