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Object Title: summits comparison

 

Page By: gabriele

Created/Edited: Sep 10, 2007 / Sep 13, 2007

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what could we see if two far away mountains were placed near or beside ?

I think that could be interesting having a comparison between some mountains
The game should be done creating a table containing the photos of the 2 mountains with the same ratio (height)
I hope many will make this exercise and post the results

here the scale you could use

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rpcGreat idea but...

rpc

Voted 10/10

I thought about this too (in context of desert towers here in US) but decided that there's too much uncertainty. Specifically:
1. heights of towers are largely gross estimates (in guidebooks & most towers are not resolved on topo maps)
2. distortions due to perspective (looking up at it from base vs. from significant distance)...that could be estimated out to some extent

--> apples to apples comparison is not likely to happen.

Still, I would love to see such comparisons.
Posted Sep 10, 2007 7:41 pm

gabrieleRe: Great idea but...

gabriele

Hasn't voted

True ! precision is almost impossible to get but we can try to give an approximate idea that could be, in any case, revealing.
In my first photo the DT should be 80% of the image.
Thanks, I'll hope you will play
ciao
:)
Posted Sep 11, 2007 1:37 am

rpcRe: Great idea but...

rpc

Voted 10/10

"I'll hope you will play"

I'll try to put something together & add - gimme some time.
Cheers!
Posted Sep 11, 2007 12:22 pm

gabrieleRe: Great idea but...

gabriele

Hasn't voted

hoping that the ones who posted the original photos will have no problems ...
:)
Posted Sep 11, 2007 2:03 pm

LupinoMay be....

Lupino

Hasn't voted

I don't undertstand the aim of the game. Would you like to do a visual comparison between two mountains (well known and not) having approximately the same height (Crozzon and El Capitan) or what ? Is the ratio referred to the size of the photos combined with the height of the summit ? Torre Trieste and desert tower do not fit this requirement. Please let me know, I like to play !
Posted Sep 12, 2007 3:29 am

gabrieleRe: May be....

gabriele

Hasn't voted

The aim should be :
what could we see if the 2 mountains were placed beside ?
My first attempt (Torre Trieste & Devils Tower) was made approximately, so that Devils Tower could look higher than it really is, should be about 1/4 of Torre Trieste
The second one says that the Crozzon wall doesn't have to envy the El Capital wall
Posted Sep 12, 2007 3:39 am

RenatoGRevenge...

RenatoG

Voted 10/10

... The picture I added it's a little 'revenge' against the friends from northern Italy, that usually underestimate 'our' mountains...
;-)
I'm joking, of course! (A piece of my heart lies in Dolomites)
(I hope the paste up is clear...)
Posted Sep 12, 2007 1:48 pm

gabrieleRe: Revenge...

gabriele

Hasn't voted

maybe there is only a very small difference regarding the steepness of the walls ... :)
In the year 2001 I lead my 2 children (19 and 15 y.o.) on Corno Grande (direttissima) and they were very amused
ciao !
Posted Sep 12, 2007 2:14 pm

RenatoGRe: Revenge...

RenatoG

Voted 10/10

Lo so, lo so... La mia era una piccola battuta per accendere un po' di derby nord-sud!;-)
(Derby perso in partenza, sia chiaro, perĂ² qualcosina da fare mi pare ci sia anche qui...)
Ciao!
Posted Sep 12, 2007 4:59 pm

brentaNew Plutarch

brenta

Voted 10/10

This "parallel summits" idea is fun.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 7:32 am

gabrieleRe: New Plutarch

gabriele

Hasn't voted

Yes, but Crozzon and Campanile Basso are much more amusing than Aristide and Catone !
:)
Posted Sep 13, 2007 7:46 am

brentaRe: New Plutarch

brenta

Voted 10/10

Here's an epigraph for you: "If, however, we examine them in detail, as we might some piece of poetry, or some picture, we shall find this common to them both,..."

(It's from Dryden's translation of the comparison between Aristides and Cato.)
Posted Sep 13, 2007 9:28 am

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