Friday, November 18, 2005

evening after the storm

evening, originally uploaded by seawallrunner.

Olympic National Forest, WA, USA

olympic wonder

wonder, originally uploaded by seawallrunner.

connectedness between the water and surf

I sat, mesmerized, on a large log and snapped photos at high-speed shutter setting.

sometimes, I was lucky to catch a sight like this

I wish I could have captured the sound of the ocean - it was like having a giant 747 readying for takeoff, a few feet away. Deafening - yet exhilarating.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

hozomeen mountain, WA

hozomeen mountain, wa state, originally uploaded by seawallrunner.

North Peak of Hozomeen (8066ft) The remarkable double summit of Hozomeen, closely E of upper Ross Lake and S of the International Boundary is one of the classic landmarks of the North Cascades.

Though not of regionally outstanding height, the solitary location, vast local relief and steeply pitched walls of the massive and spectacular summits, make the mountain unforgettable.

ross lake winter landscape

hozomeen landscape, originally uploaded by seawallrunner.

Ross Lake in BC/WA is drained every winter - beginning in September, at the rate of about a foot a week.

The landscape that is created as a result of this is almost surreal. Miles and miles of stumps - with no other litter - can be seen from the Canadian and US shores of the lake.

We happened upon this desolate vista during a photo trip to the Hozomeen range.

Awe-inspiring, solitary, intensely beautiful.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005