Sunday, July 13, 2008

Rainier National Park

Reflection Lake Iceout, originally uploaded by Jeff Sullivan.

My photography in Rainier National Park started with some night shot attempts under a moonless sky. I took a few short shots to confirm focus, then left the camera open with the North Star directly over Mt. Rainier. It would have been a great shot if I hadn't fallen asleep and overexposed it! I had to settle for this dawn view a couple of hours later instead.

Mt. Rainier received 950 inches of snow this last winter, so there's still a snowpack about 10 feet deep in the Paradise Ridge area where there usually are wildflowers by now.