7 Reasons Why This Is the Most Ridiculous Picture I Have Ever Taken

Taking what is already ridiculous to the next level.

  1. In 2016, I hiked to Brandywine Falls, and claimed it was one of the "Highest Effort Pictures" of 2016... This time, I decided to do it in the dark, after significant snowfall. 
  2. I did this on a work night, after work. Proving to myself that there is never "not enough time" to get outside. 
  3. Temperatures at this time were -1 degree celsius with a heavy waterfall mist. AKA, it was cold. Freezing cold. 
  4. This is a 30 second exposure. Meaning I had to stand still near the rushing water and ice for 30 seconds to make sure that it wasn't blurry.  
  5. Everything was covered in ice. It is amazing that I didn't fall on my face even once... 
  6. I thought I could get away with my down jacket and merino wool gloves as it had been cold and clear all day. As it turns out, there is a lot of moisture when you are standing beside a giant waterfall, and this was not sufficient. By the end of my trip, I was completely soaked through. 
  7. This picture is a selfie. This is me holding the flashlight, and I set up my camera on a tripod further down the river and used the wifi on my Canon 6d to take the shot. 


We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

John EntwistleExplorer

Photographer and Adventurer based in Whistler, British Columbia