Alone in the Forest

in photography •  2 years ago 

One of my favorite things to do is hike alone... Hiking with friends has a lot of advantages and the camaraderie can't be beat but there's something about being alone in the forest that clears your mind of all life's little troubles. I try to do it as often as I can, which ends up being not often enough because having friends along is the much easier thing to do.

On this particular day the weather was really bizarre with snow, rain, sun, and just about everything in-between. It was also the middle of September which around here, is the tail end of summer so to see snow was an interesting surprise. I was hiking along a trail at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park and in-between snow showers, the mist and fog swirled around the hill side unveiling this beautiful scene. Photos of trails has become somewhat of my calling card. I guess you could say it is "my thing" but I just love taking photos of the trails I'm on to capture the experience, nothing more and nothing less.

I'm thinking about creating a series called something like "Trail Tuesday" where I showcase what trails I've been on during the week and possibly get the community involved as well! I would love to see the trails everyone has gone on throughout the week! The outdoor niche here is robust and really involved and I'd love to contribute in some way and would love to hear your thoughts.


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Sweet mist, love this. Resteemed!

Thank you so much!!

That's a nice photo you took that yourself

Thank you! I did take it myself :)

Nice keep venturing

amazing image!

Thanks mate! Really appreciate it

I'd be stoked on trail tuesdays

Yessss! I'm making it happen this week


Thank you! :)

Pretty spot. I agree - i like hiking alone too. No one yelling at me...'don't you have enough pictures!" :)

Thanks man! Luckily I hike mostly with photographers so I don't get that too often but it sure is nice to be alone with your thoughts out there


wow. excellent mood and composition! congrats my dear friend

then got this feeling something is watching you your ears perk up. could be your imagination or could be a real predator.

That fog is amazing! Epic Nate

Thanks so much man!

Great photo! I love how the fog makes it all look so ethereal .

Thank you! The fog was so crazy that day, definitely felt like a dream at some points

Beautiful lonely trail.

Thanks a ton mate! The lonely the trail the better, if you ask me :)

Magical. I see you're around Seattle, pictures like this make me want to go

Thank you! I am around Seattle and quite lucky to be here. You should definitely pay a visit to the northwest sometime!

Trail Tuesdays sounds great - it would be fascinating to see how your part of the world changes with the different seasons.

Awesome!! I think I’m going to start it this week :)

Really nice shot. Really like the angles of the hill and the path leading forward in to the mist. I guess nature provided that! haha But you still had to snap the picture :D Good work. Resteemed.

Thank you so much! Nature definitely did most of the work for me for this one :)

I really like the mood in your photos, plus the composition is always spotless. No choice but to follow ;)

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Stunning photo. I'm following you as I saw you love videography, so do I!

photography sorry1 My brain has not woken up yet >-<

Oh.. so lovely. Wonderful man.

What about all those wild animals lurking in the fog? I love wandering the mountains and the forests by myself too, but I almost always have that question on my mind. :)

So evocative, Nate - beautifully captured... Thank you for sharing... Jay