Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunrise/Tipsoo Lake - Mount Rainier National Park (Part 2)

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy this chain of posts!

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Today I have part 2 of my photos from Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, USA. If you ever visit Washington, I highly recommend you visit this park! It is a very beautiful place. Just bring lots of mosquito repellent. I got around 20-30 bites from 3 minutes out of the car in some areas! That was not fun. Even after I used mosquito repellent, a few stubborn ones still came at me. Now some brief information about Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. The volcano stands 14,411 ft (4,392 m) and is located 54 miles from Seattle, Washington. While the snow capped peak seems harmless, this is an not a dead volcano and can cause some deadly damage if it erupts.

In my opinion, this is one of my best shots ever (and of Mount Rainier). Photo is of the Sunrise Day Lodge up in Sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 54 N 121 38 33 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Now for some flowers at Sunrise. This is a Magenta Paintbrush (Castilleja parviflora). On the sides are the Broadleaf Lupine (Lupinus latifolius).


Photo of the Broadleaf Lupine (Lupinus latifolius). 

I was not able to identify these flowers. If you know, please tell me in the comments below!

An HDR composition of the peak of Mount Rainier at Sunrise. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 52 N 121 38 40 W  

Another HDR composition from Sunrise. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 49 N 121 38 33 W  


I hike a little bit on Silver Forest Trail near Sunrise. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 47 N 121 38 31 W  

HDR composition from Silver Forest Trail. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 45 N 121 38 31 W  

Another HDR composition zoomed in from the above post. Photo is of Mount Rainier. 

Another HDR from another view point on Silver Forest Trail. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 43 N 121 38 28 W  


Taken on the way to Tipsoo Lake. HDR composition of Mount Rainier. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 37 N 121 32 13 W  

Another HDR composition from the spot above. 

Here is a photo of the highway in Mount Rainier National Park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 54 36 N 121 32 13 W  


Now I arrive at Tipsoo Lake. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 52 11 N 121 31 10 W  

The trail leading into Tipsoo Lake. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 52 11 N 121 31 07 W  

Here is a photo of Tipsoo Lake.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 52 10 N 121 31 06 W  

Another photo of Tipsoo Lake. I would have loved to spend more time there, but this was another mosquito hell in the park. I got bit all over! These mosquitoes sure are poisonous! The bumps swelled up immediately, but they also went fast. Most of the bumps disappeared by the end of the day. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 46 52 10 N 121 31 05 W  

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with the last of my photos from Mount Rainier National Park. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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