The Secret of Picture Peak.

Picture Peak is not the most impressive peak I have seen. Far from it. It is also not the most dominant mountain in the area. Evolution peaks Darwin and Haeckel stand taller and are more well known, while Picture Peak is not even marked on the map. So what is the secret of its popularity among photographers? I found the answer to this question here at Hungry Packer Lake when I could not stop staring at this photogenic peak, could not stop taking one shot after another. What makes it so special is the sense of harmony this view inspires, the feeling that is very rare anywhere in this world. It is rare in the mountains too, although a bit more common here than in other places. The search for these flashes of harmony is one of the main reasons for me to keep visiting these forgotten corners of the world.
Picture Peak. California. October 22, 2007. 10:50 am.


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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Jan 20, 2008 4:18 am - Voted 10/10


Wonderful view with great comment, thanks!




Vladislav - Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Magic

Thank you Tomek. I sometimes try to associate images with the feelings of the moment I experienced when taking the picture. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 20, 2008 8:45 am - Voted 10/10

It is indeed

a very beautiful peak!


Vladislav - Jan 21, 2008 2:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It is indeed

Thank you Ejnar. This image shows only partailly how special this place is.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 21, 2008 2:57 am - Voted 10/10


Beautiful photo and great impressions of a photographer's experience too! I always enjoy checking out what you will write under your image.


Vladislav - Jan 24, 2008 1:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Thank you Anya for encouragement! Sometimes I wonder whether I should keep writing these lengthy captions. I am glad you have the patience for reading them :)

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 24, 2008 2:21 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful!

Sure, keep writing them! They make your photos even more special :)


TyeDyeTwins - Oct 4, 2009 1:34 pm - Voted 10/10

SO Beautiful........

What a beautiful picture of Picture Peak. Thanks for sharing.


Vladislav - Oct 13, 2009 11:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: SO Beautiful........

Thank you for your comment! This place at Hungry Packer Lake is one of my favorites in the Sierra.


deenja - Oct 20, 2012 7:12 pm - Hasn't voted


Reminds me of all the un-named minarets above Iceberg/Cecile lakes, will have to go and re-discover these beauties to jump into the cold pristine waters in the glory of 'Range of Light'

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