One of my favorite things to do is to explore up streams where most people won’t wander due to no trail, slippery rocks, or other obstacles Mother Nature has managed to keep in place. It is here that one often finds unspoiled visual treasures that are waiting to be photographed.
Today was the perfect, early Fall day to get outside and do a little tromping around in the great outdoors. It was a very mild 65 degrees, and at the moment was not raining. In the Pacific Northwest this time of year, things can (and do) change in an instant. The one day of rain we had in the past couple of months literally ignited the color in our forests and trees, bringing out the deeply saturated colors that make for fantastic photography.
I managed to walk away with a few images that pleased me at the time. All images were single exposures created with Canon gear, specifically the Canon 5D Mk2, and the Canon 16-35L Mk2 lens. I hope you enjoy the photographs!