Indian for “icy water”, the falls is fed by glacial melt from Tumalo Creek. With a sheer plunge of 89 feet, Tumalo Falls is both the tallest and most popular outdoor destinations in the vicinity of Bend, OR. From this viewpoint, fir trees stretch towards the stars in an effort to connect heaven with earth.
The eerie figurines called Tufa’s, jetting from the salty floors and casting reflections off the shoreline, not only made an interesting composition for this shot, but gave the viewer a sense of an ecosystem struggling for survival. The entire night was still except for the water rhythmically slapping the shoreline, mosquitoes buzzing for a bite, or the occasional click of Brad’s timed shutter, patiently capturing what the eye cannot see.
I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars.
-Jorge Luis Borges
The Garden of Forking Paths (1942)