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I spent countless days waiting for appropriate weather conditions to make a great image of Mount Bachelor. I scouted this area many times in the past and had determined from where I wanted my Mount Bachelor image to be taken. The morning after a heavy winter snow, I snowshoed up Mount Bachelor's neighbor, Tumalo Mountain. I arrived at my predetermined photo site well before sunrise via use of a GPS unit. As I composed the image, a heavy mist obscured Mt. Bachelor. I panicked, grabbed my camera and sprinted up Tumalo Mountain until I was above the heaviest mist. By the time this image was taken, a light mist had re-entered my field of view. In my final print, I was very pleased in that I feel the fine mist adds a unique ethereal quality to this photograph.


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