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Old 02-14-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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So, with all these serious threads going on right now, I thought I would take a detour towards a topic seldom talked about here. Charlotte's mountain range. I've attached this interesting photo from Emporis Photos, which has an interesting view of Crowder's and I guess King's Mt stretching the width of the skyline. I've never seen a photo quite like this in my 4+ decades of living here. A very misleading photo to the uninformed, but stunning nonetheless. They have a ton of neat Charlotte photos and NO, I am not affiliated with them at all. Just an admirer of unique Charlotte photography.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Thank you for sharing the photo, Swamp!
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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...which has an interesting view of Crowder's and I guess King's Mt stretching the width of the skyline. ...
Nice Photo. I have not seen this either in the decades that I have lived here. It's a nice find.

Slight correction. The actual mountain (aside from Crowders) is called "King's Pinnacle". It's also referred to as "The Pinnacle". There is no mountain actually named Kings Mountain.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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Slight correction. The actual mountain (aside from Crowders) is called "King's Pinnacle". It's also referred to as "The Pinnacle". There is no mountain actually named Kings Mountain.
Thanks for the correction frew. I've never heard the name Pinnacle, in reference to King's umm, Mt. I use to hike it often back in my younger days. You learn something new every day!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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I can imagine Revolutionary War soldiers (rangers) standing on that mountain and watching the Brits make their approach. I don't know if it happened that way, but in my mind, it seems plausible.

Thanks for that info, Frew!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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That was a pretty foggy photo, I've uploaded a clearer pic.
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Just a neat photo of Charlotte with mountains-clt.jpg  
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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That looks like a shot from ClearSkyImages. They are the best! Go on their website and check out heir photos. I'm not affiliated with them; just love Their work.

Here are some photos in general I like



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Charlotte Sunset by sirshannon, on Flickr

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Morning Traffic by Redroom Studios, on Flickr

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Updates Coming Soon - Downtown Charlotte by IMNOTFAMOUS.NET, on Flickr


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Old 02-14-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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It's not unusual to observe photographers exploring Charlotte, hunting for good shots. Charlotte's skyline is not massive, but it's large enough to surprise you sometimes, even a dozen miles out from the center. And it's tall enough to reach the clouds under the right conditions.

As you can see from some of those pics, photographers like to make it a "game" to create the sense that Charlotte is heavier and more crowded than it really is.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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I got the original photo in the starting thread from this website, assuming they were from Emporis. But you are right Char485, those were actually ClearSkyImages photos. My apologies for not giving the proper credit. Regardless, they offer some stunning aerial views from angles you would never see otherwise.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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That looks like a shot from ClearSkyImages. They are the best! Go on their website and check out heir photos. I'm not affiliated with them; just love Their work.

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Good STUFF! I love the view from north Charlotte (35th Street RR bridge?)
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