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I am compelled to add this photograph, although I had already submitted an image of the falls from a different angle, I had this image that was poorly exposed, and with a little help from The Gimp was able to bring it back to a usable state.

Sol Duc falls is found not far from Forks, Washington, near the rain forest, and part of the Olympic National Park. Sol Duc is known for its wonderful hot springs, and with a 1 KM stroll through a beautiful old growth forest, you come across Sol Duc falls. You can hear it roaring from a long way away, but the way the trail winds around, you literally are right on top of it before you can actually see it.

There is a bridge that cuts across the gorge the river has cut, and it is quite often wet from all of the water spray, making it a little slippery, and with the breeze just wrong, has a nice wetting effect on camera equipment.

If you are ever where you can make a visit to this area, don't just drive on past, get out of the car and take a nice walk.

It was quite dark when I made the image, and had trusted the auto exposure settings on my camera, not realizing that due to the contrast of the image, I had severely under exposed the image, and it didn't look good at all. Thank goodness for raw images, I was able to compensate the exposure somewhat without loosing too much quality.

BTW - Sol Duc is known as a triple water fall, due to the high runoff it was a quadruple fall this year. The upper channel is normally dry.

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