A Cold Evening with Mt. Rainier - Part 1
How cold? Had to quite before sunset; fingers too cold even in gloves...
This is a seven-image panorama of the view from my favorite look-out point in Graham, WA. Rainier was obscured by clouds, but in a very attractive way. It’s an action shot as well as a landscape photograph.
This was my first outing with a lens I’ve had for several years, a Nikon large-format lens with a 90mm focal length and a widest aperture of f/8. That will seem pretty slow to a 35mm photographer, but large format lenses are often slower than 35mm lenses because they are rarely used for action photography.
The action here comes from the clouds, which were moving quite fast in the cold, windy air. I had to quickly grab this set of photos in order to assemble them into a panorama.
Here’s a single image, before color processing:
Since these were shot with the medium format Phase One digital back, the individual files are big, and the full panorama is huge. HUGE. If I were to print it out, it would be about 7 feet by 5 feet…let me know if you would like to purchase a print of this, in any size you like. ;)
I also used another favorite high-resolution lens a bit later, please click below.