Mount Shuksan

Mount Shuksan

September 24, 2005 | North Cascades National Park

This is a shot taken from the hills leading to Mt Baker of Mount Shuksan, a magnificent mountain in the North Cascades National Park. As you can see, it was a perfectly clear autumn day, and was perfect for photography. I used a tripod in this shot so I could take my time and compose the picture just how I wanted it. I had to wait quite a while for the lake, Artist Lake, to calm and show the reflection of the mountain. I wish I could say that I hiked for hours to get this shot, but in fact I only hiked about 100 feet from the road (don't worry I had already gotten my hike in).

I've heard from others that this mountain has appeared in many calenders and books, placing it in far off places like China or India.


Nikon D70

18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor

Shutter and f/stop
1/100 sec. @ f/7.1

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