Fotoeins Friday: Mount Rainier, sleeping giant
At the northwest corner of Pike Place Market in Seattle, Victor Steinbrueck Park provides a beautiful view which includes Washington State Ferries shuttling between Seattle and locations around central Puget Sound. Mount Rainier looms over CenturyLink Field (left) and Safeco Field (right). At a height of 4392 metres (14410 feet), Mount Rainier is a dormant stratovolcano in the Cascade Mountain Range, and is the highest mountain in Washington State (and, naturally, very prominent on license plates). The line-of-sight distance from camera position to the summit of Mount Rainier is 95 kilometres (59 miles).
At lower-left is the Alaskan Way Viaduct which will be demolished in favour of a tunnel under downtown Seattle.
Postscript: After closure on 11 January 2019, demolition of the viaduct began on 12 February 2019, lasted about nine months, and concluded on 21 November 2019.
I made the photo on 11 May 2016 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/1250s, f/5, ISO100, and 90mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8xr.
3 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Mount Rainier, sleeping giant”
This one falls within the “I can’t believe it’s no photoshopped” category. It is fantastic!
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Gracias, Eva! 😅 What I did to the image (as I do in standard fashion to every image) was cropping, followed by “dodging and burning.” I’m of the camp that goes with “trying to get in-camera as much right as possible.” I’m far more interested in what I’m seeing than what can be done in post (-production). Because frankly, I am lazy. 😁
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