Daily Image - Jan 2011 Archive - sonofjohan

A break in the HDR comparisons for today but more will be forth coming for those of you who may be interested in seeing how the different programs compare. I'll use similar shots for the comparisons. Since I have been sharing with you a series of images taken from the Mt Baker/Mt Shuksan trip early last fall, I thought you might like to see a small overview of the area showing just a few of the group of tiny lakes called collectively The Chain Lakes. You can hike along these lakes for quite a distance, and the sights you will see while doing the walk are something quite memorable. It is an easy place to hike, as long as you remain basically parallel to the lakes, but there are connecting trails that are capable of providing for a nice workout should you so desire. At the top center of this image (12 o'clock) you will note a small gray roof, the top of The Firs retreat center where we stay when we participate in the now apparently NWCCC annual Mt Baker retreat. I've been 2 of the last 3 years and will go again this year, hopefully with a guest who is on this mailing list. The lakes continue along both ends of what you are seeing, but from the position from which this shot was taken they are not visible. Picture Lake is out of view and sits right next to The Firs lodge at the top of the photo. If you live in my part of the woods, and haven't yet visited this wonderful area, you owe it to yourself to pay it a visit anytime of the year, but for me, the best time is in the fall. ISO 400; 1/125 sec @ f / 13.