Sunset on Mount Baker

Usually a fog, haze or even smog obscures the view of Mount Baker, Washington, from way over here in Sidney, British Columbia. But on a clear day, it looks massive.

I made this image about an hour and a half after my orca shot. I love how the sunset makes the snow look slightly pink.

Sunset on Mount Baker
Please click the image to enjoy a larger version.

Because I was on my boat, and there were some waves, I needed a fast shutter speed. I made this image at 1/800th of a second.

To get that fast shutter speed in relatively low light, I had to pump up the ISO to 1250, which causes a bit of noise, but nothing Lightroom can’t handle.

I would rather have a bit of noise in my image from a high ISO than have a blurry image from a shutter speed that is not fast enough.

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    • says

      Hi Anupama, I have never actually been to Mount Baker. I would love to go sometime, I am always appreciating it from afar. Thank you very much for your visit and comments.

    • says

      Hi Sherry, I agree, bright days are the most difficult for photography. A polarizing filter comes in handy, but it’s usually better to wait until the edges of the day. Thanks for your comments.

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