Indescribably Beautiful

Indescribably Beautiful

If you click on the "show this photo on a map" link and zoom out a little bit, you will get an idea of just how close to Vancouver this photo was taken. This is exactly the view I wish for every time I fly into, or out of, my home city. I find it indescribably beautiful.

As far as I can discern, the tall peak in the foreground is Meslilloet Mountain although, if anyone has better information, feel free to point out my error. If I am correct, then the large peak in the distance above Meslilloet is Sky Pilot Mountain and, amazingly, partially wrapped in clouds and just a little to the right of that, the Stawamus Chief.

The largest of the mountains in this picture, at the top right, should be Mount Tantalus. If that is Tantalus, then just to the left of it somewhere is Serratus Mountain, which I photographed in 2008 while on my way back from Whistler.

If you have Google Earth installed and a moment to spare, this link will take you on a flying tour around Meslilloet Mountain. From there, you can pan and zoom around all of the mountains in the Coastal Range. In addition to being what I used to figure out what mountains are in this photo, I found it fairly addictive.

At this point, I'm desperately trying to think of a profession that involves nothing more than flying around in planes (or helicopters) and taking photographs of the landscape below.

My other photos taken from way up high in a plane can be found in the gallery.

Also, here's a time lapse video I made with a GoPro on the flight. The Lufthansa staff were a little curious as to what that device was stuck to the window of the plane but, to their credit, they didn't freak out and ask me to remove it.

LH493 from tripleman on Vimeo.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-12-29 23:47:24
Posted: 2013-01-02 | 13:07





Indescribably Beautiful

Indescribably Beautiful

If you click on the "show this photo on a map" link and zoom out a little bit, you will get an idea of just how close to Vancouver this photo was taken. This is exactly the view I wish for every time I fly into, or out of, my home city. I find it indescribably beautiful.

As far as I can discern, the tall peak in the foreground is Meslilloet Mountain although, if anyone has better information, feel free to point out my error. If I am correct, then the large peak in the distance above Meslilloet is Sky Pilot Mountain and, amazingly, partially wrapped in clouds and just a little to the right of that, the Stawamus Chief.

The largest of the mountains in this picture, at the top right, should be Mount Tantalus. If that is Tantalus, then just to the left of it somewhere is Serratus Mountain, which I photographed in 2008 while on my way back from Whistler.

If you have Google Earth installed and a moment to spare, this link will take you on a flying tour around Meslilloet Mountain. From there, you can pan and zoom around all of the mountains in the Coastal Range. In addition to being what I used to figure out what mountains are in this photo, I found it fairly addictive.

At this point, I'm desperately trying to think of a profession that involves nothing more than flying around in planes (or helicopters) and taking photographs of the landscape below.

My other photos taken from way up high in a plane can be found in the gallery.

Also, here's a time lapse video I made with a GoPro on the flight. The Lufthansa staff were a little curious as to what that device was stuck to the window of the plane but, to their credit, they didn't freak out and ask me to remove it.

LH493 from tripleman on Vimeo.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-12-29 23:47:24
Posted: 2013-01-02 | 13:07


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