I took this picture while camping at Glacier Vista in Mount Rainier National Park. After a perfect bluebird day spent skiing small laps in the area, we were pleasantly surprised by this fiery sunset. I could say this sunset left me speechless, but that’d be a lie. In reality, I was sliding around our campsite saying “Holy 💩, this is insane!”
Exif: Sony a7 240mm f/8 1/15s ISO 100
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The only way I could describe Mount Rainier national park is magical. Cliche but the most accurate word for it. That place changed my life
It truly is amazing, especially when the weather cooperates. The last time we camped there at Reflection Lake, we got buried by 16-18 inches of snow and didn’t see the mountain at all!
It is a magical place..
Ah yes, those beautiful majestic sunsets of the Cascades. I do honestly miss it up there, but there is definitely one thing I don't miss about Washington state. Tell me true, OP, what was the local time when you took this photo? 2, 3 in the afternoon?
6:10:37PM this past Saturday :) But yes, I totally feel you on those early winter days.
The contrast between the sky and the mountain is amazing.
Thanks! I was really happy with how it turned out.
You say 'bluebird day' as an idiom, but there was actually a western bluebird found for the first time in decades down here in Clark county just a day or two ago. My landlord's reaction was about the same as yours was to the sunset I bet. He's a huge birder.
Absolutely magnificent. Looks like something out of a painting.
Someone messaged me that they're going to draw it, so your statement will ring true soon!
What kind of metering did you use?
Multi. I never change that setting. I was in Aperture priority, though, because my camera fell recently and I can't change shutter while in Manual.
Do you have this available as a landscape orientation?
You should post this to /r/SonyAlpha too! Amazing shot.
It’s a beautiful picture if only it was ultra hd for my ultrawide monitor. It’ll make a nice phone background regardless.
Gorgeous shot! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for my new phone background photo.
hahah awesome man!
The photo is beautiful, any chance of a slightly higher resolution to use as desktop background? Is it cropped or scaled?
What lens did you use?
Sony 24-240mm. Not the lightest or sharpest lens, but it's a great all-in-one zoom option for traveling/hiking.
Did you showshoe in? What were the snow conditions on the trail, if so?
Good job man.
This made me say "God Damn!", out loud.
The cat was NOT impressed ...
Hahaha that’s fantastic.
Tour Guide: And if you look to your left, you”ll see the miserable ruins of Mt. St. Helens Me: frowns
i was just scrolling down and stumbled on this, finds myself staring at it. that lighting from the sunset is what gives life to that mountain’s dimness. it’s like one of those black and white paintings where a light coloring touches is added to give it a personality. makes me want to frame it.
Thank you! I try to capture moments that make one pause, so I’m glad you like it.
I just saw this in the Washington Hikers and Climbers group like 30 seconds ago. Did a double-take.
Haha oops! I'm not intentionally spamming the Internet. Just happy reminiscing from this amazing weekend.
Rightfully so! It's a gorgeous shot.
New phone background. :-)
I want to do the same, this is beautiful - don't suppose there's a higher resolution version? No worries if not!
The color saturation is deeply satisfying.
I'm happy that you said this, because I actually had to de-saturate parts of this image (blue snow) to make it look how my eyes saw it.
I love my state.
Me, too! So happy I moved here from Wisconsin (although I'll always love Wisconsin).
I might be getting the opportunity to move out there if I get this job I'm aiming for! Really hope it all goes well, looks like a beautiful state. I'm stuck in New Jersey for now.
And soon ....I will be returning to WA from WI. Seeing photos like this from Mt. Rainier always gives me the feels, and keeps me motivated!
Your guys' cheese curds are bomb tho.
We the best.
WA the best.
Can I do a request? Olympic Rainforest photos. We got everything here!
This is amazing
Thanks dude. I like the sound of your username.
Beautiful thank you for sharing
Wow, that is just too gorgeous! Great job getting that shot.
Good picture! Good morning from Olympia.
Bye , from Seattle
Edgy Seattle response.
Oh hey Alex! Killing the earth porn game. Keep it up!
I love the muted white on this.
Thanks dude. It was a bit of a pain to color correct the snow, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
To what now? Sorry I'm not much of a photography guy.
Such a fan of snowy pictures this one looks beautiful
Me, too :)
Glad you feel the same :)
Great capture, this past weekend was phenomenal.
It was just what the doctor ordered after these past few weeks of rain and grey skies.
Looks like right off the peak of Crystal Mountain ski resort.
I haven't skied there yet, so I'll have to take your word for it. Mainly a Baker man myself.
I love living on Washington Coast. We get sick of the rain ,but on days that it's like 70-80 degrees I'm always in aww in where I live.
Likewise. We pay our dues with the gross weather, but nothings better than when it's super nice out.
Yup , yesterday was absolutely gorgeous
Ahh fuck ya that’s some hot earth porn
Man i love my state. I live in tacoma and a get a great view of that mountain each day
That's awesome. I wake up to the Olympics nearly every morning, but the majesty and sheer size of Rainier is hard to top.
Gotta love the evergreen state
Yea, that's nice. How can a snowscape look so... "warm"? I love the photo
With very careful post-processing :)
The sunrise this morning was like this too...
Shucks I missed it!
Damn, I'm inspired to do a watercolour now.
If you do, I'd love to see the final result!
I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous shot! The small trees against such a gigantic mountain topped with snow are beautiful. The perfect touch is that perfect sunset behind the main-ground, making up the shot of perfection. :) Great shot, and beautiful landscape.
