FIRE UPDATE:
Thanks to the valiant efforts of thousands of firefighters, there are now NO active fires in our local city. In the map you can see yellow outlines, those are the burn zones, and any active fires would show up as red dots. There are still fires just ten miles northeast of us, burning out of control, but the immediate threat to sonoma and our home is passed! We are lucky and very grateful, but many have not been so lucky, including our son’s in laws, who lost their home and are staying with our son and his family while they sort out their lives. We still don’t have internet back yet, I had my son post this for me. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. #sonomastrong Ed & Debby __________________________________________

Fire update: thanks to the valiant efforts of thousands of firefighters, there are now no active fires in our local city. in the map you can see yellow outlines, those are the burn zones, and any active fires would show up as red dots. there are still fires just ten miles northeast of us, burning out of control, but the immediate threat to sonoma and our home is passed! we are lucky and very grateful, but many have not been so lucky, including our son’s in laws, who lost their home and are staying with our son and his family while they sort out their lives. we still don’t have internet back yet, i had my son post this for me. thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. #sonomastrong ed & debby __________________________________________

Yesterday
FIRE UPDATE:
All the fires have combined into one large fire now, all the way from Santa Rosa in Annadel Park to Napa and southern Sonoma, and it’s still growing. While we are in the little red circle, and are as yet still not in harms way, a fire this big can shift and do anything, and the air quality here is terrible. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. We will update here if there’s significant developments. Ed & Debby ________________________________________

Fire update: all the fires have combined into one large fire now, all the way from santa rosa in annadel park to napa and southern sonoma, and it’s still growing. while we are in the little red circle, and are as yet still not in harms way, a fire this big can shift and do anything, and the air quality here is terrible. thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. we will update here if there’s significant developments. ed & debby ________________________________________

5 days ago
Here we see the dark sun and sky as it looked a little while ago from our house here in Sonoma Mountain, in the wine country of northern California. There are fires burning everywhere, very near here. We already have family that has evacuated to our house and we are just waiting to find out if the flames will come close enough to force us out here as well. We are praying for the safety of all who are effected by the numerous fires. Stay safe! Ed
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D7B6393 - PHOTO COMMENT: A beautiful sunrise on a very sad day, with multiple fires in the Sonoma-Napa Wine Country. So far we are safe in our home on Sonoma Mountain (the wind knocked down one tree onto our driveway) but our hearts go out to all those affected by this disaster.
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Here we see the dark sun and sky as it looked a little while ago from our house here in sonoma mountain, in the wine country of northern california. there are fires burning everywhere, very near here. we already have family that has evacuated to our house and we are just waiting to find out if the flames will come close enough to force us out here as well. we are praying for the safety of all who are effected by the numerous fires. stay safe! ed ___________________________________________ d7b6393 - photo comment: a beautiful sunrise on a very sad day, with multiple fires in the sonoma-napa wine country. so far we are safe in our home on sonoma mountain (the wind knocked down one tree onto our driveway) but our hearts go out to all those affected by this disaster. ___________________________________________

2 weeks ago
Here we see the great north face of North Twin, almost 1,500m, (5000') in height, it is one of the most difficult alpine climbs on the continent, and is sometimes referred to as

Here we see the great north face of north twin, almost 1,500m, (5000') in height, it is one of the most difficult alpine climbs on the continent, and is sometimes referred to as "the eigerwand of north america". the summit, at 3731m, (12,241'), is the 3rd highest in the canadian rockies, and is located in jasper national park, alberta, canada. image taken august 12th 2002, in 4x5 film format using a polarizer and a 400mm cromar-t lens. ______________________________________ 1m3752 - north face of the north twin, canadian rockies, alberta photo tip: in terms of reputation, this is one of the most notorious of the great north faces of the canadian rockies, or for that matter, anywhere in north america. i stood in awe gazing at this incredible sight. even reaching a viewpoint to capture this on film is no mean feat, and definitely should not be attempted by anyone without mountaineering experience. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

