I mentioned something a couple of posts down, (that Mt. Shuksan may be the 2nd most photographed mountain in the world), that reminded me of a funny story.
Back in the mid-80's I spent a year in Australia as an exchange student. Wonderful people, glorious country, amazing year. I lived for a time with a Dutch family who owned a photo shop. Looking around one day, I noticed something familiar. You know how when you buy a frame it usually has a display-picture in it already? Well, several of their frames held a picture of Mt. Shuksan.
I picked one up, showed it to my host family, and said, "Look! That's near where I live. I've stood right where this photo was taken!"
They thought I was joking. Absolutely did not believe me.
And I can understand why.
Now, Australia has a beauty all its own, and I appreciate it. Loved it. Came home with hundreds of pictures of it. But when you have people who live where 'wilderness' can look like this
you get a little perspective.
When they saw this
they concluded that the photo must've been taken from some extremely remote area, (I think they guessed in the Alps), not right beside a paved road, at a ski area.