Well, some days you wake up, and it's pouring rain, you look out the window and want to pull the covers back up and sleep for another hour! Hmm, warm and toasty, yummy! Not this day! This day it was pouring rain, and the Lower Lewis River Falls was waiting for little ol' me to explore it in the rain. Of course, when I got to the turn-off for the road leading up to the Falls, it said ROAD CLOSED. I don't see a roadblock do you I said to myself! When does that stop a Photographer? Well, when there is a gate of course. Ok, let do it. After 10 miles of dodging downed trees and large potholes on the road, I arrived at the campground and found an easy hike to the Falls.
I put my camera bag down and walked several possible vantage points looking through my home-made viewer and Tiffen mono filter. Of course, the best vantage point appeared to be way down an embankment through dark and muddy, root filled underbrush! Slip, sliding away I go.
What I really like about this view is the slightly elevated position and depth and transitions you get from front where the braided water is to back up the foggy valley and dark to light to dark in tones. I used a Lee Little Stopper 3-Stop ND filter on this image to slow the water down a bit and let the fog move through the frame. I tried a few other vantage points, but this was apparently the best.
The details: 4 sec, f8, 24mm, Iso 125, Canon 5DsR using the 24-105 lens.
Have a great dry day!