Where You Are Photos (2019)


#101

I had the same experience last year in New Zealand looking at Orion doing a headstand from what I’m used to in the UK. :nerd_face: I expected to see constellations I can’t see in the northern hemisphere, but seeing familiar constellations upside down was unexpected but so cool :sunglasses:


#102

Working in Knoxville tomorrow morning before heading back to Oklahoma tomorrow night. Made the trip up to Cade’s Cove in the hopes of catching the storm and the “smokey” clouds.
Here’s a couple of cell captures. I shot several with all 3 of my regular cameras, but wont download them until the weekend.


#103

See any bears? Cades Cove is supposed to have a ton of them. And is access to the park open with the government shutdown?


#104

Me and my friends going to see The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Glasgow UK on 1st of December 2018, VIP band meet, good chat with the band, lots of goodies, good seats for viewing and really good show.


#105

IIRC, there’s a bit of privately-held property in there still, so maybe that’s kept it open?


#106


#107

Pretty dramatic sky on my commute this evening


#108

Holy Smoke it took Days to read this Thread!! :hamburger::eyeglasses:


#109

They’ll be a test. Early 2016 always trips people up. :wink:


#110

Found the furloughed gov’t worker… :rofl:


#111

LOL Actually a neighbour to the east of fearless frog near YXC.
Full time CCP, OAS burden on society.:sunglasses:


#112

Ah what a day…
Weather gave us a bit of a lemon but we turned it into lemonade.

We had to turn around 200 meters below our planned target due to bad visibility and potentially hazardous conditions (lots of snow drift on the final slope), so we went about halfway down were we noticed the conditions were much better. Picked a different peak where the slope had a more southern orientation where the snow had set and lo and behold, this happened:




Few more from the ascent:



#113

That reminds me…you know how the moon looks bigger when it has just risen above the horizon? And you probably know that it is an optical illusion.

To get rid of the illusion, all you have to do is stand with your back to the moon, then bend way over and look at the moon though your legs. Optical illusion gone!

If you try this, make sure you have a friend take a photo of you doing it and post it on Mudspike. :grin:


#114

You were this kid growing up weren’t you?


#115

Fantastic. How is the avalanche risk now? Has the snow packed down a bit?


#116

It’s 3 above the treeline and 2 below. Went down pretty quickly around thirsday as there was a short warm weather window. Now it’s cold again and there’s a pretty sizeable snowdrift problem, that means you can not be sure what is safe unless you have a look at the slope itself. That’s why i called it quits today, no visibility+a lot of drifted snow where, going for the summit would have pushed the margin pretty thin.


#117

Beautiful shots @sobek - I’m envious of that snow.


#118

We could certainly spare you some, parts of the alps got so much that the official weather departments snow sensors stopped picking it up (at 5 metres). And most of that fell in 2 weeks. It’s only January an the northern alps have historic high marks across the board. Crazy.


#119

Lunar Eclipse this morning:

Totally worth it despite of the freezing temperatures (-8°C).

Powerplant on the riverbank of the Rhine in Duisburg, Germany this evening:


#120

Nice to see the resistance to using the soft rock classic ‘Blood Red Wolf Moon’ term. :slight_smile: