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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18 Responses to “Sunset on Mount Baker”

  1. Absolutely love looking at your photos…we too are full time travelers for the past 10 years and we love writing about our travels and taking photos.

    What camera do you use…your photos are so crisp!
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  2. LensScaper says:

    I love the contrast between those subtle tones on Mt Baker and the dark brooding shore line and that lonely tree. Makes for a really strong composition, Anne.
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  3. Breathtaking! I wish that I could Mary Poppins my way magically into your photo!

  4. kaz says:

    I like it; voting the best landscape of the year.
    It makes you want to be there..

  5. Ken says:

    Very nice!!

  6. Chris Hansen says:

    Anne, I love the lighting and especially the foreground that you chose for this image.
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  7. Wonderful shot and beautifully composed. Love the light and glow on the mountain.
    Its been long pending visit to Mt Baker..hopefully next summer :)
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  8. Sherry says:

    I was on Orcas Island not too long ago when it was a very bright day. Not helpful when I want a good photo. I love this shot, very PNW.

    • 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.

  9. Beautiful shot!

    I love that muted tones look, especially those blues.
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