This past week I was on personal business in Washington State – Seattle to be exact – and unfortunately did not have time allotted for photography. I was on a tight schedule, and didn’t feel like dragging my gear from the Southeast to the Northwest if I wasn’t going to use it. The scenery was outlandishly beautiful for this Floridian, and I did get a couple of chances to take some short hikes and see some of the natural landscapes around Puget Sound. After my business was as complete as it could be in the five days I was in Washington, it was time to head to the airport. Guess what? I missed my flight home.
A good friend of mine was also in the area and his trip had been delayed a day, so we decided to make use of the day by heading down to and up Mount Rainier. He had his Nikon with him and very generously lent me a memory card, and we shared the use of his camera and lenses. Here is the first shot from the trip up the mountain (where it was snowing!)
The first photo I’ll be posting from this trip is a red fox that was seen trotting through the snow about a third of the way up the mountain. I’ve been trying to get a shot of one of these for years, and luckily this missed flight gave me my chance!
Stay tuned….. many more shots from this day are on the way, and major updates to the website – including a whole new section of North American nature photography!Rich Leighton May 9, 2011