Mt. Rainier on a Clear Day
It wasn't just sunny; the air was clear enough to see forever.
Although we’ve had a lot of clear days this summer, there’s also been a lot of smog. We had a change of air recently—cool air from the ocean—and great views of Mt. Rainier. The panorama above was taken from one of my favorite spots, the north-western dairy farms of Enumclaw, WA. Big open vistas provide great access for photography.
This second photo was taken from the same location, but I stacked two shots vertically instead of horizontally, to include the moon. It was just luck that the moon was where it was, but I’ll definitely pay attention to that from now on. They make a good pair.
The reason I like this location is that it’s a few miles further away from the mountain. That could be a negative—if there is smog or haze, it’s worse the further you get from the mountain. But on a really clear day, you can see more of the broad base of the mountain. It’s just visible in these shots, taken from 196th Ave. near the White River.
Shot with Sony α1 camera and 70-200mm lens.