Photo Of The Day By Candice Watson

Palouse Falls Waterfall by Candice Watson

Photo By Candice Watson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Peaceful Evening” by Candice Watson. Location: Palouse Falls, Washington.

“This is a shot of the Palouse Falls, near Dayton, Washington,” says Watson. It is a 260-foot waterfall that sits in the middle of Eastern Washington. It takes a bit of a drive to get there, but so worth it. Most people when they see it for the first time are surprised that a waterfall could exist in the middle of a desert. Especially one of this size. The best time to go is during sunset. The light can be beautiful as it bounces off the canyon walls, turning them bright orange. Sometimes during a heavy spring runoff, the waterfall can become a brownish color, it sort of looks like a chocolate river. But if you wait till later in the spring, the water will become clear, and the foliage a bright green. As the weather heats up, the foliage turns an ugly brown, and it isn’t quite as beautiful as it is this time of year.

Gear: Canon Mark D III, Canon EF 16-35 2.8 USM II, Enduro Tripod, B+W Circular Polarizer

See more of Candice Watson’s work here.

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