(Forewarning - These shots were much better in the original. Apparently Blogspot decided they should alter the photography to a machine's idea of proper exposure.)
I was hanging out in the Tillamook State Forest. I had done some uninteresting hikes, then I took a ride along the highway to the east. Near the ridge, I saw a sign at the start of a gravel road that said "University Falls". I turned in.
Four miles later I arrived at the trailhead and started hiking. It was in the 90's and the grades were steep in places. The forest was pretty dry, and I was concerned that I was going to get to a dry wall that is a waterfall in wetter times.
The major trail became a small path and a few minutes later the temperature dropped 10 or 15 degrees. In that blessed, welcome coolness, I turned a corner and beheld...
The sun was at an angle that placed its rays parallel to the face of the wall. As it moved, gaps in the tree cover played a changing symphony of light over the strings of mist and water.
A few minutes later the light no longer fell directly on the water, so I found a different focus and composition.
Nice day, even if I was soaked with sweat by the time I got back to the car.