I took this picture on my retreat from Lower South Falls at Silver Falls State Park. It was a desperate attempt to find a little fall color before leaving for Cambodia and it was raining lightly for most of my visit but as I was leaving it started to come down properly so I took shelter under a rocky outcropping. While waiting for the rain to pass I noticed that the underside of the rocks were covered in ferns. It reminded me of downy feathers trying to keep the earth warm so I took a few pictures until the downpour returned to a heavy mist and I booked it for the trail head.
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70/f2.8L Mark II
70mm, f4, 1/50 sec @ 640 ISO