About 2 or 3 times a year, I end up driving to pick up my kids after they spend the weekend with their Grandparents in Coos Bay. Yesterday was one of those days. The last couple times I've left early for the drive and scheduled a detour. This time it was to Silver Falls State park east of Salem.
I only had time to visit the South falls which is very close to the main parking and the visitor's center. Here in Oregon, we've had a formidable amount of rain over the past week or so and I was hoping that would make for a heavy flow through the falls.
I wasn't disappointed.
I spent about a half hour in a couple different locations, but all near the foot bridge where I made this photo. I used my 18-55 kit lens as I just couldn't get the composition I wanted with my favorite lens - the Zeiss 24. As I was on the bridge, any further back would have included said bridge in the photo - Not quite what I was after for this image.
I also used a neutral Density filter to allow me to use a longer exposure without having to stop down the aperture any further. It's one of the variable units that allows you to change the light stopping effect by rotating the front element. A little imprecise, but it got the job done.
I love this location and fully intend to make an intentional trip there in the spring with time to hike the whole 7 mile loop and visit all 10 of the falls.