Photo Eruption at Mt. Baker
How about photographing a place that is an active volcano and one of the snowiest places on the planet?
In 1792 the British explorer, George Vancouver, reached the Pacific Northwest Coast and made a journal entry citing the observation of Mt. Baker by his third lieutenant Joseph Baker:
“About this time a very high conspicuous craggy mountain … presented itself, towering above the clouds: as low down as they allowed it to be visible it was covered with snow; and south of it, was a long ridge of very rugged snowy mountains, much less elevated, which seemed to stretch to a considerable distance … the high distant land formed, as already observed, like detached islands, amongst which the lofty mountain, discovered in the afternoon by the third lieutenant, and in compliment to him called by me Mount Baker…”
Each time we drive up the winding road at Mount Baker it is a stunning adventure. We have hiked numerous routes in this park but we haven’t taken many photos of this natural landmark. It’s about time.
Here are a few images from our recent escapade. They are all taken with the Fuji X-T1 paired with the XF 14mm F2.8 and Fuji X100S.
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