Since the first time I visited the HOH Rainforest in Olympic National Park, I was in complete and utter amazement at the abundance of plants, trees, and beautiful nature everywhere I looked. It sometimes feels like a maze of other worldly looking plants and trees. I had just wrapped up photographing in Ruby Beach about an hour and a half drive from the HOH Rainforest entrance. Definitely a completely different environment. That's what's great about Olympic National Park. You can see it all! I arrived about an hour before sunset. A terrible, terrible mistake on my part! To effectively photograph this beautiful forest, you need light!
My first images came as I entered the "Hall of Mosses". I was definitely struggling to find a composition and sadly the images I had in mind were not going to come to be today.
While I wasn't completely demoralized, I was still disappointed in knowing I wasn't going to capture that glowing forest image I had in mind. I say it again timing is so important in landscape photography. Even this location, as beautiful as it is. It's 10 times more magical with better light.
I made my way towards the trail end and back to my car, as I quickly noticed a nice composition in a mix of clutter. I saw a painting like image in my mind though. I tried my best to capture this. I am pleased with this image overall.
Check out my Vlog from my time in the HOH Rainforest. Thanks for reading!