Naches Peak trail and Lake Tipsoo are located on the eastern side of the park on highway 410 towards Yakima. Park at Tipsoo Lake, where the trail head is only a short walk from the roadside parking lot.
A medium telephoto zoom (70-200mm @ 70mm) was used to frame the mountain and lake snugly. The image is a blend of two captures: f16, 1/20s and 0.3s.
Tipsoo Lake is one of many beautiful lakes in Washington state's Mount Rainier National Park. It is a wonderful photo destination in any season but in particular in the wildflower season of late July to early August. This image was taken from a hill above the lake with a view of the Mount Rainier peak in the distance. The sun had just set behind the majestic peak, now illuminating the sky in warm hues.