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Mount Baker

Mount Baker
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Copyright: Tomasz Chroscicki (Tomek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D SLR, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/13.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 12:44
Viewed: 1361
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Processing in HDR from three shots.
Mount Baker is located in USA, but my location taking this picture was in Canada, from this point there is 3km to the border with United States. Farm at foreground is in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Now some info by Wikipedia:
Mount Baker (Lummi: qwmə kwəlshːn; Nooksack: kweq smaenit or kwelshn), also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an active[9] glaciated andesitic stratovolcano [4] in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the North Cascades of Washington State in the United States. It is the second-most active volcano in the range after Mount Saint Helens. About 31 miles (50 km)[10] due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County, Mount Baker is the youngest volcano in the Mount Baker volcanic field.[5] While volcanism has persisted here for some 1.5 million years, the current glaciated cone is likely no more than 140,000 years old, and possibly no older than 80-90,000 years. Older volcanic edifices have mostly eroded away due to glaciation.

After Mount Rainier, Mount Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade Range volcanoes; the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker (0.43 cubic miles or 1.8 cubic kilometers) is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. It is also one of the snowiest places in the world; in 1999, Mount Baker Ski Area, located 14 km (8.4 mi) to the northeast, set the world record for recorded snowfall in a single season1,140 inches (95 feet or about 30 meters).[11]

At 10,781 feet (3,286 m), it is the third-highest mountain in Washington State and the fifth-highest in the Cascade Range, if Little Tahoma Peak, a subpeak of Mount Rainier, is not counted.[4][12] Located in the Mount Baker Wilderness, it is visible from much of Greater Victoria, Greater Vancouver, and, to the south, from Seattle (and on clear days Tacoma) in Washington.

Indigenous natives have known the mountain for thousands of years, but the first written record of the mountain is from the Spanish. Spanish explorer Gonzalo Lopez de Haro mapped it in 1790 as the Gran Montaa del Carmelo, "Great Mount Carmel".[13] The explorer George Vancouver renamed the mountain for 3rd Lieutenant Joseph Baker of HMS Discovery, who saw it on April 30, 1792.[14]


Tytul polski: " Gora Piekarza "

Zdjecie tego wulkanu zrobilem od strony kanadyjskiej w miejscowosci Abborsford w Kolumbii Brytyjskiej.
Orginalna nazwa to "Mount Baker" a baker znaczy piekarz.
Drugi co do aktywnosci wulkan w gorach Kaskadowych, pierwszym jest wulkan Sw. Heleny.
Wysokosc to 3286m - potrafi spasc tam w ciagu jednej zimy 30m sniegu.

Obrobka w HDR z trzech ujec

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-10-12 13:05]

Hi Tomasz,
What a splendid panorama of this mountain scape with perfect light management. Such accurate details in the white mountain and great management in exposure.
I like the POV and the different levels in color temperature.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-10-12 16:04]

What a fantastic Shot Tomasz. I loved the different layers, colors & Sharpness. The mountain in BG emphasize the beauty of your photo. Well done.

Hi Tomasz...nice shot...beautiful light and tones...perfect focus...good work.


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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-10-12 21:48]

Hi Tomasz, This is a travel magazine shot, lovely capture of mount Baker swimming in sun light..... Congratulations,


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-10-13 0:21]

Very beautiful light in this great panorama

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  • Fidy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 79] (606)
  • [2011-10-13 3:31]

What is nice is that you have a border between the FG and the BG as they are in two different countries, and at the same time you also have a graphic border between the 2 landscapes which are very different!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-10-13 8:07]

Witaj Tom :)

Bardzo ciekawa kompozycja skladajaca sie z trzech poziomych, kolorowych pasow...rdzawego, czarnego i bialego.
Sniegowa czapa wspaniale kontrastuje z pierwszym planem, a delikatne, boczne swiatlo dopelnia calosci, ktora jest bardzo efektowna w odbiorze.
Piekna, niebanalna calosc i doskonale wykonanie...gratulacje!

Moc buziakow.

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