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A Land of Waters
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

Ruffled by its rocky bed, the Sol Duc River is swollen by one of Earth's most prolific weather machines. Generated by fog, heavy rains, and copious amounts of snow, up to 135 inches (340 centimeters) of precipitation fall each year on the park's western slopes, the highest amount anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 30mm
Speed and F-Stop: 4 seconds @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Gray and drizzling
Time of Day: 3 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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