Alder Lake [EXPLORED #1]

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    This was on the drive to Rainier National Park. It is astounding how beautiful the countryside of Seattle is. Between the Palouse, Cascades, Olympic Mountains and the countryside, there isn't a dull place here!

    One interesting thing about this area is how quickly it can change from overcast to sunny. I'm not kidding when I say that in a matter of two minutes, it went from sunny (as pictured), to cloudy, foggy, and dark. Maybe the fog is very centralized over valleys here, but it is ridiculous how quickly it changes.

    I took this as a panorama with my Contax Zeiss 50/1.4 Planar T*.

    UrbanExposureCPL ( on/off ), and 142 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 大山岑 18 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Thank you.

    2. Dave.27 18 months ago | reply



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    3. Noorderland 18 months ago | reply

      Great landscape. Beautiful light and colors!
      Congrats for Explore #1!

    4. Ben124. 18 months ago | reply


    5. cedmars 18 months ago | reply

      nice photo :)

    6. Steve Taylor (Photography) 18 months ago | reply

      That is a fantastic shot

    7. David Gibbon 18 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a stunning landscape shot. Perfect for a picture postcard!

    8. artland 18 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful shot!
      You are invited to post it to:


    9. flikrsandler 18 months ago | reply

      You talk about the beauty of the countryside, but don't you see the vast number of tree stumps, how this landscape was demolished? To me, this is a terribly sad picture of a decimated place, a thing of beauty past and gone.

    10. Brock Whittaker Photography 18 months ago | reply

      It was to prevent the spread of the pine beetle.

    11. flikrsandler 18 months ago | reply

      "It was to prevent the spread of the pine beetle."

      Oh, OK. Glad to know that, that it wasn't some greedy loggers. Perhaps you could add that piece of information to your description under the photo? Then the image and description wouldn't be so much at odds with each other.

    12. Jesus_l 18 months ago | reply

      Excellent view, colour and lighting!!!

    13. Vincent Rowell 18 months ago | reply

      A superb photograph with magnificent light. Favorite! I must add: it's also quite shocking at first sight, at least until the explanation about the deforestation came up in the comments.

    14. anoldent 6 weeks ago | reply

      My first reaction was "once there was a forest", and that this was an a man-made lake bed revealed by drought. Good to know it wasn't, but a dramatic landscape photo in any case. Nice work!

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