02 Sep 15. If you like mountains, and the park areas that exist because of them, at least in WA state, we have 5 of them. Four centered around mountain peaks, and one very large one centered around an entire portion of the state. This larger one is of course Olympic National Park, and here you can find just about everything relating to think dense forest EXCEPT for a dinosaur or two and I'm rather of the opinion that if you looked long enough and carefully enough you might even find one of them, or, if not one of them, then Sasquatch! The beauty of the park is hard to convey in words, and I'm not really certain any of my images, anyway, will do much better. You truly have to drive/hike/walk the area yourself to fully appreciate it. But to give you a taste of what you can see from your vehicle while driving on the road I submit the image for today. Now granted I stopped the vehicle and got out to take the photo, but you could see this same thing from the passenger side of the vehicle while sitting inside. I was about 20 feet off road when taking the shot so the view from the car would include a few more elements, but the brain being the wonderfully created organ system it is can easily ignore the clutter and give you this same perspective. Depending on the time of the year you visit, as well as the amount of precipitation preceding your visit, the amount of water flowing down the hillsides and into Lake Crescent will vary. This is one of the few times I do appreciate rain.
I took the base image, adjusted it for max tonality, gave it a very tiny amount of micro contrast adjustment, and quit. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/5 sec @ f / 22 on a tripod.