Well, my time in the Pacific Northwest has come to an end. What a trip it has been! I feel so grateful for the great overall conditions in all the National Parks I visited in Washington State. Mount Rainier has a special place in my heart, because many years I ago a good friend of mine recommended that I visit this great National Park. He overheard talking about my desire to travel more, and I mentioned wanting to visit the Swiss Alps. In the U.S. we do truly have plenty of mountainous regions just as beautiful as anywhere else in the world.
This time we’re in Paradise! Literally. This region of the park is called Paradise and it’s a great spot for landscape photography. My first compositions of the day came as I was hiking up one of the more popular trails. Given the time of day, I opted to go black and white for all of the images I took. One of them is perhaps in my top 5 favorite pictures I’ve taken this year.
If there is one lesson I continue learning time after time in landscape photography. Its that you need time! Slow down and take your time and focus on quality, over quantity. It will help improve your photography tremendously. I found myself rushing back down a steep trail to try and catch a better sunset composition. Luckily for me, this time I got lucky and was quite pleased with my final images of the evening.
Be sure to check out my latest video from Mount Rainier.
Until 2018! When I return once again to the great Pacific Northwest. Happy New Year.