Stika Valerina Valeriana sitchensis is a subalpine wild flower growing in the mountain meadows of the Pacific Northwest. The Native peoples of this area used the roots of this herb for its sedative effects in calming one’s nerves. Image captured above Paradise Lodge, Mount Rainier National Park.

My photographs are not always technically correct, I tend to break the rules but I do that knowing what the rules are and having a reason to do so. My photographic images are what and how I see the world around me in my minds eye—they are who I am.

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  • Prasad
    Prasadabout 6 years ago

    Awesome capture, Bryan!

  • Thank you Prasad

    – Bryan Peterson

  • courier
    courierabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot.

  • Glad you like it courier.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedabout 6 years ago

    Most beautiful capture, Bryan. The lighting is gorgeous.

  • Thanks Keld. The lighting in the image is even natural (not photoshopped) except I coloured over a light area in the lower left corner of the image that was somewhat distracting.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    Lovely presentation Bryan.

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 6 years ago

  • Thanks solareclips (and FTS) I’m glad you like the image.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks coffeetea glad you like it.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 6 years ago

    Lovely delicate little flowers Bryan!! Wonderful image!! *-)

  • Thank you Deb for the nice comment.

    – Bryan Peterson

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