This is a classic shot of Multnomah Falls in the popular Columbia River Gorge. This highly scenic gorge area replete with lush green trails and beautiful waterfalls is located just outside of Portland, Oregon. The are begins at the western end of Troutdale, Oregon. The really scenic drive is along the Historic Columbia River Highway which parallels I-84 east and provides fantastic views of numerous cascading waterfalls and overlooks. There are well maintained trails along this stretch that lead you to some iconic waterfalls, many within short hikes.
There is so much to photograph in the area but it is still easy to take images of the same vantage points we all have soon so many times. I’m guilty of the same sin, but once we get that shot, we should try to push ourselves to find a different perspective, something to show our own brand on the subject. Now, this is not always easy for a number of reasons. Sometimes, such as in the case of Mulnomah Falls, limitations of access or simply unaccommodating terrain offers obstacles to overcome. Nonetheless, continue to push yourself and you might be surprised at the result.
After taking a number of what I would call classic compositions of these falls, I moved up the trail and with a little effort came up with the perspective in “Multnomah Falls #2. It was not easy because it was hard finding an area where I could get proper clearance for the composition I wanted. After this shot, I went on then to try to find supporting images to tell the story of the falls and the trail to the upper part of Multnomah. Every image does not have to be a fine art piece. Think of it as a set of images to support your main image and convey a sense of what it would be like for others yet to visit this beautiful area..
Hope you can join me in June for a fantastic photo adventure along the Oregon coast between Bandon and Newport Oregon. Oregon Coast, June 4 -12, 2016 Details