Mt. Rainier's Winter Coat
The Mountain has started to dress for winter: thick clouds and snow cover.
I took my wife to get a look at Mt. Rainier from my favorite-so-far spot, near the top of an isolated rise north of Eatonville.
The weather at our house was completely clear, but the mountain often makes its own weather, and that was the case today. I couldn’t help but think of the clouds as a cloak around the mountain.
I also took a series of three horizontal shots and combined them to make a panorama of the scene:
These photos were shot with the Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens, at f/8, using a polarizing filter to get better contrast between mountain and sky.
Here’s an even wider perspective on the scene, shot with a 20mm lens:
Curiously, the fenceposts and the trees all seem to be leaning to the right, but that is just a coincidence. The floor of the building near center is level.
The difference in color correction between the two lenses is interesting; lenses are not neutral, and they can render a scene warmer or cooler, redder or greener…
I could not see the mountain on my mobile device. I can see things much more clearly on my laptop. It's still summer here, 84 predicted today. Although I pulled up most of my tomato plants yesterday.