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Oakland Martini
Feb 14, 2008
Refugee from the great account hijacking of 2008

Someone in the reboot thread requested a photo thread, and since I've just finished redoing the travel photo section of my website I thought I'd take the initiative and start one.

The purpose of this thread is simple: share awesome photos you've taken of the outdoors! Mountains, forests, cool animals... all fair game! I'll kick things off with some of my favorites:

Sgr Gaoith, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Poison dart frog, Cuyabeno Wildlife Preserve, Ecuador

Cuyabeno Wildlife Preserve at dusk, Ecuador

Cerro FitzRoy, El Chalten, Argentina

Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

Spectral Tarsier, Tangkoko National Park, Indonesia

Los Frailes Bay, Baja California, Mexico

Picos de Europa National Park, Spain

Neist Point lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Grinnell glacier, Glacier National Park, MT

Wind River mountains near Pinedale, WY

Prince Edward Island National Park

Puffin, Westfjords, Iceland

Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Oakland Martini fucked around with this message at 14:26 on Jul 20, 2020


The Aardvark
Aug 19, 2013

This past January, we went to Yosemite and Death Valley

On top of Nevada Falls, Yosemite

It had rained not too long before we got to Death Valley, so there was about two inches of water at Badwater Basin.

Last summer we went to Yellowstone, Glacier, and Great Basin

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The weather wasn't great the first week of June, but Glacier is very pretty.

Inside Lehman Caves at Great Basin

Wheeler Peak at Great Basin. Road was closed so couldn't get too high up.

Nov 24, 2004

Do not take apart gun by yourself, it will cause the trouble and dangerous.

We live in the general vicinity of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, so we took the opportunity to kayak with a group a little while ago on a blessedly calm day:

guaranteed fucked around with this message at 20:05 on Jul 17, 2020

Oct 20, 2012

Photos are my favourite. Here's some I've taken.

Purling Brook Falls, Queensland

Mt Cordeaux, Queensland

Bovec, Slovenia

Mangart, Slovenia

Glass House Mountains, Queenaland

Sub Par
Jul 18, 2001

Dinosaur Gum

Glad to see this thread! We just moved into a new house and have been organizing our photos to make some prints. Most of these are from an 11 month trip we took in 2014, a couple are from other times and places.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA

Hampi, Karnataka, India

Outside Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Outside Cape Town, South Africa

Mundrothuruthu, Kerala, India

Cappadoccia, Central Turkey

300 km north of Ai-Ais, Namibia

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Matlack Radio
Jun 2, 2006

Soiled Meat

Beautiful stuff here. Yall like obscure swamps?


May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

The view from my poo hole, featuring some big leaved poop smelling plant. If you're lucky I'll visit my neighbor's poo hole tomorrow.

Apr 14, 2009


Grimey Drawer

I've been going riding lately and looking for things to shoot.

I usually go around sunset, so I've been messing with light:

Still trying to figure out landscape, these are two I liked:

I prefer subject photography, and there are lots of subjects outdoors.

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)

I am only now finding that this forum exists and there are already people with much more talent than me but I will offer some photos up. I happen to live in Utah, which may be the prettiest state in the Union. Here are some photos I have taken while out exploring/camping/hiking etc

Uinta National Forest

Butterfield canyon peak (Salt Lake, UT)

IMGUR Linked video of Cliff Lake, UT

Warner Valley, St. George UT (exploring dinosaur tracks)

Utah Lake near Elberta, UT (west side of lake looking eastward)

American Fork Canyon, UT

American Fork Canyon, UT

Most of these have been shared and posted in my thread I have in AI wherein I go off roading in my Lexus LX 470 I have been building out.

Oakland Martini
Feb 14, 2008
Refugee from the great account hijacking of 2008

Great to see this pick up so quickly! Thanks to all who have participated already. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going.

The Aardvark
Aug 19, 2013

Every January I like to overnight on Rabbit Peak or Villager Peak, which are on the southern end of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, just west of Salton Sea.

These are from going to Villager in 2019.

Jan 5, 2010

sic transit gloria mundi

Nap Ghost


Oakland Martini posted:

Puffin, Westfjords, Iceland

I love this one, thanks for sharing it!

what a nice thread Here's my contribution:

Southern US

North Sea



Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Cenote in Yucatan


Cabo Verde

Cave South of France



Back of my garden

SpaceGoatFarts fucked around with this message at 23:23 on Jul 17, 2020

El Burbo
Oct 10, 2012

Some photos from Pancho Poza river in Veracruz, 2014

Oct 20, 2012

blarzgh posted:

Still trying to figure out landscape, these are two I liked:

If you want help figuring this kind of stuff out and seeing some real nice work you should come join us in The Dorkroom where we have a very nice landscape thread.

Feb 21, 2007

patriarchy sucks

Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario

excellent bird guy
Jan 1, 2020

by Cyrano4747

These are some of the forest trails behind the house I am living this summer. I want a weighted vest like Goku to walk the very steep hills. I've been lost and had to climb down very slowly and carefully as to not slide and skid. (i am in west Montana for a few month gig]

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.

Grimey Drawer

I live in Okinawa right now, and it's kinda pretty. I have a couple of fairly regular 1-2 hour walks I like to do, which frequently devolve into just wandering along the shore tidepooling.

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

"That's right. We've evolved."

"I can see that. Cool mutations."

We live in Vancouver. It's quite pretty out here.

A tiny patch of urban forest ten minutes' walk from our house:

Lake Lilloet, about three hours' drive away. This was the view from our campsite.

