I’ve shot this waterfall many times. If you have looked at my About page, which probably needs updating, that is it behind me. For years I have expected two trees, one had already fallen and was leaning on the larger hemlock, to land on the ground in front of the waterfall and that finally occurred two years ago. You can see them along the left edge of this image.
I imagine there was quite a thud when the one landed on the hill across the way. There are still trees remaining on either side of me, but including them, which I did try, just wasn’t an appealing frame for the scene. The roots of the tree on the left are visible here. So after jockeying for an angle I settled on this one. When the trees above the falls are a bit greener I’ll get on down there and shoot from the lower level.