This photo was taken by the famous Art Wolfe who was born and raised in Seattle. In my eyes, he is a great photographer and has taken some of the most beautiful pictures of the Northwestern State I've seen. I chose to share this picture for many reasons, the first being that it does a great job of showing what the northwest looks like (when it's not raining that is!). This picture captures three great things that the area is known for; beautiful lakes, tall evergreens, and of course Mt. Rainier. I also chose this because of the lighting and visual effects it has; such as the reflection in the water as well as how the trees are lining the mountain, giving the picture a focal point and helping to direct your eyes there.
Though I don't nearly have the same experiences or knowledge that Art has, I hope, with help from this class, I might be able to go back home and take amazing photos like this.