Columbia River Gorge

Oregon Waterfall, HDR

This is my second serious attempt at HDR.  See definition of HDR and my first attempt here.

I like this one a lot better.  While it looks a bit over saturated, that’s exactly the feel I had when I was in the bottom of this gorge … saturated.  I also like the way the HDR brings out the rainbow effect of the waterfall.  The milky silky water, of course, comes from the long exposure times needed in this heavily shaded undergrowth.

This shot was taken in the Columbia River Gorge, a few miles downstream from the iconic Multnomah Falls.   I’ve forgotten the name of the falls, but its one of the seven falls, including Multnomah, along historic and scenic route US 30.  The falls were a short walk from the highway, but it didn’t take long before you felt, smelled and heard many shades of wet.  This area if the country is just plain gorgeous (no pun intended).

I think this is an improvement over my first HDR photo, but I still need a lot of practice to feel comfortable with this technique.

Thought for the Day:  Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all”?

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