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Kissed By The Sun
Basin Mountain

The term "Kiss of light" is borrowed from the late, climber, mountaineer and internationally renowned photographer Galen Rowell.
He gave an inspiring presentation on nature photography at the 1987 American Alpine Club annual meeting in Las Vegas.


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StarManCool light effect!


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Very nice!
Posted Jun 17, 2009 10:36 am

MarcsoltanRe: Cool light effect!


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Thank you David,
I got lucky on this one. I was photographing a nearby mountain, and I noticed this little "kiss of light" on Basin mountain. Ten minutes later, there was no sun on it at all.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 11:45 am

rdmcCaught in the act.


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Great shot, Marc!
Posted Jun 17, 2009 2:37 pm

MarcsoltanRe: Caught in the act.


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Very funny, never thought of it that way. I certainly didn't mean to barge in on the Sun and Basin Mt having a little thing there.
Thank you Roxy,
Posted Jun 17, 2009 3:45 pm

PikuAnother Photo ...


Voted 10/10

... of the Day :-)!
Great photo and smart title!
Posted Jun 18, 2009 4:02 am

MarcsoltanRe: Another Photo ...


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Thank you Miki, I am enjoying taking photographs. And I am happy sharing them with friends at Summit Post.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 9:41 am

ArankaPLike a precious jewelry


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Agree, nice name of the photo.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 9:10 am

MarcsoltanRe: Like a precious jewelry


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Thank you Aranka,
I really didn't invent the name "kissed by the sun" I borrowed it from a well known mountaineer and photographer.
Your photographs are incredibly beautiful.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 9:45 am



Voted 10/10

Great shot!
Posted Jun 18, 2009 9:20 am

MarcsoltanRe: Lovely


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Thank you Tarol. Having lived in Bishop for a long time, you know very well where this mountain is. I was taking photos of Mount Tom and saw this light effect on Basin. Very lucky me.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 9:51 am

Flávio Varricchiomagic

Flávio Varricchio

Voted 10/10

magic light in a magic place
Posted Jun 18, 2009 9:47 am

MarcsoltanRe: magic


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Thank you Flavio,
I feel lucky to have seen it and sharing it with my friends.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 10:00 am

RenatoGWonderful light...


Voted 10/10

...and very well captured!

Posted Jun 18, 2009 1:14 pm

MarcsoltanRe: Wonderful light...


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Thank you Renato,
This was probably one of my luckiest shots.
Just happened to be there and noticing it.
Happy climbing,
Posted Jun 18, 2009 2:22 pm



Voted 10/10

Man......i have no words!!!!!! Awesome!
Posted Jun 18, 2009 2:35 pm

MarcsoltanRe: Amazing


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Thank you so much.
Luck had a lot to do with it. I just happened to be there the time.
I really like your sunset photos.
Thanks for the visit, and happy climbing.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 3:37 pm

MarcsoltanRe: Brilliance


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I am speechless Byron. I really don't know how to respond to your brilliant comment.
You have put it in such a beautiful way.
I am glad to be an instrument in preserving that rare moment.
Thank you,
Posted Jun 18, 2009 4:58 pm

Bob SihlerThanks

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

Framed on my wall at home is a photo I took of this mountain back in December 1997, the day after I proposed to my wife. Maybe the stormy setting in the picture should have been a warning to me! Regardless, it's one of my favorite mountain shots even though it's a roadside view.

Anyway, I never knew the name of this peak before. Thanks, Marc, for the ID and the nice shot. Where's the view from, by the way?
Posted Jun 18, 2009 6:29 pm

MarcsoltanRe: Thanks


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Wow, what a life story, or love story, behind your photo! Only if Basin Mountain knew of your story. I'll be sure to tell it the role it has played in your life on my next visit to the Eastern Sierras.

There are a whole bunch of volcanic mounds in The Buttermilks area of the Eastern Sierras. I don't think they all have names.
My wife and I hiked up at least two of these hills the day before looking for the best view of the mountain. We came back before sunrise and hiked up the one we had decided on, and I set up my camera and waited. I think I took about 100 shots of Basin and the surounding mountains. This is one of the most intriguing ones.

Thank you for the visit, Bob,
Posted Jun 18, 2009 7:05 pm

NoonduelerSuch a nice shot!


Voted 10/10

Basin is a beautiful mtn. and looks heavenly with all the magical elements you could ask for in an eastern Sierra photo. Good job Marc!
Posted Jun 18, 2009 8:48 pm

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