I know I've already commented on your photo before LeeAnne, but I couldn't help but notice how much your photo looks like it could have been taken the same time and near the same location as MY photo (except I know yours is a sunrise and mine's a sunset) it just made me smile, that's all ---->
Truly beautiful photo!! I've lived in the foothills of the Cascades for 20+ years and have a direct line-of-sight view of Mount Olympus from my deck. The Olympic Peninsula holds so many treasures once you get off the beaten path / road. The western / rainforest side is especially magical. And, of course, don't forget to vote for "Jim Buck"!
Congratulations on your new home! The mountain scenery never gets old for me either!
The only thing that gets old really fast is the clear-cut scars. While I understand the need for logging, but there are other environmentally friendly ways to do it; clear-cutting is simply the worst way to do it since it has so many negative 'down-stream' effects.
May I ask where you lived before? Your username suggests Los Angeles, but that's just a obvious speculation on my part. I grew up in Connecticut and moved here right after graduating college. New England sure has its charm, and it is imprinted on me, but I prefer the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast.
Haha...yeah, my name is misleading! My first name is LeeAnne, that's where the LA comes from. Someone told me that my photos contained this unique "LA" light, referring to my first name, and that's how that happened. I lived in West Virginia before moving here, so I'm very familiar with the Atlantic coast, having grown up very close to it!
Washington, my home... It really is a wonderfully diverse, beautiful land. Wherever I go, I wall always carry a piece of Washington in my heart. Wonderful capture; I wish I were there to see it in person.
Oh, glad to welcome a new Washingtonian. =] It will always be home to me in my heart... I have philosophical and personal issues with the government, society, and the country, but... I love the land. Sometimes, I wish the modern world, any influence of man, could just... disappear, and I could be left alone in the grace and majesty of the land around me. Places that are like that are just magical when I find them, and I've found many such places in Washington.
That's one of the things I love most about Washington. You don't have to drive very far from the cities to find complete solitude. I love being able to lose myself in all that beauty, only if for a few hours!
I live near the Spokane River, and so it's just a bearable walk and a bit of a hike, then there I am by the river... I've found that I'm still finding plenty of moments of total awe, here. I love Oregon, just as well, too.
My pleasure LeeAnne! Your gallery was pointed out to me by a very special person in my life, and she said that your photography style reminded her of MINE...so of course I had to go look. I agree with her somewhat, but you are MUCH better than I. But please check out my gallery anyway and see if you find anything of mine you enjoy...you just never know what you'll find in there. ~ laskanwlf.deviantart.com/galle…
hahahaha! actually started out much earlier, had to catch a ferry over to the peninsula long before sunrise! happened to see this spot while driving toward the coast and stopped to watch the sunrise. you should definitely try to get up early...i prefer morning light much better than evening light most of the time.