Flying Around the Snowy Cascades

Had the chance yesterday to go flying with some friends up around the Central Cascades as we got a nice clear day finally.  I went with my Sony A7R2 for its in-camera lens stabilization and my Zeiss 55/1.8 lens for its fast aperture and great rendering.  With the settings on Continuous AF, Steady Shot set at 55mm and burst mode, I got mostly keepers.


View of the Snowy Cascade range


Snowy Cascades in the foreground leading up to Mount Rainier

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A snowy Ridge atop the Cascades


Very popular hike called Mount Si peaks here, with a view back towards Seattle

Where Magazine Cover and A Movie Prop

One of my favorites taken from the Sky View Observatory recently made the cover of the January 2016 Where Seattle Magazine.  Not only that, Universal Studios contacted me to use the image and the cover in their upcoming 50 Shades movie.  A great day all in all.where seattle magazine cover photography sky view observatory mike reid

Shuksan Alpenglow – Zeiss 85mm Otus

Hiked up to Artist’s Point last night in my Sorels.  Followed the well worn boot path to the top and caught some nice alpen glow along Shuksan and Table Mountain.  Tried out my new 900 lumen headlamp on the way down and it really lights up the path.  This is a spectacular hike and highly recommended.Mount Shuksan Alpenglow Zeiss 85mm Otus

Mount Shuksan dusk panorama Zeiss 85mm Otus