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Mt. Rainier / Cloud

A lenticular cloud over Mt. Rainier from August, 2005, viewed from a forest road southwest of the peak. The two bright stars are Castor and Pollux, of the Gemini constellation. The cloud has no continuous existence, since moisture-laden wind from the west (left) condenses at a certain altitude, depending on temperature. The trailing edge (right), at the same time, dissipates condensed water toward the east. Thus, it appears stationary even though it is in motion.


The two large glaciers are the Puyallup, on the left, and Tahoma. Together they form the Sunset Amphitheatre.


CAMERA: Olympus OM-1 SLR

LENS: 85 mm

FILM TYPE: 35mm color slide

FILM BRAND:Kodak Ektachrome 1600

EXPOSURE: 23 seconds @ f/2.8

FILE NO.: 05-13 #31


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Taken on August 21, 2005