Mount Rainier (June 21, 2014)

By Michael Anthony Moynihan a.k.a. Renaissance the Poet
By Michael Anthony Moynihan a.k.a. Renaissance the Poet

 

The perfect conditions converged to create a beautiful shot.

First, the sky was clear enough to see our great Mount Rainier all the way from Seattle. Now, this is something that is not a regular occurrence and I am not sure whether this is because of the region being overcast much of the time or because of the result of the smog that is filtering into the region from all the automobiles releasing CO2 into the atmosphere. Whichever is the case, it is not the case that the mountain is always visible from Seattle and it just so happened that it was on the eve of June 21, 2014.

The second factor that converged was that the sun was setting onto the mountain with all of the brilliant hues so common and familiar with sunsets, which is the perfect formula for an amazing photograph.

The last factor, was I had my camera handy and I was both willing and able to head out to snap a shot.

When I noticed this convergence, I snagged up my camera and jumped on my bicycle and headed out to find the location from which to shoot my first real shot of Mt. Rainier. I live in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle and I chased my shot all the way to Burien, which is about 5 miles or so away from where I left from. The problem was that I left just before the sun was begining to set and I still had to find a location, but I was determined beyond reason, not to give up no matter how much it hurt and to capture the shot I had my heart set on. It is good to have the maxim resting firmly in my heart that when I set a goal that I do everything in my power to accomplish it, and that is precisely what I did. I found the location and I got the short I had my heart set on.

I love being spontaneous and I love taking pictures. I hope that you all enjoy this one, I know I sure do.

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