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    A thread of images from very high altitudes

    How high did you get?

    What I mean, of course, is how many feet your shot is above sea level.

    And what did you capture "way down there" – or "way out there"?

    Please share stories about your ascent, the geography we see, and any practical tips about your elevated shots – such as lens and film choices, filtration, and exposure.

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    This high bluff w/ a castle-like parapet around its edge is about 9,500 feet high, but the valley floor is already 5,000 feet high. Down there is the Beaverhead River (near Dillon, Montana), one of the most distant sources of the Missouri/Mississippi Rivers. I chose a green filter to darken the eastern sky. Some day I'll return and put something in the heavens, like storm clouds, a sunrise, forest fire smoke, or a crescent moon. ;^)

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    Tachi 4x5
    Schneider 150mm/9 g-claron (w/ Lee green filter)
    Ilford FP4+ (in Rodinal 1:50)
    Epson 4990/Epson Scan

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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes


    Stone and Tree, Kangaroo Ridge.

    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 24.6cm X 19.5cm, from a 8x10 Fomapan 100 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Wollensak 159mm f9.5 lens. Titled, signed, and stamped verso.

    Australia is a very old continent and has been worn down nearly flat by millions of years of erosion. Stone and Tree, Kangaroo Ridge was exposed at an altitude of 1850 metres (about 6070 feet) and that's nearly as high as things get here. The tree line is only another 50 metres up. Australia's highest point is Mt Kosciuszko at 2228m or 7310 feet and that's just along the road from where I stood for this photograph. Right now it's winter and this spot is under 10 feet of snow.
    Photography:first utterance. Sir John Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society. "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..".

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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    Your image has my feet itching for the snow to met and get into the Highplains.

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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

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    Thor Peak and Pinnacle Ridge, from Mt. Irvine, (~ 13,000 ft.)
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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    From Mt. Everest base camp. 16,900 feet.
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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    Really only 16k? Thought Everest base camp would be higher.
    Himalayas are a gorgeous location! Have shots of higher locations(on land) but none on 4x5.
    @Heroique, You can get to 18k+ ft by road. ;-)

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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    Dramatic and fun shots so far.

    (Everyone, please watch your step...)

    All high altitude shots, literal or perceptive, are welcome!

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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    Quote Originally Posted by analoguey View Post
    Really only 16k? Thought Everest base camp would be higher.
    Hugo's photographs show the North Face, and standard base camp on that side is a little lower than the Nepalese one.

    My mountaineering and LF photography never overlapped. My knees don't thank me for much, but for that at least they give a smidgen of thanks.

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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    Inner Basin, San Francisco Peaks, autumn, ~9800 feet, 4x5 Fuji Acros in Rodinal

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    Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    Here's one more form 11,500-12,000 feet in Colorado. Yankee Boy Basin. 4x5 Velvia 50.

    I don't think I've photographed anything with large format much higher than this.

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