Soft light, no wind and Lewis monkeyflower at the peak of bloom. The Paradise area offers some of the best wildflower meadows in the Cascade Range. Soft light from an overcast sky is the perfect light for this type of "intimate landscape" - a term photographers frequently use for landscape images that do not include the sky. Direct sunlight would have been too harsh and destroyed the softness of this scene. This area, at about 6000 feet elevation, is only about 1/3 mile from the edge of a glacier and is snow-covered most years from November until mid-July.
MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon 210/5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia film - 2 sec at f/38