Fading From View by shantwin

Fading From View

Mt. Rainier from the City of Tacoma
year 2, day 48

I'm rather happy with this edit considering how difficult it was to get a picture of the mountain on a very hazy day. Our office holiday party was today, held in Tacoma (about 40 minutes south of Seattle) at Cheney Stadium. Not that there are enough of us to fill a stadium, even a small one, but they have a recently remodeled suite that was about the right size and did catering and a good location for our staff coming from all over Western Washington.

The party was nice, well attended and gave us all a chance to catch up and speak to people we rarely see, celebrate two retirements and one 40-year anniversary with the organization. Yes, 40 years, a very dedicated individual.

Thick haze all day though. This was the clearest I could get a shot of Rainier, her head was never completely out of the clouds. (another shot of her her on a clearer day http://365project.org/shantwin/365/2011-07-04).

On the way home I got a call from one of the twins, André. He's at a protest on the University of Washington campus, hoping I can pick him up!?! Apparently my husband had given permission for this outing to protest cuts to school funding. So, arranged a meeting spot and grabbed him and a a friend of his, then took the friend home to Ballard (all the way across town) and then a stop at the grocery store and finally home to make dinner. André was quite worried I would be upset with him, which I wasn't. Social responsibility is one of the values I was going for when I was raising him so how can I be upset if he's demonstrating it? I don't think most protesters need a ride home from their mommy at the end of the day though, LOL.

edit: crop, temp & sat, exp & contrast, lots of work in adjustable threshhold and some HDRish, cross process, I think that's it.
Great shot and great editing. I only see this volcano from the freeway so it's hard for me to get a decent shot.
December 15th, 2011  
Fab shot, funny story, bet not too many mum's are on hand to take protesters home..
December 15th, 2011  
Ha ha love the story, what a fabulous view and shot.
December 15th, 2011  
Very cool!
December 16th, 2011  
used to see that all the time when I was stationed at Fort Lewis. nice.
December 16th, 2011  
I actually like it with the light cloud color. You did great with the processing and not over doing
December 16th, 2011  
Processing looks great! the dark trees in the foreground frame the mountain view beautifully!
December 16th, 2011  
Nice!
December 16th, 2011  
Love the feel of this shot. Very nice.
December 16th, 2011  
great shot
December 16th, 2011  
Great silhouette and tones
December 16th, 2011  
oooh, very cool! What's that opening title from movies with the stars around a mountain top, this reminds me of it.
December 16th, 2011  
Paramount Pictures :)
December 16th, 2011  
Great shot and story!!
December 16th, 2011  
I agree with Jani, it does look like that! Love the story too!
December 16th, 2011  
I love this shot and the processing. One of my favorites of the mountain. Your story made me smile...some day he will be dirivng to these events and this will be a memory you will always have!
December 19th, 2011  
beautiful view!and a nice mommy!
December 20th, 2011  
beautiful photo of my favorite mountain! and your story reminds me of my parents' advice upon hearing that I was going to my first protest, "if the police come, just do as they say, and try not to get arrested."
December 22nd, 2011  
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