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texshooter

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If you had to choose
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:08:55 pm »

If you could only photograph one national park for the remainder of your life, which would it be?
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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 06:36:02 pm »

If you could only photograph one national park for the remainder of your life, which would it be?

If U.S. only, I'd say Yellowstone.  It has it all, including snow. :)


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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 07:34:18 pm »

Of all national parks that I have visited (in U.S.A., Canada, Italy, and Norway), i would have to pick Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The area around Lake O'Hara is a photographer's (and hiker's) paradise, as is also the Iceline Trail into Yoho Valley.

It has snow even in July, and probably August, too.
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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 02:15:30 pm »

Of all national parks that I have visited (in U.S.A., Canada, Italy, and Norway), i would have to pick Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The area around Lake O'Hara is a photographer's (and hiker's) paradise, as is also the Iceline Trail into Yoho Valley.

It has snow even in July, and probably August, too.

I live 4 hours from Yoho and I have to agree with you. The scenery is amazing, hiking trails superb and the seasons change dramatically between spring/summer, fall and winter.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 05:13:28 pm »

I live 4 hours from Yoho and I have to agree with you. The scenery is amazing, hiking trails superb and the seasons change dramatically between spring/summer, fall and winter.


How will global warming affect that seasonal change, do you think?

It seems to me that in Mallorca the change from spring to summer is gradual, but that summer to autumn is actually fake news: it leaps from summer directly into winter, but that could be the perceived result of life lived in buildings built with hollow bricks and no insulation. And poor circulation (mine).

There were devastating storms a short while ago that drowned several people here, but the weather since then has been oddly dry and, because of the lack of cloud cover, the nights very cold. It's all so wrong: back in the 80s we had regular, stunning winter thunderstorms with lightning and sound effects, but those demonstrations from Thor have mostly ceased over the years. Or was it wrong back then?

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 05:15:33 pm »

I live 4 hours from Yoho and I have to agree with you. The scenery is amazing, hiking trails superb and the seasons change dramatically between spring/summer, fall and winter.


Does it have geysors?😉


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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 06:06:44 pm »


How will global warming affect that seasonal change, do you think?

It seems to me that in Mallorca the change from spring to summer is gradual, but that summer to autumn is actually fake news: it leaps from summer directly into winter, but that could be the perceived result of life lived in buildings built with hollow bricks and no insulation. And poor circulation (mine).

There were devastating storms a short while ago that drowned several people here, but the weather since then has been oddly dry and, because of the lack of cloud cover, the nights very cold. It's all so wrong: back in the 80s we had regular, stunning winter thunderstorms with lightning and sound effects, but those demonstrations from Thor have mostly ceased over the years. Or was it wrong back then?

:-(

The biggest effect global warming is having on the Rockies is the melting of the glaciers. It's devasting.

Actually in the Rockies, the transition from winter to summer really skips spring. There can be heavy snow right into July...then bang summer. The fall transition is very nice with the Larches turning yellow and more importantly the bugs gone.
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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 06:08:11 pm »


Does it have geysors?😉


Kent in SD

No geysers but lots of methane gas in the lakes getting trapped by the ice in winter resulting in amazing formations seen through the the ice.
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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 10:22:04 pm »

This is really a silly thread, but if I had to choose it would be Glacier. Mostly because, unlike the other parks that seem obvious (GC, Yosemite, Yellowstone...) I haven't spent much time there. So in the useful years I have left on this planet I'd rather not retill plowed ground.
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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 09:05:28 am »

Well I've put in over 20 years in Yosemite and I still have much to explore and photograph.  Yosemite Valley makes up less than 5% of the entire national park.  I thinks I also would like to spend some more time in Glacier National Park.
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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 03:05:23 pm »

Abisko National Park, because the sun doesn't rise from November to January, producing whole (short) days of dawn and dusk light.

Examples in the Abisko link in the signature line.

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Re: If you had to choose
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 05:03:58 pm »

I increasingly prefer warmth, so I think I'd choose Death Valley.  ;D  Yosemite would be a close second.

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