On Location: In Search of Cattails

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It sounds odd, but I have been looking specifically for cattails lately.  They make for beautiful layered shots of color and texture.

This past weekend I went out shooting with Libby and David, who orchestrate my workshops.  We headed out to Washington’s Sauk River, dodged the rain squalls, and got some lovely shots.

The Sauk is a tributary of the Skagit River and drains from the Cascade Range.  It has the reputation of being a great flyfishing river. It is also very, very wet.
The moss swells on the bigleaf maples and hangs in long wispy tendrils from the alders.

And then finally I found the cattails, standing tall and golden against red twig dogwood, with pale green forest beyond.

3 Responses to “On Location: In Search of Cattails”

  1. Phillipa Maitland says:

    Gorgeous! I love cattails too-with snow.

  2. nicole says:

    Beautiful and inspirational! Thank you Art for sharing 🙂

  3. Mike says:

    Very interesting indeed!The geometrical beauty that exists in nature(without it even knowing it’s doing it) never ceases to amaze me.Nice shots.

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