Derek Nielsen Photography

Sol Duc Serenity



Sol Duc Serenity


Washington State, 2023


Limited edition fine art print of 6 – In the fall of 2023, I was on assignment to shoot a documentary on the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Part of that trip was gathering behind-the-scenes footage and telling a deeper story about the region. One cannot tell a story about the Pacific Northwest ecosystem without going into Olympic National Park. This was my first time in the area. Nothing prepares you for the forest’s endless shades of green and density. While looking for salmon along the Sol Duc River, we came across a yellow tree perfectly saturated at the top of one of the area’s waterfalls. Using a dark filter, I was able to shoot a beautiful flowing waterfall with the midday light, making the yellow tree pop. I love how this came together.  Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 3 × 32 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

16×24, 24×36, 32×48, 40×60