Photography and photojournalism in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Columbia River Gorge afternoon revisited

Here’s a another shot from the Columbia River Gorge near Wahkeena Falls taken yesterday when the weather still was cooperating. The waterfall itself was tough to shoot for various reasons, which meant images taken downstream from the waterfall turned out much nicer. I’ll be heading back this week for another go at the various waterfalls in the Gorge, which contains dozens of them between Portland and Hood River.

This shot was taken by stepping into the stream with my tripod and making a simple 1.6-second exposure with a Tokina 11-16mm lens at f.11. I used to think I liked the Oregon Coast more for its gorgeous landscapes. But the Gorge, for me, has supplanted the coast in that regard and I can’t seem to get enough of it. Great stuff.

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