Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Silver Lake County Park, Maple Falls, WA, Day 2 & Mt Baker

The View Across Picture Lake
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Silver Lake County Park, Maple Falls, WA, Day 2 & Mt Baker - 0 Miles Today, 7599 For the Trip

An early post. I drove to Mt Baker, having much better luck than the last time I was here in 2012. A partly cloudy day with somewhat harsh lighting, and a light breeze that destroyed the reflective qualities on the lakes most of the time, but still a great improvement. I stopped on the way in at the lake to photograph Mt Baker in the background. I do wish the chopped off reeds were not in the image, but that's the breaks. I then headed to Artists Point. Hard to describe, but beautiful in every direction. I took lots of photos, and will probably work on them more when I get back to the trailer. Right now I'm parked outside the cell tower building and the light is a bit bright to process the images (but, for some reason, I have a strong Verizon signal!  More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

I'm heading back to the campground to relax for the afternoon, then will come back towards sunset for some evening photos.

For those that saw my earlier posting, I have to admit to an error - I called Mt Shuksan Mt Baker. I corrected the titles and added a couple of photos taken later in the evening, as well as a couple of Nooksack Falls. The falls is a tough shoot - you can only see it from the top & it is a long, narrow falls in 3 sections, so it isn't the most photogenic I've seen. It also has a lot less water going over it than in my 2012 photo.

I'm happier with the evening Picture Lake image, but the evening isn't getting much warmer (at least the light) so I'm going to call it a day at 7:00.

A new one for me - on the way down the hill we had a traffic stop because a car commercial was being made on the road. About a 10 minute stop, and as we went by the car it was covered with a black shroud. Must be something new...

Dinner was a frozen pizza, and more snap peas.

Until later -

1 comment:

  1. How do take in all that beauty?? How do you breathe after such a view?