Yesterday, Brian and I decided to get in the car and drive out to a waterfall. It’s been a while since I have done any landscape photography here in the Pacific Northwest, and let me tell you … it felt so good! The weather is finally back to “normal” (gray and rainy) after a long summer of too much sun and heat. Overcast days are ideal for waterfalls to avoid hotspots from the sun, and the weather definitely delivered a beautiful day for us.

We decided to go to a waterfall that I have been wanting (and trying) to visit for several months. The first time we tried to make it out there Brian’s car got stuck in the snow on the road to the waterfall (he has since purchased a Jeep Wrangler to prevent this from happening). :) The second time I was recovering from my appendectomy and figured I should sit it out. However, third time’s a charm! The waterfall was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and it was exactly what I needed to get me through the week of sitting behind a computer all day long.

This image was photographed with the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 optic. I purchased this lens at Photo Plus last week and decided to give it a try with a familiar subject. One of the things I like about it is the ability to add a unique “tilt-shifty” blur to the image while maintaining a longer shutter speed, something that is difficult to do with a standard lens. I expect I’ll be testing this out with my food photography, too, which should prove to be very fun! If I end up liking it too much, I might have to splurge on the Canon 90mm Tilt-Shift lens, a lens I have been eyeing to use with my food photography for quite some time.

Here’s a short video I took with my iPhone of the waterfall (using the slow-motion video feature). Enjoy!