Christine Falls Triptych
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When I originally made these series of photographs in Mount Rainier National Park I had intended to stitch them into a vertical panorama. I have tried a few of these before but find that displaying them on the web is not easy. You also need to pick very special subject matter to make them interesting – in my opinion even more so than a horizontal, more traditional panorama. While stitching this vertical together last night I decided it really didn’t work for me – so I thought of making 3 of the images I shot into a triptych. I haven’t done this before, but I think it works well with these 3 images.
Apparently this sort of thing is popular enough for a few people to have recently asked me if I ever do this with images – which is what gave me this idea in the first place. Do you think I was successful with this attempt? Do you ever shoot images specifically for this sort of presentation?
This is Christine Falls in Mt. Rainier National Park. The last time I stopped to photograph Christine Falls, Mt. Rainier National Park was quite busy and there was a considerable lineup for the viewpoint. This time (in mid October) there were few people around and I could take all the time I wanted. Much more relaxing than having in the back of your mind that people are lined up waiting for your spot. The water level was also a bit lower on this occasion which I think yielded a nicer shot and let the blue colour of the water show through better.
Christine Falls just a few kilometers into the park from Longmire.
Small falls in Van Trump Creek just upstream of Christine Falls.
Black Tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) near Longmire in Mt. Rainier National Park
The Nisqually River is fed by the Nisqually Glacier on the southern side of Mt. Rainier. Heavy flooding in 2006 eroded the banks. I’m sure I would have wanted to be anywhere near the place when it crested.
Nisqually River just south of the Cougar Rock Campground. 9 exposures stitched – Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.
Nisqually River. 9 exposures stitched – Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.
The Wonderland Trail near the Cougar Rock Campground.
Christine Falls – much more from here later.