Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park

After posting yet another photo of the beautiful streams en route to Sol Duc Falls a couple days back, I am finally posting a photograph of Sol Duc Falls itself (nearly 2 years after taking the photo). Sol Duc is a unique waterfall in a couple of ways - most notably that it breaks into a triple falls and then falls laterally from the flow of the river. It's fairly common to find logs such as those seen here temporarily stuck along these small mountain streams. I don't mind the log at the back within the falls, but would have preferred the foreground log wasn't so prominent. As it is however I don't feel it detracts from the beautiful character of this unique waterfall. I suppose it just provides another reason to revisit these falls again.

As with the previous image, this was taken on my large format Tachihara, on Kodak TMAX 100 film. After developing the film it has sat unregarded in its sleeve for nearly two years until I scanned it very recently. I was very pleased with the ethereal quality of the water and decided it warranted sharing. Further, after scanning film and preparing to share it digitally, I often feel the 'character' of film is lost, but in this particular frame I feel it has been retained.

Tachihara 4x5 | Caltar II-N 150mm f/5.6 | f/15 | 13s | Kodak TMAX 100 | Tripod

See more related images in my Olympic National Park Gallery.

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