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Mad Aussie
04-18-2010, 01:25 AM
At 6am this morning I was back up Mt Nebo with my wife, a friend, and our mountain bikes. I also took my DSLR with the wide angle lens on it, something I never do while mountain biking.

The ride was a tough one. We were to (and did) descend into the valley behind me as we look at this shot down to the Lake Manchester area and then tackle the 10.2 km climb back out to Mt Nebo again. A very tough ride with long sections at 25 - 30% gradient.

Not somewhere I venture if I think the weather will turn too foul. Hypothermia is nobody's friend. So we waited to see if the sun would bring a better outlook and while we waited I took photos.

Here's one of the first I got ... (just realized I didn't level the horizon :headslap: ) ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4530236568_591f820099_o.jpg

QuietOne
04-18-2010, 01:38 AM
It's still a nice view. We'll forgive your imperfection.:p

Mad Aussie
04-18-2010, 01:44 AM
It's still a nice view. We'll forgive your imperfection.:p
Yeh, contrary to popular belief ... I do make very small, very rare mistakes ;)

Bambi
04-18-2010, 10:20 AM
Yeh, contrary to popular belief ... I do make very small, very rare mistakes ;)

it's good to know you are human. :P

now go fix that and repost!

ericmark
04-18-2010, 10:37 AM
Sorry I like it just the way it is. Beautiful. Doesn't seem to have Autumn look have I got timing wrong or is it late this year?

casil403
04-18-2010, 11:13 AM
WOW...excuse me whilst I retrieve my jaw from the floor.

Greg_Nuspel
04-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Wonderful shot, perfect exposure, very expressive clouds, and proof that you are human what more could we ask for :thumbup:

Foots
04-18-2010, 01:36 PM
Beautiful shot MA!

Mad Aussie
04-18-2010, 03:37 PM
Thank you very much everyone :)


Sorry I like it just the way it is. Beautiful. Doesn't seem to have Autumn look have I got timing wrong or is it late this year?
We really don't get an autumn here ... we have very few deciduous trees.

JAS_Photo
04-18-2010, 03:39 PM
Very nice photo, M.A. Good to see that you sometimes hold your camera a bit awry too!

Mad Aussie
04-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Very nice photo, M.A. Good to see that you sometimes hold your camera a bit awry too!
Thanks JAS.
I hold it awry a lot! I just usually remember to fix it in post. Big day yesterday, I'll blame that.

Iguanasan
04-20-2010, 11:46 AM
Wow, can't believe I missed this one. Great image! :clap:

Michaelaw
04-20-2010, 01:35 PM
The colors in this shot are beautiful MA :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
04-20-2010, 03:10 PM
Hey thanks Guys.

kat
04-20-2010, 03:34 PM
NICE! Hypothermia isn't fun. don't do that!!!!

Mad Aussie
04-20-2010, 03:50 PM
NICE! Hypothermia isn't fun. don't do that!!!!
Thanks Kat. I almost did a couple of years ago in this same area ... took over 5 hours in a tracksuit, under a blanket and in front of a heater before I started feeling warm again. It wasn't even winter, it was spring, and our springs are warm.

Hillbillygirl
04-21-2010, 09:33 PM
WOW! Amazing shot MA, really like this one, tilt and all.

Mad Aussie
04-22-2010, 02:44 AM
WOW! Amazing shot MA, really like this one, tilt and all.
Thanks HBG :)

AntZ
04-22-2010, 07:19 AM
I've got some shots from up there, but nothing like this. A bit of rain, cloud and sunrise makes all the difference. The rain especially is cool.

Mad Aussie
04-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Thanks AntZ :)

edG
04-22-2010, 07:22 PM
very pretty spot, nice shot

Mad Aussie
04-23-2010, 02:21 AM
very pretty spot, nice shot
Cheers EdG

Kawarthabob
04-28-2010, 05:47 PM
thats a very cool capture:thumbup: I makes you feel as if the clouds are not to high above your vantage point

Mad Aussie
04-29-2010, 04:28 AM
Cheers Bob!

Richard
04-29-2010, 04:36 AM
And that's how it's done...

This really is first class. :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
04-29-2010, 04:44 AM
Well thanks very much Richard :)