A Cold Evening with Mt. Rainier - Part 2
In which the Zeiss Otus 100mm lens gets a turn at The Mountain.
If you missed it, part one can be found here.
The Zeiss Otus 100mm lens is one of my favorite lenses. It’s really sharp, the colors are rich and accurate, and it can be used for panoramas easily because its proportions are so reliable. The photo above is a three-shot panorama of Mt. Rainier just as sunset was beginning to make colors warmer.
(My fingers got too cold to continue right after these shots, so I did not get a sunset shot from this location.)
On my way home, I did see that the sunset was in fact a really beautiful one, so I pulled over in Orting to get a few more shots. My fingers could feel again by that point, so I was able to get some shots with the Zeiss Otus, and make a 3-panel vertical panorama.
It looks like the mountain is erupting. Despite the darkening skies (this was after official sunset; only the height of the mountain kept it in the sun), I was able to get a set of good hand-held exposures.
Good series/ yes unique colors. A most unusual cloud over the mountain. And yes, crazy sharp.
The rust colored foliage in the foreground and the amber tinted clouds give this a unified daguerreotype feel that is pleasant and solid feeling to me.