Backlit Bigleaf Maple

Big Leaf Maple, Staircase Ranger Station, Olympic National Park
Big Leaf Maple, Staircase Ranger Station, Olympic National Park

In mid-October 2017, I day-hiked up the North Fork Skokomish to enjoy the fall colors. After hiking up the valley and taking photos for a couple hours, I turned back and crossed the Staircase Rapids bridge to return on the other side of the river.

Just before the bridge back to the trailhead, there is a Big Leaf Maple with a lot of moss, that was showing a lot of color. I was really struck by the way the colors were emphasized by the backlighting from the sun.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Zeiss 21mm
ISO 100   1/160th sec   at f/6.3

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