Erforsche – Explore
One of the defining features of living in the Seattle metropolitan area is the incredible landscape we have around us. Only a short drive from the city, you can find yourself lost in a forest, on top of a mountain, or in the middle of a desert. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is sometimes taken for granted by the people who live here.
The images in Erforsche – Explore are a sample of my own adventures around the Pacific Northwest. Some of these adventures took place in hikes that are only a five minute drive from my home. Other adventures took place in the North Cascades where you can find breathtakingly beautiful alpine lakes such as Lake Serene and Blanca Lake, where the snow is still present even late into the summer, North Bend which is home to the panoramic Mt. Si, The Vance Creek Bridge in Shelton, and the beaches at Ocean Shores.
These images are a reminder of the beauty that is always surrounding us here in the Pacific Northwest. They give the viewer the opportunity to contemplate their own relationship with the landscape here and suggest that they too can explore.