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From Oregon.... late in the afternoon. Was able to catch some of the golden light at the summit, and great reflected light all the way down.

A thre...
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From Oregon.... late in the afternoon. Was able to catch some of the golden light at the summit, and great reflected light all the way down.

A three-image vertical panorama.

D-810 ISO 32 27mm 1-2 sec f-22 3 image
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Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose May 31, 2018
Beautiful photograph!
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dakoch May 31, 2018
Thank you Alfredo my friend! :)
aqi85
 
aqi85 May 31, 2018
Wow 😮 where is this place?awesome photography
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dakoch May 31, 2018
Thank you for your kind words! :) It is about thiry miles east of Portland Oregon.... probably one of the easiest waterfalls of this magniotiude to get to!
StuckInMotionPhotography
 
StuckInMotionPhotography June 01, 2018
This shot is beautiful!
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dakoch June 01, 2018
Thank you very much!
6798_7587
 
6798_7587 June 01, 2018
Stunning
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dakoch June 01, 2018
It is a great place to go!
TomasTar
 
TomasTar June 01, 2018
Awesome
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dakoch June 01, 2018
Thanks Tomas!
mjcormier
 
mjcormier June 03, 2018
Have never seen it shot from this angle. I like it.
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dakoch June 03, 2018
Thank you!!!!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 13, 2018
Stunning
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dakoch June 13, 2018
Thank you Ramy!
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speterson6 July 01, 2018
Amazingly beautiful and dramatic scene....Love it!!
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dakoch July 02, 2018
YOu are very kind- Thank You!
juliemaeshank
 
juliemaeshank July 02, 2018
My most favorite falls since I can remember. Interesting composite.
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dakoch July 02, 2018
So glad it survived the fires last year!
Annie_McFar
 
Annie_McFar July 08, 2018
Oregon's hidden gem! Beautiful.
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dakoch July 08, 2018
Not very hidden! I was suprised how easily accessible it was!
MaryMarie
 
MaryMarie July 09, 2018
Beautiful!!!! A get loston in your thoughts photo!!!!
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dakoch July 16, 2018
Thank you MaryMarie- It is a beautiful, very special place!
Mary18 PRO
 
Mary18 July 11, 2018
Cool photo!
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dakoch July 16, 2018
Thank you Mary!
hermanrobertsonjr
 
hermanrobertsonjr October 31, 2018
Awesome shot! We went there last year! Amazing site! The restaurant at the bottom was awesome also!
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dakoch November 01, 2018
Sure is a great place! I think we just got coffee there, but we needed it- our fingers were frozen!
jewelwright
 
jewelwright Feb 07
😮 breathtakingly beautiful!!
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dakoch Feb 07
Thank you Jewel! :)
twinborg
 
twinborg Feb 20
I live here in portland, I have taken many photos here, but i have never got the light just right. you did an excellent job
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dakoch Feb 20
@Twinborg- you know what/ Thank you! That means a LOT to me... Thanks!
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robertmcdill Aug 03
Just read your article on how to win contests. I saw this photo and realized very quickly why it stands out over the 100's of this image I've seen. The lighting at the top is magic to me. Great image and article.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This is probably the premier waterfall (among many great falls) in Oregon. I had no idea it was so accessible.... you literally roll out of your car and walk right up to this great fall. Obviously a vertical subject, so I shot it at a three-image vertical pano.
Time
Probably between 3 and 4 pm.... the summit shows some gold, but the falls are in such deep shadow that even mid day I would think you would see gold light when you adjust for the shadows.
Lighting
This is all natural light. Exposure was set for the shadows (as was white balance).
Equipment
This was shot with a D-810 on a solid set of sticks. I think this would have been a geared head, though it could have been my RRS... both are syuper solid. Remote trigger.
Inspiration
Honestly, I am not super hot on this picture. It is an image everyone takes, and there is nothing new in my version of it. There really are not many options for this place... there is a trail up to the falls, and perhaps I could have gone there for something different. And maybe I will. But this is just the same old same old that everyone takes.
Editing
Obviously I needed to paste the component images together- just used Lightroom (or Photoshop) to handle that job. Didn't really take notes on what I did, did not seem like too important an image to me.... just a snapshot really. Looking at it, I would say I did the normal contrast and color adjustments in Lr.... probably boosted the greens some, too. I KNOW I needed to Ps out people on the bridge... and probably some sticks and leaves I found distracting in the image.
In my camera bag
I cover this in a lot of my other posts.... suffice to say I usually run two rigs, a FF and a crop sensor. I keep at least two tripods with me always, and all have the arca-swiss mount so I can use whatever I want on it. I use FF lenses so they are all interchangable...
Feedback
Take your time. Get the ISO low and the f-stop high. You NEED that blur!

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