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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by s0nus, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    This is the thread for Tent Porn. Share a photo of a tent and its location.

    Allow me to begin.

    An evening storm rolled in on the Lower Wisconsin River, Wisconsin, USA.

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  2. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
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  3. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Wow ... that looks like a beautiful spot!
     
  4. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Felt like the end of the world. Easily one of the best camping spots I've been lucky enough to visit.

    I've updated the photo - don't know why it was so washed out before...
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Oh, whew... when I saw this thread, I thought it was about doing things in tents... :eek:
     
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  6. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Well, if you want a picture like that........ :wink:
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Now now, I'm not saying that I wanted to see any!!

    ... but if you have some... :biggrin:
     
  8. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Ned, I'm afraid you'll have to make do with this one - taken about 25 years ago (so it's film) at Blackbeck Tarn in the English Lake District. Essentially it's a self portrait; I had the camera on a tripod and set the self timer. I wish I was as fit now as I was in those days - sometimes it feels like another life.

    If I remember right the camera was an Olympus OM4Ti with 50mm f1.8 lens and loaded with Velvia 50 (or Velvia 40 as I rated it for that particular camera). The tent was a Wilson 400 series made for me by Tony Wilson of the Backpackers Club. Tony initially made this tent to his own design for himself, but soon had so many requests that he went into small scale production. In my opinion, at the time it was the best lightweight one man tent ever produced and possibly still is. I still have mine, although I only use it occasionally now and no longer backpack.

    Talking of the best, it's also my opinion that the OM4Ti was the best manual focus 35mm SLR ever produced, although I accept that others will have a different view on that.

    And still on the theme of the best, Blackbeck Tarn is (in my opinion once again) one of the best locations for wild camping in the Lake District, and that's quite an accolade!

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  9. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    That is a awesome shot goldenlight. I love seeing glimpses of the past.

    Very cool story around the tent. It's great that you still have it!
     
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  10. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
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  11. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    This is Kilimanjaro's high camp, also known as Barafu Camp.

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    Tent orgy
     
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  12. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    I bet the toilet facilities are interesting! What an experience, though - did you summit? :smile:
     
  13. angusr

    angusr Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 21, 2011


    One of my favourites: cycle camping on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. This is the worlds largest salt lake and is 3600m above sea level. Really cold during the night but really spectacular too! Wish m4/3 had existed when I did this trip (or indeed that I had known the very little I now know about photography). As it was, I used a Canon S70 used entirely as a point and shoot, which has left me with some great memories.
     
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  14. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    424
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Unfortunately, no I didn't. A couple years before Kili I got some frostbite on the tips of my toes while climbing Pico de Orizaba in Mexico due to slightly damp socks from sleeping in them. As a result, for Kili, I stressed to the whole group the importance of having dry socks. On summit day, I woke up about an hour before I had to with cold feet, so I put on my socks a bit early and got back into my sleeping bag. Guess what ... my feet got a little damp. Those were my last pair of socks, so I went with them. While I don't know the exact temperature, it was quite cold; I had water in insulated containers freeze solid.

    About 1.5 hours from the summit, I turned around when my feet were completely numb and colorless. I stopped multiple times to take off my boots and socks to rub and breath on my feet to warm them up. I had chemical warmers as well, but it seems those don't work too well about 18k feet, as they added nearly nothing. Fearing damage to my toes, I turned around.

    After making the same mistake twice, I can now confidently state that I've learned my lesson.

    The mountain's not going anywhere.
     
  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Gary beat me to the theme, but here are a couple other occupy tent shots, from Philly:

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    -Ray
     
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  16. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I didn't shoot this with M43, but here's some tent p*rn shot in the Gobi Desert at my wife's uncle's place in Mongolia.

    Mongolian Yurts (Ger):


    Gobi Desert at Dusk:


    My daughter playing in a box on a hot Gobi day:
     
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  17. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 24, 2010
    FRance
    tent porn

    Not real tents because i only use floorless shelters, and most photos are quite bad + not taken with m4/3 but i couldnt resist:

    MSR twin sisters

    French Vosges :

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    France : Plateau du Vercors :

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    France : Broceliande forest, kifaru paratarp

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    France : Belle Ile , spinntwinn:

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    Greenland : arctic circle trail, kifarue paratipi :

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    Patagonia : Torres del Paine :

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    no photo outside of the garden yet of my shangri la 5 + custom cuben fiber / nanoseeum inner ( a palace for wife son and i, for 1,3kg)

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    no picture too of my MLD trailstar, but plenty i hope after the TGO in may in Scotland :)
     
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  18. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Good luck with the TGO in May, it's a great event. I did it solo in 1985, a low level route from Morar to Stonehaven. What's your route?
     
  19. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Very wise, especially as you have previously suffered from frost bite - it leaves you more prone to getting it again. I was very lucky not to get frost bite after spending a night in a snow hole I'd dug above 3000 feet in the Cairngorms. Stupidly, I'd left my boots outside the sleeping bag and in the morning they were frozen solid. It took me about 20 minutes to thaw them enough using the petrol stove to even get them on my feet. When I did get them on I immediately felt the warmth drain out of my feet and they remained numb for the rest of the day. I didn't get frost bite but I think I was close and my toes have always seemed to be more quickly affected by the cold ever since.
     
  20. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I like this thread :smile:

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    Red Knoll - Lake Pedder

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    Shelf Camp - Mt Anne

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    Shelf Camp again

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    Middle Lake - Blue Peaks

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    Soloman's Jewels - Walls of Jerusalem

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    Unnamed tarn - Turrana Bluff

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    Somewhere in Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair NP

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    Barns Bluff - Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair NP
     
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