Silver Falls State Park
What does it say when you hike 5 miles and your favorite shot is of the trail itself?
Look, It’s beautiful here and the waterfalls are nice and full but….. I was here in the fall and the tonal range is just boring in comparison. So why did I come back? The short answer it because I could. I was curious about the water flow and yes, I was rewarded with that:
Although I find the waterfall shots I took today to be boring, I like this. It’s just a little creek detail. I used a 10 stop Neutral Density filter to get the shutter speed down to 30″. That’s 30 full seconds – as this is a 6 shot pano, it took more than 3 minutes just to make the picture. I like that.
It’s always worth returning to a favorite place. You never know how you’ll see it a different time. I had a great day, a really nice hike and talked to some interesting dogs walking with nondescript people. I got a few shots I like and the satisfaction of knowing that I brought a group here at the perfect time. If you were in that group, I know that you agree.
Tomorrow I’ll find some new roads to get lost on and investigate.
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