Landscape and Panoramic Photography

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Silver Peak Approach

In early June, I took a quick trip with a friend to summit Silver Peak in the Cascade Range. The first few miles followed well-maintained switchbacks to Annette Lake, followed by a steep bushwhack, a scree field crossing, and a final ascent up to a ridge on a snow field. The views from the ridge were worth the climb.

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Ridge on Approach to Silver Peak (#1), Cascade Range, WA (18″x36″)

SilverPeak_Ridge1_PanoRidge on Approach to Silver Peak (#2), Cascade Range, WA (16″x61″)

 

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Spring Hike at Mt. Rainier

In early June, I took a quick hike from the White River camping area to Sunrise on Mt. Rainier. A lenticular cloud was draped over the summit of the mountain, and the air smelled of pine and melting snow. This was my first visit to the park, and I was amazed at how large the mountain appears when hiking on its flanks.

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Lenticular Cloud over Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Meltwater Stream in the Forest, Mount Rainier National Park, WA (12″x16″)


Snoqualmie Pass and Clouds

About a month ago, I popped over central Washington for some sunshine. On the way back, rain blowing in off the Pacific was dropping rain, sleet, and snow on Snoqualmie Pass. I had to pull over and photograph the dark trees and rock faces poking through the fog.

SnoqualmiePass_Pano_SnowyMtn_Mod_ColorFX_1x2_BWFXpartialSnoqualmie Pass in Fog, Washington (16″x32″)


Seattle Skyline, Part 3

I stuck around after sunset to shoot a few panoramas of the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge. The exposures that make up the individual frames of the panorama are ~20-30 seconds, so the car lights on the highway turned into lines and the clouds started to slightly blur as they moved over the city.

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Seattle Skyline, Part 2

More panoramas of the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge.

 

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Setting Sun and Storm Clouds over Seattle Skyline, Seattle, WA

 

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Storm Clouds over Central District, Seattle, WA

 


Seattle Skyline, Part 1

A friend asked me for a panorama of the Seattle skyline – I don’t usually photograph cityscapes, but I enjoyed shooting landscapes of the city from the Jose P Rizal Bridge during different times of day and weather (sunny, foggy, morning, sunset, etc.).

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Low-hanging Clouds over Seattle Skyline, Seattle, WA (16″x16″)

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Fog over Jose P Rizal Bridge and Seattle Skyline (#4), Seattle, WA (15″x55″)

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Slate-Grey Sky and Seattle Skyline (Bulb Panorama #1), Seattle, WA (16″x64″)

 


Franklin Falls, WA

After moving to the Seattle area from southern Arizona last summer, I took a weekend walk up to Franklin Falls to photograph the South fork of the Snoqualmie River as it cascades over a 70-foot cliff. Large falls are always a treat after living in the desert.

Franklin Falls and Rainbow (#2, Color), near Bend, WA. (12″x18″)

Franklin Falls (#3, B&W), near Bend, WA (16″x46″)


Trees along Trail to Franklin Falls, WA

Trees tower over the trail to Franklin Falls.

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Franklin Falls Towering Trees (#3), near Snoqualmie Pass, WA (16″x29″)


Hoh Rainforest

More single-frame photographs of a stream along the Hoh River in Olympic National Park.

 

HohStream_SingleFrame_2_ColorHoh Stream (Single Frame #2, 2017), Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

 

 

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Hoh Stream (Single Frame #3, 2017), Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

 

 


Hoh Rainforest Stream, 2017

Nearly 10 years ago, I took a rainy solo backpacking trip up the Hoh River in Olympic National Park. I remember photographing a stream surrounded by emerald green ferns and hanging moss. Late last summer, I hiked up the same trail along the Hoh River and tried to photograph the same subject (but from a new perspective, a decade later). Overcast conditions again provided diffuse light that allowed for even lighting during longer exposures.

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Hoh Stream (Panorama #1, 2017), Olympic National Park, WA (42″x16″)