Martin Jan Köhler
Chamonix 45N2 - Wista 45DX - Chamonix SaberMinolta Autocord,Mamiya 7, Pentax 67,Kodak Medalist
Long Bien bridge, Hanoi
EOTS, Luc, Polyglot - Thanks very much!
Joel - Thank you as well - I appreciate what you mean. I'm as guilty as anyone for the usual Rainier shots, but I was really pleased to get up close and personal with it on this trip. It is such a spectacular mountain, particularly when you can you're up close.
Go to Yosemite!
"There is little or no ‘reality’ in the blacks, grays and whites of either the informational or expressive black-and-white image" -Ansel Adams
Great image of the Great Mountain. I love so many things about this shot; the subject (a personal favorite of mine), the breaking clouds and cloud dappled light, etc. It is very reminiscent of the work of Vittorio Sella. Bravo!
When I first saw it, I assumed it was shot with a long lens, a 300mm or maybe even a 450mm. Then I saw in your caption that you used a "normal" 150mm. Was this taken from the Nisqually Vista Trail, or were you up higher than that? Since it was just a couple weeks ago, did you encounter much snow. Were snow shoes or skis required?
Nice one. IMHO Mt. Rainier and environs are underrepresented photographic subjects, compared with the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and other "American West" locations. I like all the Ansel Adams Mount Rainier images. It seems that Rainier does not rank as a photographic subject, as much as its beauty would justify. We did a family trip to Rainier and Olympic this summer, and the place was stunning.