Elwha Dam and surrounding area
by Rich Taylor
I’ve had a lifelong interest in art, taking a few college courses in commercial art as a young adult, dabbling in stained glass, woodworking, and watercolors. But, it wasn’t until retirement from a career as a mechanical inspector, and subsequently moving to Sequim in 2004, that I discovered my passion for photography. Some of my favorite subjects are local scenery & events, flora & fauna, and catching people in everyday activities. I’m a member of the Museum and Arts Center and actively participate in art shows and events on the Olympic Peninsula.
Most recently, my photo journeys have taken me to the Elwha Dam and surrounding area. With the dam removal set to begin in September of 2011, I knew I had to get these shots while I could. Here are a few photos I captured of this amazing ecosystem. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did the experience!