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Picture of the day - December 16, 2008

Close-up view of Mount Rainier

Photo featuring a close-up view of Mount Rainier.
Photo courtesy of Kim Scott-Olson.

Several wonderful photographs of Mount Rainier have graced these pages as "Pictures of the Day" over the years, but this one is different from all the others. What you're looking at is a close-up view of the famous peak, and here is photographer Kim-Scott-Olson with a little background info on the image:
    "This is a shot I couldn't resist while we were hiking up at Mount
    Rainier. I was busy taking shots of the summer flowers, trying to
    get sweeping landscape images when I looked up and noticed my
    daughter on her father's shoulders. The glacier that was directly
    in front of our little hiking crew, kind of jumped out at us. It was
    a complete surprise. Powerful, majestic and beautiful. It made
    us all feel rather insignificant. It was hard to keep walking so we
    just stopped and stared a bit."
      --Kim Scott-Olson

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Ted Isaacson
    Town: Frankfort, KY

    This is an outstanding image. I have never seen a photo that showed Mt. Rainier at such close range. I love it!
    Name: Bev Owens
    Town: Jackson, MS

    I love the perspective on this one, and I also like the silhouettes of the people in the foreground.
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Yes, truly majestic.
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Stared just a bit is what I would have done also. Very very nice close up of Mt. Rainer Kim!! I really like what you did with this picture.
    Name: Sue Berry
    Town: Sydney, Australia

    Beautiful! Everyone, even the viewer of the photograph, is entranced by the beauty of the mountain and the people watching.

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