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post #1 of 17
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I want to paint a mural in my new living room. The theme of the mural can be either a view of a ski resort or a view at some mountains or a view from the mountain. Do you have beautiful pictures or photographs that I can be use as my inspiration?
Where can I buy ski-themed wall papers or posters?
Any help or suggestion will be appreciated.
post #2 of 17
Webshots.com has huge numbers of skiing photos. Also, they get most of theirs from Superstock.com.
post #3 of 17
Here are a couple I took in January in France (Haute Maurienne) on the same slope: from above looking down 5,500ft to the village of Termignan, our destination,after a 1,000ft climb from near a lift in another resort. There are steeps with rocks below us: we have to go right below the big rock to get to the open slope:
http://www.frostybear.net/photopost/...cat/500/page/1
and looking back up the first pitch: (11 of those 14 tracks are ours. 2 weeks after the last snow there were only 3 tracks before ours in a whole north facing valley! Luckily it had stayed cold but the snow was difficult.)
http://www.frostybear.net/photopost/...cat/500/page/1
And here is another( taken by a Norwegian friend) from a month later in St Anton, Austria - climbing up with skis on my back, above the cloud in the evening light before a last descent:
http://www.frostybear.net/photopost/...cat/500/page/1
(those are all reduced file size compared to the originals)
post #4 of 17
you can also scroll thru the various photo galleries of the vail resorts, but they probably do not have the big resort shot youre looking for; but they have plenty of great possiblilities.
post #5 of 17
PeterJ- I would suggest looking on the tetongravity.com forums for pictures. There are a ton of trip reports with some of the best skiing pictures you'll ever see. They'd be happy to let you use them, too.
post #6 of 17
I have a couple of great shots of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan from the Mt. Baker ski area and I would be willing to email them to you. PM me with your email address if you want them.
post #7 of 17
go to mattsmall.com
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
PeterJ- I would suggest looking on the tetongravity.com forums for pictures. There are a ton of trip reports with some of the best skiing pictures you'll ever see. They'd be happy to let you use them, too.
Good call. That's the place, for sure.

I've gathered a little collection of interesting internet ski pics. Here are a couple of the non-TGR pics (too many of those to post):
LE MASSIF, QUEBEC


LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA


post #9 of 17
Years ago there was a fad where people where buying wallpaper of outdoor scenes.Then wallpapering thier family rooms, tv rooms.Etc. I bet if you could find a localy owned wallpaper and paint store in your area, they might e able to help you out.
If i ever didi something like that,i'd have to have a scen of the entire Park City side of the Wasatch.One side of the room with winter, summer,fall and spring.
post #10 of 17
A quicker, though more expensive, option would be a huge digital print done in sections. You'd need a lot of definition in your photo, though.
post #11 of 17
http://spaces.msn.com/members/prince...&_c=photoalbum

Here is a gallery of pictures I took while in Utah. They are all landscapes.
post #12 of 17
Some pics I've taken. Some of the pics are of spring, summer, and fall as well (in case you go tahoetr's route of the four seasons):

Copper (winter + one fall):
Panorama of Union & Copper Bowls (from top of Excelerator)
Panorama of Tucker Mtn. & Copper Bowl
Panorama of front-side from top of Union Bowl
Panorama of the front-side from atop Copper Village in the fall

Vail (winter):
Panorama of back bowls from top of Lift 4
Panorama of atop Eagles Nest (if you ignore the buildings on the left, the right 2/3rds are nice)

Breck (spring):
Panorama of Breck in the spring (from Boreas Pass Road)

Crested Butte (fall):
While technically not a ski area shot, this is just outside CB in the fall (from Brush Creek trail)

Aspen (summer):
Again, not a "proper" ski area shot, but the Maroon Bells in summer.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by skicougar
you can also scroll thru the various photo galleries of the vail resorts, but they probably do not have the big resort shot youre looking for; but they have plenty of great possiblilities.
This past winter, you could buy a big panorama poster (5' wide maybe?) of Vail's back bowls from their website. I have a smaller version (the one that came with SKI and SKIING magazines), and it is quite a spectacular shot. Don't know if they still have it available.
post #14 of 17
faisasy, those are great photos. The one of the Maroon Bells is spectacular!
As a matter of fact, I liked it so much, I couldn't resist downloading it and tweaking it in Photoshop.

I'm not sure if you use Photoshop, but I thought that Maroon Bells photo would be even better by bringing out the shadows a little bit, and a few other minor tweaks. I hope you take that as a compliment, because I rarely ever download other peoples photos and tweak them. But it's a matter of opinion what look you prefer.

I have some of my own photos of my trip to Aspen on my screensaver, and I have to add yours to it.

If you want me to, I'll post the tweaked photo (in case you don't have the software to tweak them yourself). Or you can send me a PM and tell me to mind my own business, since you can do it yourself.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
faisasy, those are great photos. The one of the Maroon Bells is spectacular!
Thanks for the compliment.

Quote:
Originally Posted by carvemeister
I'm not sure if you use Photoshop, but I thought that Maroon Bells photo would be even better by bringing out the shadows a little bit, and a few other minor tweaks. I hope you take that as a compliment, because I rarely ever download other peoples photos and tweak them. But it's a matter of opinion what look you prefer.
Yes, I do use Photoshop to tweak all my pictures (all the Copper panoramas above were stitched by hand in Photoshop - this was before CS, so didn't have the automatic Panorama creator).

About the Bells picture, I actually did leave it somewhat dark for a couple of reasons: I already have a lighter version, and also because the dark shadows help accentuate the bright shaft of sunlight. But since you brought it up, I applied the new Shadow/Highlight command from Photoshop CS on the darker version, and yes, the result is very nice as well. So thanks for pointing it out!

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Originally Posted by carvemeister
I have some of my own photos of my trip to Aspen on my screensaver, and I have to add yours to it.
The pictures I posted are downsampled 800x600 -- if you let me know your screen resolution, I can send you links to larger-size versions (assuming they're for personal use).
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by faisasy
...I applied the new Shadow/Highlight command from Photoshop CS on the darker version, and yes, the result is very nice as well. So thanks for pointing it out!

The pictures I posted are downsampled 800x600 -- if you let me know your screen resolution, I can send you links to larger-size versions (assuming they're for personal use).
Yeah, that's almost exactly what I got using the shadow/highlight tool. The ligher version is very interesting too. I guess it was taken a few minutes earlier that day.

I'd love to have a 1280x1024 for my "Places I've Skied" screensaver, since you're so kind as to offer it. I certainly wouldn't use it for anything other than personal use. (especially since I went through the trouble to put copyright "watermarks" on all of my own Red Mountain photos at www.skiswami.com - which BTW were all scanned from slides - what a pain in the asss! ).

You can send the pic to skiswami@optonline.net It'll usually handle anything up to 3mb. Thanks!
post #17 of 17
How about these?

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