Kathy and I were touring around Washington State and ended up at Mt. Rainer as our final stop. We were there in mid to late fall, the air was cool but comfortable for a hike, and the skies were a beautiful blue. I took several shots of the mountain from several different angles, but this one turned out to be one of my favorites. I really liked the path leading into the pines and valley. Paths are a great way to lead the eye into a shot, and let you imagine yourself in the landscape.
This is a 4 shot panoramic. I was going through my archives and found this image and after re-examining it with a better monitor and better eyes, I re-stitched this piece together. It is definitely a benefit of being a photographer to go back and revisit an older image and breathe some new life into it!