Washington Pass Panorama

In May I took the long route from the Vancouver area to Kelowna, via North Cascades National Park and Hwy 20. This is Washington Pass (elevation 5477 feet / 1669 m) which is just east of the park boundary.

The mountain peaks/ridges from left to right are: Hinkhouse Peak, Delancy Ridge (end of valley), Vasiliki Ridge, Kangaroo Ridge, Wallaby Peak, Unnamed Ridge, Early Winter Spire North and South (party of Liberty Bell Mountain).

25 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 17mm

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washington pass just outside north cascades national park

Mt. Shuksan Sunset

Mt. Shuksan and a still frozen Picture Lake. Almost exactly a year ago I in much the same location but the ice was off the lake already and there was little snow around. This year there is still much snow, the trail around Picture Lake is not accessible, and I bet I will have to wait until at least late July before getting up to Artist Point.

9 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 28mm

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mt shuskan

Gorge Creek Falls – North Cascades National Park

gorge creek falls in north cascades national park

I enjoy making panoramas. I am often in a place where a single photo, even at a wide angle, cannot convey the scope of the scenery around me. A panorama cannot often do justice to it either, but it does come a bit closer.

I’ve started doing vertical “panoramas”, sometimes called just verticals I guess. Spotting places in which to try this successfully is not as easy as a panorama, but this shot of Gorge Creek Falls in North Cascades National Park was an easy one.

11 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 33mm

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EDIT: I also have a version of this taken with some Fall colours in the surrounding Maple trees