Woods on Salt Spring Island:

Viewpoint on Salt Spring Island:

A rare piece of Garry Oak meadow, with a sad-looking Garry Oak (on Salt Spring Island):

Nov 2, 2010

There's only one prescription for Nazism and it's 76mm HVAP

Ultra Carp

Aw man, you guys have some great pictures! Here's some I've gotten recently.

Feb 21, 2005

Roman Reigns fights CM Punk in fantasy warld. Lotsa violins, so littl kids cant red it.


Dec 30, 2012


Man, ya'll take fancy rear end photos! If you'll accept some nerd taking bad pictures of various bodies of water with his cell phone, have some pictures of central Florida.

Jan 21, 2011

Set phasers to maximum stunning

recent trip up to Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone which was super duper cool

Overlooking Grand Prismatic Spring


Horseback riding in Teton Village

Grand Titties

Jenny Lake and foggy tetons

Moose just off the trail

Sep 3, 2011

it's the journey
not the destination
as we know


Barcolana in Trieste

Sagrada Familia

Top of Mt. Etna

Kyoto's Shoren-in at night

An unexpected glimpse of Mt. Fuji from Kamakura


Oseira, Galicia, looking towards Santiago

Apr 11, 2006

...into the far North we shall take you.

I did a 21 mile walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park today, and took some pictures. I really didn't get anything spectacular, because I was more focused on doing that long of a hike in 90+ degree weather, but since I did take a few, I thought I'd post them.

Early morning view of the Valley from a ridge:

I think my lens was foggy?

Some pine trees near a river:

Just a pretty trail. It was very very hot at this point:

No idea why I took this photo. It was hot, I was confused and still am.

And a couple cool looking mushrooms I stumbled upon:

hemale in pain
Jun 5, 2010

Salad Prong

i met a horse last week.

it was a jerk and pushed the mule out of the way because it wanted all the attention

i also met a alpaca last year

hemale in pain fucked around with this message at 21:59 on Jul 18, 2020

Beet Wagon
Oct 19, 2015

Just gonna dump a few from a couple different places, yay nature photos!

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Ichetucknee Springs, Florida

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Nov 2, 2010

There's only one prescription for Nazism and it's 76mm HVAP

Ultra Carp


Also I was briefly excited and then very annoyed by this jerk refusing to get close enough for a decent photo

May 8, 2007

Disco all night long!

Wanxian Mountain, Huixian, China

Song Mountain, Dengfeng, China

Tomorrow I'm headed out to Hua mountain near Xi'an. Don't know if I'll get any good pictures because the weathers been a little bad but, we'll see!

Mayor Dave
Feb 20, 2009


I took this in the Alps last year

Happiness Commando
Feb 1, 2002
$$ joy at gunpoint $$

Summit of Saddleback Junior, Southern Maine. Not the best framing. Definitely not the worst though. 10% more attention would have made a 100% more stunning photo.

Mar 13, 2006

to JERK OFF is to be close to GOD... only with SPURTING

I've basically started over with photography since middle of last year. I went back to a "real" camera, and at the same time I started shooting with cheap manual-everything lenses. It's been challenging, but I'm learning.

This is the White Rim in Canyonlands, taken from the Green River Overlook. Of all the photos I took on this trip, I did the least walking for this one (there's a parking lot right behind me; I mention this because I hate when people try to fake being in remote places and I know from experience that they're about 20 steps from their car).

Here's another from the same trip that I might not have walked for, but I definitely worked for. Pre-dawn in the Utahn desert, in February, is usually below freezing. I had to haul my carcass out of a toasty sleeping bag, walk up the ridgeline that was keeping the wind off our tent, and stand there taking pictures with freezing fingers while the ravens did a piss poor job of keeping me company.

Sub Par
Jul 18, 2001

Dinosaur Gum

This is hilarious. Was it just taking off or just landing?

Sep 30, 2002

You know where you are? You're in the suburbs, baby. You're gonna drive.

Got myself a T7i in June to get myself to go out more, took a walk on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, I'm still going through the photos I took a month and a half later

Nov 2, 2010

There's only one prescription for Nazism and it's 76mm HVAP

Ultra Carp

Sub Par posted:

This is hilarious. Was it just taking off or just landing?

Think it's a problem with the level geometry, we really need to fix that Nah he was taking off, I've got a couple other photos of him perched.

Jul 22, 2003

We have a doe with triplet fawns on our property! They stop by a few times a week

Apr 11, 2003

Palmer Creek trail near Hope AK this June.

And last October

Jan 29, 2006

Dinosaur Gum

I've taken a fair amount of photos over the years so I've fished out a (rather large, sorry) collection!



Crib Goch, Snowdon

Lake District

Mont Blanc


Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

Piss Meridian
Mar 25, 2020

by Pragmatica

Karangahake gorge

Lower Kaimais

The ex-road approaching Fox Glacier

A Weka, on the border of Victoria Forest Park

Tauranga Bridge


Piss Meridian fucked around with this message at 09:00 on Jul 20, 2020

Oakland Martini
Feb 14, 2008
Refugee from the great account hijacking of 2008

Aphex- posted:

I've taken a fair amount of photos over the years so I've fished out a (rather large, sorry) collection!

These are tremendous! What kind of camera/lens setup are you using?


Jan 29, 2006

Dinosaur Gum

Oakland Martini posted:

These are tremendous! What kind of camera/lens setup are you using?

Thanks! For everything except the Iceland ones I used a Canon 6D with a 24-105 f4L lens. Iceland was a 450d with a Tamron 18-55 since I hadn't upgraded at that point.

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