This is my second shot of Mt. Rainier in Mt. Rainier National Park. This was taken on a hike in the morning near the Sunrise Visitor’s center. Again it’s 14,410ft (4392m) tall. On a day this clear you can see it from Seattle. It is 90 miles (145 km) south east of the city. That fact makes this one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the Cascade Range since it's so much closer to a large population.
What really impressed me about Mt. Rainier was how huge it was and how much it dominates the sky. It's vastly higher than the rest of the nearby mountains.
I did under-sharpen the foreground so I posted a WS with more detail.
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danyy (0) 2005-09-22 18:24
Dans un cadrage parfait et un POV bien choisi, tu présentes ces prestigieuses montagnes.
Contraste entre les coulerus chaudes de l'avant plan et froides des montagnes derrière.
va2ho (298) 2005-09-22 18:50
Wonderful picture of Mt. Rainier. I have been there 2 times and it is a great place to hike and to take pictures.
Great composition, the transition of colors is really nice. Thank you for this picture
alford (3981) 2005-09-22 18:51
Hi Stephen! very nice landscape shot! The lighting/weather, colors and sharpness are excellent! Your low shooting angle makes the mountain more intimidating! Such a very peaceful and calm environment here! Great work! rgds.
drymd29 (448) 2005-09-22 18:57
Wonderfull view; very inviting picture; in a way the enormous mountain are very good coming to the viewer.
Focus from nearby to the horizon; great work.
Roly (2024) 2005-09-22 19:12
Beautiful landscape, well captured on chip. The saturated colors are great, and the detail in the snow/ice is well preserved. If it was my shot I would have been tempted to crop left, right and top, in order to reduce the amount of sky and emphasize the mountain.By the way, I wouldn't have recognized it as Rainier from this perspective.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-09-22 19:14
superb landscape, like a painting !
Good compo, I like the three different parts.
Really nice place, just nature and you.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-09-22 19:20
If someone said that I was a TE master of the SEA you are sureally of the EARTH nature like I said from the beginning critiques to your work. Thanks for your kindly and friendly words to me, but also my thanks to your fine and excelent job as usual and like this one you how us with insight and quality. Simple and beautiful nature taken in morning, very well captured and framed. Colors, light and fine composition.
Great work, well seen and composed.
Best to you.
huynt (5079) 2005-09-22 21:03
It is very nice shot. Snow mountain and golden feild. Bravo fort great. Huy
PJE (20758) 2005-09-22 21:21
Good rule of thirds, great color in this field which compliments the deep blue sky. I love the wisp of clouds that seem to dance over Mt Rainer!. Thos alpine trees on the right really add a nice touch to the scene and the mountain is an absloute glory to see from this angle. I know you were very elated to take this and many others to follow! A real pleasure to see Mt Inguanti
poulinp (4530) 2005-09-22 21:52
Wow, the quality is perfect. The view...stunning! The color of the gournd contrast with the dark blue sky. Very nice Stephen.
aloyho (6798) 2005-09-22 22:31
The fact that the mountains are sandwiched between two complimentary colours makes it even more impressive and distinct. I love the playful clouds as it gives the air of freedom and peace and this mood is echoed by the swaying grass in the foreground. Excellent shot and wonderfully seen. Have a nice day.
Cormac (26563) 2005-09-22 22:47
Wow - this has the feel of a painting, not a photo! Huge swathes of pure color, golden grass, icy white mountain, and crisp blue sky - this is simple yet well proportioned and gorgeous to look at. Superb!
maphoto (8082) 2005-09-22 23:07
Quite a beautiful lanscape Stephen, the contrast is just great, beautiful three dominant colors, blue, white and yellow, very plesant view, thanks for sharing.
Emile (20350) 2005-09-23 1:25
Very beautiful picture.
Great perspective and depth. The mountain looks impressive, the colors are very good and the sharpness is excellent.
Nice blue sky , the brown foreground produce good contrasts with the rest of the picture.
Very well done Stephen.
alainh (35583) 2005-09-23 1:48
this Mont Rainier is a wonderfull mountain.
you can see the glacers, the forest and the fields in the same landscape, it's not useful.
i like the colours and this little cloud .
have a good day
ChrisJ (99260) 2005-09-23 3:32
A superb landscape with excellent color light & sharpness. I like the horizontal layering & snow capped peaks / pine trees. Good work!
Haymotion (2729) 2005-09-23 3:37
On a l'été et l'hiver sur cette photo!!
Le bas correspond à l'été et le haut à l'hiver
Leonie (8809) 2005-09-23 3:59
Another fantastic landscape from the far west...it looks superb! Cangrats! :-) and regards! Léonie
Tue (27696) 2005-09-23 5:00
Beautiful photo of this landscape with the mountain in the background. It really looks impressive. The contrast between the warmly coloured field and the cold mountain and sky is nice as well. Good work.
kebek (5438) 2005-09-23 6:50
Serwus Stephen !
Absloutely marvelous scenery here. Clarity of the field is stunning. You chose excellent pov to show the majesty the Mount, and it looks really huge from this point.
jpages (1670) 2005-09-23 9:04
this great vulcano in a very nice landscape view composition, several horizontal areas, yellow-brown, green, white, blue, everything seems in order, but can change at any moment! Great sharpness and clearness. I like to see the rivers of lava on the sourface of the mountain.
