Abiqua Falls surrounded by icicles and frozen spray, December 2013.

In early December, the Pacific Northwest experienced a run of record low temperatures. The local photographers know that sub-freezing temps for several days in a row can lead to frozen waterfalls. If it gets cold enough, the frozen spray, ice and snow can transform the waterfalls from ordinary to extraordinary. After closely following the temps, I decided to make the trip down to Abiqua to check things out. When I arrived in the "amphitheater" around the falls, I was floored by the beauty of the ice formations surrounding the falls and the cliffs. It was a very enjoyable morning, but after about 4 hours of shooting, the cold air made it really hard to keep my fingers warm!

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