Monday, August 15, 2011

Frames...maybe within a Frame?

Saturday we drove to Mt. Rainier.  We started on the West side of the mountain and came down on the Northeast side, making one giant loop.  We made lots of stops along the way and took several small hikes.  I took over 1500 pictures~some of which are pretty gorgeous if I do say so myself (many of which are not!)  It is such a beautiful place.  If you haven't put Mt. Rainier on your bucket list, I suggest you do.  You don't have to hike to the top (though I hear that is spectacular)~there is a lot of lovely things to see for anyone.  Today I am going to share the pictures I took during the day that contain a frame, though I am sure there will be more photos shared later.   I'm not sure how to do a frame within a frame~is the first frame the photo edge or do I need two nested items?  I'm not quite grasping it, but I had fun trying!
There are several cool tunnels as you wind around the road~my husband was driving~never try to take pictures and drive on this road; the cliff edge is very close in some places.
Box Cannon~I am looking down into the cannon 115 deep.  The river is framed with the cannon walls.  I tried to capture the depth a little by including the edge of the bridge, but really you need to see it for yourself~or find a better photographer to share it with you.  Gorgeous!
The tunnel didn't really frame a gorgeous view, but I love the carved rock tunnel for itself.
Huckleberry chose to help with my frame hunt.
This is as we were walking at Sunrise~the highest place you can drive to on the mountain.  It was starting to get pretty late, so we started home next.  I wanted to stay for sunset, but we thought it would be better to get further down the mountain before dark.
So I tried to take pictures of the sunset colors in my rear view mirror.  I tried to edit the picture to represent more accurately what I was seeing, but I'm not sure it worked, so the original is viewable via mouseover.
It is incredible to be higher than the clouds.  This is taken through the window as my husband was driving down the mountain.  We made it back down below the clouds before dark, so we were glad, though they were never thick on the road (which they have been on past visits~so we know we DON'T like that!)
This shot is just in case you were hoping for a more traditional summit photo~it is framed on one side.  This was taken at Reflection Lake, and yes, that is still snow on the ground.  The snow stayed even longer than usual this year just now finally leaving most of the usual meadows bare-but not soon enough for there to be flowers yet.  I was sad not to see or capture (on camera) more wildflowers. 
Then I just wanted to throw in this past shot of Sunflower framed.  I still have 31 favorites from that day that I haven't shared.


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14 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Those are all great to interpret frame within a frame. :)

Sarah said...

WOW! Gorgeous shots.

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the box canyon, and was so happy to see a framed Sunflower as well. :-)

Courtney said...

Absolutely wonderful SOOC shots! I have not visited there but would definitely like to. Looks amazing!

Jessaca said...

Really great views!! Great photos!!! Yes I need to check out Mt. Rainer

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wowzer...those mountains look fake. So beautiful!

missing moments said...

these are gorgeous!

Tina said...

Great shots! :)

My Captivating Images said...

Very nice! It is gorgeous! I have to disagree with you on box canon though, you did an awesome job showing some depth.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That tunnel reminds me a cave rock in Lake Tahoe.

Dorian Susan said...

Jus' sayin'....you totally got that frame frame thing. wow. I especially like the view between trees and the 2nd tunnel with the little dangling green in the foreground. Thanks for sharing Cedar. We don't have any view like this near here.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures. Excellent framing of this beautiful place.

Kat Sloma said...

I think you understand frame within a frame no problem, from these shots. It's just using another object within the frame of your photo to frame a subject. :) Wonderful, wonderful interpretations - I can't choose a favorite! Thanks so much for sharing these with me and the other participants in Exploring with a Camera, they are great examples. And I've added Mt. Ranier to my "things to do" list!!

adamhendrill said...

It's incredible. All the photos are extremely good. if we put in frame, It will increase it's beauty.

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