Just in from teaching a workshop for the Mentor Series in Seattle and Olympic NP. We had a great group and got lucky with the weather. It has been raining a lot in Seattle this spring and summer, but our day on the beach was a sunny blue sky day.
I can’t get enough of the old growth forests in the NW. It is almost a religious experience to wander along a stream below these huge trees. I wanted to capture that, so I worked on an image with silky slow water. It is always interesting to see what people prefer, silky water or frozen whitewater. Silky water matched my idea of a peaceful scene more than freezing the water motion.
We also visited La Push, an area I have wanted to see for a long time. This area is famous in sea kayaking circles for some great surfing with stormy seas. Our day was calm on the water, but the obvious break in the bay had a few surfers working the waves. I plan to return in winter for some exciting paddling shots.
Off to an assignment in Alaska now, the first of three trips there this summer. Hope I get as lucky with the weather.