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Mount Baker

Mount Baker
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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Casio Exilim Z40
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mountains [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-23 3:53
Viewed: 6073
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another fresh post for my gallery on TN.

This is Mount Baker... Taking from the Airplane over Canada during Summer 2006. (July 2006)

Although it really is in the US, i categorized it as Canada because i was on the way to Vancouver..

Mount Baker (elevation 10,778 feet, 3,285 m) is a glaciated andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascades of Washington State in the United States about 30 miles (50km) due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County. It is also easily visible from much of Greater Victoria, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley just across the Canadian border to the north, and especially from the communities of Mission and Abbotsford, both about 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of Vancouver, BC—as well as from some locations in Everett and even Seattle to the southwest. The mountain is named for Lieutenant Joseph Baker III of the Royal Navy aboard HMS Discovery, who sighted the mountain on April 30, 1792.

After Mount Rainier, Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade volcanoes: the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker (0.43 cubic miles, 1.8 cubic kilometers) is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world: in 1999, Mount Baker set the world record for snowfall in a single season. (1140 inches/95 feet/2896 cm)


PP Notes:
1. Levels to try remove some atmospheric overlaying layer from taking it in the sky through the glass of the plane.
2. Frame
3. Reduced some noise.

Can't do much PP from the original through a glass.
:P enjoy.

Posted a WS for some amendments.

marhowie, dew77, Alex99, metcher, nainnain, Naturewalk, pankajbajpai, izler, dkaved, wgreis has marked this note useful
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hello! exellent shot! a beautiful place!~TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-23 7:01]

Hi Stephanie

This is one big and magnificent peak!
Looks very interested...almost isotated from the others :)
The fact that it is pretty much the only one with so much snow on it says a lot about it's hight...so great composition.
The details adn colors are very nice, too, considering this is shot through an airplane window :)

Bravo and TFS

Well done Steph.
Great aerial shot of Mount Baker, with a frame filling composition :)
Very good supporting notes as well.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-23 10:30]

Hello Stephanie,
Wonderful landscape.Well caught,framed and composed.Airplane windows decrased image quality a little but not much.I think you had no chance to open the window:)Excellent work!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-23 11:20]

Hi Stephanie,

Very majestic! Well framed and captured.



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-23 11:20]

Hi Stephanie.
Very esthetic landscape picture with delicate and beautiful colours, soft lighting, amazing scene and perfect cropping. May be, a bit soft, but for such works it is not important. My compliments and TFS.

  • metcher Gold Star Critiquer [C: 510 W: 12 N: 990] (4284)
  • [2006-11-23 14:34]
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This is beautiful mountain scene, but because you took it through window, there are a lot of technical problems here. At first mountain is overexpsured. You have to try to bring out highlights. After that you have to play with levels. If you look carefully, colors are not pure. Ther is strong grey filter sitting over photo. And after that you have to sharpen it and a lot.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-23 14:59]

That is a stunning peak, the fact that is has snow on it really makes it stand out.



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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-23 16:29]

Hi Stephanie
Good landscape shot. Good colours, POV and frame.
Well done


Hi Stéphanie
Félicitation pour cette belle prise de vue de ce beau mont.La prise est un peu brumeuse mais vue les condition qu'elle a étéprise elles est très belle.
Merci et au revoir...JP

très jolie vue de cette montagne, bonnes couleurs et originalité
bravo et merci

Hello Steph,
I saw the picture in the WS too ;) This is a very good capture and you had a great and unusual POV. This is very well done considering it was taking through a glass. I like those soft colors and beautiful contrast. Interesting notes too about a place that I didn't know... Thanks,

Hola Stephanie,
Este es una cuadro de gran belleza, con una cuidada y bellisima composiciòn. Un saludo

Hi Stephy,

A nice POV of Mt Baker. I was in Vancouver last February and loved these mountain landscape with snowy peaks. In fact I did see this mountain from my hotel. I only had time to take several pictures back then and actually my first post in TN was of a mountain north of Vancouver (it as been RP since then).
Has Aivar (metcher) noted, the white peak is overexposed. We always have to be carefull when taking pictures with snow in it. Also as you noted in your comments, the picture taken through the glass of the plane does not help. Fortunetly with time, patient and a good software, we can straighten out these kind of pictures. I tried a workshop and hope you will like it.

PC :)

hi Stephanie,
lovely shot,
well composed, excellent pov,
tfs & regards

Hi Steph,
looks like a white volkano, I like this view so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-27 17:27]

hello Stephanie
this is dizzy perspective for me and here is impressive mountain photo with snowy hills. i like composition, point of view and framing in your photo

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-11-28 17:36]

Hi Stephanie,
Not so easy to capture images through an airplane window but I think you were right to and it was worth the effort.Indeed an impressive peak.I like how the snow fans out and the sharp edges of the mountainside.A good informative note...I learnt something.You attracted a large selection of workshops...another example of this usefull site.TFS and take care.
Regards, David

Wonderful view Stephanie!
A good moment of the flight to photo.
the mountains with ice is very beautiful.
Great note!

Very spectacular view of mount Baker..great

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