Mount Rainier at sunset, taken in mid-December. You may have heard that one of the park rangers there was shot and killed last weekend, this image was taken just off the road where the shooting happened (but about 2 weeks earlier). The gunman escaped into the woods on foot. When I was there, there was about 60 inches of snow on the ground; when the shooting occurred, there was over 70 inches. I found it hard getting around on snowshoes. I'm not sure how the gunman made it anywhere. He did make it about a kilometer or so from this spot. He was found the next day dead, presumably from hypothermia, in a creek. The park has been closed all week since the shooting.

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Media ID 20120105190413932  
Date Sat Dec 17, '11 07:31PM
Comments 1
Views 1102
Uploaded By Joe Becker
Aperture Value f//11
Artist Joseph E. Becker
Copyright (C) Joseph E. Becker, Seldom Seen Photography
Date/Time Sat Dec 17, '11 11:31AM
Exposure Bias -1 EV
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Focal Length 24 mm
IPTC: Byline Joseph E. Becker
IPTC: Copyright Notice Joseph E. Becker, Seldom Seen Photography
IPTC: Keywords December; Mount Rainier; Mount Rainier National Park; winter
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Model Canon EOS 50D
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 Sad story Sad

but what a lovely place.

Great lighting