November 19, 2009 – Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I used the caption (and title) “Olympic National Park” today because, quite frankly, the thought of labeling YET ANOTHER picture as “Shi Shi Beach Trail” was a bit embarrassing. I mean, it’s just sort of the way these things go: you take your camera with you every time you go anywhere, and sure, you get a couple nice shots each time. But then there are just a couple times when everything just comes together, and you get a huge number of top-tier (okay, fine, top- and middle-tier) pics. Maybe it’s because the planets are aligned just right, maybe it’s because your mood is aligned just right, maybe it’s because you made sure to eat enough fiber the day before, whatever. The point is, this particular trip out to the Washington coast was one of those times. The time I hiked out to Silver Lakes was another (and another).

As long as I’m doing the whole stream-of-consciousness thing, I’ll also go ahead and point out that, based on the color of the light, it looks like it was overcast when this picture was taken. In fact, my memory also suggests the same thing. Which just goes to show that you can get pictures you’re happy with even if the sun’s not out. So don’t ever let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t go out hiking just because it’s cloudy, okay?

.. Wait.. one sec… Oh.. I’m being told that in fact I am usually the one saying that. I see. Well, in that case, don’t let me in particular tell you that. Just get out there and take a few shots. Worst case, they’ll suck. But what are you complaining about, you’re not still shooting film (right?) so there’s no harm done. Happy Thursday!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 10-22 mm lens. 1/200s, f/4.5, ISO 200. Focal length: 18mm.

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    Texas Green Blog November 22, 2009

    Dave, this is a great photograph, I love the composition and how the rickety board walk draws the eye into the picture.

    P.s. I found your blog through the Bloggers Choice Awards, I think it’s great and I voted for you, if you would like to vote for my educational blog you can vote here;

    Thanks :)

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    Marie June 4, 2010

    nice tones and vivid shot

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