Friday Mystery Photo

Depending on which route you take it might take you between 45 minutes to 3 hours of hiking to get to this spot. It leads you to one of the highest spots in this part of the mountains. If you take my current route you have to clime at least 5 different ladders, each 20 to 30 feet long. I just stepped off one of those ladders, edged my self on the side of the cliff to take this photo, before climbing another one. Up and up.

So where is this and what that mountain in front of me is known for?

As always, it is much better viewed in higher resolution, just click on it to get there.

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35 thoughts on “Friday Mystery Photo

  1. Don’t care where it is….it is a great view, captures depth and mood, height and a hint of exposure to the climb. Obviously the D800 is matching your aspirations! As you will have guessed…I like it.

      1. Yep I know….I use D700, but for traveling ‘lite’ I always use my D90 for exacvtly that reason. Even with a heavy zoom it is still just so much less weight to carry.

        The other trouble is as you progress with upgrades you also need to upgrade computers and storage. It is a never ending circle.

        1. Last weekend I was looking at different settings on the camera and configured it to not compress RAW photos. When I got back home and uploaded them to computer I discovered that they are around 70MB each. Darn. In compressed form they are about 30-40MB, but 70!!! I quickly switched it back to sompress them. Processing those huge files does require more CPU power if you don’t want to seat and wait for each operation to complete, but what it really requires is more storage. I’m using 1TB drives now for primary and backups. Soon I’ll have to move to 2TB drives. More $.

  2. Hi,
    I have no idea where the photo was taken, but good on you for going to one side and getting the shot, the ladder looks scary to me, I don’t think I would of been game to go to one side, but you got a beautiful photo, the view is spectacular. 🙂

    1. Most of them are not bad, as long as you are not scared of heights. One is a bit scary when you have to get off you have to grab cable and walk side of the cliff. It can be a bit nerve racking during high winds or if it just rained.

  3. My friend from North Carolina described such a place he has hiked,, is it Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains?
    The photo is amazing, you did a wonderful job!!!

    1. You are right on the money! It is Grandfather mountain, and if you zoom into the photo you we’ll be able to see the bridge, called “the mile high bridge”.

  4. Thank God for photos because this is a sight I’d never see if I had to climb 20′ ladders in addition to a steep incline to get there. Your scenery is breathtaking, so thank you for not being the wimp that I am. I love the way that you left that glimpse of a ladder in the corner of the photo to suggest the climb is not yet over. Really awesome photo! 🙂

  5. I don’t have a clue where this is. I just know I’m staying as far away as possible. At the risk of missing a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I’ll enjoy the site through your photography, if you don’t mind. Great shot!

  6. Awesome photo! I just rented the Nikon to see if I’d like it. They accidentally sent med format lense with it. :-(. Other than that, I thought it was pretty awesome, although you can’t use LR with it–or if you can, I didn’t figure it out.

    1. You might need to install latest update for Adobe Camera Raw, it has support for d800. I don’t use LR, but after installing latest update I could see new files in Bridge and can open it in ACR, then in CS5.

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