Climbing out of the Clouds

Climbing out of the clouds on the south side of Mt Hood. Next stop, the Devil's Kitchen! Photo taken April 9, 2005.

Photo won first place in the 2010 Chicago Mountaineering Club annual photo contest.


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Corax - Apr 11, 2005 4:09 pm - Voted 10/10


There is something I really like with this photo. CanĀ“t really find out what it is. The lines...maybe.


Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Sep 12, 2006 7:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hmmm

It is the look towards the summit and the little whisper "You or me? Today I will not retreat."


Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Apr 11, 2005 4:18 pm - Voted 10/10


There are many repetitive photos on the Hood page. This one is different and spectacular though. Excellent shot!


Velebit - Apr 11, 2005 7:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful

I must confirm that Martin, exactly my thoughts, different than sea of other Hood shots and excellent motif!


Alpinist - Apr 12, 2005 3:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thanks. I just bought a digital camera. The SLR always stayed in the pack when I was climbing, but these digital cameras are so small I can carry it strapped to my chest. That makes it possible to take impromptu shots like this one.


PellucidWombat - Apr 13, 2005 11:46 am - Voted 10/10

Great composition

The hard linear shapes in the snow contrast nicely to the billowy clouds and give the photo a great sense of direction.

Capturing the climber wearing dark clothing right on the ridge crest with the clouds behind does an excellent job of capturing a climber's profile in a way similar to backlighting, but without the problems usually seen with exposure on the foreground and background.


Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Apr 16, 2005 11:13 am - Voted 10/10

Re: *****

Agreed! And here are your five stars!


Alpinist - Apr 17, 2005 10:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: *****

Hey, thanks a lot!


Bignick - Feb 13, 2006 6:25 am - Hasn't voted

Great Photo!

I feel my calves burn.


Alpinist - Feb 13, 2006 7:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Photo!

Thanks Nick!


turistoalpinista - Sep 12, 2006 1:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Spectacular shot

Absolutely great shot!
Thanks for posting!


Alpinist - Sep 12, 2006 7:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular shot

Many thanks!

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Sep 12, 2006 7:18 pm - Voted 10/10

10 points.

Another your great shots!



Alpinist - Sep 13, 2006 12:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 10 points.

Thanks very much! You have many good photos yourself!


Alpinist - Mar 16, 2007 4:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I like this one!!!

Thanks Tina...!


tanya - Nov 28, 2007 10:17 pm - Voted 10/10




Alpinist - Nov 30, 2007 1:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular!

Thanks Tanya. I've been admiring your canyon photos which are also spectacular. Cheers!


tanya - Nov 30, 2007 2:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Spectacular!

Thanks! Seems those in this group either like to get way up high or make their way through the bowels of the earth.


Alpinist - Dec 1, 2007 1:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular!

SP is a diverse community. There is also a fair amount of beta on hiking trails in relatively flat areas posted to this site. Get high or get low, so long as you get out. It's all good and fun!


tanya - Jan 10, 2008 2:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Spectacular!

But climbers are so cool... love the climbing shots the most!

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