This is one of my favorite photographs from a recent trip to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, WA. Clear days are fantastic, but I love the atmosphere created by cloudy, foggy, partially obstructed views.
Mountain through the Clouds, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)
Mountain poking through clouds near Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, WA.
Tree Silhouette, Clouds, and Mountain, Olympic National Park, WA (10″x10″)
I visited Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park for the first time back in August – unfortunately many of the trails were closed for management/removal of mountain goats (via helicopter!). Even though I wasn’t able to hike around as much as I may have liked, the small loop trails provided fantastic views of the clearing clouds over the surrounding mountains and hillsides.
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center and Clouds, Olympic National Park, WA (10″x18″)
Panorama of Stuart Range and clouds shot from Navaho Peak.
Clouds over Stuart Range from Navaho Peak (BW),
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA (16″x72″)
Earlier this summer, I hiked up to Navaho Pass and Peak. From the peak, the view of the clouds spilling over the Cascades onto the Stuart Range was fantastic. More panoramas and single frame photographs soon.
Cloud over Stuart Range from Navaho Peak (BW),
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA (12″x18″)
In early August,, I peeked out my window before heading in to work and noticed dramatic, dark storm clouds rolling over town. I grabbed my camera and shot a few panoramas on my way in to work.
Central District and Dark Morning Rain Clouds, Seattle, WA (12″x43″)
Panoramas of Mt Rainier from my hike up to Panorama Point from Paradise in October, 2018.
Rainier and Rocky Bluff, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x32″)
Rainier from Paradise (B&W), Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x40″)
My favorite part of the Paradise Loop trail was the less busy return (counter clockwise)- wonderful views of the Mountain, mossy streams, and rolling hillsides.
Rainier Path, Moss, and Stream, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x46″)
Rainier Path and Shadows, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x31″)
On one of the last clear weekends this fall, I took a hike around the Paradise Loop trail on Mt Rainier. I hadn’t been over to this side of the Park in clear weather- despite the crowds on the hike up to Glacier Vista and Panorama Point, the views of the glaciers and summit are spectacular (and the number of people dropped off on the east side of the loop).
Autumn Colors and Evening Shadows, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (17″x35″)
Rainier Path and Stream, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x55″)
Smoke and clouds blanketed the sky back in late August, so I headed over to West Seattle to use the neutral, low lighting to do some long exposure (bulb) photography. Another photographer in town had mentioned this old, rusty dock, but he didn’t know exactly where it was- happy to have found it! I included two of my favorite photographs from this location.
Rusty Dock, (Bulb Exposure #1), West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)
Rusty Dock, (Bulb Exposure #2), West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)