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Sour grape sunrise by PeterJCoskun Sour grape sunrise by PeterJCoskun
From all of the amazing images I have seen of Mt Rainier and the paradise meadows, I knew I had to try and get a glimpse of this spectacle during a magical moment. This morning, could have went either way. I woke up at 5am, put on the boots, had to wake up the others who were willing to get up for another 5am morning call and headed for paradise. Upon leaving the campground, turning onto the main road had all but made me worry that I would never see the mountain. The thickest fog I've ever seen and been through, you couldn't see more than 25 feet in front of you. Luckily, it was only a short distance to make it to paradise, but due to the rain like fog it took much longer to get up there. Finally, we arrived at the parking lot, a few cars that were there the previous night still there and the mountain, still sleeping in the fog. I forced myself to continue on the trail whether the fog lifted or not, and search for any decent wildflower meadows. I didn't hike very far, and settled on this "nice" meadow full of lupine. It looked much fuller in person, but I hunched down and set up the gear. I fired off a few shots and then something special happened. The fog began to clear just as the sun broke. The conditions couldn't have been better. The light was unusual however, it wasn't quite vivid and orange like a typical sunrise. Instead, it turned into this pink purply color I hadn't seen before. The colors are partly due to the use of a grad ND filter, but I liked them and it complimented the lupine in the meadow. These conditions lasted almost the entire time I was amongst the trails as the sky began to get to a "normal" sunrise type color. I now know why they have deemed this place paradise.

Mount Rainier national park- Washington.

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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Philosopher-Vinni Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Amazing nature, stunning photo!Heart 
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Thank you!
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Magnificent!!! :sun:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thank you!
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JMFireFly325 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful shot of the mountain...just one of its many faces
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Thank you!
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JMFireFly325 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are welcome
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Hi! :wave:

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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
My pleasure! :iconorangekokorox:
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AdmiralAngela Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, stunning -- so beautiful!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Thank you!
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emptyfile Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Beautiful!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thanks!
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Incredible capture! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful, and I love the clouds surrounding the peak of Rainier. It has a very ethereal and magical quality. :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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Snapplemunk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoooly crap. The companionship between the colors of the flowers and the sky tie this shot together in a way that is just, well, magical as you say.

On a personal note, I really love the thick fog myself ^-^ It's like Nature's... uh... fog :3
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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featured here: [link] :aww:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing and magical. The photograph itself is excellent quality too, everything is so clear in the foreground. This angle is perfect. Thank you for sharing this.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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irishxrose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an incredible photo! I am literally sitting here with my mouth open in awe at how absolutely gorgeous and stunning this scene is. Bravo! :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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irishxrose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome! :)
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Misty-Mornings Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Wow. This is an absolutely stunning photo!! Would LOVE to be able to see Mt Rainier some day!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thank you!
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luis-costa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent capture
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thank you!
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Freeze-To-Death Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I often use "beautiful" when I mean nice, but this is REALLY Beautiful. *.*
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thank you!
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little-boxes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Photographer
stunning!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thanks!
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh gosh, I can't. This is positively stunning. Gorgeous, dude, gorgeous!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you!
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   General Artist
It's stunning! absolutely beautiful! ^_^
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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veinne Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the contrast between the bright, vibrant and comparatively darker colours of the flowers and trees, and the light purple-pink tone of the mountain and fog, it creates a very magical atmosphere you'd usually only find in a storybook or painting. Exquisite shot, and definitely worth the trip. :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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akcattykit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Very worth your effort! A lovlier shot there never was! :D
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thank you!
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akcattykit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
You're very welcome. :D
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Photographer
super-impressive shot! Very well done, I bet it wasnt an easy shooting in this foggy area... Was it hard to keep your lens clean? :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
It's never easy shooting in the fog, but it wasn't so bad after we got to the upper reaches of it. I just keep a microfiber cloth in my bag to wipe off the lens every now and then.
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Leocervas Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:wow: I love it!!!:love:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thanks!
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JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the title as much as the picture!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thank you!
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Meema Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool shot. Well done. :)
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