Narada Falls in Mount Rainier National Park

Narada Falls during Summer in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State, USA

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View of Narada Falls (Purchase)

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   A few weeks ago I visited Mount Rainier National Park in the hopes of viewing a full display of wildflowers at the Paradise area of the Park. Unfortunately, this was not to be as clouds obscured the mountain from the Paradise side and most of the Tatoosh Range for the duration of my stay. However, I did come away with many photographs I am quite happy with. As is the case with many of my visits to the park, the weather has changed my plans – but as always there are all manner of great things to photograph near Rainier. I was fortunate to be at Rainier during the same time as photographers Rob Tilley and Gary Hamburgh. After we met up at Paradise we decided that a trip to Narada Falls would be better than dealing with the clouds at Paradise.

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Narada Falls in Detail (Purchase)

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   I have always found the short walk down to Narada Falls to be worth it regardless of the weather. I don’t always photograph there but I found the lower water levels of a few weeks ago photographically interesting. They also came with much less spray to keep off of my lenses and camera. After trying a successful experiment at Eureka Falls I’ve been using my 70-200mm lens to focus on the details of many waterfalls I have encountered. I still enjoying the overall view of a waterfall, but sometimes cutting out the extraneous details can be a more visually pleasing photograph.

Narada Falls – Mt. Rainier National Park

I previously posted a “panorama” shot from the trail next to Narada Falls. These are a few more of the falls and the surrounding area.

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Peaks in the Tatoosh Range

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Cloudier view of the Nisqually River Bridge near the source of the Nisqually River just below the glacier.

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Narada Falls Panorama Mt. Rainier National Park

Panorama of Narada Falls on the Paradise River in Mt. Rainier National Park. At approximately 1390 meters (4560 feet) in elevation the small hike there seemed a bit steeper than it was. I passed a few people who were gasping on the trail. The lower falls pictured here drop about 57 meters (188 feet).

8 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 @ 11mm

narada falls on the paradise river