Fall Colors on the Skokomish

2017 Fall Colors on the Skokomish River, Olympic National Park
2017 Fall Colors on the Skokomish River, Olympic National Park

In mid-October 2017, I day-hiked up the North Fork Skokomish to enjoy the fall colors and take a few photos. I have hiked that part of the trail dozens of times since they closed the road … and I drove it a number of times while the road was still open. It’s one of my favorite trails … not only because it is relatively close to home.

It was a beautiful day with a little bit of breeze. I used a relatively fast shutter speed to keep the leaves from blurring. Right after I took this photo, I turned around and watched some elk wading crossing the river. I didn’t have a telephone lens with me, but the shot I got is below.

N Fork Skokomish Elk Herd
N Fork Skokomish Elk Herd

 

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Zeiss 50mm
Tree shot:  ISO 100   1/1000th sec   at f/7.1
Elk shot:   ISO 100   1/160th sec    at f6.3

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