Prusik Peak in early morning fog as seen from Leprechaun Lake. Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA.
On October 15th, 2005 I went backpacking for three days into the
Enchantments, a beautiful area of lakes and mountains in the Alpine
Lakes Wilderness. After 10 miles of hauling my camera and backpacking
gear I arrived in the plateau of the Enchantments in a storm. The wind
was blowing so hard that I spent an hour looking for a campsite that
was somewhat sheltered. I couldn't sleep because the noise of the wind
in the trees and on the rocks and since I was worried that my tent
will break down.
The next morning the wind was gone. And fog had transformed the already beautiful landscape into a magical place. The bright yellow of the larches' needles covered the ground and was swimming in the lakes. It was completely silent. I did not meet anybody for the next two days. I was in a state of wonder. And graetful for being able to be in such a beautiful place and being able to photograph it!
Shot on Fuji Velvia 50 slide film using a Canon Eos-1. Scanned on Minolta Dimage Elite II Scanner. Minimal editing in Photoshop to adjust levels.
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