Having both stories and images always makes an adventure better.
The Canon EOS R and Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens were used to capture this idyllic Hawaiian rainforest waterfall.
Aiding was a Breakthrough Photography circular polarizer filter, cutting reflections and increasing saturation.
These filters are nearly a requirement for waterfall photography.
An f/8 aperture would have provided adequate depth of field for this 29mm image, but the narrower f/11 opening permitted a longer exposure, creating a more strongly motion-blurred waterfall.