Monday, November 28, 2011

Sol Duc Falls

Getting back to the Olympic Peninsula for a few more:
This is one of the best known falls in the area.  I was kind of disappointed with the light after hiking up here... even though the forest cover was quite heavy, the blue sky and bright sun were enough to spoil the colors for me at the time we were here.. ideally, it would be a more typical rainy, wet and foggy day which would create the proper atmosphere and color.. but you have to deal with it when you only have one chance.  So, in this case, a monochrome approach to the scene still shows off the falls and the textures of the forest while eliminating the harsh mid-day colors. If you check the expanded view carefully, you can just make out a guy standing on the bridge, for a sense of scale. The water splits into 3 streams as you can see, then flows down through the gorge under the bridge. Amazing that they are flowing this fast, even in the "dry" season.
Although you hardly see it anymore, scenery like this in beautiful, rich black and white (by Paul Caponigro) were exactly what got me interested in photography in the first place, more than 35 years ago....

4 comments:

Mook said...

mono always comes up trumphs nice one!

Gaelyn said...

I've stood on that bridge and the power of green overwhelms on a gray day, sunshine would be overload. B&W works great.

I finally posted Rainbow Bridge. You really need to get there.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Monochrome is a good thing, and this image turned out really well with the transformation.

betchai said...

it's very beautiful, the sun rays in the midst of the forest worked well in B&W, it's a very beautiful falls, and love your shot.

PS....thanks for sharing the movie "Toyo's Camera", I will definitely look for it.