Our January 1st return trip to Mt. Rainier presented a totally different photographic opportunity--the LIGHT was very different, as was the temperature which was much colder!
The mountain was OUT, as we Seattleites say, as was the sun! And my photos today look totally different from last week's pictures because of the lighting. Take special note of the hollow ice crystals on the snow, the icicles on the rocks and log, and the 'ice leaves'" on the tree. The photographer who happened to be standing under the tree we were about to pass by told us to look up. I must say seeing the "ice leaves" in person was very dramatic-the photo doesn't really do the scene justice.
Similar shots have different looks as a result of the clouds moving and partly covering the sun or totally covering the sun or our angle between the sun and the subject changing. The last two pictures of Mt. Rainier were taken as we were off the mountain. We saw the red sky and stopped as soon as we could safely do so-one picture shows the tail end of the redness and the following picture shows the same scene a few minutes later when the sky had changed colors and the sun was very close to setting.
Technical information: All pictures were taken with the Fuji xt-3 camera and the 16-55 2.8 lens EXCEPT for the icicles on the log and the rockery which were captured with the 55-200 3.5-4.8 lens.