Reflection Lake at Mount Rainier National Park

|||Reflection Lake at Mount Rainier National Park

Reflection Lake at Mount Rainier National Park

By |2018-08-05T12:32:47+00:00August 19th, 2015|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Reflection Lake at Mount Rainier National Park. © Nicole S. Young —

As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room, plotting my sunset adventure for my last night in Mount Rainier National Park. I’ve been here a few times already, the first back in 2009 (before I was into landscape photography, go figure!), and then again three years ago (in 2012). I was hoping to get away from the heat wave we’ve been having in Portland, as well as to get out and use my camera (which has been collecting dust far too long this summer).

This time of year, there is usually an abundance of wildflowers blooming all over the park. In fact, the last time I visited was in the month of September, and the fields were filled with colorful flowers. However, the sky was so foggy that I never even saw the mountain!

On this trip, aside from an epic sunset on the first night, I am having the opposite problem: very few wildflowers, and clear skies. The wildflower bloom was early this year, likely due to the heat and lack of rain we have had in the Pacific Northwest, and so there are only a few colorful flowers scattered throughout the park. But I’m still having a really nice, relaxing time, and also getting some great photos.

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About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,

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  1. Steve Register August 19, 2015 at 4:47 pm - Reply


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