I really like this picture. Congrats on the great shot OP.
Holy shit I love this picture
Love the picture! I'm a born and raised Wa guy. I find it funny how so many people disregard Washington state as anything special. We are the only state to have all 4 temperate zones. We grow a ridiculous amount of hops used worldwide along with a ton of other agriculture and yet all anybody thinks of is Starbucks and Microsoft and occasionally Boeing with Amazon thrown in the mix. So much of this state is ignored by people on one half it's not even funny! It's a gorgeous state and yet some people commenting here just don't get why Washington people upvote it so much. Because Washington State is Gorgeous......that's why!
Between WA and OR I think I'd be happy living there, if only I had the balls to do it.
What's stopping you?
Money to get there and find a job...
The trouble of looking for new work & new housing. I have that locked down where I am now but the PNW looks like it's so close to nature, every picture I see here in Reddit makes me say, damn I wish I was there.
Full sky rainbow
One of those trees looks familiar to me.
Seattleite here. What kind of gear do you need to camp in those conditions?! I’d love to do this one day but afraid of fucking it up.
Hey neighbor. I used a 3-season Big Agnes 2p Copper Spur UL, with a thermarest z-lite and an REI Flash inflatable pad with a Marmot Helium 15 sleeping bag and a 15 degree liner. We have a winter tent, but the warm and clear conditions didn't necessitate it.
That’s great news! My 3 season has been collecting dust. I’ll look into an additional liner and I should be set. Thanks so much!!
Can I ask how far you had to haul all of the gear from the car? My 70L backpack should do, are snowshoes necessary?
really cool, man.
The Flames Beyond the Cold Mountain
That's a much better title than what I wrote.
Oh, well I can't take credit! I was referencing a song with an album cover that looks like your photo... It was the first thing to pop into my mind: https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3156074241_10.jpg
Spectacular pic! Thank you so much for posting
Was this from last Thursday? Sunset was killer down here at the Gorge
This was taken this past Saturday!
This isn't Baker. Just some random hill off of Mt. Rainier.
Too much JPG :(
I'm sorry! I don't upload full-size images to the Internet.
Oh, it's alright! It's just that the colors seem to have some banding, but I guess that's inevitable on imgur.
This reminds me of a Gary Paulson novel
I love it
Man, I miss the PNW.
Awesome shot, just incredible. Looks like the sunsets we get out here in Nevada. Thanks for sharing:)
Dang that’s beautiful! I’ve never thought to camp there in the winter, I might need to change that!
I miss my home... Can’t wait to move back!
What a gorgeous view!
Wow Amazon pic dude
So jealous of this view
uau great colors. spicily love the pink one. nicely done
I moved up here to Seattle a year ago, and the sunsets are much different from the ones I was used to in Texas.
In Texas, they are much more orange. Here, they have a distinct shade of purple. I don't know if it's the water, or the latitude.
ALL THESE GODAMN PORTRAIT PICTURES YOUR KILLING ME REDDIT I NEED LANDSCAPE!!!!
Here you go :) https://i.imgur.com/8W8iW5e.jpg
My state is pretty awesome!
That looks super shreddable.
My family calls this a Logan Sky sunset -- my best friend's lil brother took his life about this time 6 years ago. Logan was all about Boise State, so all sunsets with these magnificent blues and oranges we call 'Logan Sky'
Thanks for sharing! I certainly love this state that I live and grew up in!
Oh, very interesting. It worked!!
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That's a belter of a photo...thanks for sharing this with us :)
I love where I live goddamn
Finally. A decent shot that is not over exposed, over post-processed.
Pretty ok 😉
So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
I really want to move to Washington state, i think the landscape is amazing beautiful there.
It’s really awesome to see my home state end up in this sub so much.
See what happens when weed is legalized
This looks like a Mac OS X wallpaper, and that's really saying something. Nice one!
I love home.
Im so glad i get to call this place home. Im just a short 25 minute drive from this beautiful mountain.
Just set it as my lockscreen
ha I live there
Looks a bit like Minecraft.
Holy shit this looks unreal
Is it tragic this reminds me of dun morogh in world of warcraft
Jaden Smith is up there filming Icon as we speak.
This is a completely FAKE photo. OP merged a different sky onto the mountain, just zoom in on the trees and you'll see the merge fail. Also, the color on the mountains/snow should realisticallly be tinted by the sunset
edit: me mistaking a poorly edited photo for an image composite
Um...no it's not fake. Want to see the raw image? The reason why the edges look off is because of the way I manipulated the blue channel levels in photoshop to reduce the color cast of snow.
So glad you posted that!
Beautiful photograph. :)
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holy fuck this is so stunning that it actually looks fake! amazing!
May I download this photo for my phones wallpaper?
Washington sucks. Don't move here.
Love how you always have to add "State" for those unfamiliar with the Pacific Northwest. Wouldn't want to confuse this with the snowy mountains of the DC metro...
I actually did it for alliterative purposes (winter/Washington;sunset/state), but sure, you can be snarky about it. Many people refer to Washington State this way. It’s really no different than saying the state of Washington, except its fewer words.
You're welcome. Enjoy!
I will! I really miss Washington this reminds of mt baker which is my most favorite place on earth. :)
Bob Ross inspired
Happy little trees!
Definitely- with a view of that sunset!
Thanks for sharing the beauty. Over on the East Coast I get a wee bit envious!
Good pic A+ would view again.