I have used the title "Trek the Earth" once before for a photo of hiking on Santa Cruz Island, an island at the southwestern side of U.S.
I am using this title again for this photo of hiking near the peak of Mount Washington, the tallest mountain at the northeastern side of U.S. Like me, this guy hiked alone carrying something for a day trip. I captured this picture when this hiker passed me while I was taking a break sitting on a rock. Both of us were out of breath. We nodded to each other without exchanging any word.
The hiking picture I have posed yesterday is on a lower elevation section of the hiking trail to climb Mount Washington.
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cessy (13647) 2005-09-02 3:18
woooww... this is really marvelous, Wes
seems you do hiking a lot
and lucky for us you captured all you saw beautifully so we can see also. thanks for sharing
I love the composition
and the blue background
apache (1426) 2005-09-02 3:58
A splendid shot keeping in with the spirits of TE. The hiker is nicely outlined against the backdrop of the mountains. The layers of mountains are superbly shown in your picture.
A wonderful POV with superb framing
Looking forward to seeing more trekking shots from you
Thanks for sharing
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-09-02 4:53
Nice picture. Great POV and nice frame including this person who give a size for all the picture.
Nice light too.
ChrisJ (87654) 2005-09-02 5:32
Superb aerial perspective, with a good tonal range, & excellent lighting & mood. Good work!
Graal (89420) 2005-09-02 9:10
unusual place and travel. Fantastic mountains. I like it very much. Good job.
jjbach (9322) 2005-09-02 10:16
This really great Wes. I love the hazy background, makes this shot very impressive. You are a great trekker!
Leonie (8809) 2005-09-02 10:20
Great hazy view! Do you know the hight of Mount Washington (in metres..?)? The inclusion of the hiker is good. It makes me look forward to my next hiking vacation in the Pyrenees.. Cheers, Léonie
gaby (19819) 2005-09-02 12:05
Hi Wes - a splendid shot - I like the guy in this monochromatic environment -
a great one
elihesamian (26127) 2005-09-02 12:51
Glad to see you,hope you be Ok all the time,
This is a great shot that you worked with a fine POV,a fantastic POV,what a nice place in a high mountains!
The layers are marvelous in depth with that tonalities in a haze,great scene,I like it very much,skilfully captured and very well composed,Wes,
Thanks for posting it,it gives me a power!
john_c (24662) 2005-09-02 12:54
A well composed shot rendered from a good POV. I like how the misty mountains below flow away and contrast so well with your foreground. The hiker adds that warmth and human dimension to enhance. Had you tweaked the contrast any more I think you would have encountered too much digital noise, so its at just the right level. Very well done, Wes. Great ambience.
jhm (123116) 2005-09-02 13:20
The rocks and them colours its very attractive, again the man this dangerous undertake. Perhaps Wes, a little grain sky, maybe through the sharpness.
Thanks a lot for visit.
Have a nice weekend,
alvaraalto (5473) 2005-09-02 16:47
Conquering the world of feeling how small you are. Both feelings are possible for the hiker (and for the photographer?)
Excellent work as always.
cam (9041) 2005-09-02 21:33
Way to go Wes.
Impressive sight and the panorama,even misty ,is unbelievable.
Have you done it in one day or in two days.
You seem to be in good shape.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-09-02 22:53
a non-california picture. The background is really awesome. It really looks like a great hike, and I would say the whole view is worth it.
PJE (20756) 2005-09-03 0:24
I have to agree with Trekkers that hiking photos on top of mountains is very popular. I love this balance of dark rugged rocks and distant mountain sides filled with cloud/fog. Seems you can never see too far in the future. But we always have delightful suprises around the the nest peak that thrills our soul and brings encouragement to keep on climbing to higher heights.. Nice photo Wes..sorry for the sermon..:-))
Emile (20348) 2005-09-03 0:27
Very impressive hazy view in the background.
The rocks and the hiker in the foreground give a tremendous perspective and depth to your picture.
I imagine that the rocks are volcanic.
This is one of your best.
Very well done Wes.
singuanti (15250) 2005-09-03 10:44
Hi Wes. I've heard this place referred to as being an genuine Alp and I can see why! The guy seems so lost in the landscape. A beautiful catch Wes!
huynt (5079) 2005-09-03 11:00
As a poem for discovery. Very impressive. Well POV and composition. Huy
jrj (34841) 2005-09-05 4:53
Very good this shot of the lone hiker up there wes. The bit foggy still well seen layers of background mountains adds depth and perpsepctive in a fine way. Good work.
Didi (49146) 2005-09-05 14:51
Je constate une bonne amélioration de votre technique par rapport à vos premières photos.
Vous avez su utiliser le point fort en positionant parfaitement le randonneur.
La lumière latérale accentue le relief de la composition et je ne vois aucun élément dérangeant.
I note a good improvement of your technique compared to your first photographs. You knew to use the strong point by positioning the hiker perfectly. The side light accentuates the relief of the composition and I do not see any disturbing element.
sarju (5324) 2005-09-07 14:16
I again like the way you have captured this photo ... as if trying to incorporate the feelings of the trekker in this photo
It is good that the trekker is hunched as it conveys the hardship that he must have gone through to reach this place
cheers ... sarju
mumek (20192) 2005-09-12 17:01
Good afternoon Wes!
Nice composition with darker rocky foreground contrasting nicely with foggy background. Good light and colors.Very good shot.Thanks for the note.
- Copyright: Wes Wang (weswang) (18223)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70 DX, 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Back to New England
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-02 1:03