Mt. Rainier

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 4 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

A scanned medium format negative. Mount Rainier is an active composite volcano in Pierce County, Washington, located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle. It towers over the Cascade Range as the most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and Cascade Volcanic Arc at 14,411 feet (4,392 m).

(For those who like more background) The mountain and the surrounding area are protected within Mount Rainier National Park. With 26 major glaciers and 35 square miles (91 km2) of permanent snowfields and glaciers, Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. The summit is topped by two volcanic craters, each over 1,000 feet (300 m) in diameter with the larger east crater overlapping the west crater. Geothermal heat from the volcano keeps areas of both crater rims free of snow and ice, and has formed the world's largest volcanic glacier cave network within the ice-filled craters. A small crater lake about 130 by 30 feet (40 m × 9.1 m) in size and 16 feet (5 m) deep, the highest in North America with a surface elevation of 14,203 feet (4,329 m), occupies the lowest portion of the west crater below more than 100 feet (30 m) of ice and is accessible only via the caves.

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Wow, what a composition and what tones!

4 Oct 2009 6:25am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

the tree and the fence complete the composition, fantastic shot

4 Oct 2009 7:15am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a beautiful composition Don. The tones give such a nice depth to the image! I like it.

4 Oct 2009 7:52am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good day Don,
I like this shot very well. Even the incident light makes the view perfectly. Dear greetings Christel

4 Oct 2009 1:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific light. Wonderful tones.

4 Oct 2009 2:47pm

Irene from France

I'm very happy to see your beautiful photograph ! Mt Rainier made a great impression on me while I was in holidays around Seattle !

4 Oct 2009 2:50pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great comp..well done !

4 Oct 2009 2:55pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A great composition which probably looks at it's best in black and white.

4 Oct 2009 3:53pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Wonderful shot .Nice B&W.

4 Oct 2009 4:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


4 Oct 2009 4:30pm

Philae from Luserna San Giovanni, Italy

Very nice this particular of the mountain!! compliments!!!

4 Oct 2009 4:45pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great Landscape
nicly done

4 Oct 2009 4:55pm

Ken from United States

Remarkable don!

4 Oct 2009 5:26pm

k@ from Paris, France

Such a crisp happy vision, the sun is a gift over this image, love it*

4 Oct 2009 5:26pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

fantatic shot. the fence in the foreground is great!

4 Oct 2009 5:41pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

nice shot

4 Oct 2009 6:16pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Majestic and amazing capture! Do people take that for granted having that to look at out their windows? I would hope not!!

4 Oct 2009 7:34pm

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Great perspective and framing elements. The B&W is a great choice.

5 Oct 2009 12:05am

Krista from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Breath taking view!

5 Oct 2009 12:27am

grant from kansas city, United States

stunning composition don.

5 Oct 2009 2:10am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent shot . Beautiful scene !

5 Oct 2009 4:03pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Beautiful capture. Excellent framed with the tree and the line of the fence.

5 Oct 2009 7:21pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So beautiful....amazing.

6 Oct 2009 3:50am

Pierre from Mâcon, France

Great Pic , amazing !

6 Oct 2009 10:28am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is such an incredibly beautiful view.

6 Oct 2009 11:06am

Scott from San Antonio, United States

A truly stunning exposure Don!
Thanks for the inormation, I enjoy the trivia you include.
The small lake you mention sounds incredible, it is surely a spelunkers "wet" dream to discover such fascinating landmarks below the surface...

8 Oct 2009 5:19pm