Cowlitz Chimneys, Sunrise, Mount Rainier National park

Between my June and July trips to Yosemite, I managed to squeeze in two quick trips down to Mount Rainier National Park. (I plan to come back to my Yosemite images very shortly.) One of those trips was just a very quick mid-week overnight trip to the Sunrise side of the park (the east entrance), which had just opened up about a week before. After a lovely sunset the night before, I made my way back up to Sunrise from the White River campground around 5AM to catch the sunrise on the still-snowy landscape.

My primary focus was on Mount Rainier itself, which didn't disappoint, but I also had to turn my attention to the south towards the Cowlitz Chimneys - a beautiful range of peaks that caught my attention about a year earlier, on my first visit to the sunrise area. This time I was prepared with my Large Format gear, and was able to take a really richly detailed and beautifully color on Fuji Velvia 50. I hope some of what I love so much in the slide comes through in this quick scan.

Tachihara 4x5 | Caltar 210mm f/6.1 | f/16 | 1s | Fuji Velvia 50 | Tripod

See more related images in my Mount Rainier National Park Gallery.

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