A squall forms over the Olympic mountains at dawn with first light illuminating Mount Olympus as well as highlighting the clouds and falling rain with glowing red-orange tints. Dawn comes very early in the PNW, especially with PDT in effect. To be certain to be on-site along Hurricane Ridge one must plan to drive up from Port Angeles much earlier since you cannot park at the overlook overnight. Beyond good planning there is also the fortune to have dramatic atmospherics to be considered. When the conditions all come together it is inspiring to behold yet one must shoot quickly as changes occur even more quickly.
EF 70-200mm @ 80mm; f/8 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 200