The sleeping giant

A view of Mt. Rainier from the east, along the White River:

The sleeping giant

I brought this image together using HDR Efex Pro 2 from four raw photographs. It was a bit of a salvage effort, since the sky was particularly hazy the day we visited. I was impressed at the software’s ability to pull detail out of the sky, avoiding a flat white backdrop for the snow-shrouded peaks.

A matter of scale

Taken from a bend in the highway on our Canadian rockies road trip last summer:

A matter of scale

Living near the Rockies in Colorado, I never ceased to be amazed how much bigger they look in Canada — thanks to the glaciers, the valleys just got ground down that much deeper. For a true sense of scale, look for the cars and trucks on the highway here…