This photo was edited with Nik Analog Efex Pro. I applied the Bokeh filter so that the lower third of the frame was kept sharp while the trees and sky were rendered just slightly out of focus. I also really dig this particular processing effect that one of the camera presets provided (with some refinement).
Earlier today,, , and I went on a trip to Washington in search of a particular waterfall that looked very promising. Despite following the directions that the PacNW Waterfalls website provided, we were totally clueless as to whether we were getting closer or nowhere near our destination. After a bit, we decided to just forget looking for the bloody waterfall and opted to pay focus to the other cool scenes that we took stock of while driving down the forest road. In most cases, the best laid plans just don’t pan out, but I’ll be damned if that’s a reason not to find something beautiful to photograph.