FOREST FOTO EXPEDITION

Showcase of Participant Photos

from June 4, 2019

 

FOREST FOTO EXPEDITION

Showcase of Participant Photos

from June 4, 2019

On June 4, 2019, WSU Extension in Kitsap County hosted a Forest Foto Expedition led by John F. Williams. We met at Newberry Hill Heritage Park in Silverdale. A park steward, Frank Stricklin, joined us to provide some background information about the forest we were walking through.

Participants were invited to submit some of their photos to Salish Magazine, and here are the ones we decided to publish.

First, since mushrooms are a big part of this issue, here are a few mushroom photos.

Click on any of the photos to see the photo gallery full size.

One of the interesting challenges of photographing in the forest is capturing just how big the trees are. Often if you get far enough away from a specific tree to fit it in the viewfinder, lots of other trees get in the way. Occasional wide trails or clearings offer some space to step outside that “can’t see the forest for the trees” dilemma.

Another challenge seen above and below is the dramatic difference in brightness between a sunny sky and the darker parts of a forest — a larger range of brightnesses than the camera can capture.

B&W Maple by Roland Null

And it was almost summer, so some flowers were blooming

Salal Flowers by Val Martinson

And once in a while, an animal is seen in the woods…

The above photos were submitted by participants of the First Forest Foto Expedition offered by  WSU Kitsap County Extension on June 4, 2019. Thanks to everyone who participated, and to Amy Linhart of WSU Extension for organizing the event.

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