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The Hoh rainforest in Washington State is a photographers dream come true. Although I spent much of two days in and among the mossy roots, over hanging vines and giant redwood trees, it just was not enough! This is a place of beauty when viewed through the changing weather- especially foggy and even rainy conditions.
By the time I found this location, called the Hall of Mosses, the light was already changing. I certainly wanted a strong backlight against the foreground detail and color, but fast moving clouds were racing overhead, causing large shifts in light. Doing any HDR exposures were really trying my patience. Eventually, I started watching the sky instead of the viewfinder to time my shots more accurately. The afternoon was a success with the panorama revealing lots of texture as well as artistic depth.
'Hall of Mosses' is a favorite panoramic photograph of mine that will always remind me of the best views in hiking along this green landscape.