2 weeks ago
Here we see sunrise on the western group of the Ramparts reflected into Amethyst Lake, in Alberta/British Columbia, Canada. The 4 peaks are; L-R; Bastion Peak, Turret Mountain, Mt. Geikie, and Barbican Peak. The first is on the Alberta/BC border, the latter 3 are in BC. Image taken August 8th 2002, in 4x5 film format. 
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1M3853-B - Sunrise on Western Group of the Ramparts, ALBERTA PHOTO TIP: 
I arose early in the morning and hiked to near the end of Amethyst Lake to capture the golden colors on these temples of nature. Unfortunately the whole time I was there, with my view camera set up on a tripod, I was looking over my shoulder as well as to my side. There is a healthy population of Grizzly Bears in the area, and despite the fact I had bear spray I was (rightly as it turns out) nervous about an encounter. I missed crossing paths with a grizzly mom and two cubs by about five minutes.
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Here we see sunrise on the western group of the ramparts reflected into amethyst lake, in alberta/british columbia, canada. the 4 peaks are; l-r; bastion peak, turret mountain, mt. geikie, and barbican peak. the first is on the alberta/bc border, the latter 3 are in bc. image taken august 8th 2002, in 4x5 film format. ______________________________________ 1m3853-b - sunrise on western group of the ramparts, alberta photo tip: i arose early in the morning and hiked to near the end of amethyst lake to capture the golden colors on these temples of nature. unfortunately the whole time i was there, with my view camera set up on a tripod, i was looking over my shoulder as well as to my side. there is a healthy population of grizzly bears in the area, and despite the fact i had bear spray i was (rightly as it turns out) nervous about an encounter. i missed crossing paths with a grizzly mom and two cubs by about five minutes. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

2 weeks ago
In another fall gem, here we see Mt. Whitney, 4418m, (14,494’), highest peak in the contiguous US, seen from near Whitney portal, east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Rabbit Brush, (Chryosthanmus nauseosus), an Autumn bloomer, is seen in the foreground giving color to the image. Image taken September 28th 2009, in digital format.
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D2M6450 - Mt. Whitney, rabbitbrush, autumn, Sierra Nevada, CA
PHOTO COMMENT: I never get tired of taking images of Mt. Whitney seen from the east. It is fitting that this sharp profile belongs to the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.
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In another fall gem, here we see mt. whitney, 4418m, (14,494’), highest peak in the contiguous us, seen from near whitney portal, east of the sierra nevada mountains, california. rabbit brush, (chryosthanmus nauseosus), an autumn bloomer, is seen in the foreground giving color to the image. image taken september 28th 2009, in digital format. _____________________________________________ d2m6450 - mt. whitney, rabbitbrush, autumn, sierra nevada, ca photo comment: i never get tired of taking images of mt. whitney seen from the east. it is fitting that this sharp profile belongs to the highest peak in the contiguous u.s. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

3 weeks ago
As autumn continues in full swing in beautiful North America, here we see the stunning fall color of a Cottonwood tree in Round Valley, NW of Bishop, in the Owens Valley, east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. The rocky ramparts of Wheeler Crest are in the background. Image taken October 27th 1996, in 4x5 film format.
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2A6745 - Fall in ‪Round Valley‬, Wheeler Crest, Sierra, Nevada, CA
PHOTO TIP: ‪Round Valley‬ sits by itself at the north end of the Owens Valley a little north of Bishop. Several roads lead into it leaving from US 395, just before it begins its climb towards Mammoth Lakes. A road also leads into Pine Creek Canyon, site of past mining activity. The ramparts of Wheeler Crest reach 11943', 3640m, in Round Valley Peak. Numerous rock climbs have been made on these ramparts. Autumn is an especially beautiful time here.
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As autumn continues in full swing in beautiful north america, here we see the stunning fall color of a cottonwood tree in round valley, nw of bishop, in the owens valley, east of the sierra nevada mountains, california. the rocky ramparts of wheeler crest are in the background. image taken october 27th 1996, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ 2a6745 - fall in ‪round valley‬, wheeler crest, sierra, nevada, ca photo tip: ‪round valley‬ sits by itself at the north end of the owens valley a little north of bishop. several roads lead into it leaving from us 395, just before it begins its climb towards mammoth lakes. a road also leads into pine creek canyon, site of past mining activity. the ramparts of wheeler crest reach 11943', 3640m, in round valley peak. numerous rock climbs have been made on these ramparts. autumn is an especially beautiful time here. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

3 weeks ago
Here we see a sunrise shot of the Sierra Buttes, 2619m, (8,591’), reflected in lower Sardine Lake, in Tahoe National Forest, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Image taken July 14th 2009, in 4x5 film format. 
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DN6237 - Sierra Buttes, Lower Sardine Lake, Sierra Nevada, CA
PHOTO TIP: The Sardine Lakes are VERY popular with fisherman, and some of them get started early. So if you want a perfect reflection, you have to be earlier, before boats set out!
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Here we see a sunrise shot of the sierra buttes, 2619m, (8,591’), reflected in lower sardine lake, in tahoe national forest, in the sierra nevada mountains, california. image taken july 14th 2009, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ dn6237 - sierra buttes, lower sardine lake, sierra nevada, ca photo tip: the sardine lakes are very popular with fisherman, and some of them get started early. so if you want a perfect reflection, you have to be earlier, before boats set out! ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

