Mount Rainier and Giant Lenticular Cloud (Black & White)
Notes from the field
I have photographed numerous lenticular clouds, but even in the early afternoon, this one was the largest I had ever seen. I watched it grow larger and larger into the evening and climbed a hill near Bonney Lake so I could photograph it and Mount Rainier at sunset. Because of clouds on the western horizon it ended up more pastel than dramatic. I re-processed the image in black and white to convey the true power of the lenticular cloud.