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Great picture of Mt Everest

by JanG » Mon May 03, 2010 4:27 pm

Check this one: go to www.nytimes.com/travel and click on " Joys of the Windows Seat." In the middle of the page with the photos, there is a dramatic shot of Everest. I tried to download & save this great picture for my desktop/screen-saver but was unable. Any suggestions on how to succeed?

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by Diego Sahagún » Mon May 03, 2010 4:47 pm

I think it's protected. Sorry but I can't help you

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by dmiki » Mon May 03, 2010 4:59 pm

Press Alt+Print Screen and paste the contents of the clipboard into any graphics program or use any screen capture utility. The resolution won't be full screen quality though.

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by desainme » Mon May 03, 2010 5:43 pm

Windows machine print sceen, open paint paste crop etc.

Apple machine: print to a pdf and fiddle

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by WouterB » Mon May 03, 2010 7:39 pm

The images are set in an embedded flash file.

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by dskoon » Mon May 03, 2010 7:44 pm

WouterB wrote:The images are set in an embedded flash file.


I think you're in an embedded flash file! :)
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by WouterB » Mon May 03, 2010 8:48 pm

I was merely offering the thread starter some key words to google for.

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by nhluhr » Mon May 03, 2010 10:06 pm

http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl ... i=&start=0

You ought to find some better options there

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by dskoon » Mon May 03, 2010 10:38 pm

WouterB wrote:I was merely offering the thread starter some key words to google for.


I know. I was in a mood and only messing around!

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by Diego Sahagún » Mon May 03, 2010 11:18 pm

nhluhr wrote:http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-SearchBox&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=Mount+Everest+aerial&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&start=0

You ought to find some better options there

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by Damien Gildea » Mon May 03, 2010 11:41 pm

If you mean #28, the shot named as 'Mount Everest' ? That's Makalu.

It's a really nice view of the south face. The dark curving rock ridge coming down toward the camera is the SE ridge, which two Americans are currently tryin to climb. The left skyline is the famous 1970 West Pillar route.

The closest shot on SP is this one: http://www.summitpost.org/image/176995/ ... akalu.html

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Great Picture of Mt Everest

by JanG » Tue May 04, 2010 2:38 am

I can only relate to the caption of # 23 which is presumably Mt Everest.

It certainly looks like Everest to me. I was lucky in that I took a similar flight (Delhi-Bhutan) in mid March 2010 & also had a clear view as in the photo.

However, I was much more awed by the impressive monolith of Kangenjunka, # 3 in the world, which really stood out from the other "lesser" peaks on the same flight path.

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by Damien Gildea » Tue May 04, 2010 2:51 am

It's now coming up as #24 and #23, I guess it comes up differently each time.

It's caption is:

"I think this is the only scheduled flight that offers a great view of Everest - I made sure I got a window seat on the left side of the Druk Air Airbus from Delhi to Paro, Bhutan, via Kathmandu."

And the mountain is definitely Makalu, not Everest.

However the one coming up as #92, with the caption "I was flying from Paro (Bhutan) to Kathmandu (Nepal) on a wonderfully clear day, when I captured this view of the Top of the World" is certainly Mt Everest.

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RE: Great Picture of Mt Everest

by JanG » Tue May 04, 2010 3:04 am

Regardless, it is all relative. Just think how lucky the photographer was to take the picture. Here is a quote from Mark Twain, in his unique amusing prose (taken from the page in SP)

# American humorist Mark Twain travels to Darjeeling in 1896. He has this to say about his encounter with the Himalaya, written in his 1897 book Following The Equator:

" I ... saw the sun drive away the veiling gray and touch up the snow-peaks one after another with pale pink splashes and delicate washes of gold, and finally flood the whole mighty convulsion of snow-mountains with a deluge of rich splendors. ... Mount Everest is a thousand feet higher, but it was not a part of that sea of mountains piled up there before me, so I did not see it; but I did not care, because I think that mountains that are as high as that are disagreeable.

I was told by a resident that the summit of Kinchinjunga is often hidden in the clouds, and that sometimes a tourist has waited twenty-two days and then been obliged to go away without a sight of it. And yet went not disappointed; for when he got his hotel bill he recognized that he was now seeing the highest thing in the Himalayas. "

Imagine, back then flying was not an option, just wait for clear weather!!!

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by Tonka » Tue May 04, 2010 5:15 am

There are some really great pics in that group.


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