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Mt. Baker

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So I ran the test rolls through the Zeiss just a few days before work took me out to the state of Washington. We were filming up on Mt. Baker, which supposedly has some great snowboarding.

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The weather was terrible pretty much the entire time we weren’t filming, and most of the time we were filming it was pretty awful, so snow boarding didn’t happen. I kept the Zeiss folded up in my camera bag and if we had a few minutes, I’d just grab a shot from where we were.

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Like I said, pretty rough weather. It would snow and sleet at the drop of a hat. Big thick clouds rolled in out of nowhere. And we’re trying to film, so there was a lot of starts and stops. For instance, the weather started coming in here, way off to the south…

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And five minutes later…

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Normally I’d wander off a little bit while we were on break, but not only did the weather keep us on our toes, but we were actually wearing snow shoes.

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So even with snow shoes, wandering too far was pretty hazardous. Our first camera operator, above, fell through the snow up to his hip at one point. It wouldn’t have been so bad except he went through all the way to the lake we were standing on. He spent the next hour or so drying out his boot in the car.

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We were honest to God standing above the tree tops at one point. (excuse the phone pics)

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I’ve never seen snow that deep and never hope to again. It was just insane.

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We knew the weather would be hit or miss while we were there, so my boss planned for a 3 day trip, just to be sure we could get something. We ended up filming the 2nd day and spent the 3rd hiking around where we stayed a bit before heading back to Seattle.

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There was a waterfall, so of course I took photos of that.

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It was a pretty fun trip, all in all. Except for about 10 minutes when we made it back to the cabin after shooting. I was prepping the cameras for travel and couldn’t find the media cards. I was dead certain all the footage we had was lost in the snow forever up on the mountain. Thankfully, they were indeed in the camera bag. I just gave myself a heart attack for no reason.

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Written by ryanstufflebam

July 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

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  1. Love all the pictures!
    The anecdote of the card remind me of a certain road trip and some lost keys… that were in the bag after all XD ;)

    Carlos Bricio

    July 4, 2016 at 7:02 am

    • Thanks! And yeah, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t swear just as much when I found them.

      ryanstufflebam

      July 4, 2016 at 10:10 am


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