Dead Horse Canyon

Took my 18-55 with my Kenko extension tube down to Dead Horse canyon for some nice filtered sunlight through the canopy of trees that are slowly pulling themselves back into the land of life.

The Kenko 25 N-AF has all the normal Nikon connectors, so it allows auto focus, and all the other camera controls to be passed through to whatever lens you use. Not quite as perfect as a dedicated macro lens, since it takes away a partial stop of light, but I like my results anyway.

A small rock in the creek at Dead Horse Canyon, Seattle



I took a full sized tripod, and my Gorilla-pod, but didn't end up using them.

I looked up to see this dog tag hanging on a tree. I'd love to know the story of that one! I looked up to see this dog tag hanging on a tree. I'd love to know the story of that one!

I got there late afternoon, about 3, hoping to get some cool slanted sun beams through the canopy.
Even as it got closer to 5pm, the sky was still fairly bright, but as you can imagine, lots of mixed light at ground level.

Reaching up toward the light


Water proof hiking boots ended up being my most useful tool of the day, as I waded through the little brook that flows through the park to get up close and personal with the rocks and fallen trees.

Not a lot of leaves on the trees yet (It's still officially winter after all!), but lots of moss everywhere.

Spores