The Hoh Rainforest in Autumn
Olympic National Park, WA
Copyright 2002-2017 by Michael L. Anderson

date found:
November 2002
camera:
Rapid Omega 6 x 7
lens:
90mm
film:
Fujichrome Velvia
recommended enlargement size:
16 x 20 inches

I didn't have many good shots of the local rain forest, so one rainy but still November day I left for the Hoh River valley. But for some reason I assumed that the rain forest looks the same all year. It doesn't. A huge amount of the greenery is supplied by various maples, which loose their leaves in autumn, and so I was met with far more bare and brown than lush and green. I especially missed the sorrel, which typically carpets the ground with green. Here in this shot, I found some sorrel that had merely turned yellow, spicing up the scene a little.

The muddy shadows are not on the original chrome. I will rescan this photo with a higher D-max scanner when I get the chance.