Mt. Rainier Reflection Pool

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© David Bowden
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This last weekend, I went to Mt. Rainier to shoot the mountain in the reflection lakes during sunset. Unfortunately, the sky was completely blown out. So, I settled for shooting the rest of the reflection pool. This is called the Artist pool and generally has a complete reflection of Rainier in it on a still day. The reflections are fantastic and the trees around the pool are real nice. So, I grabbed this shot.


Taken with:


Camera: Nikon D300

Lens: Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 IF-ESED Lens

Focal Length: 17mm

F Stop: f/8.0 +7 EV

Shutter: 1/50 On Tripod

ISO: 160


Post Production was done in CS3 and included:






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Since a JPG is by default a lossy compression for images, this image has a rather nasty Moire pattern in the sky (since it was blown out and then compressed). This is seen more on a non-calibrated monitor. The larger version (see link above) looks better, but you need a calibated monitor at high resolution.

They really should have called the magazine TIFF and used a format that while larger, at least looked better uncompressed. :-)

46 responses

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    A beautiful B&W, regardless!!

  • Greg Lief

    Greg Lief gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    Well done despite the Moire. 1/50 handheld... that's pretty good!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    I actually love the way the sky looks. And I really love the way it looks like there's a spotlight shining on that tree on the left. Beauty-ful! :)

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    A fantastic B&W shot Dave! Lovely.

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (26 Jul 2008):

    Holy wow!! Amazing capture!! Way to get out of town!

  • j cain

    j cain (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2008):


  • Tesha Farlow

    Tesha Farlow gave props (26 Jul 2008):

    breathtaking love it

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa said (27 Jul 2008):

    This is just fantastic - The mood is perfect.

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    absolutely beautiful photo...would have been a great entry into 'zen' or 'paradise' theme too.

  • Mindy Mcgregor

    Mindy Mcgregor said (29 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful work, love the B&W!

  • Nicole Tinneny

    Nicole Tinneny said (29 Jul 2008):

    Amazing tonal range. And wow-what a sight. Makes me want to go north!

  • Biff Wellington

    Biff Wellington said (1 Aug 2008):

    Nice work!!!!

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (1 Aug 2008):

    This photo is so awesome - it caught my eye right away
    Nikon D300 - Nice!

  • Jake Booher

    Jake Booher gave props (2 Aug 2008):

    haha, i agree with the you on tiff. great shot though man. really nice!

  • Gabriel Stanciu

    Gabriel Stanciu said (3 Aug 2008):


  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    great light lovely stuff

  • Greg Scratchley

    Greg Scratchley gave props (9 Aug 2008):

    Lovely image. Truly breathtaking. I'm still trying to work out the lighting. :)

  • Patricia Green

    Patricia Green said (10 Aug 2008):

    I am partial to black and white photography. And it does look better larger. I've driven past Mt. Ranier years ago on my way to Seattle but didn't have time to stop. I'd love to go to this reflection pool some day.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    remarkable image

  • Nora Kubach

    Nora Kubach (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2008):


  • John Edwin May

    John Edwin May said (13 Aug 2008):

    Love the mysterious light on the trees...Beautiful image!

  • Rhian Syahzana

    Rhian Syahzana (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):


  • Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson gave props (19 Aug 2008):

    This is stunning!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    Intense and surreal!

  • Jaclyn

    Jaclyn gave props (14 Sep 2008):

    Your shots have a wonderful quality!

  • David Eastham

    David Eastham gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    All I can say is Awesome !!

  • Angie Zagars

    Angie Zagars (Deleted) gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    Amazing light - WOOW!!

  • Scott Derryberry

    Scott Derryberry gave props (1 Oct 2008):

    love it!

  • S Curtis

    S Curtis gave props (4 Oct 2008):

    so otherworldly

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    stunning shot, just beautiful! I'm very drawn to black and white photography. Your large format link did your photo even more justice:)

  • Patty Herzog

    Patty Herzog said (7 Nov 2008):

    What an awesome shot! I love B&W.

  • Gary Rittermeyer

    Gary Rittermeyer (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    fantastic tones...great capture

  • Melvin Caraan

    Melvin Caraan said (20 Dec 2008):

    stunning! its worth the trip...

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2008):


  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    really great work

  • Cory Helwig

    Cory Helwig said (13 Feb 2009):


  • Juanita Ruffner

    Juanita Ruffner gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    omg-that is gorgeous!!! voted....

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    Amazing lighting!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (5 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful and creepy

  • Gaurav Ray

    Gaurav Ray gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    nice work....

  • Jeremie NOEL

    Jeremie NOEL gave props (9 Sep 2011):

    Beautiful landscape.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (11 Sep 2011):

    Excellent composition. Love the mood. Thanks for the interesting info and commentary!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Super shot!My vote

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (12 Nov 2011):

    Very good. Voted


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  • Mark Lee

    Mark Lee gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    loved it :-) great shot :-)

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