A long exposure of Proxy Falls in direct light.
I’ve been to Proxy Falls more times than I can remember but it’s never resonated with me in a photographic way. This day was different. The sun was bright with nary a cloud in the sky to provide some reprieve from the harsh light that was bathing the scene. As time went on, different parts of the waterfall were being illuminated by the direct light. In that light I saw the simplicity that I go to nature to find. The scene reminded me of a symphony seated around the conductor playing a beautiful song that contained no musical notes. Off-stage, a mossy rock peeks out from behind the curtain.
I asked another photographer present “How’s it going?” His response was “Meh. I can’t get anything in this shitty light.” I could see the look of confusion on his face when I told him how much I was loving the light that I was photographing. Who says you can’t photograph waterfalls in harsh light? Photo © copyright by TJ Thorne.