Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, Washington 8/2007

I hesitate to publish this, since there’s no way to convey the wonderful subtle detail at low res, but I do love the shot even if the details don’t read. I first saw the Ocean from this overlook 40 years ago. On the day I saw it, then, the surf was huge and violent; it made a huge impression on me, returning in dreams periodically and sporadically….So on a recent trip to visit Hawk in Seattle we took a day-trip to see if I could find the spot I remembered so well… …And we found it. The shot is rendered with a 16mm lens, so there’s some distortion (which I love, in this case). The overlook is probably 200 feet up to this vantage point.