Sunlight Through the Trees

Sunlight Through the Trees

I saw the sunlight falling through the trees and falling on the golden leaves. I thought about waiting until the people moved on, but then felt it would add to the photo. What do you think? Should I have waited until they had moved on?

Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls

The Pacific Northwest offers unlimited options for landscape photographers. From wheat fields and rustic settings to mountain landscapes and rain forests, in the state of Washington, you can find just about any setting which rings your chimes. As a working man, I sometimes envy retirees with a camera and travel trailer. I dream about stopping at a location, setting up camp and enjoying a night around the campfire. Then when morning comes, I’d be off looking for scenes to photograph. The next day it would just be a matter of loading everything up and heading off to a new location. Heck, I could spend years just taking pictures in this state alone and never run out of options. Here is a photo of Palouse Falls in south central Washington.

Ambivalence

Ambivalence

I always approach the autumn with a feeling of ambivalence. The colors are great for photography and the air is cool. And yet, I know that winter is around the corner with the cold, blowing snow. That’s fine if you work indoors. I don’t. All winter long I look for the first signs of spring and warm balmy weather. My wife looks for the first robin. When she sees one, she knows spring is here.

As the Twig is Bent

As the Twig is Bent

Hiking through the woods the other day, I came across this tree. It reminded me of the old saying, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”. Our childhood upbringing has a lot to do with the kind of adults we become.