Spring Rains and the Pacific Northwest!
Well as you might expect such a fertile and lush landscape as the Pacific Northwest is a photographers playground. You'll find mountains, ocean, beaches, sea stacks, rainforest and waterfalls galore. I decided to visit in the spring hoping the waterfalls would be full and the tourist at a minimum. Well, I got just that and eleven straight days of rain, snow and a good dose of waterlogged! Not to mention going a little nuts after day nine in the rain :-). See the video.
One of the more fascinating aspects of the Pacific Northwest is the rainforest. Walking through the moss and fern covered valleys are not only fertile ground for one's imagination but photographically inspiring. I had so much fun shooting trees with their unique structures and what I began to believe was actually personality. While it was challenging to photograph in the rain nearly all day every day, I eventually got into a routine. When one of my two raincoats was soaked to the bone, I'd switch to the next and set the other out to dry. I used the same process with two rain covers and six or seven lens cloths for the camera and lens.
I found this particular tree, not in one of the thick famous tree groves, but a short distance from the road on my way to the parking area. It's a wonder I don't crash my car. My head seems to on a swivel, left, right and back and forth, and every once in a while I take peek at the road. My guess is people behind me think I'm on a cell phone or under the influence. Well in a way I am...the right brain influence :-)!
You can check out more from the Pacific Northwest trees in my tree collection.
Have a great day and get out there and shoot!