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Mount Rainier on a perfect summer day

Postby LindaShorey » Sat May 28, 2016 1:26 am

Shot last June from Chinook Pass, elev. 5430' - I know many photographers feel a cloudless sky is boring, but I think blue has its place :) Tipsoo Lake is in the foreground. Thanks for viewing!
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Postby Duck » Sat May 28, 2016 4:05 am

Gorgeous view. Beautiful shot and I agree with you, blue does have its place.
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Postby Psjunkie » Sat May 28, 2016 4:22 am

Well done Linda, with all the con trails these days you are lucky to get that blue.
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Postby TomCofer » Sat May 28, 2016 8:59 am

Well done! I like the blue sky too.
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Re: Mount Rainier on a perfect summer day

Postby LindaShorey » Sat May 28, 2016 11:52 am

Thank you all so much. I hope to get up there again in a few days. They only recently cleared the pass of snow (closed in winter). Good point about contrails: one day last spring I went to photograph new leaves in tree against brilliant blue sky at my apartment complex - and there were FIVE jet trails just formed, very distinct, in the way! At least they are at full altitude here - coming from Seattle - and you can't hear anything :)
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Postby TomCofer » Sat May 28, 2016 5:43 pm

Way back when...
I spent a few weeks at Ft. Lewis. I explored a bit around the lower portion. I also got to tromp around Mt. Saint Hellens and walk thru Ape Cave lava tube ( http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/ape-cav ... ashington/ and http://www.mountsthelens.com/ape-caves.html ) .
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Postby LindaShorey » Sat May 28, 2016 6:40 pm

Thanks for the link, Tom! I've only been to St Helens area once, the Windy Ridge side. Hard to wrap your head around that place.
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Re: Mount Rainier on a perfect summer day

Postby Onslow » Sun May 29, 2016 3:15 am

A very nice composition. Over here in Australia, we get amazing blue skies with very few contrails where I live. Whilst the addition of clouds can be really nice, the lack of clouds as in your image can also be very effective with the right image. I like it. Well done. :)

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Postby LindaShorey » Sun May 29, 2016 11:29 am

Onslow wrote:A very nice composition. Over here in Australia, we get amazing blue skies with very few contrails where I live. Whilst the addition of clouds can be really nice, the lack of clouds as in your image can also be very effective with the right image. I like it. Well done. :)


Thanks so much! I've chatted with other photographers occasionally about how we can more readily accept in other photos what we're used to seeing in our own world. I live east of the Cascades, and we have a great many long distant views from all around Yakima. People are often suggesting I crop out some of my "big" skies, but to me it just feels normal :)
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Re: Mount Rainier on a perfect summer day

Postby WesternGuy » Mon May 30, 2016 7:22 am

Linda, this is a very nice picture - blue sky and all. I can sympathize a bit with you as we here in the Western prairies are often "plagued" with endless days of blue sky and no clouds. Does make for some challenging landscape situations, but I think you did very well in this one. IMHO, the fact that the sky is a small part of the entire image is what makes it work so well.

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