Today was a day of redemption for me, Brian and his son, Alex (it should have been for Nicole, as well, but she stayed home recovering from her recent appendectomy). About six weeks ago, all four of attempted to make our way to Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington but my Ford Escape was pitifully deterred by some mild snow and ice, forcing us to turn back. The next day, I traded in the Escape for my beloved Jeep Wrangler and now I welcome such deterrents. In fact, I cherish them.

Today, the three of us successfully made it to Big Spring Creek Falls and it truly is one of my favorite that I’ve photographed so far for long exposure photography. It is a gorgeous, three-tiered waterfall with each tier offering unique compositions and geology to frame up. All in all, I think we ended up spending close to two hours there and will absolutely return once Nicole finishes healing up.

This photo was taken with my Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70 lens using a 3-Stop ND filter stacked with a Circular Polarizer, both made by Formatt-Hitech. The camera was perched above my TVC-34L Really Right Stuff tripod for height and stability. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection by Google.