If there is one kind of photography that pushed me over the edge a number of years ago and convinced me to buy a dSLR it was waterfall photography. I remember when my friend stopped at my apartment and showed me some photos of waterfalls he had taken in Yosemite with his Canon Rebel. I was sold. Ever since then I’ve always held a special place in my heart for waterfalls. When you can combine lush green mossy scenes with waterfalls they become even more spectacular. I’ve always loved looking at photos of the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon but visiting with my own two eyes is more difficult than say, a drive somewhere local. When Willie made me aware of our own mossy falls I knew I had to visit!
Although it hadn’t rained in a week and the water level started to die out, Sammi and I were surely in for a good morning when we found our way to this waterfall. Thanks to some locals pointing out “WATERFALL ->” with some big giant arrows etched in the dirt, we made our way down this *steep* ravine and over to the falls. I loved the way the moss, the fallen tree branches, and the 2-pronged waterfall all come together here. I made sure to walk slightly down-stream to capture some of the motion from the river but not too far that the waterfall became teeny tiny. After enjoying the morning at the waterfall we hiked back up and spent the rest of the day eating yummy food and tasting delicious wine. We couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/11, 0.6 sec, ISO 200
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