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The Mountain Waits

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 9 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Mount Shasta - Northern California

An archive image from 20 November 2006. A date well into what should be Northern California's rainy season and Mount Shasta still stands bare - waiting for her cover of white snow. It is the beginning of what will be a three year drought in California.

California receives almost all of its rainfall between mid October and early April.

Mount Shasta creates and feeds the headwaters of the Sacramento River - California's largest. Seeing her this dry in late November is never a good sign for the many farmers to the south.

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yz from Budapest, Hungary


9 Oct 2010 9:19am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Magnificent! I like the composition of this photo, its colors and the leading trees which give life to this grand site

9 Oct 2010 9:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes, I can fully understand why this is a favorite . . a superb blend of technical excellence and that timeless elegance mountains seem to have. The strategic tree(s) makes it for me !

9 Oct 2010 10:13am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Matching point of view and composition, very clever !!!!!! Makes for an outstanding picture.

5 *****

9 Oct 2010 12:00pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... what a fantastic landscape ! Excellent Stephen ! Have a nice weekend :)

9 Oct 2010 12:24pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Sometimes beauty hurts!

9 Oct 2010 12:39pm

Tommy Peck.. from United States

Great Picture.
One of my favorite drives when I was driving OTR (over the road) was the I-5 corridor.

9 Oct 2010 3:56pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wow! What a beautiful landscape!
Love the composition and the view..

9 Oct 2010 5:34pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

What a beautiful, if not dry landscape, and a gorgeous tree in the foreground.

9 Oct 2010 10:27pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just a magnificent shot's the drought situation out there now? Hope better than it was back then.....

10 Oct 2010 12:29am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! fantastic landscape! i like you perspective and composition here - the view builds up nicely towards the peak of the mountain with excellent sharpness and detail all around!

10 Oct 2010 5:35am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice capture. at first, I thought it looked like something out of Africa.

10 Oct 2010 2:41pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

A lone tree, a lone mountain. What a powerful image.

12 Oct 2010 7:03pm