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Mt. Shuksan

Mt. Shuksan
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 17-85 EFS IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-11 18:57
Viewed: 3641
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just got back from a camping trip with my sister. You'll probably see some similar photos from us both.

This is Mt. Shuksan, 9,127 feet (2,782 metres).

According to Wikipedia:
Mount Shuksan is a glaciated peak in the North Cascades National Park of the United States. Shuksan lies in Whatcom County, Washington, immediately to the east of Mount Baker, just south of Canada.

Shuksan is composed of Shuksan greenschist, oceanic basalt that was metamorphosed when the Easton terrane smashed into the west coast of North America, approximately 120 million years ago.

Shuksan is often considered one of the most photographed mountains in the world[citation needed]. Photographs with its reflection in Picture Lake (at right) near Mount Baker Ski Area are particularly common. The Mount Baker Highway (State Route 542) is kept open during the winter to support the ski area, and in the late summer, the road to Artist Point allows visitors to travel a few miles higher.

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Hello Julie! Nice place. Beautiful landscape. Very interesting mountain. Good picture. Well done!

Hi, Julie,

lovely capture of a beautiful place. your picture looks like a perfect postcard - and I'd certainly love to go there, too. many thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hi Julie,
I love the way the sun illuminated Mt. Shuksan and its reflection in the lake. The exposure is perfect since you even got a lot of color and detail in the trees located in the middle of the photo. My only concern is the size of the photo. It is just too small to really enjoy the beauty of this vista.

Turned out nice! You'll have to change the way you save the jpeg to get a larger version so we can see more details too! I think we should have gotten to this spot just a bit earlier in the day so the trees wouldn't have been so dark. Now I'll have to go back!

I like your shot as well as your sister's. You really nailed the reflection as the water was calmer. I like the bit of foreground grasses in yours as well. Having a lower point of view cut down on the size of the lake and linked the parts of the image together. Nicely done.

Evelynn : )

Hello Julie,
This mirrored image is excellent. the mountaisn is a beauty indeed , and is on my list of scenics to visit this year. Picture Lake is a must see and capture during the sunset hours, and this summer I'll be there...
Excellent capture and it looks as if you enjoyed the trip...

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