Photography and photojournalism in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Columbia River Gorge Part 4

It’s been nice having a little bit of extra time to explore the Columbia River Gorge and its dozens of waterfalls this week. The photo here was taken at one of the upper levels of Shepperd’s Dell Falls just west of the more well-known Multnomah Falls. I used a polarizing filter with my Tokina 11-16mm wide-angle lens and shot this at 4/10 of a second at f.8 and 200 ISO, not that it’s all that important. The scenery here, as it is throughout the Gorge, is incredibly lush and probably familiar only to natives of somewhere like New Zealand. Which is probably why Peter Jackson chose that location to film Lord of the Rings. But that’s another conversation…


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