I first visited this little oasis a year prior with Willie, Rami, and Terence but didnt come away with any photos due to … well, to be honest, it was Terences fault Terence was so late in meeting us that by the time we arrived at this waterfall the sun started invading the photo. Willie managed to snap a photo but by the time we switched spots, the light was ruining the scene.

Zack, Willie and I went back this year and we made sure to arrive with plenty of time (of course cloudy skies also helped). March and April had been very dry in the Portland area and a lot of the greenery, the moss and ferns, that we had hoped would be at peak bloom, simply werent there. The scene is still stunning and we all came away with some gorgeous photos.

This place has been photographed a billion times and the most common spot was taken a little bit behind where I took this photo. I just loved the shape of the ferns in the lower right here and the way they framed the waterfall and creek.

Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
14mm, f/13, 3 sec, ISO 100

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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.