Photography and photojournalism in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Gorge Waterfalls continued

It seems like every time I head out to a new waterfall this summer to shoot landscape images I find my latest favorite spot. That certainly was the case on July Fourth, as I headed to Elowah Falls in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge to shoot some early morning waterfall and stream photos. This place had the best boulders I’ve seen in terms of moss-covered caps. They were incredible to climb, lay and sit on while I took photos. Spongy beds of dry comfort for my tripod and myself, unspoiled by any other voices or footsteps. It pays to get up early.

This was probably my favorite vantage point of the day, despite the fact my attempted framing of the main falls with hanging branches was ruined by overzealous greenery. Nonetheless, when the leaves come down in the fall, I will be back to enjoy the view, and probably long before that. (Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, f5.6, 1/5 second exposure at ISO 200.)

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2 responses

  1. Lovely long exposure!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

    July 5, 2012 at 21:32

    • Thank you! The Columbia River Gorge is my favorite setting, with its 75 plus waterfalls, for landscapes. I feel fortunate to live here!

      July 6, 2012 at 07:37

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