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Nature as Painter
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

With the first nips of frost in the air, vine maple leaves near Sol Duc Falls turn crimson and gold. All but 5 percent of the park is designated wilderness, located within easy driving distance of Seattle and other urban areas. Yet no highways bisect the park since all roadways end at trailheads. From there visitors proceed on foot or horseback, preserving the park's most inaccessible areas for those willing to exert themselves.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 70-200mm Nikon
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Rainy, getting dark
Time of Day: Dusk
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment or Comments: The wind was blowing and the leaves were moving, which can be a nice effect, but it's not what I wanted.


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