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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
 Post Posted: January 18th, 2013, 1:21 pm 
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amazing! i often see the lower cloud/fog layer from up on lift-accessed hood. but never such a defined/dense inversion boundary.
lots of rime-frost people have been seeing like that, this year. i've seen some, but none so projected!
:) :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
 Post Posted: January 18th, 2013, 2:53 pm 
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Beautiful photos!! The rime ice shots are outstanding--thanks for posting the link to the full set on smugmug. Sounds like a great trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
 Post Posted: January 18th, 2013, 9:09 pm 
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I'm shooting with a Nikon D7000...for now, I'm probably going to upgrade, I try to every year or so.

I adjusted contrast on some of the photos, but that's it. My business name is "Nature's Pix" so I don't alter my photos to what the eye didn't see (except occasionally black and white). I don't edit out power lines etc etc. In fact, one of my calendar photos from a couple years back had a black spot in the blue sky...it was a fly :)

Thanks everyone else for the comments!

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Great pictures WC!

I've probably asked this before but what camera are you shooting with? And
did you PS any of those?

Thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
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Timing and opportunity aligned with talent = GREAT photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
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Thanks...Usually you remember all of the opportunities you miss...at work, or just too busy, or sick etc.

Occasionally the stars align!

When I started the hike I was afraid the summit would still be in the inversion...but luckily it wasn't!

The hardest part...was two fold. Hearing the rime frost drop off the trees as the temps warmed.

And of course, it was hard to tell myself to leave the mid 50 temps and descend into the sub-freezing fog.

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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
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Nice work and great documentation. Amazing inversion and it seems to cover much of the west. I was snowmobiling at 9,000' elevation outside of Ogden, Utah on Thursday and it was twenty degrees warmer than downtown Ogden. (10 degrees vs. 30+)

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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
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Beautiful shots.

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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
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Awesome, WC. Speaking of calendars, you could probably crank out 3 or 4 from this trip alone! These pics are amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
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For those wondering if the inversion is still in place, yes, but it has changed. It is now much deeper.

For example, Dry Creek (2,700') which had been near 70, is now 26.

Augspurger which was in the 50s, is now 19.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/frame.php?map=pqr

So you would have to go up quite a bit higher to get into the "warm air"

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 Post subject: Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion
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Yeah, Augspurger summit was about 50 in the sun yesterday and I see that the
weather station that is reporting 19 right now is about 700' lower but still...

Bookmarked that one, nice weather link :)

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