"UPPER PROXY FALLS"
# ORCAC 034

This is a classic, Pacific Northwest scene which would not exist without the 80 inches of annual rain which falls on the lower west side of the Cascade Mountains. The water here looks good enough to drink and thirty years ago I did so with no hesitation. Today, however, it is not recommended as giardia, a severe stomach condition from water-borne parasites, may result. This composition definitely requires an overcast day with soft, even light. Hotspots from a sunny day would ruin this composition. Exposure was based on the mossy, green rocks on the middle right side. Metering off the white water would greatly  under expose the entire scene. 

WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon 210/5.6 lens
on Fuji Velvia film - 2 sec at  f/45

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