“Rhododendron Revival” Fine Art Print
Spring Rhododendron blossoms, amid a Douglas Fir Forest, Willamette National Forest
Oregon’s Old Cascades are one of my favorite locations for spring exploration. By spring, I mean late June to early July. I love exploring forest service roads that time of year for the gaudy Rhododendron blossoms. Rhododendrons are widespread throughout. The Pacific Northwest, the Northeastern United States as well as
parts of California. In Oregon, they are early to regrow in clearcut areas. Eventually, they are crowded out by the dominant Douglas Firs, Hemlocks and cedars on the west side of Oregon’s Cascade Crest. I’m no fan of clear-cuts but ones that have re-grown with Rhododendrons and Beargrass can be quite beautiful in late spring.
In my newest fine art print, “Rhododendron Revival”, I’m very fond of the composition and textures. The strong vertical lines of moss covered Doug Firs reaching skyward pulls my eyes upward beyond the rich pink blossoms in the lower quadrant. The forest has nice density and the proliferation of moss adds beauty and depth to the top half of the image. Looking at this new fine art photo gives me the sense of wonder that I feel when I gaze upward through the dense, lush woodlands in Willamette National Forest.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful new image as much as I enjoy exploring Oregon’s wonderful national forests in spring!