Archive for June, 2010
Mt. Shuksan and a still frozen Picture Lake. Almost exactly a year ago I in much the same location but the ice was off the lake already and there was little snow around. This year there is still much snow, the trail around Picture Lake is not accessible, and I bet I will have to wait until at least late July before getting up to Artist Point.
9 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 28mm
I enjoy making panoramas. I am often in a place where a single photo, even at a wide angle, cannot convey the scope of the scenery around me. A panorama cannot often do justice to it either, but it does come a bit closer.
I’ve started doing vertical “panoramas”, sometimes called just verticals I guess. Spotting places in which to try this successfully is not as easy as a panorama, but this shot of Gorge Creek Falls in North Cascades National Park was an easy one.
11 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 33mm
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EDIT: I also have a version of this taken with some Fall colours in the surrounding Maple trees
Lenticular Cloud (Altocumulus lenticularis) over Mt. Rainier in Stevens Canyon.
Little Tahoma Peak from Stevens Canyon.
Looking up in the Grove of the Patriarchs in Mt. Rainier National Park.
The trail from the parking lot to the Grove of the Patriarchs in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Being from the West coast of Canada, the “old growth” forest at the Grove of the Patriarchs in Mt. Rainier National Park did not really impress me a lot. Still, it was a nice walk to the grove. I think that this area might have been a bit more stunning before the flooding rearranged the area – a sandy forest floor was not really what I was expecting.