Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls

A view of Wailua Falls, as seen from the bottom of the falls.

My friend had a guide book that described how to get down to the falls. It involved taking a very very small trail down, aided by hanging onto roots and branches, followed by fording the river, and then (since the trail seemed to end) ”follow your ears to the fals.” We had to bushwhack our way to the falls but we eventually found it! I didn’t dare get any closer than this because there were mosquitos and slippery rocks everywhere and I had my fancy camera stuff with me.

Getting out of this was an ordeal. I had only brought my Birkenstocks and they happened to get wet as we crossed back over the stream. From that point on I had absolutely no tracking on my feet. Thank goodness for the tree roots or I would have been stuck down there!

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
24mm, f/16, ISO 250, Tripod
HDR composed of 2 photos (1/40 sec, 1/10 sec) in Photomatix Pro and edited in Photoshop.

Aaron M Written by:

Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.