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Eliot Glacier

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Another shot from Saturday's aborted Cooper Spur hike. This is again looking up toward the top of the mountain, which we never did see, BTW. This is Eliot Glacier (no idea why it's spelled with only one "l"); the trail we were using goes up the left side of this glacier, but safely out of its valley. The reason this isn't very clear is that I'm essentially shooting through a cloud, albeit a thin one. I hadn't noticed when I took the shot, but I noticed when I was working on it before posting, that there are two people walking across the snow field at the bottom center of the shot. I suspect they are search and rescue people. Last December three climbers died in this general area, and they only found one body, so the searchers are out looking for the other two now. I wonder what, if anything, they'll find after half a year. Thanks for stopping by and any comments.

Comments (18)


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Richardphotos

1:31AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

easy to tell there is some light cloud in the way, but does not take away from the beauty

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OldHippieKeyboard

2:03AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

Beautiful capture and the people down below give the photo some added perspective ... love it!

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Mondwin

2:12AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

Beautiful and suggestive capture...bravissimo!:DDD.Hugsxx

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lizzibell

2:33AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

Beautiful...

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sharky_

3:12AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

A most beautiful view. Excellent. Aloha

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nikolais

5:28AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

gorgeous!

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auntietk

9:01AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

It's very nice of those people to have participated in your shot! They establish the scale for me in a way the shrubs in the foreground don't. Very cool shot!

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kansas

9:01AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

An amazing shot. Yes, the people give this great perspective.

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Cosme..D..Churruca

9:24AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

Terrific... impressive capture ! Those tiny figures gives it a gigantic scale.

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barbdennist

9:53AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

I agree with the other comments, those two people really give us a good prospective on the enormity of the glacier. I like the hint of blue that shows up in the glacier.

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Hendesse

11:15AM | Mon, 23 July 2007

What an impressive view. Excellent capture, looks very interesting!!

BibbyBear

2:42PM | Mon, 23 July 2007

What a fortunate capture getting the people into the shot - they give a sense of scale to the enormity of the glacier. A wonderful scene although I do feel somewhat chilly now! xx

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RobyHermida

6:07PM | Mon, 23 July 2007

Beautiful image........................

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nongo

11:57PM | Mon, 23 July 2007

They look like ants!!!! Wow, this is another spectacular hiking adventure!!!!! I'm now thinking you're part elk!!! LOL!!!!!! Awesome POV!!!!!!!!

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FarAnAway

3:30PM | Tue, 24 July 2007

Fantastic, Dennis. Love the contrasting terrain. The image speaks well of your superior technical skills.

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alhak

4:29AM | Thu, 26 July 2007

fabulous vista...i see the people, they look so small! must be a huge place...terrific shot

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StandsInAwe

3:53PM | Thu, 26 July 2007

Wow. Sounds like you were right to turn back then, with people getting lost and never found. Yikes. Good shot here, though.

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weezy136

8:36AM | Sun, 09 September 2007

Gives it a mystical look. Nice shot. Boy, am I behind. :~((


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MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 30D
Shutter Speed1/250
ISO Speed100
Focal Length105

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