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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Queen K » Feb 4th, 2013, 5:18 pm

Liquidnails wrote:I definitely recommend a trip out to Deadman Falls and the Center of the Universe. Beautiful country with an interesting history out there.


Seconded. What I especially appreciate is all the vintage pioneer buildings, the vintage wrecks and the small rec.sites at all the lakes. One needs a whole day from turn off to getting back. When I recommend this place I always say the same thing. Leave for it the day of your last work day, stay over night in either Cache Creek or Kamloops. From Kamloops, give yourself an early morning breakie and get to the turn off Deadman-Vidette Road. If you like to take those little hikes, photograph or fish, you will need All day. No kidding.

If you are in Cache Creek, you'd love the entrance from Back Valley Rd, however you may not love me so much once you find the 18% grade and switchbacks you have to down to get onto Deadman-Vidette and turn left. You might forgive me because that is the way to see the dramatic cliffs on the other side of the valley, which can not be experienced when looking up so much as across.

I always travel to these places with the best mapbook in the country www.backroadmapbooks.com
The Thompson Okanagan BC, Backroad Mapbook.

To me, GPS just doesn't cut it when a wrong turn can result in disaster.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Liquidnails » Feb 4th, 2013, 5:49 pm

These sorts of rock formations kind of all look the same to me, and I've only ever seen them in a few locations in BC:

Kamloops/Vidette area (ruled out)
Along the Fraser and Chilcotin Rivers (They were sandier looking)

which leaves

In the Kootenays, somewhere around Columbia lake. I remember taking a picture out the window of the truck while on the way to the turn off to scope out some undeveloped hot springs.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Queen K » Feb 4th, 2013, 6:17 pm

Liquidnails! I'll accept that! Yes, the Herfert Hoodoos area is spectacular in it's own right. To anyone who doesn't know, it's just 10-15 minutes past Fairmont HotSprings at Dutchman Creek. We took dozens of photos as we had a bluebird picture perfect day for doing so. I recommend that area as the perfect three day trip. My only regret is that we were actually headed somewhere else and couldn't have the time to find the hoodoo trails.

So you're on. What have you got for us?
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Liquidnails » Feb 4th, 2013, 7:12 pm

Name the location and the body of water.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Glacier » Feb 4th, 2013, 7:31 pm

Sugar Lake dam. Shuswap River as it comes out of Sugar Lake.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby GordonH » Feb 4th, 2013, 7:36 pm

Glacier wrote:Sugar Lake dam. Shuswap River as it comes out of Sugar Lake.


I second that Glacier
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Liquidnails » Feb 4th, 2013, 7:55 pm

Yep.

Hey Queen K, have you ever been out to Rainbow Falls out past Sugar Lake?
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Queen K » Feb 4th, 2013, 10:38 pm

Funny you should say that. Last year we headed out to do exactly that on the strength of a contest winning photograph. And an odd thing had happened, we were told the road had washed out for 200 ft and the whole area was under reconstruction. So we made it to Shuswap Rec Site on Hwy. 6, the falls, Sugar Lake and the dam you just posted but decided we hadn't got the proper footwear to be bushwacking.

So this year is Rainbow Falls year. Oh and Hamilton Falls above Emerald Lake and Wapita Falls and a few others.

We collect falls and butterfly pix.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Glacier » Feb 4th, 2013, 11:12 pm

I've been by the Sugar Lake dam many times (mostly to go fishing or canoeing on Sugar Lake), but never actually stopped at the dam. It was a guess based on the vegetation.

Which Alberta town was I in when I took this picture?

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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby GordonH » Feb 5th, 2013, 4:39 am

Hey Glacier my guess is here:
http://autos.ca.msn.com/specials/road-t ... 899&page=4

I do have pic to post if my guess is correct
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby GoStumpy » Feb 5th, 2013, 7:36 am

That is one big-arse Perogie.
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Feb 5th, 2013, 9:13 am

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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby Glacier » Feb 5th, 2013, 10:02 am

GordonH wrote:Hey Glacier my guess is here:
http://autos.ca.msn.com/specials/road-t ... 899&page=4

I do have pic to post if my guess is correct

Wrong.........



kidding. Congrats, post a picture!


How many of you have ever been to Glendon, Alberta?
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 5th, 2013, 10:39 am

Glacier wrote:

How many of you have ever been to Glendon, Alberta?


Aye!!, I was in the bulk grain and fertilizer industry for quite a few years before moving Here.

I've been in about every grain elevator West Of Winnipeg

Now I'm mostly known for my fertilizer. :127: :sillygrin:
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Re: Forum Photo Contest!

Postby mee-mo87 » Feb 5th, 2013, 11:10 am

Glacier wrote:How many of you have ever been to Glendon, Alberta?

Not me, but now I'm going... with a side of bacon and sour cream...

On another note... I posted this last year and had some gracious Castanetters help out, so here I am again...

I work for a local publishing company, producing complimentary destination & lifestyle magazines for the Okanagan, from Kamloops to Salmon Arm, down to the border. We are constantly looking for new images to feature in the magazine and would like to also establish a connection with local photographers, both professional and amateur. I've seen some amazing shots here and I would like to extend the offer to anyone whom is interested; we will give photo credit for the image used and if you require more, we can certainly talk about it... please pm me for more details. Thanks!
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