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Mount Rainier from Sourdough Ridge

Mount Rainier from Sourdough Ridge

August 11, 2007 | Mount Rainier National Park

In this photo of Mount Rainier, I wanted to highlight the wildflowers on the hillside in contrast with the icy mountain in the distance. The foreground and the background have such a contrast here. One almost looks like a luxury golf course, while the other is a frozen, glacial peak.

Mount Rainier is huge. It's actually kind of hard to take pictures of the mountain from the park because the mountain itself takes up nearly the entire frame. Kind of an odd problem to have with a mountain - I'm always working so hard to get closer, but that's not the problem here! I used my wide-angle 12-24mm lens to take in as much as I can and yet I wish I could have captured more.

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Camera
Nikon D200

Lens
12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor

Shutter and f/stop
1/100 sec. @ f/6.3

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