Sundial Peak rocky panorama…and perspective….

I think it looks different without being able to see Lake Blanche beneath it….  Perspective, point of view…vantage point…however we might phrase it…as with many things in life, our view or perception of things/situations is often effected by where we are…how close or  far away we might be from the actual subject matter.  Is it any wonder, sometimes, when we, or someone else says, “I just don’t see it that way…?”  It doesn’t mean that either one of us is more right or wrong than the other, although we might truly be one or the other…we just happen to have another perspective…for whatever reason….

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22 responses

  1. It does indeed look very different from another perspective Scott and a good point well made! 🙂 How do you not turn or twist your ankles every few yards walking in this sort of terrain? Looks tortuous!

    October 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…and one is always looking down while out there on such trails…not to say that I don’t stumble every now and then…it’s rather difficult sometimes to keep one eye on the trail and another eye on the beauty around me! 😉

      October 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

  2. Stunning, I wish I was there with a pair of walking boots and a camera (maybe a map & compass would be a good idea too”)!

    October 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

    • Thank you, SP…it’s a great place to hike and take photos…as for the map and compass…once you have a general idea of your orientation out there, it’s very easy to see where you need to go to return to the starting point.

      October 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

  3. Beautifully put.

    October 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

    • Thank you, Ogee. 🙂

      October 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

  4. Just a gorgeous image — and your message is close to my heart too… Actually have a post with a simple quote I made up that says the same thing… never posted but someday I will…. this was a 10 all around!! xo

    October 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

    • Thank you, Robyn…we could apply the message to so many situations…even hiking! I’m glad you enjoyed it…will look forward to your related post. 🙂

      October 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

  5. I like the picture. Looks like the sort of place I would really enjoy hiking.

    Ambivalent regarding the ambiguous message.

    October 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

    • Glad you enjoyed the image, Emilio…and it is a wonderful place to hike. The “ambiguous message” started out as simply a reference to how different things can look, even when looking at the same thing…and then kind of morphed into what it is…not pointed or pointing at anything in particular.

      October 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

  6. John Smith

    A touch of philosophy today, how interesting…..reality and viewpoint…..something that photography has always struggled with…..truth or lies….travel brochures discovered how to distort truth years ago….but here it is, as you say Scott, a different perspective, one truth amongst many…..and a nice contrast between foreground and background.

    October 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

    • I recall you touching on a similar subject not too long ago, John…in our honesty, truth, deception, etc, when we consider and do modify/process our images. I thought it was a wonderful post, comparing our “art” of photography to that of the painter, in rendering the way we see things. Thank you for the addition to the post…most fitting. 🙂

      October 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

  7. This place seems big-huge, even.

    October 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    • It is rather huge, Allen…wonderfully so…and beyond just a visual feast….

      October 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

  8. I really like the places you’re taking us!
    Though I see a polar bear coming over the mountain toward Lake Blanche… 😉 (and that’s a matter of perspective, too.)

    October 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    • I’m glad you like them, Gunta…and yes, those polar bears are a matter of perspective, too. 😉

      October 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

  9. Yep, maybe you see mountains and I see trees? Great analogy there, Scott. 🙂 And a nice photo too!

    October 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    • Yes, indeed, George…and then why are we seeing them, so? Wonderful to ponder. Thank you. 🙂

      October 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

  10. very impressive scenery

    October 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

    • Thank you, Shimon.

      October 7, 2012 at 10:44 am

  11. Very dramatic. I like the way the composition leads you to the right and then your eyes track back left along that line of trees poking above the foreground ridge. Looks a beautiful place to go hiking.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:08 am

    • Thank you, Andy…and that is a beautiful place to go hiking. Have been there a few times and it’s been great…am looking forward to snow-shoeing up there this winter….

      October 11, 2012 at 6:42 am

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