Photographer's Note

This photo was taken on a late afternoon walk on Second Beach in the La Push area in Olympic National Park in Washington State, USA.

About this photo: On this day we went to the Hoh Rain Forest in the morning as it was cloudy and drizzling a little. Later in the day it was clearing up and the sun came out. So, we decided to drive to the La Push area after dinner and hike the Second Beach Trail (it's a short hike of about 1.6km/1mi one way). You can find the sign of the trailhead along the road near La Push, you can't miss it. As we are walking along the beach I noticed this rock and this tidal pool on the beach. I also like the wet sand which created some nice reflections.

~Camera Settings:
*Camera Model: Sony DSC-H5
*Focal Length: 6mm
*F-Number: F/5.8
*Exposure Time: 1/250sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-125
*Exposure Program: Aperture Priority (A)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -0.3 step

I used a polarizing filter, added some contrast and saturation in photoshop.

Thank you for dropping by!
Ann :)

Some information on Olympic National Park: Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle and in the most north western corner of the mainland of the USA. This park is such a diverse and amazing place to visit. No wonder they say it's 3 parks in one! You can enjoy the amazing surf and beautiful beaches, you will see a spectacular alpine country dotted with sparkling lakes, lush meadows, glaciers, waterfalls and North America's finest temperate rain forest.

Olympic National Park is a wilderness park with much of its interior accessible only by trail. A variety of roads lead off the major Highway (101) to various destinations around the park. There are several scenic drives including the drive to Hurricane Ridge, along the Pacific Coast and through the forested valleys of the Sol Duc, Hoh and Quinault Rivers. This all provide glimpses of Olympic National Park's diversity.

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