Sunday, July 27, 2014
At the end when I came down to the trailhead, I saw a chipmunk stayed still on the road. I took a couple of shots with my Nikon P520. The clear/close shot like below was not possible until I got this camera, which has x42 zoom. Looks like it found food a camper or hiker left behind.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The trailhead parking was accessible only from Kachess Lake (east side) and at the end of 3 mile dirt road. I apparently missed the trailhead on the right hand side the road and, instead, kept going along NF-4930. No wonder why it ended unexpectedly and I had to climb up steep forest slope without trail. I took above photo on a big rock when I decided giving up finding the lake and turning around. It was about 1PM. On my way down, I climbed down straightly to the creek because Box Canyon Creek flows along the trail. Only problem was the creek I thought it was Canyon Creek was actually its West Fork, which flows in a distance from NF-4930. As the result, I couldn't get back on the NF road, then lost.
I don't want to talk how treacherous the path was, which I had to walk through. I fell not only a couple of times because I couldn't see my footage due to thick low trees and vegetation. Sometimes it was swampy. Many of low bushes had thorns, and so on.
Anyway, the bottom line is I came down safely only with some minor cuts and bruises. I saw some hikers at the parking when I got back. I never saw along MY trail, and wondering where they were hiking. I promise I'll try again soon.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Although I still can't decide how light those lighted part of rocks should be, I'm sure those should not this much purple but rather greyer.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I can clearly say the far mountains and greens on them were still too dark compared to the trees in front. Then sky is too blue purple (I should have mixed more yellow). I think those ruined this composition. I need to try it again somewhere.