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autumn larch in Washington Cascades
Lens: Rikenon-P 28mm Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Pacific Crest Trail, Northern WA ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: jimr-pdx, 10-13-2012, 07:56 PM

I took a fine long dayhike along the Crest Trail last week. Starting at Harts Pass road-end I wandered north to Oregon Basin, where the larch were finishing their annual blizzard of golden needles. A glorious day, and one of the last for 2012 - that road will be closing for the season soon as storms arrive.

Despite competition from the DA18-135, DA40 Ltd and Sigma's 15mm fisheye, this shot with my humble all-manual Rikenon really pops out. The polarizer helps!
Azurite Peak and Mt Ballard in the distance.

A few more shots at my Picasa site and more to follow in my 'spare time'.
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10-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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beautiful! You walked past my dad - that was his favorite place ever, and he had us scatter his ashes up along the ridgeline Pretty sure he's dissipated by now though...

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Gorgeous scenery and lovely shots. I visited your Picasa site and enjoyed the views. Wonderful that you got see a Bald Eagle. Thank you for sharing your journey along the Crest Trail.

Jim, that is a very touching story.
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Beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed taking the trip with you. You have some really nice shots in your album too.

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Thanks folks! Some narrative about my photo fun is at my 'blog site. The baldie was at Deception Pass, highway 20 where it crosses from Whidbey to Fidalgo Island on a high bridge, a great scene itself. Too bad 135mm was my longest FL, that eagle image got some heavy cropping; maybe the raw image will allow me to bring more out of him.

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