Mt Shuksan Sunrise

Photo of Mt. Shuksan at sunrise
A different take on a popular photo op.

I spent that last few days at a Northwest Council of Camera Clubs getaway at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. When we weren’t socked in with clouds, the sky was very hazy, so I had to figure out how to get a usable photo of Mt. Shuksan, which is actually the mountain most visible from most of the ski area. Mt. Baker is visible from Port Townsend, but Shuksan, one of the most photographed mountains in the US, is hidden behind Baker from PT.

There was a very short window of clearish sky and good color as I was leaving the area to come home. You see the result above. The lake is aptly named Mirror Lake. Even if I didn’t get the classic tourist shot that I had in mind, I’m satisfied with this photo.

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