3 weeks ago
47 years ago yesterday! Here we see another of my most iconic autumn reflection shots, this one of the all too famous Maroon Bells with a fresh snow dusting, reflected in Maroon Lake, Colorado, dressed in their autumn colors. These are located in White River National Forest, and this is one of America's most photographed mountains. Believe it or not, this isn't even the full image because it still wouldn't fit. Image taken September 26th 1970, in 4x5 film format. 
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210426 - Maroon Bells & Lake, CO  PHOTO TIP: Maroon Bells is one of the most photographed mountains in the U.S. This image is almost one-of-a-kind as it shows autumn colors and lots of fresh snow on the peaks. Photography here is difficult now because of the crowds of photographers that show up this time of the year. You literally have to jockey for space to get an image. Good luck on trying to get something different!
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47 years ago yesterday! here we see another of my most iconic autumn reflection shots, this one of the all too famous maroon bells with a fresh snow dusting, reflected in maroon lake, colorado, dressed in their autumn colors. these are located in white river national forest, and this is one of america's most photographed mountains. believe it or not, this isn't even the full image because it still wouldn't fit. image taken september 26th 1970, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ 210426 - maroon bells & lake, co photo tip: maroon bells is one of the most photographed mountains in the u.s. this image is almost one-of-a-kind as it shows autumn colors and lots of fresh snow on the peaks. photography here is difficult now because of the crowds of photographers that show up this time of the year. you literally have to jockey for space to get an image. good luck on trying to get something different! ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

3 weeks ago
As autumn continues in full swing in the beautiful country of Canada, here we see the view looking straight up into the colorful aspen trees, near Jasper, in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Image taken October 1978, in 4x5 film format.
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1M3911 - Looking up at aspen trees in autumn, Jasper Nat Park, Alberta
PHOTO TIP: Sometimes when I am in a grove of trees, I'll try looking straight up to see if the pattern of converging trees works. It worked perfectly here. I had to crouch under my view camera, pointed straight up on the tripod, to compose this view.
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As autumn continues in full swing in the beautiful country of canada, here we see the view looking straight up into the colorful aspen trees, near jasper, in jasper national park, alberta, canada. image taken october 1978, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ 1m3911 - looking up at aspen trees in autumn, jasper nat park, alberta photo tip: sometimes when i am in a grove of trees, i'll try looking straight up to see if the pattern of converging trees works. it worked perfectly here. i had to crouch under my view camera, pointed straight up on the tripod, to compose this view. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

4 weeks ago
As Autumn starts here in the United States today, here we see a fall reflection shot of Bear Creek Spire, seen from Little Lakes Valley, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Willow bushes provide the color in the foreground. Image taken October 1980, in 4x5 film format.
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3M6369 - Little Lakes Valley, Sierra Nevada, autumn, CA
PHOTO COMMENT: The ice age glaciers did a great job in Little Lakes Valley, scooping out a number of basins in succession, which became the chain of lakes we see there now. Each one of them is a gem. A delightful trail goes next to or close to all these lakes. NOTE: This is now a very popular area, and parking can be a problem at the start of the trail here, especially on weekends. Check ahead with the US Forest Service to see what fees and/or parking permits may now be required.
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As autumn starts here in the united states today, here we see a fall reflection shot of bear creek spire, seen from little lakes valley, in the sierra nevada mountains, california. willow bushes provide the color in the foreground. image taken october 1980, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ 3m6369 - little lakes valley, sierra nevada, autumn, ca photo comment: the ice age glaciers did a great job in little lakes valley, scooping out a number of basins in succession, which became the chain of lakes we see there now. each one of them is a gem. a delightful trail goes next to or close to all these lakes. note: this is now a very popular area, and parking can be a problem at the start of the trail here, especially on weekends. check ahead with the us forest service to see what fees and/or parking permits may now be required. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

