Word hit the street on Friday that the Cascade Lakes Highway was completely open so in order to get back into the mountains; take advantage of the weather forecast that predicted increasing clouds over the Cascades; and to get out the horrible grass pollen that is filling up the Valley I headed East. Great drive in beautiful country. I made a couple of stops along the way but the main goal was the Ray Atkeson Viewpoint over looking Sparks Lake. I have shot from this location many times – posted an image on FB the other day from a couple of years ago and while the scene before me that developed yesterday was not nearly as dramatic it still was a wonderful view. The increasing clouds streaking across the mountain and the lenticular clouds forming over the tops of the adjacent hills all confirmed that the weather was coming in.
I shot this image with a black and white conversion in mind and I think it worked out. Be sure to click on the image to get a full scale view. It is a large panoramic image.