Mt. Kelso, North flank with wind driven spindrift

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Comments (9)

Family photographer.… on December 3, 2007

All these spindrift pictures are really impressive. I just imagine how it is up there...


AlexMatos on December 3, 2007

I love this one Rich! Really beautifull!

Cheers, Alex

Richard Ryer on December 3, 2007

Greetings Inessa and Alex, Thanks for visiting the closeup of the ranting mountain king. The wind blew steadily and the plumes were streaming off the peak continuously. It mad for a dramatic image both to watch and to photograph.

Inessa - The spin drift is beautiful, but very painful when you get caught in conditions such as these. The snow almost cuts you and the wind sucks the heat out of you. But if you are prepared you have the great satisfaction of standing against an angry mountain.

Alex - It is amazing how beautiful harsh, even deadly conditions can be. You really have to be a tough guy to go into that maw. I'm a crying little baby when it come to this. I could have sat for hours and watched this show. Mother nature in a really bad mood.



Karolina P. on December 12, 2007

Beautiful photo, the majesty of mountains in the winter is well visible here. Greetings

Richard Ryer on December 12, 2007

Greetings Karolina, Thanks for visiting Torreys Peak and your wonderful comment. I love when the snow plumes stream off the ridges on the windy days. It makes a beautiful mountain spectacular. Thanks again for visiting the winter mountain posts.



Agoe on January 10, 2008

Great picture, i like these plums of snow. But the wind must have been very cold. Greetings from Germany

Richard Ryer on January 10, 2008

Greetings Agoe, Thanks for visiting the mountain with the snow plumes and commenting. The wind was very gusty that day. When it was calm the sun was warm, but the gusts chilled right through you. On the mountains peaks the wind was steady and these snow plumes were everywhere. It was beautiful.



Ilya Velegzhaninov on February 2, 2008

Roads in these mountains have active movement of cars, or these places wild enough and silent? This look very beautiful and virgin. Very nice shot!


Richard Ryer on February 2, 2008

Greetings Ilya, This is taken from an exit on the highway. The mountain is several miles back. It is a very popular hiking place. Very few people go there in the winter because of harsh conditions. Winter is very quiet up there.



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 2, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/12/02 14:41:11
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 180.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash