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Sat Mar 10, 2018, 07:22 PM

Northeast of Rainier

As late winter turned to early spring, I took a trip along the northeast side of Rainier, hoping to photograph Federation Forest State Park, only to find out that, despite earlier assurances to the contrary, the park itself was closed and barricaded until April. Forced to scramble for a "Plan B," I wound up further south, at the Skookum Falls viewpoint. The falls themselves were barely running, but views along the White River and close-up shots of the granite cliff walls proved more worthwhile.







After finishing with "Plan B," it was on to "Plan C" -- on the drive up, I had noticed an attractive river (which turned out to be West Twin Creek) crossing under the highway. I was able to find a parking space on the narrow shoulder of the road and get this image, along with a few other forest shots, before a representative of the State Patrol showed up to inform me I wasn't allowed to park (or photograph) there. Oh, well...it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission, I guess.




As is my recent custom, here's the video of the shoot. Check it out!





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Reply Northeast of Rainier (Original post)
regnaD kciN Mar 2018 OP
samnsara Mar 2018 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2018 #2
regnaD kciN Mar 2018 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2018 #6
regnaD kciN Mar 2018 #9
cilla4progress Mar 2018 #3
hermetic Mar 2018 #4
regnaD kciN Mar 2018 #7
hermetic Mar 2018 #8

Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2018, 07:24 PM

1. beautiful! I have a cabin on Chinook Pass..

...havent been up there this winter but normally we have to snowshoe in. Hows the snow where you were?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2018, 07:46 PM

2. Really lovely shots!

And for the first time, I was able to view the entire vlog and enjoy it immensely!

The other vlogs seemed to skip and pause a lot, which is very discouraging. I'm so glad I looked at this one!

Keep 'em coming!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 05:37 PM

5. Thanks! Just one question, though...

...when you say my earlier vlogs "seemed to skip and pause a lot," did you mean actual technical glitches? Or did you just mean my presentation style was disjointed? Before I rush off to contact YouTube technical staff, I think I'd better find out if the bug was, shall we say, behind the camera.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 05:42 PM

6. Nope, not your presentation style! You talk well, and it's great.

It was technically glitchy. (Is that a word?) Lots of pauses with the little white circle in the middle of the screen, rolling around.

I was really happy not to see that this time!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 04:41 AM

9. In other words...

...it was constantly buffering. That's a tricky one because, most of the time, it's a bandwidth issue on your connection to YouTube, as opposed to something I could change in my render settings. I haven't experienced that myself when I've tried testing out my published videos, but I haven't tried it in too many places. I guess I'll have to test it out at some libraries, cafés, etc. Has anyone else here had the same experience when watching these videos?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2018, 09:07 PM

3. Very nice!

We live in central Washington. My husband grew up in the west side and has climbed Rainier 20 times. Love the subtlety in your photos. Appreciate the journey!

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 01:31 PM

4. Pretty

But why in the world are you not allowed to photograph there? I can understand the no parking, but taking pictures? Is there a secret army base behind those trees or something? I can also understand why you didn't question The Man, but this has really got my curiosity up. Now I want to go there, hike in, and take pictures like crazy.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 05:42 PM

7. I'm guessing it was because, in his estimation...

...that the shoulder was too narrow to set up a tripod without getting in the roadway. Or that, because of the high speed limit and one-lane-each-way road at that point, it was a hazard just to be walking along the side of the road. In my opinion, neither of which was true, but I didn’t feel it was advisable to argue the point with an officer of the law unless I had a good criminal lawyer at my side.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 06:15 PM

8. Thanks

I totally agree, no sense in pushing your luck. And he was just looking out for your safety, after all. But still, sounds like he was being a bully which was completely unnecessary. Picture taking not allowed! Yeah, right bucko. Oh well. Glad you got away with it and got the nice shots of some place few people will ever see. I appreciate it!

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