Ramona Falls · Mt. Hood National Forest · Rhododendron · Oregon · USA
The blocky columnar basalt walls of 120-foot-tall Ramona Falls make for a dazzling stage for the dance of light and shadow that occurs when clear skies prevail over the surrounding forest cathedral. Despite the anticipated crowds reveling at various volume levels in her mesmerizing presence, Ramona Falls also manages to bring the soul into a harmonic resonance like few other places can. To better portray this, I used a 5-second exposure here to silken the water and soften the contrast from the sun's intense spotlighting.