At our favorite place to camp on the Oregon Coast, Washburne State Park, there is a half-mile (~1km) path to the beach from the campground. I find it the most interesting path, because the forest changes dramatically 3 to 4 times along the short distance. It starts out in this stately forest and ends in grass covered dunes and an expansive beach. I love this forest, where the trees stand tall and the ground is covered by layers of soft and squishy pine needles and moss. It’s very quiet and peaceful, walking through these trees. It can also been very eerie, depending on the light.
Lucky me, the sun came out from behind the clouds and lit the trees up from behind, making them glow. I tried black and white with this image, and it does look great, but I couldn’t let the green of the moss on the ground and the trees disappear. It’s too much a part of my experience of the place. Which do you like best?