The small stream which runs from the base of Wahkeena falls gave the perfect opportunity to play with the ND filter I had brought with me for the day in anticipation of the waterfalls I planned to visit.
Sunday, 15 August 2010
The final stop of the original dayplan was Wahkeena Falls which are located only a stones throw from the famous Multnomah Falls on the South shore of the Columbia River which splits the American states of Oregon and Washington.
Getting the cool flow of the water alongside the greens and browns of the mossy cliffs meant using an ND8 filter but also hanging around until just before dusk to get the perfect natural light for such a shot.
Sunday, 8 August 2010
As I stood on the grass to the edge of Sparks Lake looking towards the North West side of Mount Bachelor I couldn't help but notice the colour in the green grassy field and the awesome blue sky - the funny thing was it reminded me a lot of the original Windows XP desktop that would appear when you first installed it.
Such a nice place to just sit and watch the world go by from, and it's no wonder the late Ray Atkeson (Oregon's first officially recognised photographer laureate wanted to have a memorial placed at the side of the lake.