Dappled light is charming, but getting the exposure right can be a challenge. There is quite a range of exposure values. Adobe Lightroom Classic is the program I use for ‘post-processing’. It’s a great tool for photographers … although there is a bit of learning curve.
The autumn brings a quieter experience to many trails and parks. The summer crowds are gone and one can find relative solitude even in parks that are heavily used.
The late afternoon sun shining through the trees at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA. One of the advantages of living in the north is that the ‘Golden Hour’ that photographers enjoy for low angle sun is longer … if you are in Alaska in the summertime, for instance, the Golden Hour can be 4 hours long. It’s not that much in Washington State, but it is longer than you find in California.
I spotted this red splash of Oregon Grape in the middle of a patch of Salal. Two of the typical natural ground covers in the Pacific Northwest.
The upper campground at Fort Worden State Park is closed except during the summer season. It looks a little lonely without any people around. But you can still walk through and enjoy the fall colors of the big leaf maples (the few that there are).