Yesterday was a real summer day—finally!—actually hot in the sun, a big muggy, not much wind and more towering cumulus clouds. A good lesson in just “being here now” because if I’m not, who knows what kind of weather will blow in next!
It was the perfect day for another trip to the North Branch Cascades where my pal Rob and I spent three hours in the warm, rushing water on and below a wonderful waterfall. The photography is amazing when conditions are right—as they were—and being surrounded by a wall of sound and green light makes it a great day no matter what I bring home.
By the way, safety is always on my mind in these sorts of places—out of cell phone reach, far away from an EMT (if needed), and up and down very slippery rocks and waterfalls. No photograph I’ve ever made would have been worth dying for. Thankfully, the water cleats we bought last year work wonderfully to reduce the danger of a slip, allowing me to put more of my mind on the images and just enjoying being in the water, safely.