Friday, August 14, 2009

Columbia River Gorge Redoux

Lower Ruckel Creek Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

I screwed up the white balance and a few other things so here is a much better version of the original shot!

This waterfall is a pain in the ass to reach. We had to scramble 2 miles up a creek with tons of fallen trees and mosquitos. The trek was well worth it as we were greeted with really nice light. I tried to add to the atmosphere by breathing on the lens to get a little glow in the highlights(thanks to Marc Adamus for the tip!). This is the cliche composition, but I will post the others when I have more time. Goodnight from Manzanita, Oregon!