A set of images from the high country of the Olympic National Park. The top one shows the Elwha valley … so a vista. The lower two images show (middle) a Subalpine fir cone, and the bottom one a Doug Fir branch with cones.
Another shot of trees in clouds. This one is when a dense patch of cloud/fog blew through while we were walking back on the Hurricane Hill trail (Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge area). Not sure if it works as well on a monitor, but the print is nice. … certainly is ‘high key’ though.
I like this photo because as this trail (yes, it’s a trail, not a road) curves around the shoulder of the hill, there is a sense of wonder: what’s up ahead? It provides some visual tension. That’s a good thing in a photo. (usually)
Also, this photo is from the Hurricane Hill trail in the Olympic National Park. It was converted to an ADA compliant trail a few years back to enable access to the high country with those folks with mobility issues. Since the trailhead is near the end of the Hurricane Ridge road, it also means that you are over 5200 feet high (1.6 KM), without having to hike up that elevation. Thus, as one gets older, there is still easy access to the high country in the Olympics, especially when I’m carrying along a bunch of photo equipment.
One last shot (in this series) from the trip to Hurricane Ridge (Olympic National Park) earlier this month. I liked the way the rocky area curves around and then follows the tree covered ridge.
Another image from the Hurricane Ridge area of the Olympic National Park. We had some light rain on us for a while, then it blew through and the clouds moved on. While they were crossing the ridge, I got this shot that I really like for the way the trees fade into the distance.