Mount Rainier's Winter Coat
Thick with snow, the mountain looks pretty regal in a brief window of sunshine
We had two hours of sun yesterday, and I made the most of it by getting out to grab a photo of Mt. Rainier. I was impressed with the thick coat of snow, especially at the higher elevations.
It was surprisingly clear for such a short window. A look at the weather satellite animation showed we were between two heavy bands of rain clouds for those two hours. I watched the gray clouds returning from the south south west less than an hour after the shot above.
The photo was taken with the Phase One camera using a Canon adapter and the Otus 100mm lens. The Otus is designed for 35mm, but it has a larger than average field of view. Even so, it casts a circular image on the big Phase One sensor, like this:
The circle is pretty large for a 35mm-camera lens, but not large enough to fully cover the Phase One sensor. As detailed as the top image of Mt. Rainier is, it is also just a crop from a much larger image. This is why I like to work with the Phase One camera: the huge sensor allows me to do things, and to capture detail, in new ways. The Otus lens is fantastically sharp, and works well with the Phase One.
I also used a wide-angle lens on the Phase One, a Canon 24mm tilt/shift lens. (If it were just a regular 24mm lens, it would just make a small circle of light on the Phase One sensor.) This is the lens that I actually got the Canon adapter for. Here’s the same scene with the 24mm lens:
I will have more with both of these lenses soon, just waiting on decent weather. Shouldn’t take more than a few months to get another sunny day, but even a light rain would be acceptable for me. ;)