Yesterday, Nicole and I took the afternoon to clear our heads after a month of rather rigorous travel by visiting Big Spring Creek Falls and the Lewis River in Washington. The last time I visited here, Nicole was unfortunately quite ill and couldn’t make it. I knew she’d love this area, so we decided to take the two hour drive. The weather was perfect for this sort of photography: overcast skies and cool temps kept the sun from casting any harsh light through the tree canopy. When we got here, Nicole decided to start at the very top of the falls while I took my time and worked my way up from its base. It was a wonderful day that left me energized and excited about all of the very cool things to come.
I took this photo with my Sony A7r and Sony A-Mount 70-400mm f/4-5.6 lens. In fact, that super telephoto was the only lens that I used the entire day. It’s quite a beast but it’s so worth it when you need that bit of extra reach. I had my camera set over the ledge of this section of the falls but it was of no matter thanks to the gigantic legs of my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Again, a perfect example of gear that is heavier than other options but well worth it when you need it. I was playing around with VSCO’s new Preset Volume 6 and have to say that I’m very impressed. I used one of their cross processed presets for this image along with some more personalization in Lightroom.