FOREST FOTO EXPEDITION 2

Showcase of Participant Photos

North Kitsap Heritage Park

from September 18, 2019

 

FOREST FOTO EXPEDITION 2

Showcase of Participant Photos

North Kitsap Heritage Park
from September 18, 2019

On September 18, 2019, WSU Extension in Kitsap County hosted a Forest Foto Expedition led by John F. Williams. We explored the North Kitsap Heritage Park.

Participants were invited to submit some of their photos to Salish Magazine, and here is a selection of some of those photos.

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

 

 

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Here are some photos that had that instant “look twice” quality, suggesting mini-stories such as a mushroom bursting out of it’s clothes, and a stick figure clothed by a lacy leaf. The luminescence of the slug skin lit by the flash suggested science fiction to me, and a fir needle floating in a puddle in a mushroom is just waiting to have a poem written about it.

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

 

 

light

As light changes, whether it’s the sun going through its ritual or an artificial light, the light accentuates different characteristics of the subject and changes the story—almost like a person putting on different clothes.

Lichen on a tree branch by Jill Irwin
See more about lichen in Issue #5.

Autumn was doing its Autumn thing…

Lastly, as September ushered in Autumn, salal flowers so beautifully illustrated in our summer issue have now turned into berries…furry berries, just as the flowers were furry!

See the salal flowers photo in the Foto Tour 1 article in Issue #5.
Photo by Alison Ahlgrim

The above photos were submitted by participants of the Second Forest Foto Expedition offered by  WSU Kitsap County Extension on September 18, 2019. Thanks to everyone who participated, and to Amy Linhart of WSU Extension for organizing the event.

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Purple Martins

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