Ham Hayes  


October Snow by Ham Hayes

November 2021 - October Snow

About the Image(s)

Over nine thousand feet high, Mt Shuksan rises 5500 feet above White Salmon Lodge - Mt Baker ski area in the North Cascades of Washington State. This area holds the world's greatest recorded snowfall for one season, 1,140 inches (95.0 ft; 29.0 m), during the 1998“99 season.

Taken this October with a NIKON D750/NIKKOR 24-120mm at ISO 400 f/13.0 1/500 s 40 mm, handheld. Post processing included HDR and de-hazing.



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6 comments posted




Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
To me the snow covered mountains and clouds in the sky dominate the image. I would have cropped much of these and preferred a panoramic view.   Posted: 11/16/2021 08:13:07
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Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Good suggestion, Subhash. I should take my own advice :-) I did intend the mountain to be the principal element in the image, and cropping some of the clouds and foreground works for me. Thanks for your observation!   Posted: 11/16/2021 16:46:30
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Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Majestic comes to mind!! What a beautiful image. while panoramic is nice the snow covered mountains make a bold statement.   Posted: 11/16/2021 19:49:14



Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Great capture Ham. Very majestic with wonderful detail, sharpness and color. I don't mind the crop you have however, if you have any additional image on the right it would make a great pano.   Posted: 11/19/2021 11:48:05



Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Well composed. Beautiful color. Just enough foreground: the buildings, road, and evergreens with the mountain soaring majestically above. Your crop brings more attention to the mountain. A serene, winter scene I'd like on my wall, especially during the summer.   Posted: 11/20/2021 20:26:40



Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful capture. The snow mountain and the clouds are magnificent. The buildings act as a reference object to show how majestic the mountain is. Well done.   Posted: 11/23/2021 22:30:09