Diablo Lake is a reservoir formed by the Diablo Dam on the Skagit River in North Cascades National Park. I often see photos of Diablo Lake with turquoise colored water but haven’t seen that in person yet. I think I actually prefer the color seen here.
Archive for July, 2010
Gorge Creek Falls sits in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of North Cascades National Park. The main vantage point of these falls are a metal bridge that sways and shudders when traffic goes over it – and it doesn’t have the sort of surface you could put a tripod on. I have found this spot to not be very hospitable to photography, though the views are excellent. I had a bit better luck earlier this year while trying a vertical “panorama”.
In May I took the long route from the Vancouver area to Kelowna, via North Cascades National Park and Hwy 20. This is Washington Pass (elevation 5477 feet / 1669 m) which is just east of the park boundary.
The mountain peaks/ridges from left to right are: Hinkhouse Peak, Delancy Ridge (end of valley), Vasiliki Ridge, Kangaroo Ridge, Wallaby Peak, Unnamed Ridge, Early Winter Spire North and South (party of Liberty Bell Mountain).
25 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 17mm
A few shots from my backyard when I was still testing out the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM. I love the colors the oak leaves turn in the fall and I will have to pay closer attention later this year when they turn again. The squirrel is actually a fairly invasive species around Southwestern British Columbia – the melanistic variety of the Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). They out compete the smaller, native Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) and have been spreading since their release in Stanley Park. Finally, a much less sinister animal – the Golden-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla).
Mt. Redoubt from Chilliwack Lake.
7 exposures stitched, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro