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#213908 - 07/01/08 11:07 PM Just a mountain….
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I drive by this about every other week and thought it looked unusually pretty this day. So I took a picture. A couple bald eagles interrupted my shot.


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#213910 - 07/01/08 11:11 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: michael_d]
onn Offline
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That sort of looks like the Bow river valley in southern Alberta. Nice shot
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#213926 - 07/01/08 11:53 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: onn]
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You are lucky my friend. I havn't seen the rockies in 20 years. I really enjoyed my time in them.
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#213928 - 07/01/08 11:56 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: fredk]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Beautiful picture, Mike. Thanks for sharing.

That is quite a view.
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#213959 - 07/02/08 07:36 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Beautiful scenery you enjoy
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#213962 - 07/02/08 07:48 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: michael_d]
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Beautiful, Mike. I wish that I lived that close to the mountains. The nearest mountain to me is a 12 hour drive to Big Bend National Park. Glad to see that you are not taking it for granted.

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#213964 - 07/02/08 08:31 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: davidsch]
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Wonderful picture Mike!
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#213965 - 07/02/08 08:34 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: michael_d]
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I really don't know how you could tell those poor eagles are bald from that picture, but it looks great!
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#213987 - 07/02/08 10:21 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: michael_d]
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Awesome. Good to know we aren't the only ones seeing more than our fair share of rain clouds.
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#213996 - 07/02/08 10:47 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: pmbuko]
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What's that white stuff on top of those big mounds of dirt in the background there Mike? \:\)

Beautiful picture Mike, seeing that sort of scenery makes me want to move away from Florida sometimes.
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#214000 - 07/02/08 10:57 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: RickF]
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 Originally Posted By: RickF
What's that white stuff on top of those big mounds of dirt in the background there Mike?

Grits!

Ready for harvesting, too, from the looks of it!
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#214009 - 07/02/08 11:11 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: medic8r]
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Just beautiful, Mike. Reminds me of the paintings that Bob Ross used to do on his PBS TV show. Of course, that photo is much better than anything he ever did.






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#214011 - 07/02/08 11:19 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: Ajax]
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Embarrassing fact: I owned a Bob Ross painting kit!


(and actually used it. I think my parents still have my mountain scene somewhere)
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#214013 - 07/02/08 11:29 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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I think my parents still have my mountain scene somewhere

In the box with all the other stuff they're sentimentally attached to just enough to keep but not enough to display?
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#214018 - 07/02/08 11:48 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: pmbuko]
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Very pretty Mike, what Range is that?
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#214023 - 07/02/08 12:11 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: HomeDad]
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They are the Wrangle Mountains, which are part of the Wrangle / St.Elias National Park. There’s a whole slew of mountains over 10,000’ in this range. This particular mountain is Mt Wrangle, which is 14,000’. The tallest is 16,500’ and just down the road a few miles. What makes these mountains somewhat different than other high peaks around the globe is their base starts out just above sea level. I think this area of the state is 300’. The park has a web sight with some more photos and links. http://www.nps.gov/wrst/

Rick, I'm not real sure what that stuff is..... Gulf Sand???
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#214113 - 07/02/08 05:35 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: michael_d]
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Real nice shot Mikey.
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#214116 - 07/02/08 05:45 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
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I think my parents still have my mountain scene somewhere

In the box with all the other stuff they're sentimentally attached to just enough to keep but not enough to display?


Have you been rummaging through my parents' garage?
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#214124 - 07/02/08 06:28 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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He's going to report his findings here tomorrow!
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#214127 - 07/02/08 06:44 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: medic8r]
St_PatGuy Offline
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He'd need a whole month. My parents' garage is not a trifling matter.
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#214227 - 07/03/08 10:57 AM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Nice shot mike, I see the same type of stuff driving to the rockies from Calgary...I love the mountain range...
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#215205 - 07/14/08 12:20 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: RickF]
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Very nice picture. If you offer a link to a high res version, I'd make it my background for a while. PEI from space is starting to get old. It's that or one of the many Muppet pictures now readily available here.
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#215260 - 07/14/08 06:22 PM Re: Just a mountain…. [Re: Murph]
michael_d Offline
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Just PM me your email address and I'll send you all full res JPEG. It'll be around six megs.
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#217152 - 08/03/08 06:25 PM Another mountain.... [Re: michael_d]
michael_d Offline
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I've been playing with some blending software.

What do you think? I'm not sure if I like or not. It's pretty close to what I saw, but almost looks too processed to me.


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#217174 - 08/04/08 09:05 AM Re: Another mountain.... [Re: michael_d]
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Well, to one who wasn't there, it's gorgeous.
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