Being just an ordinary photographer, albeit after nearly 40 years of practice I should be better than I am, but, as they say, that's life. Anyway, I admire the work of professional photographer who have a history of working in and publishing work about Mt. Rainier NP. And to that end, I thought I would list a few I admire, some of whom I've met to add to the admiration and respect.
First is Pat O'Hara who with Tim McNulty has published several books on Mt. Rainier NP, including the official Centennial Celebration book published by Moutaineers Books.
Second is Don Geyer, who's gallery of Mt. Rainier is excellent. If you have the chance to attend one of his presentations, do so. A mountain climbers turned photographer wouldn't be far behind the late Galen Rowell in my book, save for Galen's international reputation. But then I've always like Galen's work, especially his essays.
Third is Charles Gurche and his work in Mt. Rainier NP.
Fourth is James Martin. His book with John Harlin on Mt. Rainier NP opens your mind to different views when you visit.
Fifth is Alan Kearney who's book provides photography ideas from just being there.
Some of the above have books listed on the books Web pages. And some who haven't published books but have on-line galleries also provide magnificent photos and ideas.
First is Alan Bauer and his gallery of Mt. Rainier images.
Second is Patrick Holleran and his gallery of Mt. Rainier NP images.
There are lots of other photographers working in and publishing either on-line or in print images of Mt. Rainier and the NP, and as I find more I'll update this list. And if these don't rattle your photo synpases and invite you to go there and photograph, well, I don't know what or who will.
Even another ordinary photographer like myself always yearns and then goes to look, see and capture. What else is there?
Update 8/21/12 for broken links