Mt. Rainier, Washington

1924 1:125,000 USGS Mt. Rainier, Washington topographic map with shaded relief in 24″x36″ layout

I made this map for my wife for Christmas.  She loves Mt. Rainier.  I really like maps that extend into the collar.  It makes it more interesting.  I used an HDRI that has two light directions for this map, and I really like how it turned out.  I also let the shadow run to the edge of the layout instead of cutting it off at the edge of the map collar.  It’s a little extra work, but I think it looks a lot better, especially if the map isn’t matted and framed.