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Late afternoon light pierces the canopy of the Hoh Rainforest, illuminating the vine maples, club moss, and clover carpets below. Olympic NP, Washington, USA.

This is probably my personal favorite image. I can't wait to print it.

You may have noticed I previously had zero green images in my portfolio, save for a corn lily abstract. I typically shy away from green/waterfalls, because I find it harder to differentiate from the crowd with that type of image. Well, I can safely say I've found some green scenes I love. I now have a Bollino-like obsession with vine maples, and I've garnered quite an affinity for carpets of clovers.

This type of scene is probably now my favorite to shoot - there's very little time pressure like sunrises and sunsets, and the results can be much more dynamic than night scenes (the other slower, more chill/deliberate type of photography I enjoy).

An Olympic-themed rendition of Dre's perennial classic "Let's Get High" was brewing in my head as I composed this:

"Let's Get Hoh" / "Beaches and Hohs"

When I'm shootin' these Hohs there ain't no gun involved

No hugs, sun kisses, bear tracks, bare britches, rare beaches..

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