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Plummeting 620 feet from its source on a nearby mountain in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, Multomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the...
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Plummeting 620 feet from its source on a nearby mountain in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, Multomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the U.S. and definitely one of the most beautiful and breathtaking. The falls as seen today have been shaping the geology of the region for over 12,000 years.
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mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi May 06, 2017
I do not know how you got this so clear with all the water spray. I really like the lower falls pattern of where the water hit the pond. Just beautiful.
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman May 06, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 06, 2017
Wow, Nina... This is stunnin'!!! I want to go here this summer!! シ
adavies PRO
 
adavies May 06, 2017
Gorgeous! Just beautiful, Nina! :)
mihrt
 
mihrt May 06, 2017
wow Nina - what an amazing capture and what a picturesque location. Thanks so much for the History of this amazing place.
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon May 07, 2017
Totally magnificent, Nina!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 07, 2017
Incredible shot, Nina! Dramatically beautiful! :)
AmandaJayne
 
AmandaJayne May 08, 2017
Superb Capture , what an amazing place to visit.
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman May 08, 2017
Absolute masterpiece. WOW
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 May 10, 2017
Just beautiful
Daisy00 PRO
 
Daisy00 May 11, 2017
Wow ...beautiful silky effect!!
carolyns PRO
 
carolyns May 13, 2017
Stunning Nina! Love the composition ... and the inclusion of the bridge.
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 May 16, 2017
Wow wonderful image
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 May 16, 2017
Jaw~dropping.....breathtaking beauty!!!! WOW!!! ❤
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch May 17, 2017
Been here but your shot is better?
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole May 18, 2017
Wow....this is gorgeous!!!! I love the soft light and the "silky" feel of the photo. : )
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo May 18, 2017
Breathtaking, is right!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography May 19, 2017
wow , that is spectacular ... love the mood and long exposure
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz May 20, 2017
A masterpiece of a long exposure. :-)
Hood
 
Hood May 21, 2017
I love this image, the soft water and the composition in general - fantastic!
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold May 21, 2017
brilliant shot! your photography skills are top!!!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis May 22, 2017
Excellent capture ..beautiful picturesque falls:-)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz June 01, 2017
Wow......voted in 'image of the month' contest.
podesta
 
podesta June 25, 2017
great picture
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam July 01, 2017
This is absolutely gorgeous! wonderful silky water, looks like a fairytale
Mirza_Cengic
 
Mirza_Cengic July 03, 2017
Spectacular photo!!
photosnipernyc
 
photosnipernyc July 05, 2017
Absolutely beautiful
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci July 09, 2017
Magnificent, Nina...Congratulations...Love seeing you in the winners circle and getting the recognition of such fantastic photography.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 09, 2017
i love this waterfalls!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole July 15, 2017
Still loving this!!!!! : ) Congrats on being a finalist in the Image of the Month Photo Contest!!! That is amazing!!
: )
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 July 23, 2017
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to the Long Exposure challenge! I have added it to the favorites folder, so best of luck!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 25, 2017
Woo-Hoo Nina! Congrats on being a Finalist!!
talk2suemac PRO+
 
talk2suemac August 14, 2017
Gorgeous!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 16, 2017
Congratulations, dear Nina! Finalist in the Social Exposure contest - GOOD LUCK !!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 16, 2017
Congratulations on your win , Finalist in Social Exposure Photo Contest, good luck Nina
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 21, 2017
Wow is all I can say about this photo!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 22, 2017
Congrats on your finalist award, NIna! It's such a gorgeous image! :)
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam August 23, 2017
Congratulations on your finalist award for Social Exposure. Well deserved, brilliant!
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci September 01, 2017
Congratulations! Spectacular image!
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 September 02, 2017
Congratulations Nina! I have chosen your lovely photo of Multomah Falls as the winner in the Long Exposure with water challenge! I love the dark mystery to the photo and the composition is right on the mark! Thank you so much for entering!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 04, 2017
Congrats again and again!!
Witmar
 
