I just spent two months finishing up the school year, traveling, touring with my band, and visiting family in Virginia. I hardly touched my camera or computer at all during this time. Now that I am back home, however, I am back at it. Alpine season is in full swing out West, and I plan to spend as much time as possible out shooting for the duration of the summer. I apologize for not posting in so long – but thankfully, Ian, Kurt, George, and Patrik all posted a ton of killer entries while I was away.
For almost all of this past May, I was in the field leading group and private workshops, as well as doing plenty of personal shooting. Although I’m really itching to get back out there, I’ll be honest – I have really appreciated the break. Today, I would like to share a few images I made during and before leading a workshop in Olympic National Park with my friend, colleague, and mentor Joseph Rossbach. Better late than never, right?
I am sure that Ian and Kurt have said plenty about Olympic National Park on this blog already, but I will definitely add my two cents. I love the place. I don’t know of anywhere else one can find such dramatic, rocky coastline, lush, verdant rainforests, and glaciated peaks – all photogenic, and all in such close proximity. I feel fortunate to live just a few hours from all of the scenes below, and I am eager to continue to explore and find more of them each spring and summer.
Sol Duc Cascades, Sol Duc Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
Nikon D3x, 19mm, f/14, exp. of 3sec, ISO 200, polarizer.
Second Beach Blues, Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
Nikon D3x, 19mm, f/11, exp. of 1 sec, ISO 400.
Convergence, Sol Duc Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
Nikon D3x, 18mm, f/16, exp. of 13 sec, ISO 400, polarizer.
Elemental, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
Nikon D3x, 14mm, f/16, exp. of 1 sec/0.3sec, ISO 200.
Thanks for looking! If you’d like, you may view a gallery featuring more of my recent work at: alexmody.com/gallery/recentwork. I will be shooting quite a bit over the next few months, and will be back soon with new images and stories to share.