4 weeks ago
Here we see a sunburst over Garnet Lake and Banner Peak, 3946m, (12,945), in Ansel Adams Wilderness, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Image taken September 30th 1980, in 4x5 film format.
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3M6333 - Sunburst over Garnet Lake, Banner Peak, Sierra Nevada, CA
PHOTO TIP: The key to get a good sunburst is to use a wide angle lens. In this case it was a Schneider 65mm Super Angulon lens on a 4x5 format. More recent times see special effects programs create this effect, but they are not natural.
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Here we see a sunburst over garnet lake and banner peak, 3946m, (12,945), in ansel adams wilderness, in the sierra nevada mountains, california. image taken september 30th 1980, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ 3m6333 - sunburst over garnet lake, banner peak, sierra nevada, ca photo tip: the key to get a good sunburst is to use a wide angle lens. in this case it was a schneider 65mm super angulon lens on a 4x5 format. more recent times see special effects programs create this effect, but they are not natural. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

4 weeks ago
In one of my B&W Classics, here we see an amazing thunderhead forming over the top of El Capitan, in Yosemite, rising above Yosemite Valley, California, as seen from Sentinel Dome. El Capitan is one of the most iconic and well known granite rock formations in Yosemite National Park, along with Half Dome. Image taken August 25th 1967, in B&W 4x5 film format using a red filter.
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606725 - Thunderhead over El Capitan and Yosemite Valley seen from Sentinel Dome, CA, 1967
PHOTO TIP: When arriving at some scenic point such as this, I will often wait around if I sense that there are interesting clouds forming, such as the case here. Patience proved fruitful, photographically speaking.
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In one of my b&w classics, here we see an amazing thunderhead forming over the top of el capitan, in yosemite, rising above yosemite valley, california, as seen from sentinel dome. el capitan is one of the most iconic and well known granite rock formations in yosemite national park, along with half dome. image taken august 25th 1967, in b&w 4x5 film format using a red filter. _____________________________________________ 606725 - thunderhead over el capitan and yosemite valley seen from sentinel dome, ca, 1967 photo tip: when arriving at some scenic point such as this, i will often wait around if i sense that there are interesting clouds forming, such as the case here. patience proved fruitful, photographically speaking. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

5 weeks ago
54 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY! In one of my B&W classics, here we see the 671m, (2,200') northwest face of Half Dome in Yosemite, rising above Yosemite Valley, California, as seen from the Diving Board. Half Dome is one of the most iconic and well known granite rock formations in Yosemite National Park, along with the grand El Capitan. Image taken September 14th 1963, in 4x5 film format.
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406716-Half Dome from Diving Board, B&W
PHOTO TIP: This is one of the best views of Half Dome in my collection. First you have to get to the Diving Board on the southwest edge of Half Dome. The approach goes up the trail past Vernal and Nevada Falls. A short distance past the top of Vernal Falls you veer off to the left and approach the base of the south face of Half Dome. You work your way up a series of small cliffs on the left side (caution is called for). After what seems like a very long haul you will arrive at the Diving Board, and what an awesome view, one you will never forget! A wide angle lens is needed to encompass this. The recent rock fall off of this face on 7-2-2015 has drawn world-wide attention to Half Dome. It obliterated part of the classic climbing route on this face. A good project for somebody would be to take a picture from this same spot and compare it to this image taken in 1963 in a before and after fashion. (Updated)  I know of no other place I have been that projects the power of rock that this image does, and that includes El Capitan.
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54 years ago yesterday! in one of my b&w classics, here we see the 671m, (2,200') northwest face of half dome in yosemite, rising above yosemite valley, california, as seen from the diving board. half dome is one of the most iconic and well known granite rock formations in yosemite national park, along with the grand el capitan. image taken september 14th 1963, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ 406716-half dome from diving board, b&w photo tip: this is one of the best views of half dome in my collection. first you have to get to the diving board on the southwest edge of half dome. the approach goes up the trail past vernal and nevada falls. a short distance past the top of vernal falls you veer off to the left and approach the base of the south face of half dome. you work your way up a series of small cliffs on the left side (caution is called for). after what seems like a very long haul you will arrive at the diving board, and what an awesome view, one you will never forget! a wide angle lens is needed to encompass this. the recent rock fall off of this face on 7-2-2015 has drawn world-wide attention to half dome. it obliterated part of the classic climbing route on this face. a good project for somebody would be to take a picture from this same spot and compare it to this image taken in 1963 in a before and after fashion. (updated) i know of no other place i have been that projects the power of rock that this image does, and that includes el capitan. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

