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Hall of Mosses



Olympic National Park, Washington USA

The Hoh rainforest in Washington State is a photographers dream come true. Although I spent much of two days in and among the mossy roots, over hanging vines and giant redwood trees, it just was not enough! This is a place of beauty when viewed through the changing weather- especially foggy and even rainy conditions.

By the time I found this location, called the Hall of Mosses, the light was already changing. I certainly wanted a strong backlight against the foreground detail and color, but fast moving clouds were racing overhead, causing large shifts in light. Doing any HDR exposures were really trying my patience. Eventually, I started watching the sky instead of the viewfinder to time my shots more accurately. The afternoon was a success with the panorama revealing lots of texture as well as artistic depth.

“Hall of Mosses” is a favorite panoramic photograph of mine that will always remind me of the best views in hiking along this green landscape.

Smithsonian Featured Photograph
2nd Place Silver Nature Panoramic MIFA 2017
3rd Place Category Winner Chromatic Photography Awards 2017
Honorable Mention Panoramic Tokyo Int'l Foto Awards 2018
Finalist OneEyeLand Photography Awards
Honorable Mention ND International Awards 2016
Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo of the Day
ePHOTOzine Reader's Choice Award 2019
3rd Place FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards 2015
WPE Europe Int'l Awards 2022 Bronze Award
EPSON International Pano Awards Bronze Award 2014
Silver TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017
Finalist World's Top 10 Landscape Photography Awards 2018

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