19 Jan 18 Breaking with protocol today on two counts, people included in the photo and not a macro/close-up on Friday. Two weeks past this time we were on the south bank of the Columbia River visiting with good friends from MD and recovering from a day of terrible traffic and rain, at times combined. But in-between the driving and visiting we got to visit and photograph 5 lovely waterfalls. This would be my favorite of the five and the one furthest west along Hwy 30 in Oregon. Latourell Falls is 249 feet in height and is unique among the OR Columbia Gorge waterfalls in that it falls straight down while the others tumble as will be seen in the other photos I share. At the bottom of the falls is a group of rocks that create their own show by redirecting the water falling on them but I was unable to photograph it happening as the combination of LOTS of cascading water with a strong wind blowing it all away from the rock cliff meant that there was a steady "blow" of water hitting the lens making for less than acceptable images. I, along with the gear, got quite wet in just trying but it was worth the effort none the less. I shared an image of the display several years ago from a previous visit. This is a shot taken from an observation platform close to the parking lot. You can see the large rocks at the base of the spill. I left the four humans in for perspective.
This is basically what the camera saw. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 200; 1/20 sec @ f /10 on a tripod.
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