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Baker Wonderland by Raymaker Baker Wonderland by Raymaker
After receiving over 4 feet of snow in a week, Mt. Baker reveals herself and all her glory. A welcome sight after arriving at Artist Point the evening before, completely covered in clouds, the landscape was an absolutely blank white canvass, without definition, and incredibly disorienting. There is nothing more rewarding that waking up to beautiful skies after a disappointing sunset.

Mt. Baker from Artist Point - Mt. Baker National Forest, Washington

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:iconnate-zeman:
a.) this photo is ridiculously awesome
b.) I've been staring at this photo for too long during this critique and the gross green da background is messing with my eyes.. with that said I'm pretty sure the colors are spot on.
c.) I dont know what the rest of the foreground was like but my eyes want to see more of that fluffy beautiful fresh snow.
d.) i really like how the trees frame the shot, and how the trees at the edges break the horizon.
e.) i might nudge the crop so that there is less space between the tree on the right and the edge of the photo and a little more space between the tree on the left of the photo. (i now theres another half a tree there, which is why you cropped it like this, but if you consider framing that tree will be cut out.
f.) this is epic and definitely worth an overnight winter camping session.
g.) why wasnt I invited
h.) when you left did you run all over the fresh snow in the foreground and ruin it? cause I would have, but maybe thats just me.
i.) were you and ian talking about your feelings while you stood next to each other shooting this scene?
j.) you should go here in the summer and take the exact same shot. Thats an order.
k.) ok this shot is amazing and I'd say more but the ugly green background on this site is killing my eyes and sensibility so I cannot be trusted to critique further.
l.) the end.
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There are so many wonderful things about this shot, I don't quite know where to begin!

First and foremost though I have to say that as a native of the Pacific Northwest myself, this really captures one of the beauties found in this part of the world. I can practically taste the cold, crisp air; the colors are so bright and brilliant. The white reflecting the blue of the sky so that everything seems to be slightly 'aglow'.

The framing is wonderful. Not only do the trees set up a wonderful outer frame, but I love how thanks to the natural light of the sun things go from dark to light as one moves from the left of the photo to the right. So that the focal point truly is the beautiful, pristine top of Mt. Baker itself.

I can't tell where the clouds start and the snow ends...and I love it that way. This almost seems taken out of another world. No sign of human life anywhere. A true capture of nature in its purest form.

Wonderful, wonderful shot. Great job to the artist!
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Rebel--Heart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured! Link
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Ambient-Euphoria Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Holy effin' hell. Absolutely beautiful dear sir. I am tranquilized~
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
gorgeous!
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James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing, I love mountains covered in snow.
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LittleNook Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This is breathtaking!
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rizkyaliansyah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
stunning and breathtaking man..you sure had an amazing sight, back in mt. baker!! i envy you!! nice shot btw!
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
:) Thanks!
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flowerjen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I :love: Mt Baker! Beautiful shot!
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Me too! Thanks!
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Wow.... great shot friend
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Thanks!!
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makebelief Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Thank you!
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pbn1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Mt Baker is Mecca. I haven't been in years mind - but have ridden there more than a dozen times in the early 90's.
All that fresh snow is just begging to be hit. Nice shot and i'm extremely jealous. Bet you had a fantastic time shooting these.
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Thanks! It really is an awesome place. The worst part of this trip though, was snowshoeing down, as everyone around us was shredding the waist deep pow!
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mutrus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Great shot :clap:
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Why thank you!
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Mhrcaitchen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
awesome just awesome
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
:) Thanks!
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Raine-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Incredible.
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thank you!
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks!
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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Latrodectus-Pallidus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha nice! I live right in eyesight of that mountain, in fact, the road I take to work is Mt. Baker Scenic Hwy. That's awesome you were able to get up there at this time of year, it's not uncommon for the roads to be covered with literally -10 feet of snow. I'm planning on hitting this place August. Mt. Baker is the biggest snow collector in the world.
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks, I'll be back in the summer as well!
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ryounger Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous, lovely light and composition. I'm very jealous, have been trying for years to capture a winter scene as nice as this.
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks, I have been too! Great to finally get out in some great conditions!
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samtuya Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Words can't give it justice. Absolutely stunning
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks!
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MPlichard Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Wonderful shot !!
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Thank you!
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Hawk589 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Beautiful light I agree with everything Nate said!
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
:) Thanks!
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Hawk589 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist
You`re welcome!
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dshrader Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Beautiful! It's looking at photos like these that make me feel even more motivated to get out there and photograph nature's beauty.....just so that I can have the honor of witnessing the moment in person. :love:
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Yup, its pretty amazing to just sit there, trying to take in the views.
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dshrader Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Photographer
I bet it is; really makes me wish I could have been there. :)
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Pinktutu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. I'll stick to the beach. It is beautiful though. :) Such wonderful colors and shadows. Snow tends to get that white out appearance in many photos, but this is absolutely beautifully done.
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Thank you! I like the beach too. I'll have some good beach photos coming after April...
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4everlight Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats really nice. Puts you in the moment, and makes you feel small compared to the huge mountain looming ahead. Even the clouds seemed to pose for you. ;)
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Thanks, I had some really nice conditions out there!
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StringOfLights Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is amazing but it'd be better if you straightened the crooked trees first. Plus one for the cool mountain, minus one for being too lazy to fix the forest before you took the photo.
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Ha, well, I thought maybe I was just crazy for thinking it was straight...:D
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
awesome capture...
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Thanks!
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superchipmunk Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I recently moved to Ellensburg and I miss the mountains so much! This is a beautiful shot that reminded me just what I was missing.
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Glad I could take you back. You still get some good mountain views from Ellensburg dont you?
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superchipmunk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
More like hills covered in snow. Though the hills are pretty in their own way, their totally not the same as seeing the Cascades or Olympics.
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Pure amaziment.Beautiful;))
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