On the 24 day trip through the Pacific Northwest that Erica and I made this summer, we explored a ton of waterfalls. This one is a smaller waterfall just a bit downstream from Gorton Creek Falls. Emerald Falls has been messed up a bit by the diversion of water in the past, and there is as usual still destructive evidence of the apparatus of man's shortsighted toiling with nature in the form of rusted pipes and water diversion apparatus in the area. However, the waterfall itself is still immensely beautiful and elegant, and I had the whole place to myself the entire time I was there.
I put a lot of work into this image, to ensure it holds an immense amount of rich detail and well balanced tones. If you are looking at this on your phone or other small screen (as stats tell me 30% of you are!), please realize that you are seeing a tiny, dim, compressed, and generally dramatically under-represented version of the image. For a better idea of what this image holds, I encourage you to take the time to view it and the others at home on a nice big display, such as a desktop computer or even an HDTV.
I created it to be printed large, and at 40x60" on metal, the leaf in the foreground would be the size of your outstretched hand, and you'd be able to count the blades of grass and the leaflets of the ferns. The waterfall would glow and practically gush out of the image, giving it an almost 3D appearance.
The images I create are intended to become heirloom art pieces, not Internet posts that are forgotten in minutes. I post them on social media to get them out there and in front of you in the hope that you'll be curious to see them at their best, and of course to brighten up your feed in a small way! Since you are seeing these images on my website, you are getting a better experience than most online, but still nowhere near the experience of a print.
If you are someone who makes images that really mean something to you, as most of us are, be sure to take the time and money to print your images from time to time. It'll create a much more meaningful legacy and experience of your images than sharing them digitally can ever hope to accomplish. Both books and prints are excellent for accomplishing this goal, and you'll be surprised just how enjoyable the experience of holding or viewing high quality physical prints of your most loved images can be!