The Olympic Peninsula is like a playground for photographers. I hadn’t realized this until I decided to make the spontaneous trip to the coast after working my long night shift at UPS, it’s an easier decision to get out of town when you don’t have to worry about spending tons of money on hotels.
I took an early ferry ride from Coupeville to Port Townsend, I cut it close and arrived just minutes before the ferry departed. It was pouring rain, so that probably helped my chances of making the boat. With no prior planning for my weekend adventure, I had nothing holding me back from stopping to take photos every 5 minutes.
The weather was horrible, almost so bad my camera couldn’t handle the elements. As the day went on, It was time to figure out a place to sleep. I ended up in a small Native American campground in La Push just before sunset. With a great view of the ocean, this was a perfect spot to rest, or so I thought… I quickly set up camp and the Rhino Rack awning to shelter myself from the rain. I then took my camera to the beach and started taking photos of the sunset, the clouds started to part and the colors began to show. Not too much longer I got a little reminder from a local saying that I needed written permission and supervision to take commercial photos. It was unfortunate, but I managed to get a few shots of the sunset before I had to put away the camera.