Panasonic GH2, 14-140mm, f/7.1, 1/800, iso 160
Mt. Shasta (near Redding, CA) dominates the Northern California landscape. It's one of a series of volcanos in this region. The fact that it stands right out of the valley, and is not part of a range, is part of what makes it so dramatic. This year we have had more snow than in recent memory, and Shasta has certainly received her share.
I have posted many aerial shots here in the blog, right? You know I go flying quite a bit and try to work out some interesting images. Well, this one was not from a private plane, but rather and airliner. My wife and I were flying home from Seattle yesterday when we fortunately had Shasta on our side of the plane.
As you can see I took the GH2 with me, my little travel buddy. I'm loving the portability. This is an example of a shot that would have been difficult to get with the Canon. Just the physical space I had to work with. Crammed into my window seat, taking this shot over my shoulder (i.e. behind the wing). I was mindful of my aperture, trying to get "in the middle" and also attaining a fast enough shutter speed given that we are flying at 400 mph or so.
We didn't get to see Mt Ranier, Seattle's dominant mountain, too cloudy. But we lucked out with Mt. Shasta.