3 Trees

3 Trees | Twisp, WA | 2018

Summer 2018 will be remembered in North Central Washington as a season lost in smoke. An arc of lightning-caused wildfires shrouded many areas — including Twisp, Mazama, Omak, Wenatchee and other towns — under a smothering blanket of … >cough< … airborne particulates. Many residents sought a more breathable existence elsewhere. The upside?  The smoky background diffused midday light and added ready-made soft focus to landscape photos. Portraits were improved, too, but only if subjects posed without filter masks.