The Southwest face of The...

The Southwest face of The Arrowhead from the base of Stone Man Pass. September, 2000


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jwclimbs - Jan 3, 2006 11:46 am - Voted 10/10


Nelson - this is a wonderfull shot. I love the contrast between the deep blue sky, the golden rocks and the shadowed foreground. And the climbers sillouette (sp?) puts a great perspective on the scale of it all. Nice!


Nelson - Jan 3, 2006 7:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful!

Thanks very much. I just love Glacier Gorge!

Rick B

Rick B - Jan 15, 2006 8:17 am - Voted 10/10

Great sky

Polarizer? Shots like this make me realize that I've been mucking around too long with cheap cameras and equipment (or lack thereof actually)...




Nelson - Jan 17, 2006 8:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great sky

Hi Rick, thanks for the comment, glad you like the shot. Yes, polarizer for sure. You can tell because the sky gets darker near the top of the photo, as the angle increases to 90 degrees from the sun position relative to the sky nearer the horizon. That upper sky was probably a little darker, but the polarizer increases the effect (not always desirable).

This was one of the shots I was anxious to see when the roll came back, it was an amazing scene, I just had to wait for my friend to get in a good position for a silhouette.


Saintgrizzly - Mar 17, 2007 3:44 pm - Voted 10/10

The thing...

...I find so amazing about this shot is the almost duplicate texture--almost an echo--between mountain and clouds. Very, very nice!


Nelson - Mar 18, 2007 3:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The thing...

Thanks much Vernon! I had to run ahead to try and get my friend in the frame before he totally disappeared behind those rocks. It would have been better if I arrived a few moments sooner and had him in better profile, but it still worked out. Thanks again.


rmhiker - Sep 9, 2009 4:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome Shot

What a truly awesome shot. It makes me want to hike to this place and see it myself although I can't seem to get deep into Glacier Gorge without the weather turning nasty on me.


Nelson - Sep 21, 2009 11:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Shot

Thanks much for the comment. I know what you mean about the weather there. A lot of people get to Mills Lake, which is certainly nice enough, but it only gets better as you keep going. Those early starts really count there.

Try to find the turn off to Solitude Lake up by the Arrowhead. A bit of a grunt getting up there but an amazing place.

Good luck next time you are up there.


DeanM - Mar 6, 2012 5:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Not only ...........

is this an amazing composition with the sky and climber, but clearly shows the southern route to the summit. Upper Glacier Gorge is one of my favorite places on Earth!

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