Another cloudy winter day in Washington. No views of the mountains, so I went to the forest. I went to Lake Cushman, at the SE corner of the Olympic Mountains. It was a mostly overcast day, but the sun actually came out for awhile, and there were some sunrise colors. First picture of the day is at 7:38 AM, but it's grey and boring. After a bit there is a break in the clouds.
8:23 AM. Sunrise colors on Lake Cushman. Seems like a nice quiet place to live. 3000x2000
9:13 AM. Starting the hike up the Mt. Rose trail. I got some photos of nice roadside waterfalls, but I like this one with the greenery. 1500x3000
9:52 AM. I've hiked up as far as I feel like (not very far) and start taking macro pictures on the way back down. Key for scale, I got others without the key. 100% crop of some fungi (?) and fern on a tree. 3000x2000
10:02 AM. Hard to get a sharp photo of ferns, they keep blowing in the wind. 3000x2000
10:41 AM. I got a few different shots of this mushroom. 2000x3000
That's it for the 'good' ones. Now I have 14 'alternate' versions or different views. Some of them are pretty good.
8:00 AM. There were some roadside waterfalls. This one was pretty loud. It's like a 30 foot drop. 2000x3000
8:12 AM. Another roadside waterfall. Nothing too artistic, just a long exposure waterfall. 3000x2000
8:25 AM. A few minutes past the height of the sunrise colors. I like the curving shoreline as a leading line. Trees for framing. Decent clouds, but not the best. 3000x2000
8:28 AM. Looking south instead of west. There wasn't much color, so I made it monochrome. Unfortunately I didn't line up the tree stumps evenly. 3000x2000
8:34 AM. There was still some sunrise color. The rocky shoreline and tree stumps are not a great foreground. 2000x2500
8:42 AM. Looking west. Snow, a waterfall, trees, clouds, water. 3000x2000
8:55 AM. Still looking west, wider angle. Ugly 'beach' at this lake. Hmm looking at it again, let me try a wide crop. 3000x2000
8:55 AM. Wide crop of the previous photo. I had to cut out the waterfall, but I like the foggy hills. 3440x1440
9:31 AM. Now I've left the lake and am hiking up Mt. Rose. I took a picture of this sign. It's hard to get a scale of the trees and landscape. This is looking uphill. 3000x2000
9:40 AM. A few more minutes of hiking and this is as far as I go. I got this shot looking uphill and downhill. The lake is down there (hard to see). I once got a 'trail' picture like this published in a magazine, so sometimes these random shots can be interesting. 3000x2000
10:39 AM. Now four different views of the mushrooms. There were two, here's focus on the back. 2000x3000
10:40 AM. Focus on the front shroom. Obviously I didn't clean up the pine needles and stuff. Maybe I should have? 2000x3000
10:46 AM. Maybe I should have made this one brighter. 2000x3000
10:48 AM. Last one. I took some crappy waterfall pictures after this, then I was done for the day. 1600x2400
That's it. I think some of these are good. 8:28 (monochrome) has potential. 8:55 widescreen is nice and simple. Some of the shroom shots are good.
What do you think?