Little Tahoma Peak – Mount Rainier National Park


Little Tahoma Peak – Mount Rainier National Park – Fine Art Print

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Little Tahoma Peak – Mount Rainier National Park

First of All, Little Tahoma Peak is a volcanic remnant, as a result of a larger Mount Rainier eroding. The rock is quite unstable. In 1963 a large avalanche originating below it occurred. Consequently, the lower section of Emmons Glacier filled with rock debris. The Frying Pan Glacier and Whitman Glacier are located just to the east of the peak.

Little Tahoma is another name for the peak. It is considered a satellite peak of Mount Rainier in Pierce County, Washington in addition to being in Mount Rainier National Park. The Peak is quite noticeable from Seattle, over 60 miles (97 km) away.

Little Tahoma Peak is easily accessed from Summerland, an alpine meadow area in Mount Rainier National Park. The first recorded ascent happened on August 29, 1894 by JB Flett and Henry H. Garrison while climbing Summerland using the east shoulder.

Furthermore, if considered on its own, Little Tahoma is the third-highest peak in Washington State, therefore putting it on many hiker’s to do lists.

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About the Photographer

Michael Francett began his exploration and adventures in the Adirondack Park at the age of 8. He concentrated on New York State’s highest peak, Mt. Marcy. Mike has climbed, skied and hiked in his home range ever since. His digital studio is in Queensbury, NY, just outside of the Adirondack Park boundary. From there, he explores and photographs world renowned wild and special places for their natural beauty and rugged landscapes.

Mike’s Approach to Photography, in his words

My approach to photography is based on a belief that through image capture I can document, and present, the special ecology of the Adirondack Park. Furthermore, I promote the continued need for protection and preservation. There is passion in my mission to communicate the visual beauty of the natural world. I hope that viewers of my work will come to appreciate the complexities of this planet in addition to help preserving it.  Nature offers infinite views and changing light. My challenge is finding that special scene and combining all natural elements to create an image to share, like this image of Clear Pond.

The Camera

Mike says the camera is definitely not the most important element in a pleasing photograph His current tool of choice is the Nikon D810 with a sturdy tripod. It provides a flexible system, along with high resolution digital files that are capable of large print sizes. Even though wide angle lenses can produce a dramatic effect, he prefers the more natural perspective of fixed focal length primes lenses in the 35-85mm range. Mike’s favorite lens is the Tamron 45mm f1.8. It provides sharp detailed images when paired to the Nikon D810. More important than the tools used to create is a desire and passion to continue exploring the great wilderness called The Adirondacks. Michael Francett brings back Adirondack photography (and other) that evokes a sensory experience. That experience is unique to this special corner of the world.

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