Seattle folks – I have a set of prints on display at Cafe Solstice in the UDistrict, through the end of February. They have some of the best coffee, cookies, and atmosphere that can be found in this fine city, so stop by between 6:30am and 10pm any day of the week! Contact me and I’ll try to find time to grab a cup of coffee with you!

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Some people might think it’s crazy to wriggle your feet into ski boots, put on a 65 lb pack, clip into your skis and skin out into the mist shrouded snowy mountains simply to spend a 16 hour night in a tent with your favorite person, a few pounds of down, and some chocolate mints. Me? I wish I got to do that more often. Actually, skinning is the easy part. I still haven’t really figured out how to make a telemark turn on the way back down with all that weight on my back, though I did manage to stay on my feet the whole time this past trip.

Unfortunately between snow quality, good weather windows, avalanche dangers, and work schedules, those opportunities seem to be far and few between. That makes it all the more important to take a few images so I can relive those moments when I’m stuck at home and in the lab. So here’s one from a few weeks ago when my girlfriend, Aubrey, and I spent a night in our tent at Artist Point near Mt Baker.

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Mount Baker from Artist Point, Snowy Winter, Washington

Winter's Blanket : Prints Available
Mt Baker in all it’s winter glory, seen from Artist Point.

The Tech: Canon 5D2, 24-105mm, polarizer, tripod
Exposure: iso 100, f/14, 30 sec
Notes: 4 exposure panorama, blended with PTGui

Me, relaxing in the tent in the late morning. Photo by Aubrey.

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6 Comments to “Winter’s Blanket – Mt Baker in Winter”

  1. What an absolutely amazing view of the snow-covered trees and mountains!

  2. Jay says:

    I love your work Floris! I was wondering how you schedule and plan your trips around work?

  3. ericephoto says:

    Nice image! I don’t think you’re crazy at all 😉

  4. Thanks folks for the kind words!

    Jay – fortunately I have a relatively flexible schedule, so I typically work through the weekends when the weather doesn’t look very nice, and take a few days off when I see a window of opportunity.

  5. Zhou says:

    I just stumbled on your website through NPN and glad to find a local photographer whose work is as inspiring as yours. Pushing me to get out there and explore the Pacific Northwest. Definitely visiting the San Juan this summer and checking out the bioluminescent. I live in Kirkland and your prints display give me a good reason go visit the west side. Looking forward to seeing your prints displayed at the U district.