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Best views of Mt. Shasta
« on: March 31, 2009, 04:37:36 AM »

I'm going up there in two weeks and I wanted to know where I could get the best photos of the mountain without straying too far away from I-5 or going too far north. I hear that Weed is a great place to take photos?
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Re: Best views of Mt. Shasta
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 10:02:01 AM »

Caltrans does provide a viewpoint on US 97 just north of Weed for Mount Shasta, but personally I think that is too far north for good photos--ideally you should shoot with the sun at your back, which isn't really possible when looking south at that latitude.  It is pretty easy to get a good picture from several I-5 exits immediately west of the mountain, if you arrive in the mid-afternoon.  Case in point:

http://winklers-roads.fotopic.net/p5482729.html
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Re: Best views of Mt. Shasta
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 11:59:11 AM »

But if you take U.S. 97 late in the day, you can get decent lighting on Mt. Shasta.

http://www.westcoastroads.com/california/us-097_ca.html

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Re: Best views of Mt. Shasta
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 01:50:18 PM »

Was that taken in the winter?  (The snow cover suggests it was.)  If so, then the flat light must have helped.
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Re: Best views of Mt. Shasta
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 04:29:26 PM »

It was taken April 1, 2005, just south of a storm system that began drenching northwest that morning.

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Re: Best views of Mt. Shasta
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 07:14:22 PM »

Exactly 4 years ago.
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