6.09.2011

forest spirit

Back in the 1990s, photographer Yoshihiko Ueda took his camera and ventured into the Quinault Rain Forest in Washington State, USA, discovering something majestic and rare:

"The brushwood wheezed, the moss shown an impossibly phosphorescent green that seemed to radiate from everywhere over the mammoth trees that strained heavenward. A manifold of living colors interfused, saturated with rain and light. I had discovered a realm of primordial chaos; I was witness to what was not for human eyes to see. To be sure, as I gazed though the viewfinder of the darkened box, I was shaking. I was overjoyed at my experiencing such keen excitement and apprehension yet anew. My hand, wet with rain as I tripped the shutter release, seemed to tremble slightly. This time, I whispered a few brief words of thanks to the spirits of the forest."

Aren't they amazing?!

Source: images via Yoshihiko Ueda and text via Michael Hoppen Contemporary

5 comments:

Krystal said...

majestic is the perfect word..

Liza said...

These are incredible. They almost vibrate with color!

Simoana said...

Oh yes they are majestic! I adore the rainforest. I am fortunate enough to live close to the rainforest myself, but still not quite close enough .. . such a beautiful ecosystem, indeed. :)

andrea despot said...

krystal - yep :)

liza - they do, don't they?!

simoana - lucky you!

Charlotte said...

woooooow, these are fantastic - thank you for sharing!!!