The Heavens Opening in Paradise (Mount Rainier)

Equipment Info
Canon Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
319/32 sec. / ISO 200
State/Province/Region
Washington
Nearest Area
Mount Rainier National Park
Town
Longmire
Brief Directions

Follow WA-706 into Mount Rainier National Park until it meets Paradise.

Description

I took a road trip to Oregon to experience the Great American Eclipse. On my way there, I took a detour to visit a friend in Washington State. While in Washington, I stopped by Mount Rainier National Park's "Paradise" area. When I arrived, it was cloudy and cold with intermittent light rain/drizzle. But the clouds began to break, and seemingly all at once, the sun illuminated Mount Rainier and a ridge of wildflowers beautifully. I pointed the camera, clicked, and a short minute later the event was over--clouds began to obscure the view again. It was as if the heavens opened up for a brief moment and shined down on Paradise, offering a new perspective on this chilly, rainy place.

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Date Added
September 2, 2017
Date Taken
August 19, 2017

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