Cloudscape and Mushrooms

Cloudscape

Once in a while I will go out shooting and forget to download the images to my computer when I get home. And sometimes I will then start using a different camera for a while … variety being the spice, they say.

Both of these images were ones that I had in the camera for longer than I would admit. But a pleasant surprise when I finally saw them. I wish I had taken the mushroom in a focus stack so the depth of field was greater … but I still like the image.

Mushrooms

Olympic Mountain View

The view looking southeast from the road up Blue Mountain above Deer Park.

A wonderful hike runs along the Grand Ridge Trail from Deer Park towards Obstruction Point. There is some moderate elevation gain, but the trail starts at Deer Park which is in the subalpine zone, so there is no climb to “the high country”…. just a long dusty drive.

View from the Grand Ridge Trail looking southeast

Return to the Dosewallips

Near the Trailhead
Looking back down the final hill before camp

The road into the Dosewallips Campground was washed out years ago. It makes a good warm up hike to start off the hiking season, mostly flat and a nice camp … the picnic tables are wonderful when you are out in the woods. I was out last week for a few days and the weather was perfect and the mosquitoes were minimal. A wonderful start to the summer’s hiking.

Same Tree, Different View

Bristlecone View 1
Bristlecone View 2

These two images are of the same Bristlecone Pine, but just from a slightly different spot. I like them both and thought it was interesting how a slight change in shooting angle/location can change an image so much. A reminder of one of the basic rules of photography: Keep your feet moving and work the shot.

Standing by Itself

Standing by itself

The soil type limits the Bristlecones to particular locations … when the soil changes there is a transition zone that isn’t as ideal for them. This tree was an outlier, but seems to be doing pretty well.

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