Photo of the Day Contest
Wizard of the Hoh by Paul Marcellini
Saturday, 18th June 2011

Wizard of the Hoh

by Paul Marcellini

This was from the first day of shooting in the PNW. It was way up in the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic Peninsula. It is a true temperate rainforest, averaging 150" of rain a year. The rainforests and forests in general are what draw me in. In retrospect, I wish I had spent much more time here. Anyways, this "tree" is actually a large Big Leaf Maple(at least 100 ft) with a Vine Maple branching out in the foreground. Both are covered in mosses, like many of the trees in the rainforest. It is so lush and so hard to compose, but this scene just jumped out. The small bit of fog really helped the atmosphere. Later on, in different light, this scene just did not work. It is definitely a special image for me.
Equipment: Canon 5dmk2, Canon 16-35
Paul Marcellini
Award-Winning Nature Photographer based in Miami, FL Specializing in South Florida Landscapes and offering Fine art Prints and instruction.

Wizard of the Hoh by Paul Marcellini was photo of the day on Saturday, 18th June 2011. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


18th June 2011 at 1:29 am

I love this Ferngully tree-shot of Paul’s. Much deserved! Keep it goin’ as always Mr. Marcellini

18th June 2011 at 1:49 am

Gorgeous photo!

18th June 2011 at 2:25 am

Magical. Love the Olympic Forest! Wonderful job.

18th June 2011 at 3:48 am

Simply Divine!


18th June 2011 at 5:08 am

Lovely and very other-worldly!

Rashid Mukoon

18th June 2011 at 6:52 am

Simply beautiful what Nature can offer us.

18th June 2011 at 9:53 am

Beautiful misterious forest. Love it!

18th June 2011 at 12:54 pm


18th June 2011 at 2:31 pm

Thanks everyone!

Michael Pancier Photography

18th June 2011 at 2:33 pm

Gorgeous Paul. I’m here now in Oregon and for sure this place rocks!

18th June 2011 at 3:49 pm

Congrats Paul !! This was a special find indeed :)

18th June 2011 at 7:52 pm

Indeed a great image, I must say it has a really eerie effect. where are the elves ?

18th June 2011 at 8:45 pm

Wonderful capture and GREAT processing seperating one green from another. Greath work Paul.


18th June 2011 at 11:46 pm

It’s a giant green spider disguised as a tree about to come to life and take me out! Great capture!

Marie Dunphy Harding

19th June 2011 at 12:56 am

Fascinating image, congrats and thanks for sharing.


19th June 2011 at 5:16 am

I want this in my back yard! Just awsome.

19th June 2011 at 6:17 am

Congrats Paul!

19th June 2011 at 8:53 am

Great shot and interesting commentary; thanks very much.

19th June 2011 at 9:00 pm

Really fantastic!

20th June 2011 at 1:20 am

Very cool indeed. Love the textures and the color.

phani vr

21st June 2011 at 10:09 am

simply etherial

21st June 2011 at 4:30 pm

This is SUPERB ….. a real Lord of the Rings type scene, love it !!!!!!

21st June 2011 at 4:31 pm

You could have given it the title “Where’s Gandalf” :D

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