Broken Top from the Tam Lake Basin

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (6)

© Michael Hatten htt… on August 9, 2008

Hey Troy,

When was this shot taken? I've been calling the Sisters ranger station over the past few weeks. Asking if the road up to three creeks lakes was open. As of 7/27 it was open to the meadow but not the lake and the rim trail was still closed..


Pacific Crest Stock on August 9, 2008

Thanks again, Michael. It's always nice to hear from you. I took this shot around the middle of July. At that time, the road was open most of the way to the lake. I hiked into Little Three Creeks Lake and then up and over the rim down to this basin on the north side. I was in and out of snow that day, but I suspect most of it would be gone by now. Good luck.

© Michael Hatten htt… on August 9, 2008

Hey Troy,

Your I've noticed that your images are fairly good size and dpi and that they are good enough quality to make you some $$$ as well

I have found that people have been using a few of my images from panoramio without my permission for commercial purposes. Normally I can get up to $300 as stock photo images.

One site was using my Fort Rock school house shot to promote a property for sale. I have removed it from Panoramio but it will take a while for it to be removed from Google Earth

I have begun making my images small and set at 72 dpi.

This way those who copy the images wont get as good a quality as some of my older shots. Also an added benefit it uses less space here on Panoramio..

Anyway thought you would like to know..


Pacific Crest Stock on August 9, 2008

I appreciate the information. I've been a little worried about that issue myself, especially since hearing about similar problems occurring on other sites, like Flickr. I normally upload small, low-resolution copies (e.g., this one is about 1/8th the original size), but I probably should use even smaller files. I'll try your method the next time I upload files. Thanks for the heads up.

P.S. Did you ever get that tilt-shift lens?

© Michael Hatten htt… on August 9, 2008


No, not as yet. The shift and tilt lenses cost about $1000 used on e-bay depending on f-stop.

I did end up buying a Canon 40D with a 17-85 f4-4.5 IS lens.

Looking back I wish I would have purchased EF-f2.8 lense without the Image stablizer. I have not really found the IS to be worth the cost since I use a tripod 80% of the time.

Love the Camera though.

Back about the copyright issue, Another site I found used the smaller sized image anyway kind of like what you see on Real Estate sites. They don't need a large file/high res images for their needs. Maybe I'll start using a watermark on my images.

Have a great day!


Pacific Crest Stock on August 9, 2008

I've heard great things about the 40D, and I completely agree with your assessment of image stabilization. My 24-105mm f/4L lens has IS, and I've rarely found it to be helpful. In fact, I usually have it turned off so it doesn't run down my battery.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 17, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Pacific Crest Stock
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    • Taken on 2008/07/13 10:01:29
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash