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This is Lower Kentucky Falls, which is tucked away in the remote lush forests of the Oregon Coast Range in the USA. To get here, I followed fellow photographers, Steven Michael (look him up on 500px) and Tracy Fawns as they drove 30 miles off the main highway over hazardous one lane Forest Service roads that were littered with fallen trees and rocks. There was even a time where my van nearly slid off the road thanks to slick wet leaves. Fortunately I was able to regain control and avoid certain death.

To get to the lower falls from the trailhead you have to hike about 2 miles. Along the way you'll see Upper Kentucky Falls as you hike through a beautiful forested canyon. To get this shot, I had to crawl out onto a very slick boulder beside rushing white water. Unfortunately there was no place to set my tripod so I had to go handheld, which explains why I used such a high ISO.

Thanks for reading about my adventure and I hope that you enjoy this shot!

All the best,


Inspiration: Jonathan Brinkley's Water Song. Listen to this beautiful song at this link:


glint of silver and white
gleaming like the light's too bright
rainbow when the angle's just right
water joins water the splash of a liquid light
water joins water never putting up a fight

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