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Mt. Rainier from above
Mt. Rainier from above. Note the shadow behind the mountain.

May 2, 2004


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Deb7 Mile Shadow?


Voted 10/10

Very beautiful. Where did the photo come from?
Posted May 4, 2004 7:32 pm

derbillyRe: 7 Mile Shadow?


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I took this on the plane from Seattle going to Sacramento. The time was approximately 7:45 PM. We were flying very close to Rainier, had not yet reached full cruising altitude and the air was relatively clear. It shows some nice effects with shadows and clouds and the details are crisp. The cloud layer hugging the mountain also has a nice shadow that is a horizontal line across the mountain.
Posted May 4, 2004 7:41 pm

petersbikenice picture Bro.


Voted 10/10

Again you have been holding out. Later Walt.
Posted May 4, 2004 8:17 pm



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One of the best photos on SP for a long time. You can be lucky. You had the right plane at the right time, the right window seat and obviously a cleaned and unscraped window and a camera!

Thanks for posting.
Posted May 5, 2004 3:37 am

Erik BeelerVery Very Cool

Erik Beeler

Voted 10/10

I never really was interested in climbing Rainer but now I am thanks to your picture.

Very nice shot.
Posted May 5, 2004 9:15 am

William MarlerAmazing shot

William Marler

Voted 10/10

This is a wonderful image. I had the chance to climb Rainier 12 years ago but had to pass it up due to the passing of a good friend. I must put it on the to do list. Thanks for posting. Cheers William
Posted May 6, 2004 10:37 am

vertxSignature Phote


Voted 10/10

I think this is worthy of a place on the Rainier web page as the signature photo! Nice picture!
Posted May 6, 2004 3:33 pm

Az Climbing Boyvery nice!

Az Climbing Boy

Hasn't voted

awesome pic, question - was this photo taken at sunset, or sunrise?
Posted May 10, 2004 1:22 pm

derbillyRe: very nice!


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Thanks. It was taken at sunset.
Posted May 12, 2004 2:51 pm

Brian JenkinsRings of Saturn

Brian Jenkins

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That cloud ring reminds me of Saturn's rings. Cool photo.
Posted May 10, 2004 2:36 pm

Dave DalyRe: Rings of Saturn

Dave Daly

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Kinda like the rings around Uranus! (Sorry....couldn't help myself)
Posted May 13, 2004 6:22 pm

Brian JenkinsRe: Rings of Saturn

Brian Jenkins

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No, those are much darker.

(well, you STARTED it!) ;- )

Posted May 13, 2004 7:30 pm

TodoVerticalBeautiful ..


Hasn't voted

... colors and a good shot too !!!
Posted May 11, 2004 2:17 pm



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I literally salivate at just the thought of flying that close to a huge mountain in perfect light. This shot kicks a**.
Posted May 26, 2004 7:58 pm

ridgelineUp for the climb


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I'll be on this Mountain in September, this shot is like Rainier viagra, I guess I'll have to see the doc if Im up for 7 months.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 12:42 am

cemoro lawanglovely pict...

cemoro lawang

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derbilly... you just have good moments on mt rainier. bravo...excellent photos.
Posted Mar 1, 2005 3:34 am

tloganlooked at this photo...


Voted 10/10

but never commented on it... positively love it... GREAT SHOT!
Posted Apr 13, 2005 7:39 pm


Voted 10/10

How did you keep the glare from the window out of the photo? Strong UV filter? Polarizer? I like the shadow the mountain makes on the area behind it.
Posted Apr 14, 2006 3:51 am

breckenridgeboarderTruly majestic


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Mt. Rainier is a truly majestic mountain. I never took it for granted while living in Seattle.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 4:44 pm



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I've been trying to decide on a climb for this summer and this photo put Rainier into the "Definite" list.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 1:02 pm

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derbillySubmitted by derbilly
on May 4, 2004 7:11 pm

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Lat/Lon: 46.85280°N / 121.759°W
Object Title: Mt. Rainier from above