Such a crazy day of hiking, shooting, and overall amazement on the Lake 22 Trail. By the time we reached this waterfall, it we had heard several long rumbles of thunder. Unaccustomed to the weather in WA, I foolishly asked *blyndspy if it was an avalanche. But the sky darkened, the clouds thickened, and it began to rain harder.
Little did we know, the weather would soon switch from the moderate rain you see in this photo to snow pellets and then finally to snow. We couldn't believe how quickly the snow accumulated in just a few short minutes!
The Pacific Northwest showed her true colors during my most recent visit, with nearly constant rain, wind, and fog. Shooting in this much rain (as well as spray from the massive falls) was definitely a challenge, as keeping the lens dry was nearly impossible! Definitely one of my favorite spots in WA so far...the photos just don't even begin to do it justice.
Bottom of Feature Show Falls Boulder River Trail, WA
a fall that has been on my list for quite some time was finally crossed off as traveled to a couple weekends ago. the view from the final approach to the amazing Falls Creek Falls near Carson, WA in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest.
Somewhere in between Second Beach and Marymere Falls, my tripod lost some parts, which is catastrophic in a photographer's world. Especially when you've planned to spend the day shooting waterfalls! Needless to say, I was grumpy, irritated, and heartbroken. However, I decided to make the most of it, which was really all I could do, right?
I used the fence as a makeshift tripod, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best. The low angle from having to use the bottom of the fence actually ended up proving to be beneficial, as I probably wouldn't have attempted to go this low on the composition otherwise. There did end up being a bright side to the death of my tripod after all.