There was a time when I was really into photographing waterfalls. More than I am now, which is saying something. But the pursuit was the equivalent of a checklist, trying to see them all and getting a shot that featured each waterfall completely in a frame. Then you go to a place like Lower Proxy Falls and realize the stupidity of that endeavor. Lower Proxy Falls is a behemoth with tons of character. It looks different from afar than up close, different from above than below, different from the left side than the right. For my money, it’s the finest waterfall that Oregon has to offer.