Witmar January 04, 2018
great picture
noelstark
 
noelstark January 04, 2018
Beautiful capture. One of my favorite stops every year.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 11, 2018
yahoo. Congratulations for being featured!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo January 11, 2018
Congrats on your Feature, Nina~!
barryhutchins
 
barryhutchins January 19, 2018
Amazing shot!
sarahtaroza
 
sarahtaroza February 27, 2018
Amazing. Beautiful balance of light/dark and excellent use of long exposure to add a dreamy softness to the waterfall. Just wow.
normamartiri PRO+
 
normamartiri April 24, 2018
This is absolutely stunning!! Congratulations!!!
isabelnelsonrapson PRO
 
isabelnelsonrapson July 12, 2018
Wow just wow . Beautiful x
jamesjohnston_3471 PRO
 
jamesjohnston_3471 August 13, 2018
Congratulations! Thanks for entering my challenge. Great image.
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady August 13, 2018
So fantastical like a storybook. Magic shot Nina
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 August 13, 2018
Your moment is unique of s place so often photographed. Beautiful!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 23, 2018
Congrats, Nina, on a 3rd Finalist Award on this beauty!
RobertFunston PRO+
 
RobertFunston August 23, 2018
Your work is beautiful! Is this the falls east of Portland? I've never been there, but have seen so many pictures of it. I'm taking a trip in a couple of weeks and this will be one of my stops from Washington heading south. Jake
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 25, 2018
Awesome Congratulations on your award!
mholzman
 
mholzman August 26, 2018
Outstanding - hoping to get there next May! Love this!
AHogue PRO+
 
AHogue August 30, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS! Sooooo beautiful!
JDeRuosi
 
JDeRuosi September 20, 2018
This is a lovely, ethereal take on Multnomah Falls perfectly executed.
mypStudio7 PRO
 
mypStudio7 January 07, 2019
Wow! Beautiful.
stigjack
 
stigjack February 26, 2019
Fantastic shot
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 March 09, 2019
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to my “Water” Challenge! Best of luck!
arvindkumar_0813
 
arvindkumar_0813 April 02, 2019
what a view....
olgalevis
 
olgalevis August 17, 2019
stunning.
meganbethmillar PRO+
 
meganbethmillar November 18, 2019
Wow!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 29, 2019
Lots of Awards for this Beauty! Congrats, Nina!
Thecamreaman2020 PRO
 
I grew up kinda of close to that waterfall. Multnomah falls
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 Feb 19
Beautiful capture!!! :)
RJRiggins PRO+
 
RJRiggins Apr 03
Beautifully done. Cinematic! I can the roar!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer Aug 05
Congratulations on winning finalist in the Capture Running Water contest!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi Sep 22
Congrats on a awesome shot and a well deserved win.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Multnomah Falls, along the Columbia River Gorge in northern Oregon.
Time
Because it was raining, there were very few people at the falls, especially while we were there at about 8:30 a.m. when I took this photo.
Lighting
Because of the inclement weather, it was darker than usual and a tripod was essential...especially since my goal was to capture silky, smooth water at a slower shutter speed.
Equipment
This photo was taken with my Nikon D750 with a UV filter, mounted on a tripod. Because it was raining, the lens had to be wiped off continually with a soft cloth.
Inspiration
I have seen many photos of Multnomah Falls, so while in Oregon we made a point to visit these iconic falls. They were just as beautiful as I had envisioned them, so we spent quite awhile taking photos of them at different shutter speeds, angles, ISO's, etc.
Editing
Despite the slow shutter speed, I still used Lightroom to bring out exposure and clarity.
In my camera bag
My current camera of choice is a Nikon D750 full frame. I usually use my Nikkor 28-300mm lens, which I find very versatile, especially while traveling. I also have a macro lens, a Nikkor 24-120mm, and a Nikkor 150-600mm zoom lens. I always have 2 64gb cards in my camera with a spare 32gb in my camera bag. In addition, I always carry the following: a fully charged spare battery and battery charger, UV and polarizing filters for all lenses, a Tiffen variable ND filter, the Cokin filter system, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod with a remote release, and cleaning supplies.
Feedback
If you are trying to make moving water look "silky" a tripod is mandatory, as there is no way to handhold a camera at slow shutter speeds and expect the photo to turn out. Usually it's preferable to capture any landscape scene during the golden hour. However, during inclement weather, there is no such thing, so adjustments during post-processing are usually necessary to some degree to bring out color and clarity. The key is to take several photos at different settings in order to capture the best photo possible under rainy conditions.

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