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Mountain Reflections

Mountain Reflections
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5700, 0.45x Digital Wide Lens w/ Macro, Bower 46mm Ultraviolet
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/280 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Top Favorite Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 7:52
Viewed: 4126
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mount Shuksan has become the iconic face of the rugged North Cascades of Washingon, with its picturesque north face a ubiquitous presence on calendars and souveniers. It is probably the most well-known of the non-volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range, a vivid reminder that the northern reaches of the range harbor more than giant snowy domes like nearby Mount Baker.

There are nine or ten non-volcanic peaks over 9,000 feet high in Washington (depending on how you count), and Shuksan lies about halfway down this list in both elevation and climbing challenge. Most of these peaks are not well-known to the general public because they lie far from roads, hidden in a giant thicket of high and craggy peaks. Shuksan, however, towers over the Mount Baker ski area and the end of the Mount Baker Highway , a commanding presence at one of the most popular high-country trailheads and recreation areas in the Cascades. Of the 9000ers, only Mount Stuart near I-90 approaches the visibility and fame of Mount Shuksan.

The mountain is a huge, sprawling mass of ridges, pinnacles, and glaciers, almost its own sub-range. Although the rugged northern side of the peak gives it its fame, the easiest route to the summit climbs the vast Sulphide Glacier from the south, starting a long, long way from the Mount Baker Highway. The Sulphide Glacier rolls right up to the 700-foot high jagged summit pyramid, an easy scramble on steep, loose rock. In early season, the Sulphide is a great ski run.

The easiest and most popular northern route is the Fisher Chimneys route, a devious path winding its way up the north and west slopes of the peak that can be a routefinding challenge but is mostly class 3 climbing or easier. Other routes can be very difficult, including serious ice climbing on the spectacular hanging glaciers that line the peaks frontage to the deep cirque of the Nooksack River.
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To SunToucher: I kind of thinkLCannon 3 08-17 11:56
To Evelynn: The hikeLCannon 1 08-16 16:20
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Wow! I've not seen this oen or have seen it and didn't know it's name more than likely with so many mountains around here...Wonderful colours and fine reflection.

Hi Lori,

Really WOW! a beutifull scene well captured with good Dof, composition and colour. It could be used for a painting.



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-13 11:17]

Hi Lori. Now this is some beautiful place which you have taken so well.From the snow on the mountain down to the refection in the water. Very good detail and colours. in the fine landscape. well done TFS. good notes too.

hello Lori
i have the pleasure to discover your fantastic landscapes in TN. agood note and a splendid place.
friendly regards Lori

Hi Lori
Great job on this wonderful scene. Nice sharp detail and good color. I really like the reflection. Very nice!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-13 22:26]

Hi Lori!

You present us a captivating mountain scenery with a simple, yet very pleasant picture. It lets the heart of a mountaineer beat higher. The slightly blurred reflection adds to the value of the picture. I also like the contrast between the darker foreground and the brighter background.

Kind regards


Breathtakingly beautiful. Great photo.

Hi Lori,
Another great photo form what seems to be a spectacular part of WA state. The way the treeline break up the view and make it look like there is a big gab between the trees and mountian is wonderful. The slightly disturbed reflection of the mountain in the lake is beautiful. Have you thought about using a CP filter to get a clear view from the bottom of the lake? There are some strange blurry spots along the tip of some trees.

This is a lovely, classic landscape with lake, forest and snowy mountain. I like it. I suppose one could give the mountain and sky a bit more saturation but it's not bad. How long a hike was it to this point?

Evelynn : )

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