Day Hiker wrote:butitsadryheat wrote:Iron Hiker wrote:billisfree wrote:The sunset picture presented in the first post strongly appears to be Mt. Adams to me.
It's kinda hard to get a really sharp detailed topo pictures... because I need
to back off quite a distance, to make sure the provile is not deformed
by rendering the pictures too close.
Mt Adams has 3 "humps" while Rainier has two.
Plus a few other obvious features.
Remember light bends in the air and can sometimes create mirages... making
a mountain look taller than normal.
Nice observations.....but not quite correct, I think. Your 3D of Rainier is actually too close to the mountain - if you back it off more to better simulate how it looks from that far away in Oregon, Liberty Cap will come into view and thus serve as the "hump" on the right. Point Success, Columbia Crest, and Liberty Cap are the three humps seen on Rainier.
I'm trying to figure out how to post a Google Earth 3D shot of Rainier from the ESE from my computer on here....never done it before.
Ask Dayhiker. He can make/take a look at anywhere from any distance with his software, like he did for me on the last page, of Bakersfield looking NE. Pick a town where you'd want to view them from and he could prolly figger it out. It's awesome.
I generated images of both Adams and Rainier from the Pendleton/I84 location described in the photo caption. Foreground topography was omitted from the image generation for both because it is only the shapes of the silhouettes that we want to compare; we were not trying to determine if these peaks are in fact visible from Pendleton. Obviously something is visible because the photo exists.
Compare the shapes.
It's definitely Rainier.
It is interesting how Adams does a good job of fooling us by trying to mimic Rainier from this viewpoint. It's rather creepy, actually, like the thing from the movie The Thing.
But upon close inspection, the shape of Adams is definitely wrong.
Link to photo page: http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=340670
Just like I said you would Amazing. Cool software.