05 Mar 15. Since one could imply that the last two mailings were of creative type images, all of course depending on your perspective, I thought I'd go with a very straight image for today. The Olympic Peninsula has a rather large grouping of majestic waterfalls, 26 to be exact, and that excludes the literally hundreds of smaller ones to be found in the same location but not significant in the eyes of the tourist industry, meaning the State. We set out on Tuesday to take in 3 of them, one which required a 1.6 mile round trip hike which proved to be somewhat of a challenge for both of us, and two others to which we simply drove, over some often less than wonderful roadway, got out of the car, and observed from a bridge. I'll write about all of the waterfalls one at a time as we check them off the brochure, titled A Magical Misty Tour, listing them. The first waterfall we visited was the one requiring the 1.6 mile trek with a 200 foot rise in elevation although walking it we would have bet it was more. This is named Murhut Falls. It is a two tiered fall that feeds the Duckabush River and while it is not obvious in the photo, it drops roughly 130 feet. To say that it is worth the trek would be one of the understatements of the year. The location was in very dense shade while we were visiting, so the photos all came out on the bluish side, but that was easily correctable with the RAW capture mode. If you ever get over on this side and drive along the west bank of Hood Canal, this is a must see in my opinion.
The RAW capture was adjusted in Camera Raw to correct for the bluish cast, then given a slight amount of texture enhancement for the water, and cropped to what you are seeing. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 500; 1/2 @ f /13