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Sky Hole
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus e100rs
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-21 5:49
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
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This is Franson Peak which is a subset peak of Granite Mountain. I took this image after a 3 day RAIN storm, as the low clouds and fog started breaking through and finally lifting off the ground completely, allowing us eventually clear view of the sky and mountains. No matter what the pixel size, I retained my Olympus camera for along time. The glass was sharp and picked up much for the sensors delight. The camera in itself was an amazing artistic tool.

Granite Mountain and all of its subsets, are white granite and smooth in large untreed areas. No! It is NOT SNOW. It is the sun shining off of the bald granite which is white. Were it snow, there would be snow left of the 60 foot fine and fir trees as well. At the very top you can barely see a small building. This building housed a person for 4 to 5 months during the high red flag forest fire season. Granite will NOT allow for penetration of radio signals an other waves such as precursors to earthquake which include extreme 'piezo effect' on the large nodes of crystal under the granite. when underground crystal comes under extreme pressure it both glows and then "hummmms", It makes a low sounding noise that few untrained ears can hear at 2000-3000 cycles per second. The noise of crystal under pressure is also a dynamic in the change of the geomagnetic field. USGS and others who study seismology and geology have "picked up" on the chatter which my long running group Pinpoint as discussed since 1992. Investigations into the slight changes in pressure and changes in the geomagnetic field have become a legitimate choice for researchers in scientific principle. Pinpoint as a group, is proud to have been a catalyst of both professional and amateur geologists. I too am proud to have started Pinpoint in 1992 based on my notions that human as in some aviaries, have pools of magnetite in the body. This magnetite can pick up slight changes in the geomagnetic field prior to an earthquake. We have found, that some creatures such as homing pigeons and whales, not only use the geomagnetic and magnetite for guidance, but that this system can go into anomalies 24-72 hours prior to earthquake within 800 miles. Much more can be learned on this subject by requesting permission to join Pinpoint. It has always been a tightly closed group of approximately 200 people, both professional and student. Anyone truly interested may feel free to write me and request admission. There are requirements which I shall define at that time. Until then, I present Franson Peak, Ferry County Washington.

Olympus 1.2 Megapixel E-100-RS
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Hi Bob, fascinating composition with fantastic mountain growing up out of clouds, superb light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Bob

A lovely posting - reminiscent of Markus' (Heaven) work. I loke the window you have created/seem here. The image has a wonderful atmosphere.

Many peaks in the Mediteranean Basin are like this - though mostly limestone, but the effect is the same.

The Chinese have used animals as earthquakes warning systems for many years - especially dogs. Many other cultures, considered by the West as 'less developed' have also used this knowledge. We tend to have a rather arrogant attitude to this type of thing, which has saved people's lives for years.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-21 6:34]

Hello Bob, what a nice shot of this hole in the clouds, the light is beautiful and the result is fantastic, well done!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-21 7:31]

A remarkable peep-hole landscape taken through the clouds. Great lighting and composition with the shady triangle in the FG. Good one from your archives.
Interesting note too.
I remember seeing this type of granite in Yosemite when I was there eons ago and this shot is a fine and discreet reminder.
Thanks for stirring up the old brain cells again Bob,

Awesome mystic photograph, Bob! Unique way of capturing the snow laden hill. These are few scenic shots, which set the highest & most ideal standard for us to follow.TFS.

Hello Bob,
You shouldn't smoke so much:-).
No kidding, very good content and well done!

Splendid landscape In Mist.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-21 8:56]

Hi Bob,

I have scenes like this. They are very beautiful when it's a mountain you are familiar with and very disappointing when they are mountains you wanted to see. This is the only kind of glimpse I got of the Grand Teutons. Lovely view of Granite Mountain seen clearly through the sky hole.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-21 10:01]

Hello Bob,
Amazing capture of this white granite mountain sticking up through the cloiuds. Excellent POV and beautiful light and colours. Very interesting note too!
I just wonder where you were when you captured this? You must have been pretty high up yourself!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Now this is a photo I'd love to have hanging on my wall! Talk about emotion, charged energy, and composition!

Bob, I love your work, you know that, but there's something about this photo that compells me to keep coming back - this is by far one of my favorites of yours.

There's something haunting, like something is going to come out of the mist or a sense of isolation and forsaken beauty...

Hello Bob
Now this is one that you have pulled from out of the bag!!..Little to say really apart from this is the (squirrel feed!!)...Just awesome sir..My hat is tipped to you.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-07-21 14:16]

A most original and unique PoV and delightful note to with it!
superb idea

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-21 14:33]

Hi Bob
Amasing presentation.Beautiful light and color.
TFS Michel

hello Bob

in one word great mountain landscape shot ,
superb POV on the mountain with the hole on the clouds,
from your POV we can feel you are dominating the mountain, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-21 17:05]

Hi,just marking,no time,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-07-21 23:31]

Hi Bob!

In your last critique on one of my pictures you were talking about dreams that pictures may evoke: this picture could be part of my dreams...

No need to say more...

Kind regards


Namastay Bob,
A beautiful capture of this nice view of cloud covered mountains. Very well composed with lovely view. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Did I miss any shot, Bob?Sorry will rechk on the weekend!
A lovely shot, a different perspective, but the question is, for how long can we stay hidden?The Sun will rise, the mist will clesr!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-23 8:49]

I'm confused as to how this one slipped through the net!
Anyway...you once again used nature to create art Bob, not an easy thing to do. Most can document it well enough, but to show it off to it's best takes skill and heart. Well done.

I am sure you shall not mind for my weekend survey. Such visual and story can be produced by you only. Frankly to say, I enjoy your country through these great visuals.

It's nice to get moments like these were your in the fog and suddenly it opens up and you get a view, and then it disappears. Although slightly grainy, but still nicely done! Thanks for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.

Hello Bob. This is like a shot from space. The mist is very well spotted with the opening just enough for a good peek at the peak. I like this dreamy shot and thanks for sharing. Very creative indeed - Best regards. Jusni

Hi Bob,
invitingly pleasant picture, presenting a hole in the morning mists like an entry into mystery. Of course I thought of seeing late snow on the peak, so thanks for the notes on white granite. Fascinating story about the researches going on there.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Bob,

The window in the fog is a natural frame to the Franson Peak and is an asset to the composition. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Well done, have a nice day.


Hi, Bob,

wow, this is a beauty!! great composition - it is like turning to the first page of the story book - giving the readers some clues about the adventure ahead. thanks for sharing.

btw, many thanks for your comment at my Climbing Bauhinia.
I know that is not a popular photo as the Bali Mynah I posted the day before. I have been waiting to see who can appreciate the artistic value of this photo - and I am really glad to see the comments from you and a no. of others.

frankly speaking, I like the Climbing Bauhinia photo more than any birds, insects or sky photos I have posted before. Simply b'cos, this is exactly the way I see nature, which always gives me surprises and happiness : )

have a nice day!!

Man Yee

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