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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-24
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 11:56
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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Mount Baker, Volcano

Flying back from Victoria last week I took a few images from the window of the 737. This turned out a little noisy but I thought Mt. Baker made an impressive view and has much history about it.

Located in Washington state, it towers 10,778 feet or 3285 Metres above sea level. Mt. Baker is a Stratovolcano and has many eruption over the last 200 years, none of which were as devastating as Mt. St. Helens. It's located 25km south of the Canadian Border and only 30 km from Bellingham Washington. It consists of older sedimentary and metamorphic rock. The present cone was formed prior to the last major glaciation which happened approximately 20 thousand years ago.

The word Stratovolcanoes comes from the description of having steep sides, symmetrical cones of a large dimension built on alternating layers of lava flows, volcanic ash, cinders , blocks and bombs and may rise as much as 8000 feet from their base.

When a volcano becomes dormant, erosion starts to destroy the cone as is the case with Mount Baker. As the cone is eroded away, the hardened magma fills the top of the volcano and becomes exposed which then eroded away as well.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-02 15:20]

Hi Janice

A great shot showing the features of the volcano to perfection.


Hello Janice,
What a lovely view captured from the plane!
The clouds are really a big bonus towards the whole composition in perfect beauty!
good exposure and focus too
thanks for sharing, Janice

Magnifique, prise grandiose, très impressionnant.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-03 15:45]

Hi Janice,
Scenery is wonderful. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Janice,
Good capture of the mountain landscape, effective point of view!
The snowy parts are well exposed, and the fluffy white clouds are nice elements in the composition!
Pablo -

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-04 13:04]

Perfect PoV, Janice!
And I must say that you have overcome the limitations of shooting through those windows very well

From the air one really can see just what a classic volcano Mount Baker is. I suppose all of us in the Pacific Northwest accept the fact that we are surrounded by these sleeping menaces. It is an interesting shot.

Evelynn : )

Hi Janice,
I never took the opportunity to capture Mount Rainier when I left SeaTac airport, which I still regret till today. But than I do have a problem when it comes to photographing in a plane. I am always sitting in a aisle seat.
I like the perspective your POV gave this photo. It does make the vulcano look smaller, but still the size and the knowledge that you were in a plane makes it impressive. I am pleasantly amazed about the details you were able to get through these dirty blurry windows.

great view my friend!!!
A wonderful perspective and a perfect capture from a excellent pov. Perfect lighting! Take care Ana:)

Hi Janice,
Una foto magnífica que muestra la imponente belleza y relieve de ese volcán. Me gusta como se va diluyendo el relieve con el azul del fondo, las nubes acariciando las laderas y la cima bien cubierta de nieve. Buen documento y trabajo

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-09-25 14:52]

Hi Janice!
Very impresive and great shot, must have been great fun flying above!

Hi Janice,
the outstanding thing about this photo is the point of view and the subject matter you have captured.Simply one of the most interesting pictures of scenery on this site,I like this very much Janice and everything is right as rain about it,shooting through a window is tricky at best but as I can see you pulled it off very well. Bob

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-12-13 15:54]

Hi Janice. An excellent clear aerial shot with very good concise description of it's shape and history. TFS. Murray.


Hello Janice,
Very well shot aerial panorama of Mount Baker, Volcano. I appreciate every bit of it & overall composition within this frame. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes-Subhash

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2009-09-24 4:32]

A great shot. Wonderful picture.

breathtaking view. beautiful picture

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