Kulshan Fading by MichaelBollino

Kulshan Fading

The evening before a recent backpack into the incredible subalpine backcountry surrounding Washington State’s Mount Shuksan (images to come!), I made the trip up to Artist’s ridge, almost certainly the best bang for your buck drive up location in the entire Northwest. In one direction stands Mount Baker and the other Mount Shuksan. Anyway, views toward Mount Baker (Kulshan to Native American tribes) open up just a few hundred yards from the parking area. I scouted a few different comps but, to me, this one most closely resembled what it feels like to stand there in person. Shifting my mindset away from the compulsive need to search for dominate/ attention grabbling foreground elements to incorporate was refreshing. The image may be a little messy and unarranged for some but, for me, it’s precisely this unforced quality which acts to put forward the feeling of standing there in person, watching as the crescent moon and soft vibrant light fade away toward the west. Hope others enjoy as well. View it on black if you choose.

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Lasting Impressions by snyder7

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Please see against the black background!!!

This was shot a little over a month ago during a one day trip to Mount Baker, with my pal Jeff. We were hoping for a better sky that what we had, but hey, you have to work the scene regardless, right!?!

Having said that, I came away with a couple of shots that I am pretty happy. “Alpenglow”, which you can see on my website here: http://ift.tt/1KC146x and now this one.

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Alpenglow by snyder7

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Mount Shuksan glows during the last few minutes of sunset light, during a warm, summer evening.

I had guilted my pal Jeff to go out shooting, given that previous attempts had to be cancelled or postponed due to work, and or family commitments. But this time around we were able to make it work. We didn’t have the best of conditions, but to be fair, this was one of the best I’ve ever had up in that corner of the North Cascades. Most previous attempts yielded nothing but clear, blue skies.

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A Cascade Jewel by JeremyDuncan

Most images of this side of Shuksan are shot from the shore of Lake Ann but since the Heather was in full bloom I decided on a different vantage point near the Fishers Chimney’s climbers trail. The plan was to shoot sunset and hike out in the dark but the clouds quickly dispersed right before sunset (probably because they knew I was there). I was rather blown away by the amount of flowers already in bloom and the severe lack of snow on a lake that typically has snow and ice on it into late summer if not year round.

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