Best regards, Jaume
feather (51130) 2005-09-23 9:38
Ah! The awaited Mt Rainier shot. I enjoy seeing this view of it as it was hiding when we were at Sunset. All my best photos were taken at Paradise, when we had perfect conditions as you had here. Which hike were you on? I've still got the leaflet so I can look it up.
I like the choice you made to include the meadow in the foreground. Just look at those wisps of cloud; one of them has echoed the shape of "the mountain"
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-09-23 10:35
very nice pic here, I like the way you took this shot, very good natural pic and the colours are great too
weswang (18223) 2005-09-23 10:51
Hi Mr. Steve, This is an impressive view of the glacier. I like the different layers of the view here. You have the brown foreground and the blue sky to contrast the glacier with forest and the sharp rock formation. A very well composed picture with nice PoV and depth. Well done.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-09-23 12:39
Hi Steve. A beautiful, almost painterly, quality you got to this crisp scene from the mountains. The light does a fine job of accentuating the detail and also the exposure is well balanced to not blow any of the whites on Mt Rainier. Nice for me to see the mountain, when I was in the area in 2002 it was one of the rainier (haha) days and I couldn't see anything. To be quite honest, at f/22 I would have expected a tad more texture and detail on the foreground grass, but I can also imagine that some detail might have been lost when downsizing this to TE specs. Nice one.
jemaflor (85476) 2005-09-23 13:37
Very beautiful landscape, light is perfect, nice blue sky and very interesting effect with this cloud in your composition.
cam (9041) 2005-09-23 22:11
I like the color of the wheat taking us to the mountain.The composition is good with the trees closing the right side.
It is fun to see the clouds dancing over mt-rainier.
papagolf21 (86746) 2005-09-24 4:58
Soyez assis avec toute la majesté inaltérable et inébranlable de la montagne. Laissez votre esprit s'élever, prendre son essor et planer dans le ciel.
Je m'élève Stephen, je plane, et emplis mes yeux des beautés présentées .
supereira (9576) 2005-09-24 10:21
Beautiful view.I like the composition and DOF.Good contrast between the sky and the mountains.Good colors,light and sharpness.I like the detail of the trees.Good atmosphere.Well done!
jhm (140054) 2005-09-24 11:38
This picture I find these wonderful, the contrast between the foreground and the mountains with snow, very nice seen!
Thanks a lot,
Jeppe (18654) 2005-09-24 19:59
Hi Stephen - surely a wonderfull landscape view - this can't be seen around here and I like the sight very much - Interesting to see how the clouds builds up at the mountain top - thanks.
tityop (6225) 2005-09-25 0:47
quelle photo !!! Devant un tel paysage je pourrais rester des heures a le contempler .... C'est magnifique.
DE plus le cadrage est très bien pensé avec ce premier plan aux couleurs chaudes qui contraste avec cette neige éternelle si froide.
Je ne parle même pas du ciel bleu ...
cessy (13647) 2005-09-25 4:49
very scenic view, excellently captured, Steve
the composition is very good, and beautiful colors
the mountains looks awesome
very well done
mumek (20202) 2005-09-25 10:37
Good morning Stephen!
Nice foreground with grassy meadow and lovely view at Mt.Rainer. Very good quality of the picture as usual.Beautiful shot.Thanks for the note.
nmess (2301) 2005-09-25 13:01
Very nice view of Rainier and a perspective that is not often shown here. I think I like the original posting more than the workshop, the softer details focuses more attention to the mountain to me.
faubry (35405) 2005-09-25 16:42
superbe!!! très belels couleurs, et beau contraste entre les montagnes et le premier plan, bravo
jjbach (9324) 2005-09-25 18:23
A wonderful landscape composition, full of vivid beautiful colours. The clarity and the depth are stunning. The lighting is also perfect. Just excellent!!
MarekP (4750) 2005-09-25 19:23
Impressive landscape indeed. The picture has nice depth and I like how the foreground fade away in the walley, while the mountian aroses from it. Soft focuse is perfect here, better than in WS.
john_c (24662) 2005-09-26 22:00
A lovely shot of this interesting mountain terrain. The golden meadow is seen in great contrast to the snowy peak and blue sky, and the smidge of trees balance and neatly separate the foreground. I much prefer this to the WS, as the softer look to the meadow is much more artistic and pleasing to the eye. You even managed an enhancing dash of colour in the right foreground. A great shot, Steve.
carmem_busko (3718) 2005-09-27 1:07
Breathtaking... love the well saturated colors and DOF.
cheers... and thank you!
Mishe (3515) 2005-09-27 7:26
dsidwell (9783) 2005-09-28 19:37
The clarity here is really amazing, Stephen! Your composition is effective, and I love the balanced colors of sky and field and mountain. Very lovely work!
Yamada (2309) 2005-10-01 21:14
Awesome view. Great capture of a very beautyfull landscape. Good job.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-10-04 23:54
certainly a nice and "different" perspective of this majestic mountain. I actually don't recall having seen it with the grassland in the foreground before. really impressive.
nbournas (3229) 2005-10-27 18:22
Impressive landscape + nice blue sky = great shot. Good Job Stephen.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-05-07 8:19
Excelentes cores e enquadramento deste lindo lugar.
plimrn (21344) 2006-09-19 0:15
I really like the way you've framed this colossal mountain between the warm gold of the grass and the bight blu of the sky. For me the whispy clouds add magic to the photo. This is stunning, I like the sharpened version even more.
- Copyright: Stephen Inguanti (singuanti) (15250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 18-70DX, Tiffen UV Protector
- Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Cascade Mountain Range [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-22 18:18