Fall

Snoqualmie Falls by Brent

Snoqualmie Falls by Brent

“When Mandy picked the topic ‘Fall’, I fully expected to snap a shot of the beautiful colorful leaves of the Pacific Northwest. But then I had the idea to metagame the subject. If Mandy wasn’t specific enough to choose ‘Autumn’, then I’m going to take liberty to interpret her words as I please. So this brings us to Snoqualmie Falls. I’ve been to this place a ton of times already, but always to the top of the falls. This time, Mandy and I went down below, beyond the caution signs, and out on the rocks at the base. I’ve been trying to get better at taking shots of people and Mandy was gracious enough to be my subject.”

Fungitown by Mandy

Fungitown by Mandy

I have been waiting for Fall to arrive since last Winter. There is something so deeply comforting, peaceful, and beautiful about this season. From pumpkin pies to a cuddling up on the couch in a cozy blanket, so much is to be enjoyed in Fall. I love to watch the leaves slowly change, feel the crunching of leaves under my boots while taking a full breath of crisp air, sip on hot chocolate, and bundle up in warm clothing. I took my camera with me to Discovery Park with Brent to look for my favorite thing to photograph: fungi. We went from tree to tree, searching the forest floor for various types of fungi for me to photograph. Last Fall, I started a collection of moss and mushroom photos and I decided that I would have to continue cultivating this collection. They seem to grow most plentiful in Fall which is why I have decided to highlight them. I saw this little one growing lonesome on a small mound of moss with fallen leaves  all around it and I knew it was perfect.

We have a very exciting week ahead of us! Our dear friends Skyler and Kassi are getting married in a very photogenic place. Thus, we had to pick the topic…

Jamaica!

–M.