Mt. Rainier from above

Mt. Rainier from above

Mt. Rainier from above. Note the shadow behind the mountain.
May 2, 2004
on May 4, 2004 7:11 pm
Image ID: 51966


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Deb - May 4, 2004 7:32 pm - Voted 10/10

7 Mile Shadow?

Very beautiful. Where did the photo come from?


derbilly - May 4, 2004 7:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 7 Mile Shadow?

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.


petersbike - May 4, 2004 8:17 pm - Voted 10/10

nice picture Bro.

Again you have been holding out. Later Walt.


wuedesau - May 5, 2004 3:37 am - Hasn't voted


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.

Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - May 5, 2004 9:15 am - Voted 10/10

Very Very Cool

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

Very nice shot.

William Marler

William Marler - May 6, 2004 10:37 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing shot

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


vertx - May 6, 2004 3:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Signature Phote

I think this is worthy of a place on the Rainier web page as the signature photo! Nice picture!

Az Climbing Boy

Az Climbing Boy - May 10, 2004 1:22 pm - Hasn't voted

very nice!

awesome pic, question - was this photo taken at sunset, or sunrise?


derbilly - May 12, 2004 2:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: very nice!

Thanks. It was taken at sunset.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - May 10, 2004 2:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Rings of Saturn

That cloud ring reminds me of Saturn's rings. Cool photo.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - May 13, 2004 6:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Rings of Saturn

Kinda like the rings around Uranus! (Sorry....couldn't help myself)

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - May 13, 2004 7:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Rings of Saturn

No, those are much darker.

(well, you STARTED it!) ;- )


TodoVertical - May 11, 2004 2:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Beautiful ..

... colors and a good shot too !!!


46and2 - May 26, 2004 7:58 pm - Hasn't voted


I literally salivate at just the thought of flying that close to a huge mountain in perfect light. This shot kicks a**.


ridgeline - Feb 28, 2005 12:42 am - Hasn't voted

Up for the climb

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.

cemoro lawang

cemoro lawang - Mar 1, 2005 3:34 am - Hasn't voted

lovely pict...

derbilly... you just have good moments on mt rainier. bravo...excellent photos.


tlogan - Apr 13, 2005 7:39 pm - Voted 10/10

looked at this photo...

but never commented on it... positively love it... GREAT SHOT!

5150Dude - Apr 14, 2006 3:51 am - 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.


breckenridgeboarder - Oct 19, 2006 4:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Truly majestic

Mt. Rainier is a truly majestic mountain. I never took it for granted while living in Seattle.


Grampahawk - Jan 12, 2008 1:02 pm - Hasn't voted


I've been trying to decide on a climb for this summer and this photo put Rainier into the "Definite" list.

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