This shot was taken at Mount Rainier National Park in the summer of 2004. The area of the mountain is called Spray Park, a relatively level terrain (considering it's on the side of the tallest mountain in the lower 48). Spray Park is really known, more than anything, for it's spectacular wild flowers with a gorgeous backdrop of the Mountain.
The hike begins at the Mowich trail in the Northwest corner of the park. It's fairly easy to get to from the city, it's not like driving to Paradise on the other side of the mountain. The trail is fairly steep until you arrive at Spray Park, when it flattens out and you suddenly realize that there really is a mountain here. Along the route are numerous falls, one of which, Spray Falls (I believe) are spectacular, but highly difficult to photograph in mid day sun.
I've read that the area, and the falls got their name in 1883 after a member of the trail construction crew noted how the water cascaded down and broke "into a mass of spray." It really is a misty/wet falls - hence hard to shoot. I would like to try it again someday though.
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Cormac (26563) 2005-07-14 11:12
Wonderful shot of this mountain. I like the way the flowery slope cuts across the frame, and the mountain is balanced by the trees on the right. Well done!
davido (1982) 2005-07-14 11:15
I like the colours and the compo.
But what strikes me is the texture of the mountain.
It is like a gigantic ice-cream.
I add this shot to my theme Ice-creams and sorbets.
eladen (239) 2005-07-14 14:32
You did a wonderful job capturing the beauty of Mt. Rainier. The clarity/sharpness is spot on. Nicely done.
aferrao (1145) 2005-07-14 18:08
Nice landscpae and good composition!
It could be a litle more sharpen in the foreground but I still like it anyway.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2005-07-17 1:41
Great mountain shot. The view of Mt. Rainier from this angle is really special. Beautiful composition with the pine trees on the right.
- Copyright: Brian Schwartz (umbrellaphotos) (1901)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18/70 DX Nikkor, Digital ISO 200
- Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ice-creams and sorbets [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-14 10:44