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July 28th, 2011

Olympic National Park Part 2: Into the Rain Forest

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Elder Maple, Sol Duc Valley, Olympic NP
When I set my foot in the rainforest for the first time this trip, three thoughts came to mind, ancient, mythical and chaotic. With these thoughts in mind, I set out for the next ten days to create a few images that captured the essence of the first two thoughts ancient and mythical. The challenge was … 
July 1st, 2011

Pilgrimage

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Moss-covered Spruces, Olympic National Park
I can see the Olympic Peninsula from my house. To get there, however, especially to the misty west-side rainforest valleys, is a 5-hour trip.  Yet every spring I make the journey, a pilgrimage to one of the most beautiful, if soggy, corners of the world. And when I say soggy, I mean it. The Hoh … 
April 13th, 2011

Spring Is In The Air

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) Lake Crescent, WA
Spring is coming late this year to the Pacific Northwest after a long winter. But it’s on it’s way. So if you’re thinking of making a photo trip to Washington and Oregon, May and June are two of the best months of the year, when the Northwest is filled with every shade of green.  For … 
December 13th, 2010

Palm Pilgrimage

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Licuala Palm (Licuala ramsayi) Australia
Many years ago, I saw a photograph of Australia’s remarkable round-leaved Licuala Palm, which grows in a very restricted part of the Queensland rainforest.  I was so struck by their marvelous shape, and the stunning patterns of light and shadow they create, that I cut the picture out of a magazine and stuck it up … 
June 29th, 2010

Close to Home

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Foam and waterfall, Cascade Mountains
Writing pressures and family health issues have kept me uncharacteristically close to home this spring. But after a couple days in front of the computer, I typically rebel and head off to shoot something, if only for the day. Conditions yesterday were perfect : bright overcast and no rain – just what you want for …