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!

1 comment:

Cindy Erickson said...

Sean, this is such a great photo! From my end, it seems that it was worth the trek through the woods, and even the mosquitoes you had to try and dodge, for this beautiful shot!!! Love ya :) Be safe out there! Cindy...Sarah and Kaylah's Mom