Morning Kiss

Mt. Rainier, Mt. Rainier National Park, Sunrise

Morning Kiss.


I must have taken a hundred photographs or more of Mt. Rainier in our all too brief visit to Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington. I couldn’t help myself. At every turn on the long, winding drive to the base of this magnificent mountain, the old mountain showed a different face, a different mood. I had to capture each one.

This photo, however, is my favorite. I was hoping for an early morning sky with broken clouds at sunrise. When my wife and I arose, we found the sky a perfect crystal clear blue. We walked up a path towards Myrtle Falls not far from the historic Paradise Lodge where we stayed. A ridge of peaks to the east blocked the sun early on. When its rays finally crested the lower peaks, I was mesmerized. The warm, creamy radiance that glowed from Mt. Rainier’s summit was absolutely stunning. The fact that I got to share the moment with Neva made it all the more pleasurable.

“Morning Kiss” is my photo of the week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2017

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8 responses to “Morning Kiss

  1. Beautiful Photography Bruce, I had to look twice to see if it was a painting or photograph! Love the golden glow you captured of the sunlight hitting the top of the mountain! 🙂

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  2. Gail B.

    Stunning! So happy for you two, hope you held hands..😊
    Gail

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  3. An absolutely gorgeous shot of a most amazing mountain. I had the same sense of awe when I was there a few years ago (but no shots comparable to yours!)
    fumblingfarmgirl.com

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  4. Pamela lakits

    Wow!!! That is beautiful!!!!! Standing there looking at that magnificent mountain it had to have felt so surreal!!!

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