last month
Here we see a telephoto view of Sleese Mountain, 2377m, (7800'), in British Columbia, Canada, seen from the top of Mt. Challenger in the Northern Picket Range of North Cascades National Park, Washington. Photo taken on a 5 day east-west traverse of the Northern Pickets, on July 25th 2001, in 35mm film format.
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2M04207 - Slesse Mtn. seen from Mt. Challenger, Northern Pickets, North
Cascade Nat. Park, 2001, WA
PHOTO COMMENT: Slesse Mountain lies just north of the US - Canada border in the wild North Cascade Mountains. This is a telephoto view. I climbed the peak in 1959. In 1957 a commercial airliner crashed into the peak, killing all aboard. Rumor had it that there was a cache of gold aboard.
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Here we see a telephoto view of sleese mountain, 2377m, (7800'), in british columbia, canada, seen from the top of mt. challenger in the northern picket range of north cascades national park, washington. photo taken on a 5 day east-west traverse of the northern pickets, on july 25th 2001, in 35mm film format. _____________________________________________ 2m04207 - slesse mtn. seen from mt. challenger, northern pickets, north cascade nat. park, 2001, wa photo comment: slesse mountain lies just north of the us - canada border in the wild north cascade mountains. this is a telephoto view. i climbed the peak in 1959. in 1957 a commercial airliner crashed into the peak, killing all aboard. rumor had it that there was a cache of gold aboard. _____________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. _____________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed _____________________________________________

last month
Here we see Jim Nelson (left), and Mike Swayne (right), in the Northern Picket Range of North Cascades National Park, Washington. The North Face of the East Peak of Mt. Fury, 2526m, (8288') is in background. Photo taken on a 5 day east-west traverse of the Northern Pickets, on July 25th 2001, in 35mm film format.
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M-04294 - Mt. Fury, climbers, Northern Pickets, N. Cascades Nat Park, WA
PHOTO COMMENT: Mt. Fury is the iconic peak in the Northern Pickets, with the north face offering challenging mixed rock and ice climbs in a truly wilderness setting.
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I have never felt closer to my creator than when I'm in the mountains. Ed
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Here we see jim nelson (left), and mike swayne (right), in the northern picket range of north cascades national park, washington. the north face of the east peak of mt. fury, 2526m, (8288') is in background. photo taken on a 5 day east-west traverse of the northern pickets, on july 25th 2001, in 35mm film format. _____________________________________________ m-04294 - mt. fury, climbers, northern pickets, n. cascades nat park, wa photo comment: mt. fury is the iconic peak in the northern pickets, with the north face offering challenging mixed rock and ice climbs in a truly wilderness setting. _____________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. _____________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed _____________________________________________

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50 YEARS AGO TODAY! In one of my most iconic and classic rock climbing images, here we see climbers on the Lost Arrow, with Yosemite Valley in the background, Yosemite National Park, in California, below. The climber on the rope between the spire and the granite wall on the left is performing a Tyrolean traverse. This mass ascent of the lost arrow took place on September 9th, 1967 and commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first direct ascent of the Lost Arrow done in September 1947, by Anton Nelson and John Salathe. Image taken September 9th 1967, in 4x5 film format. 
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CINCUENTA AÑOS HOY
306540 – Lost Arrow, climbers, Yosemite Valley, 1967, CA
PHOTO TIP: With or without climbers, this is the best view there is of the Lost Arrow. There is no guard rail here so it entails a bit of risk. This was an unusual planned event with many climbers taking part, as it marked an important milestone in Yosemite climbing. I set up my view camera right on the edge of the drop-off. It was so precarious that I had someone belay me and, separately, my view camera and tripod as well.
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Another classic ©Ed Cooper Photo 🌄. Specializing in nature images that are unedited. All rights reserved. Contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. Add me on Facebook: Ed Cooper Photography.  Contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________
I have never felt closer to my creator than when I'm in the mountains. Ed
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50 years ago today! in one of my most iconic and classic rock climbing images, here we see climbers on the lost arrow, with yosemite valley in the background, yosemite national park, in california, below. the climber on the rope between the spire and the granite wall on the left is performing a tyrolean traverse. this mass ascent of the lost arrow took place on september 9th, 1967 and commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first direct ascent of the lost arrow done in september 1947, by anton nelson and john salathe. image taken september 9th 1967, in 4x5 film format. _____________________________________________ cincuenta años hoy 306540 – lost arrow, climbers, yosemite valley, 1967, ca photo tip: with or without climbers, this is the best view there is of the lost arrow. there is no guard rail here so it entails a bit of risk. this was an unusual planned event with many climbers taking part, as it marked an important milestone in yosemite climbing. i set up my view camera right on the edge of the drop-off. it was so precarious that i had someone belay me and, separately, my view camera and tripod as well. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

