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#24 – Forest Colors

07.29.2010 – 7:54pm – Gold Beach, Oregon – f/5.6 – 1/400 -0.33 Canon T1i  – Tamron 18-270 lens

Okay, how about the rich colors on this mountainside near Crater Lake, Oregon? The wildflowers were very colorful due to the stormy skies after a hailstorm. I love the contrast of foreground warm colors with the background cool colors. It seems I have been fortunate this summer arriving at a location, at the end of a huge hailstorm.

This brings to mind one of my favorite Ansel Adam’s (famous B&W landscape photographer) quotes:
Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.

This hailstorm timing also happened when I was in Washington D.C. in May. One of my top five shots of the summer (coming up later) happened at the National Park Seminary, which is an old abandoned girls college, that is being converted to high-end condos. The clouds and saturation is stunning after a hailstorm, and I will remember this in the future!

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