went out last night and created two time lapse videos of the Taboose fire currently burning near Big Pine. These were taken from 9 pm - 1 am Sept 11/12. Big moon so stars not too visible in the wide shot, but you can see some movement of stars in the sky. The close up taken with 500 mm lens and it was very windy, so it looks shakey given the long exposures at night.
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Taboose Fire timelapse
RE: Full Moon.....No Posting until the full moon comes around.
Full moon was Thursday but I did not take this until Sat night - close enough? Lyell Canyon in Tuolumne Meadows about 1130 pm.
data visualization - a couple of neat examples for data geeks
lots of neat stuff here if you poke around
other examples you like?
profiling a climber through the years
My wife and I were sitting in Mt Rambler (Bishop) tonight. Mt Rambler gets its share of climbers and we were sitting in the corner playing a game of “climber”, "not a climber". It got me thinking - I started climbing in high school in the mid 60’s and I basically wore what I wore to high school – blue jeans and shirts my mom made (we were not well off). When not climbing, I looked like every other 16 – 18-year-old.
Over time, climbers adopted various styles – white painter pants, tights, and today there are climber specific manufacturers and you can spend lots of money on pants, shirt, approach shoes – and have “the look” that you see in places like Mt Rambler and other climber hangouts.
I think it’s great that some climbers today can afford nice sport specific clothes, great gear, Sprinters, and things I never had – more power to them. I don’t get people that make fun of them. So, given the wide range of age groups here, and in the spirit of fun, can we profile the various generation of climbers over the years? 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, etc. Clothes, cars, etc.
For me, I've always had a lack of "style" and pretty much blended in with everyone, which was also my goal. Others want to be seen as a climber, which is ok too. So, away from the rocks, can you spot a climber from a non-climber? Is there anything that really differentiates "us" from "them".
RE: Random Photo Thread
spent some time in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest the last week
Campito - the mysterious horse that spends Spring - Fall in meadows around 11k ft for the last 20 years. Where does he come from, where does he go in winter?
Some local bugs
RE: Plant Sex Organs - NSFW
GDYC; God Damn Yellow Composite,
after several hours of pestering my birding friends I start hearing "its an LBB" . For a while I thought that actually meant something until they told me it was a "little brown bird"
from my PhD geologist brother, when he gets tired of me asking to identify a rock, I finally get "a love stone", which is just another fxcking rock.
RE: Who does decent resoles these days?
I have a place in Redlands and Charles Cole lived just a few blocks away. Sad day when he died.