Photography and photojournalism in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Columbia River Gorge waterfalls 3

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This waterfall photo was taken last week at Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia River Gorge as part of am ongoing waterfall series that I’m doing while on vacation from my regular photojournalism duties. Taken at sunset, I was able in this image to capture some interesting lens flare coming from the right side of the frame. This is one of the more accessible waterfalls in the Gorge and you’re likely to encounter at least one or more photographers while visiting. And looking at this waterfall, it’s easy to see both how it earned its name, as well as why it’s a popular destination for hikers, nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Interestingly, it’s a simple matter to overlook the fact the old scenic highway passes right over the top of the falls. The way the road is situated, you can’t see the waterfall even if you’re looking for it. After spending several evenings last week in the Gorge I seriously wish I was on vacation all the time. (Nikon D300s, Tokina 11-16mm lens with circular polarizing filter, ISO 100, f/11, 0.8 second exposure.)

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