There is something about falling water that is just so tranquil that I can just sit and zone out for hours looking and listening to the song the water makes as it crashes over the rocks. Many millennia of falling water has carved and sculpted that central rock into a really interesting shape that showcases the ribbons of water flowing over its surface. This was taken in the Columbia Gorge last fall.
Should really be viewed on black, click the flickr link to do so.
Quicksilver by David Young on Flickr
I miss those days where you could go there and just zone out. Now that EVERYONE has decided to move here, it's no better than a trip to a crowded shopping mall during Christmas. You can go on a rainy week day off season, doesn't matter = MASSES of people. So I basically just gave up on most all landscape photography because of the hostile takeover Portland has undergone, and taken up bird photography. A lot more respectful crowd that doesn't pepper you with camera questions, and a lot less of people trying to take the same exact photo as you are, then sizing up your camera/lens.
None the less, great image, it's just frustrating for the ones that grew up here to watch an area get loved to death, and the forest service has basically no budget anymore for trail upkeep, and the people in general don't respect staying on trail. The "rules don't apply to me, I'm special" crowd has ruined the experience even if you're not even there to photograph but just want to zone out/take it all in.
So if you're thinking about moving here, expect to sit in traffic, and expect this as your typical weekend, not the pristine well done image above: