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.
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.
The weather in Western Washington is notoriously cloudy and damp. Some people struggle with the lack of sun. But I am okay with that … I see the trade offs, including mountain ridges with clouds and/or mist. These were taken looking west from Hurricane RIdge in Olympic National Park across the Elwha Valley.
Irely Lake is close to the North Fork Quinault Road in the Olympic National Park. Just a short hike and open year round. This image was taken in winter and the recent rains had filled it up to overflowing.
There were plenty of clouds hanging on the ridges. One of my favorite photo subjects.
The Nisqually Delta is outside of Olympia, WA and is home of the Nisqually – Billy Frank, Jr. National Wildlife Reserve. It had been diked, drained and converted to farmland back 100 years ago or so, but the dike was intentionally breached and the interior is now salt marsh and provides home to young salmon. They built a wonderful walkway that runs most of a mile out for viewing birds and other critters. I took this image across to Luhr Beach (the buildings on the water) and the boat ramp. I didn’t notice the mountains visible in the cloud gaps until recently. They are the southeast corner of the Olympic Mountains from about Mount Ellinor to The Brothers.