Main menu:

Events

Travel Galleries

Recent Posts

  • Kruger National Park – Day 1, Part 2
  • Kruger National Park – Day 1, Part 1
  • Gullfoss
  • Thingvellir, Iceland
  • Even more Aurora
  • St. Patrick’s Day Geomagnetic Storm
  • Geysir / Strokkur
  • Iceland – Glacier Lagoon
  • Snowmass Rodeo, 2012
  • Venus Transit 2012
  • Last batch of Swiss pics
  • Paragliders of the Alps
  • Moonrise over the Eiger
  • More Bombay Hook
  • Another Bombay Hook sunrise
  • Christmas cactus in black and white
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Making of the ‘Ghost’
  • Mount Rainier in black and white
  • Switzerland
  • Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Beijing
  • National Geographic Explorer
  • Fourth of July…. 2010
  • Spring trip to Yosemite
  • Santa Fe Aspens
  • 2011 Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
  • Aurora
  • New York
  • Ordering prints
  • Waterfalls and Polarizers
  • So close
  • San Francisco 2010 (mostly)
  • Bald Eagles
  • Bombay Hook Sunrise
  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Fall in the Shenandoah
  • Balloons!
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Article usage
  • Beckapalooza
  • Snowmass Rodeo
  • Pismo Beach Surfing
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Snowy Egrets
  • Horseshoe Crabs
  • Wild Ponies of Assateague
  • More Yosemite
  • Half-Dome
  • Cherry Blossom Festival

  • October 2018
    M T W T F S S
    « Nov    
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    293031  

    Mount Rainier in black and white

    I had grand plans of capturing Mt. Rainier: sunset, sunrise, downtown Seattle in the foreground, etc., etc. In the end, I had only enough time for a quick trip up to Crystal Mountain, late in the morning. Plus I realized all of the locations I had ‘google-scouted’ required either overnight camping or a hike at 3 am. Instead, a short gondola ride offered up a stunning view of Rainier from about 18 miles away. The mountain never did escape the ever-present clouds, so most photos had a flat quality to them, and that grew worse as the morning wore on. The polarizer helped immensely — it’s rare these days that I shoot outside without it. The very first shot I took turned out the best (even though I had left my camera in a high ISO setting. Oops). The clouds looked like fluffy cotton balls, and the shadows on the valley below create nice contrast.

    With muted colors due to the clouds, I went black-and-white for all shots and post-processed quite a bit, increasing contrast, structure, etc.

    A few B&W Rainier photos here

    Write a comment

    You need to login to post comments!