Mount Baker in Filtered Sunlight

January 26, 2012


Photographer: Robert Farrimond
Summary Authors: Robert Farrimond

Mount Baker, at 10,778 ft (3,285 m), is one of several large stratovolcanoes in Washington State. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, it's widely accepted that the volcanoes in this region are a result of subduction of the Juan De Fuca tectonic plate under the North American Plate. Stratovolcanoes are known for extremely violent eruptions, sometimes with far reaching effects. Mt. Baker’s last known notable eruption occurred more than 150 years ago. A field of corn ready for harvest is in the foreground. Photo taken October 8, 2011.

Photo details: Canon 1000D/XS; Shooting Mode: A-DEP; Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/4000; Av (Aperture Value): 9.5; Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering; Exposure Compensation: -2; ISO Speed: 800; Lens: EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM; Focal Length: 105.0mm; Image Quality: RAW.