Rainforest Night Magic

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Please feel the enchantment of this special place and View Large on Black

One of my favorite moments on the Olympic Peninsula was a night hike we did through an old growth Sitka Spruce rainforest down to the beach. Night magic lurks in them there woods!

Image notes: pretty much straight from RAW, not HDR or anything fancy in post. Edit to answer some questions from the comments: White bal was amazingly set to auto. I really expected it to be off in post, but I think the camera nailed it. In terms of a source of light, it was only natural light remaining from the past sunset and twilight. Something about being this far north makes it seem like this light is always lurking to the NW late into the evening. Basically the sky above looked like night to the naked eye but to the very NW coast there was just a slice of not quite black sky still remaining.

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  1. LooknFeel 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Into The Darkness (Night Shots), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. Mika Huisman 59 months ago | reply

    Blue light inside the forrest is good but the down from the canopy coming light really makes this picture fantastic. Have to say you really found the "blue hour" inside the forrest. All The Best.

  3. Inverness-Andrew 58 months ago | reply

    Stunning photography.

  4. dsinghjr 57 months ago | reply

    That's just fantastic. Definitely magical.

  5. Jazorer 53 months ago | reply

    Impresionante.

  6. Fizgig=) 52 months ago | reply

    Phenomenal! The best forest shot I've seen in a long time...
    Excellent work! Congrats!

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  7. wildiris 50 months ago | reply

    Amazing! Glad I found it and you. Looks like a lot of wonderful images to enjoy.

  8. aribix 50 months ago | reply

    One of my favorite shots on Flickr. Amazing.

  9. Dar's Foto Madness 44 months ago | reply

    Truly an amazing image...wish I could see it in person

  10. gainesp2003 44 months ago | reply

    Wow! This is my new favorite "in the woods" shot! Awesome beauty and atmosphere in this one!

    The Olympics and the Northwest is one of my favorite places. I did a trip up there a few years ago and am itching to go back. I'd love explore the rainforests more and to catch the wildflowers in August up in the Cascades. Maybe next year.

  11. *Sefora* 41 months ago | reply

    Complimenti ottimo lavoro.


  12. starrypix 40 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!

  13. joolieboolie 36 months ago | reply

    breathtakingly beautiful!

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