Elwha Dam and surrounding area

Elwha Dam and surrounding area

by Rich Taylor

Elwha Dam and Lake Aldwell

Elwha Dam and Lake Aldwell

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!

Rich Taylor


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8 thoughts on “Elwha Dam and surrounding area

  1. Shannon

    These are fantastic pictures. If you are the same Rich Taylor who contributes pictures to Sequim This Week, I have enjoyed your photos for a while now. I even cut them out and send them to my Mom. Would love to see more of your work.

  2. Rich Taylor

    Why thank you Shannon!
    I am the same Rich Taylor.
    I always like showing off my pictures of our lovely area.
    I occasionally submit photos to the “Museum and Arts Center”
    depending on the theme and have a sent some of my photos to the
    “Sequim Chamber of Commerce” for their website.
    I have three pictures in The “Rainshadow Coffee Company” that the owner
    and a very nice guy by the name of Don Batcheller lets me display.
    I don’t have a web page of my own to display my photos but, in the
    future have been thinking of subscribing to SmugMug.
    If there are any of my photos that you like, just send me an email:
    rm_taylor@q.com and I will be glad to send them to you,
    they look a lot better than the newspaper print.
    Rich Taylor

  3. Stacey Stevens

    Awesome shots Dad! I love the fall leaves one and Madison Falls but my favorite is the one of you 🙂

  4. J Follis

    I’m thinking you must be part mountain goat to get some of these shots. With your white mane and beard you could easily be confused with a ram.

    We love your extra effort that consistantly produces blue ribbon shots of our beautiful surroundings.

    Keep on crashing through the brush to capture the shots that we look forward to seeing.

  5. Michelle Davis

    Great pics. Love them all, especially the Lake Mills. Unbelievable how you spoil us with your work!!!

    Thanks for chairing!

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