Light After the Storm

Sunset illuminates the Tatoosh Range during a clearing storm.

Sunset illuminates the Tatoosh Range during a clearing storm.

Celine, my wife, wrote the story below for one of my clients, whose son is recovering from cancer. The clearing storm with its splashes of sunlight resonated with her and she thought it would be an appropriate gift for him in his recovery...

"In Mt. Rainier National Park on September 2013, this image was taken at sunset as the Tatoosh Range began to reveal itself among layers of shifting fog and light. The views that evening were reminiscent of the Hudson School artists’ rendering of great western landscapes. It was a welcome sight after the events of the preceding weekend.

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Storm approaches during hike in Mount Rainier National Park

On the day we had arrived, the rangers at the Longmire Permit Station warned us that a big storm was heading our way and that many people were leaving the park. We headed to the location after Labor Day with hopes of seeing the landscape minus the crowds.

For three days it rained constantly and quite hard. Our little tent managed to keep us marginally dry but our day hikes were soggy to say the least. On the third night, we headed to the lodge at Paradise to get a hot drink and sit in front of the big fireplace. As we approached the lodge, the weather began to clear and Larry grabbed his camera to capture the changing landscape.

May you enjoy this image."

Larry Olson & Celine

Another image shot on the same trip... high peaks of the Tatoosh Range and ridges are silhouetted in layers of clouds and fog.

Another image from the same trip... high peaks of the Tatoosh Range and ridges are silhouetted in layers of clouds and fog.


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