Quite often, when people find out I’m a professional photographer, they’ll tell me what I should go take a photo of. Over the years, I’ve come to understand that we don’t all view things the same way. Our current mental state, as well as our connection to a location, or object, greatly influence how we perceive something. So, a lot of times, since I don’t share the same connection to something that someone else has, I’m unable to see why they think its so worthy of a photograph. Does that make sense?
It’s pretty hit and miss when someone wants to show me a location that they think is cool. Ok…it’s mostly miss. But not this time. My new friend was telling me about some unmarked falls she found while exploring Southern Oregon. I was pretty eager to check it out because its hard to find waterfalls that aren’t overshot, or crowded with tourists.
These cascading falls certainly didn’t disappoint. The photo only captures about a quarter of its size. It went up much higher and farther back. It had that classic Oregon look with all the moss covering the rocks. There were ferns to use as a foreground element, and a massive boulder to help frame the falls. Basically, theres a lot of potential there.
I did get some nice shots with my Nikon, but I feel like this is a place I’ll have to go spend some more time with, so I can do it justice.