Sol-Duc Falls

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  • Camera: NIKON D3X
  • Focal Length: 24mm
  • Shutter: 1/3 sec
  • ISO: 400
  • Aperture: F/9

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This Photo's ID: 487

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Ahh, Sol-Duc falls, almost died there… Good times, good times….

So, my wife and I decide, despite the rain / snow falling, we’d hike back to Sol-Duc falls and try to get some photos. Hmm, in retrospect maybe it was more like I’ll try to get some photos, she’ll try to stay dry.

The walk back was as good as the falls – talk about feeling like you were in a fairy tale! (You know, except for nearly freezing to death in the pouring rain.) As we approached the falls, we noticed a little shelter area that my wife made a mental note of (with permanent ink). So, we checked out the falls, I pulled out my camera, she went to the shelter. Fair enough.

So, I’m shooting away in the rain, the falls roaring in my ears, and my hands taking turns in and out of my pockets (wet hands + 33 degrees). Then I notice that maybe if I go across the fence there might be a better shot. So, I’m literally at the edge of the drop off when my wife SNEAKS up behind me and yells:

“HOW’S IT GOING?”

I just about jumped over the falls.

Now, she claims she didn’t “sneak” or yell, but hey, that’s how I remember it. Come to think of it, I seem to vaguely recall her checking my life insurance policy before we left, but I can’t be clear on that part…

At any rate, after that I went back around and got this shot with a fence safely in front of me! I just couldn’t resist those yellowish leaves and the way the water tumbled over. If you ever have the chance to hike it, this is one you’ll never forget.

(And the shot that nearly killed me? It sucked well water.)

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One Response to Sol-Duc Falls

  1. Lea says:

    Yep, mother nature up here isn’t for the faint of heart, only the sure of foot. Rain? What rain?

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