Photography from Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

The Pacific Northwest continues to be one of my favorite parts of the country. On a recent work trip to Seattle, Washington, one of our colleagues local to the area who is an avid hiker in the area (hi Eric!) generously planned a hike for those of us (hi David!) who could stay another day.

Curled, Damp, Mossy Branches of Trees on the Snoqualmie Falls Hike Near Seattle Washington
Curled, damp, mossy tree branches repeating into the distance

I jumped at the opportunity to put my camera to good use, and have a new environment outside of the Midwest to practice the photography knowledge and skills I’ve been working to develop all year. I was craving empirical evidence that I am making stronger and more memorable photographs than I was one year ago.

Moss-Covered Stone Nestled in the Water with Autumn Leaves Turning Orange on the Snoqualmie Falls Hike Near Seattle Washington
Moss-covered stone nestled in the water with autumn leaves just beginning to turn and fall

Forest photography is very challenging for me, especially in the Midwest, but the heavily wooded Pacific Northwest tends to be more generous. The Snoqualmie area is just outside Seattle. Everything just feels saturated all the time in this climate.

Drooping, Mossy Branches on the Snoqualmie Falls Hike Near Seattle Washington
Drooping, Mossy Branches

One of the best parts about any environment with prominent canopy is that you can hike at midday when the sun is its brightest and still get great shots. It made for a perfect final day in the area. (So did the traditional visit to Dumpling Czar in Capitol Hill afterward, a lunch or late night spot I make every effort not to miss when I’m in town.)

A small tributary of the Snoqualmie River bisects the frame with a pop of autumn color in the foreground on the Snoqualmie Falls hike near Seattle, Washington
A small tributary of the Snoqualmie River bisects the frame with a pop of autumn color in the foreground.
PS – There’s a person in this photo! Enjoy finding them like a “Where’s Waldo?” puzzle!

With apologies to my patient colleagues, I really wanted to slow down and apply the things I had been learning. The final selection of photos displayed here were some of my favorites from the hike in the Snoqualmie Falls area.

Fallen Nurse Log Covered in Moss with Dramatically Curled and Moss-Covered Branches on the Snoqualmie Falls Hike in Seattle, Washington
Fallen nurse log covered in moss with bent and curled moss-covered branches

If any of these photographs speak to you, I sincerely appreciate you sharing this post with someone you like.

A mystical-feeling, moss-covered tree stretches toward an illuminated clearing on the Snoqualmie Falls hike near Seattle, Washington
A mystical, moss-covered tree stretches toward an illuminated clearing

Or even better, consider purchasing a full-size print for them at my Society6 store and make their day. Half of any proceeds help fund my photography, and the other half are donated to 501(c)(3) environmental organizations dedicated to preserving the beauty I love to exist in and photograph.

A segment of the snowmelt pours down the rocks in a small waterfall surrounded by damp moss and ferns on the Snoqualmie Falls hike near Seattle, Washington
A segment of the snowmelt waterfall zig-zags down rocks, surrounded by moss and ferns damp from the spray and rain

All images shot on my Canon R5 Mirrorless camera.

2 thoughts on “Photography from Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

  1. David Grech says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and I appreciate you sharing them. I love the hike down the trail and especially when I get there on a weekday when itโ€™s not so crowded. I got hit by a distracted driver and then went into a coma for three weeks afterwards a few years ago and I am just glad that I am alive and well and able to get back to enjoying my hikes in our beautiful part of the planet. Please enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™

  2. Alysha says:

    Beautiful. Looking to moving here and love to see the amazing moments people like you can capture of nature and all its natural beauty! Thank you.

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