/ Another 'where's this then?' question...

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Pursued by a bear - on 15 Oct 2012
Apologies for the repeated badgering to help me find out just where I've been as I work through scans of slides, but which hill is this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/8090110210/in/photostream

I know it's somewhere in the Arolla area, and I suspect it was taken either from or somewhere near the Vignettes hut, but which hill is it? Blowed if I can remember.

All help greatly received...

T.
Padraig on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

IT's either Pigne or Cheilon I think?
Padraig on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to Padraig:

Actually it could be Collon?
Pursued by a bear - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to Padraig: I had thought of those, but was still scratching my head. The left-hand side of the face doesn't fit with my memory of Cheilion, and it seems too far away to be the Pigne D'Arolla; and the absence of a glacier below argues against Colloin.

Hence my head scratching...

T.
lardbrain - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to Padraig: i think it's probably Petit Mont Collon with l'Eveque just off screen to the left?...
Chris Harris - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to lardbrain:
> (In reply to Padraig) i think it's probably Petit Mont Collon with l'Eveque just off screen to the left?...


Spot on.
Chris Harris - on 15 Oct 2012
Pursued by a bear - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to lardbrain: Excellent, and thank you. I had, for reasons only my subconscious knows, completely ignored Petit Mont Collon; and yet my guidebook for the area describes it as 'curiously isolated' and refers to the 'triangular snow/ice face immediately seen from the Vignettes hut', which should have been enough clues to give me the answer.

The guidebook may be old (it is the red-backed 1979 Alpine Club edition) but it appears to be in better shape than my memory...

T.
stroppygob - on 16 Oct 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear: Nicely rendered, anyone know what techniques were used?
Pursued by a bear - on 16 Oct 2012
In reply to stroppygob:
> Nicely rendered, anyone know what techniques were used?

Thank you, but I fear you over-estimate my capabilities. The original slide was taken on 50 ASA Fujichrome in a fixed lens (35 mm, as I recall) Olympus XA2, which was a cracking little camera for its day. The slide was then left in a box for several decades before being scanned recently on a cheap-and-cheerful scanner. I then edited it in photoshop elements to get rid of dust; otherwise what you see is pretty much what was on the slide. The slight blue-ish cast seems to be on the slide too rather than an artefact of the scanner and as this is common to a few slides I've scanned I think it may be something to do with having left them for many years; or possibly not, I'm sure there are others here much more knowledgable than I about this.

Back in the day it was a good discipline using a small, fixed lens film camera as it put the onus on you to get the image right before you pressed the shutter, and that's something I still try to do today; get one good image rather than shoot like wildfire on the grounds that you don't need to pay to have someone develop digital images. Doesn't always work, of course!

T.
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stroppygob - on 16 Oct 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:
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> Thank you, but I fear you over-estimate my capabilities. The original slide was taken on 50 ASA Fujichrome in a fixed lens (35 mm, as I recall) Olympus XA2, which was a cracking little camera for its day. The slide was then left in a box for several decades before being scanned recently on a cheap-and-cheerful scanner. I then edited it in photoshop elements to get rid of dust; otherwise what you see is pretty much what was on the slide. The slight blue-ish cast seems to be on the slide too rather than an artefact of the scanner and as this is common to a few slides I've scanned I think it may be something to do with having left them for many years; or possibly not, I'm sure there are others here much more knowledgable than I about this.

Not a technique I'll be soon putting into practice then. :-)

Thanks.

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