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Tamanawas Ice



Sitting below Mt. Hood, Tamanawas Falls was just starting to thaw in late March. Two large chunks of ice sat like mini icebergs below the falls, defiant to all...
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Sitting below Mt. Hood, Tamanawas Falls was just starting to thaw in late March. Two large chunks of ice sat like mini icebergs below the falls, defiant to all the rushing water around. It always amazes me how the moss and lichen can survive under the ice and still appear so vibrant.
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davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead February 10, 2016
Congratulations ! Beautiful capture, great work !
jasonjhatfield
jasonjhatfield February 10, 2016
Thanks!
candidqueen
 
candidqueen February 13, 2016
Wow, beautiful1
jasonjhatfield
jasonjhatfield February 13, 2016
Thank you :)
AlgisKemezys PRO
 
AlgisKemezys February 27, 2016
beaming down to the planets surface.
gabriellebrough
 
gabriellebrough April 22, 2017
Brilliant
fern29
 
fern29 January 31, 2018
What a shot! I love waterfall photography, and this is one of the best I've ever seen!
jasonjhatfield
jasonjhatfield January 31, 2018
Thank you!
Harbi PRO
 
Harbi May 03, 2018
Truly brilliant! Actually one of the most interesting waterfall photos I’ve seen
jasonjhatfield
jasonjhatfield May 09, 2018
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
ErichKurt
 
ErichKurt March 30, 2019
Really love this, especially with the highlighted green moss!

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this image in early spring at Tamanawas Falls just as the snow was starting to melt around the falls.
Time
I took this shot in the afternoon after a morning of trail running in the Columbia River Gorge. I was on my way to Smith Rock State Park and decided to stop for a short hike after seeing a signpost for the falls.
Lighting
It was really overcast when I arrived and the clouds were spitting the occasional rain at me, perfect for waterfalls!
Equipment
I shot this with a Sony a7R and Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. The sky was thick with clouds so I didn't need much to get a long exposure, just a circular polarizing filter, which I spent more time cleaning off rain and mist than actually shooting with.
Inspiration
I was initially kind of disappointed in the conditions when I arrived. The trail was really icy and snow covered but I wasn't expecting the falls to be so covered as well. I was debating whether I wanted to deal with getting my gear out to shoot in the rain when I saw the two large chunks of ice almost right in the falls. I knew then there was a compelling shot to found but it wasn't until I saw it on the computer that I realized how unique and incredible the capture really was.
Editing
I processed the image for greater contrast and a more natural white balance to keep the water or ice from appearing too blue. I didn't increase overall image saturation but I did make small increases to the green/yellow saturation to help the moss and lichen stand out more.
In my camera bag
Right now I have everything in a first gen F-Stop Loka pack or my Osprey Exos 58 backpacking pack. Since switching to mirrorless I've been able to get most of my gear in a small ICU while my camera sits in a chest pouch for easy access. In my bag I currently have the following camera gear: a7R II, a7R as backup, Sony's FE lenses: 16-35mm f/4, 24-70mm f/4, and 70-200mm f/4, a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for night work, Rode shotgun mic for video, Neewer L-Plate, Hoya HD3 and Firecrest Polarizers, about 7 batteries and large external batteries (better to have too many I guess), Feisol CT-3442 tripod with Photoclam Gold ballhead, and a Lee Big Stopper filter. Depending on how far I'm hiking I'll remove certain items to make my load lighter. For non-camera equipment, I usually have rain gear, puffy jacket and pants, and a Steripen to filter water while hiking. My favorite piece of gear is probably my Western Mountaineering puffy flight pants, never underestimate the value of warm legs while photographing at night!
Feedback
Always keep an open mind when photographing a new location. Depending on the time of year it might not look anything like other photos you've seen but you could actually end up with a much more dynamic image as a result.

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