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Here we see Glacier Point Apron and Yosemite Falls, from Sierra Point, in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. This once popular trail was closed in the 1970s due to rockfall, but can still be reached if you know where to go. Image taken June 1976, in 4x5 film format.
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1M6739 - Sierra Point View, Yosemite Nat Park, CA
PHOTO COMMENT: Unless the NPS authorizes funds to reconstruct this trail (unlikely), the original trail will degrade to the point that it will be unrecognizable. You can ask at the Visitor Center in the Valley how to find it, but they may not have a good answer.
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Another classic ©Ed Cooper Photo 🌄. Specializing in nature images that are unedited. All rights reserved. Contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. Add me on Facebook: Ed Cooper Photography.  Contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________
I have never felt closer to my creator than when I'm in the mountains. Ed
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Here we see glacier point apron and yosemite falls, from sierra point, in yosemite valley, yosemite national park, california. this once popular trail was closed in the 1970s due to rockfall, but can still be reached if you know where to go. image taken june 1976, in 4x5 film format. ___________________________________________ 1m6739 - sierra point view, yosemite nat park, ca photo comment: unless the nps authorizes funds to reconstruct this trail (unlikely), the original trail will degrade to the point that it will be unrecognizable. you can ask at the visitor center in the valley how to find it, but they may not have a good answer. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

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Here we see Pink Mountain Heather, (Phyllodoce empetriformis), in the Northern Picket Range of North Cascades National Park, Washington. North face of Luna Peak, 2525m, (8284'), is in background. This was part of a 5 day east-west traverse of the Northern Picket Range, Washington State. Image taken July 23rd 2001, in 35mm film format.
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M-04263 - Luna Peak, pink heather, Northern Pickets, North Cascades Nat Park, WA,
PHOTO TIP: Once the snow melts in the alpine zone, this beautiful flower carpets the slopes. For maximum effect, I crouched down close to the flowers and also stopped the lens down to the maximum f stop to retain focus in all areas of the image.
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Another classic ©Ed Cooper Photo 🌄. Specializing in nature images that are unedited. All rights reserved. Contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. Add me on Facebook: Ed Cooper Photography.  Contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________
I have never felt closer to my creator than when I'm in the mountains. Ed
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Here we see pink mountain heather, (phyllodoce empetriformis), in the northern picket range of north cascades national park, washington. north face of luna peak, 2525m, (8284'), is in background. this was part of a 5 day east-west traverse of the northern picket range, washington state. image taken july 23rd 2001, in 35mm film format. ___________________________________________ m-04263 - luna peak, pink heather, northern pickets, north cascades nat park, wa, photo tip: once the snow melts in the alpine zone, this beautiful flower carpets the slopes. for maximum effect, i crouched down close to the flowers and also stopped the lens down to the maximum f stop to retain focus in all areas of the image. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

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Here we see the very red sunrise from our viewing tower at our home, through the smokey haze here in Sonoma, in the wine country of Northern California. Dark spots in the sun are sunspots. Image taken yesterday morning, September 2nd 2017, in digital format.
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D7B6392 - Sunrise seen from our viewing tower, Sonoma Mountain, CA
PHOTO WARNING: Shooting straight into the sum with a telephoto lens (in this case 600mm) can be extremely dangerous to your eyes. In this case smoky haze muted the brightness, and I used the screen on the digital camera for focusing.
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Another classic ©Ed Cooper Photo 🌄. Specializing in nature images that are unedited. All rights reserved. Contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. Add me on Facebook: Ed Cooper Photography.  Contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________
I have never felt closer to my creator than when I'm in the mountains. Ed
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Here we see the very red sunrise from our viewing tower at our home, through the smokey haze here in sonoma, in the wine country of northern california. dark spots in the sun are sunspots. image taken yesterday morning, september 2nd 2017, in digital format. ___________________________________________ d7b6392 - sunrise seen from our viewing tower, sonoma mountain, ca photo warning: shooting straight into the sum with a telephoto lens (in this case 600mm) can be extremely dangerous to your eyes. in this case smoky haze muted the brightness, and i used the screen on the digital camera for focusing. ___________________________________________ another classic ©ed cooper photo 🌄. specializing in nature images that are unedited. all rights reserved. contact info and link for full sized, uncropped, hi res, economy priced prints, phone cases, and many other image mediums on bio. add me on facebook: ed cooper photography. contact me for business inquiries. ___________________________________________ i have never felt closer to my creator than when i'm in the mountains. ed ___________________________________________

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