Slollicum Creek Falls 2
Photography by Brad Koop
Mediums: Photoboard, Metal, and Archival Paper
Slollicum Creek Falls is found along the East Harrison Forest Service Road (FSR). It’s about seventeen kilometers from the center of Harrison Hot Springs, BC. The falls, visible from a bridge on a downhill hairpin corner, drop an impressive 250 feet on the creek’s way to Harrison Lake.
I discovered this location during some exploration on the FSR with an ill-equipped vehicle. It is impossible to miss this cascade as you slow dramatically to cross the bridge and drive up the road on the other side. In the summer months, with windows open, the sound alone is captivating.
There are no trails or observation decks from which to view the falls. Therefore, this meant setting up my camera and tripod along the edge of the bridge and trying to time the shot between passing 4×4’s and logging trucks. One added challenge was the fact that I needed to do this shot with a long exposure to get the smooth flowing water. The other challenge was that the lens I had with me could not contain the whole scene. So I needed to stitch together multiple exposures. The time and effort were well worth it.
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