Olympic National Park

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Just got back from a three day trip to Olympic National Park. This was my first outing with a tripod, so you will have to forgive the numerous cliche milky waterfall pictures :smile:. I was also sensitive in post processing to avoid the blatent over saturated deep greens I saw in most postcard pictures of the area, while still representing the amazing color of the temperate rain forest. I think I achieved a good middle ground, but I'd love to know what others think!

Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge
The 5.5 mile long sand spit is the longest in the US

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Near Madison Falls

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Sol Duc valley
Sol Duc falls is the main attraction, but there was a rocky cascading stream crossing the trail that was simply incredible

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The number of photo opportunities was almost overwhelming, but I quickly zoomed on on a few especially nice areas.

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Hoh River valley
One of the few temperate rainforests, and one of the largest.

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Just got back from a three day trip to Olympic National Park. This was my first outing with a tripod, so you will have to forgive the numerous cliche milky waterfall pictures :smile:. I was also sensitive in post processing to avoid the blatent over saturated deep greens I saw in most postcard pictures of the area, while still representing the amazing color of the temperate rain forest. I think I achieved a good middle ground, but I'd love to know what others think!

Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge
The 5.5 mile long sand spit is the longest in the US

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The number of photo opportunities was almost overwhelming, but I quickly zoomed on on a few especially nice areas.

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Washington, USA
Nice series you have here. Loving the silky water shots.
The first shot of the wooden object is interesting. What exactly is it ?

I believe it's driftwood, the spit is littered with them. There were a few upright pieces like this one that made me wonder if they were washed up or not, but given the sandy conditions and how close this particular piece is to the water, I doubt it ever grew there.

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Thanks everyone, glad to hear you liked the waterfall pictures. Next time I'll have to try something more creative, I'm thinking close up with small DOF and really fast shutter speed.
 
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Excellent series, noodle...!
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Looks like we're neighbors... :wink:
 

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