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Old Jul 13, 2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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it was pretty warm here in Seattle yesterday... upper 80's, which i find uncomfortable, so i headed for the hills. it's often 10-15 degrees cooler up there, and there's usually more breeze... anyway, i started out at Gold Creek Pond, which is about an hour away from home, and wound up exploring old forest service roads that criss-cross this part of the Cascades. there are some spectacular views up there...

Gold Creek Pond - i confess, i was sorely tempted to join the geese!! :lol: 40D with Tamron SP17-35 @ 21mm, 1/100 @ f/8



the end of the line... this was as far as this particular forest road - and i use the term "road" loosely! - went. on the other side of the drop-off, which is right at the edge of the dirt in this photo, the land slopes very steeply down toward Kachess Lake, 1500 feet below. :shock: had to be a bit careful getting the Jeep turned around... but the view was wonderful, with Mt. Rainier in the background about 40 miles away... 40D, 17-35 @ 17mm, 1/125 @ f/16



a closer look at Mt. Rainier, taken with my 30D and SP24-135 lens at 100mm, 1/200 @ f10...


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Old Jul 14, 2008, 2:35 AM   #2
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One can feel the gentle, refreshing mountain breeze on the surface of theGold Creek Pond! Pin sharp image from thestones beneath the water to the pine trees across the lake ascending the mountains

I wonder if you added any filter on the lensfor the first picture..

Btw, thrilling sight of the snow capped volcano in #2 and #3!
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thanks, Bahadir! i did use a polarizer, to cut down reflections on the pond...
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These are great shots and sharp as well, especially #1 & #3 of Mt Rainier It's great that the weather is hot there now 80 degrees would be great here, right now it's a little over 100
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#1 and 3 are spectacular. Shangri-la!
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Spectacular shots.

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Wonderful exposures. Skilful light distribution.

Konrad Lorenz, the ethologist, wrote a book, "The Year of the Greylag Goose", one of the top 10 nature books in my library

http://www.amazon.com/Year-Greylag-G.../dp/0151997373

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