Some places just keep you coming back for more. And even though it is straddling between snow and the mud season, I returned to Gunn Falls this past Sunday. I wanted to check on the leaning Hemlock tree (hard to tell but it is leaning into the image overhead here) to see if it survived another winter…it has. I climbed up the hill to the upper falls and found a really good flow happening but the sky was overcast and an awfully bright distraction over the falls.
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OK, but not a great image. There is so much character in this waterfall that I decided to concentrate on just an intimate view of the water flowing over the rocks. Fortunately, the water is very shallow and I was able to stand at a nice angle for framing the jumping water and get some nice veiling with a slow exposure using just a circular polarizer.
I have photographed these waterfalls for several years, as well as the ledges nearby for spring wildflowers, and they never disappoint. I can hardly wait for the Spring blooms to begin in a few weeks. 🙂