I can see Mount Rainier from my house, so I know how unusual it is to capture an image like this. Lippert lives in Tumwater (near Olympia), which is almost directly west of the mountain.
Nick Lippert of Tumwater, Wa. shot this photo of Mount Rainier from his home at 7:40 a.m. with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 camera. This unusual shadow is visible at certain times of the year when the mountain blocks the sun.