Sitka spruce comprises this first grove of trees growing directly above the shoreline at Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park. This location exposes these trees to the full force of Pacific storms and a constant onslaught of salt spray in the air. Sitka spruce is resistant to salt spray and is the dominant conifer along the coast in the Pacific Northwest. This afternoon, a constantly changing fog created a variety of soft moods here while the sun broke completely through the clouds about one-half mile inland.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON
Toyo 45 AII camera with Schneider APO 210/5.6 lens and Fuji Velvia film - 1 sec at f/45