Archive for October, 2010
8 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 17mm
What a difference a week makes! I shot this panorama 8 days ago in Mt. Rainier National Park about 90 minutes after sunrise. A bit late in the season for the good fall color (a Ranger told me I missed that by a week only) but still a pretty spot to be. It was cold that morning, probably about 20°F (about -6°C or so) and sunny with a few clouds all weekend. Less than one week later it began to snow. Right now SR 410 (which was right behind me at this spot) at Chinook Pass is closed here due to avalanche danger. It would appear that Paradise has a few feet of snow and more coming fast. Many of the roads are closed, some for the season. I was quite fortunate to be there on the last weekend of fall before all the snow.
This place is likely one of the most scenic areas close to my home. I am fortunate to live within an hour (with an easy border crossing experience) of Artist Point. This image was taken a few weeks ago on the same day as my earlier Picture Lake post.
In May I was on my way back from Kelowna and passed by Bromley Rock Provincial Park. Was raining a bit, but wasn’t so much that I couldn’t get out and try my new ND filter for a long exposure (15s) shot of the Similkameen River.
http://www.mrussellphotography.com has been redesigned and completely updated. I have been meaning to have this updated from my old film site to my digital photography for ages but learning the php and mysql required to do exactly what I wanted took some time. Next up is an image archive and implementation of tagging/searching which should be complete soon.
Raindrops on the Lupines at Stemwinder Provincial Park back in May. I am not 100% certain of the species of Lupine here. I believe it may be the Streambank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis), though that is apparently endangered. However from the very narrow leaves it seems unlikely to be the Arctic Lupine (Lupinus arcticus or Lupinus latifolius) so I am not sure. This might be the endangered species. Good thing I attempt to not step on plants I when I am photographing – don’t want to damage anything.
I have previously photographed Mt. Shuksan and Picture Lake but last Wednesday I was fortunate enough to have a near perfect reflection in the lake. No wind, no breeze, no monsoon. I knew that Mt. Shuksan was one of the most photographed mountains in the world, but even still I did not anticipate a lineup for various favoured viewing spots. Lots of photographers to talk to is nice though, ignoring the one guy who was pointing out to all the Canon users that he shot Nikon and was therefore in some manner superior.
I had arrived at Silver Lake (in Silver Lake Provincial Park) just after passing through Manning Provincial Park on the way home from my trip to Kelowna. Earlier in the year I had visited there on a fairly rainy, bad weather day but noticed potential in Wells Peak to nicely reflect in the lake. So I thought I’d drive by having passed through the rain storms in Manning to see what I could find. I had not intended on staying long, as I’d done about 13 hours on the road that day after 14 the day before. I wound up spending a few hours in this area photographing both the lake, the peaks, and trying out my new ND filter on Silverhope Creek.