Resurrection: Old-growth stumps at the bottom of Lake Aldwell

In 2011, the National Park Service began demolition of two dams on the Elwha River in and near Olympic National Park. The drained lake bed behind the lower dam was covered with stumps of old-growth western redcedar, felled over a century ago before the dam was built. The stumps bear spring-board notches, which once held a plank that loggers stood on in order to cut the tree above the buttress at its base. When the lake drained, the rush of water and sediment polished the wood to a fine, satiny sheen.

Resurrection 5 was chosen for the 2015 Juried Exhibition (a portfolio competition) at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA.
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