I'm Too Late | THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY #4

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. 

 

 ISO 100 33mm F9 1.6 Secs 

ISO 100 33mm F9 1.6 Secs 

 ISO 100 24mm F8 1.6 Secs

ISO 100 24mm F8 1.6 Secs

 ISO 100 24mm F5.6 0.8 Secs 

ISO 100 24mm F5.6 0.8 Secs 

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. 

 ISO 100 30mm F13 6.0 Secs

ISO 100 30mm F13 6.0 Secs

Check out my Vlog from my time in the HOH Rainforest. Thanks for reading!