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Mystical Falls

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers. (Ellie has all of her boys here today.)
Today begins a series from my Columbia Gorge Workshop. The opener is one of the magical, mystical waterfalls. Please don't ask me its name (I'm terrible with names); all I can tell you is that it's not Multnomah Falls.

"Make peace with your past, so it won't mess up your present." Anonymous

Nikon D300 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 200 129 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bill Jennings from Bay Area Northern Calif, United States

truly magical. I look forward to seeing all in the series. The range of colors and texture in this photo is quite astounding. Well done.

10 May 2009 6:05am

@Bill Jennings: Thanks, Bill. What is amazing to me is that I did not need HDR (which I did need for many of the waterfall photographs); the camera was able to capture the full range of light.

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

magic water ...............................................

10 May 2009 6:12am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wow, that is an amazing waterfall Jack! Great work and I like the composition on this! Have a great mothers day weekend with the family!

10 May 2009 6:30am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott; you have a wonderful weekend as well.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Splendid capture and nicely frozen, I love falls

10 May 2009 6:49am

k@ from Paris, France

I can hear them fall, it's so fresh !!

10 May 2009 6:57am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Happy Mothers Day to all here!!!!

10 May 2009 7:07am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is spectacular!!! Just breathatking!

10 May 2009 7:13am

@Magda: Thank you, Magda; hope that this day is as special as you deserve.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Great foam tape and spectacular waterfall! Perhaps no name but its height is impressive!

10 May 2009 7:36am

@Mathilde Collot: Thank you, Mathilde.

lydia from Paris, France

Happy mother's day to Ellie !!Here in France it will be on the last Sunday in May .Spectacular waterfall !
Have a nice day with your family Jack !

10 May 2009 7:48am

@lydia: Thank you.

-C16H25NØ2- from Persia, Iran

very lovely and beautiful capture :X:X:X

10 May 2009 7:50am

@-C16H25NØ2-: Thank you.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Very spectacular !!! and refreshing too ! Great capture!

10 May 2009 8:40am

Lylou & Roland from France

WOW !!! so nicely done !

10 May 2009 8:45am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


10 May 2009 9:11am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Lovely place!

10 May 2009 9:35am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

spectacular ! nice capture !

10 May 2009 9:42am

missparis from PARIS, France

spectaculaire cette chute d'eau !

10 May 2009 9:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture compo and light !!!!!!!!!!!

10 May 2009 10:27am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

A majestic fall! Well done! It is better without the HDR!

10 May 2009 10:31am

@Craig: I only use HDR when the range of exposure exceeds the capacity of the camera. If I create the so-called HDR effect, it is sheerly for fun.

isidro from Spain

majestuoso salto de agua!! excelente captura.

10 May 2009 11:18am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Really superb ! The change of texture of the water from height below is very beautiful !!

10 May 2009 11:37am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

A sweet melody of the water which falls arrives for me... It's a beautiful shot

10 May 2009 12:05pm

@Peggy M.: Thank you.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A perfect shot to start your series. Looking forward to the rest.

10 May 2009 12:14pm

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I have always wanted to see the Columbia Gorge area. I have been told it is a beautiful area, and your photo proves it. Very nice.

10 May 2009 12:52pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you. Barbara. There are an incredible number of waterfalls in this area.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Thanks, Barbara. Noticing on your About page that you were an art teacher, I hope that Arlington still has a school art program.

10 May 2009 1:06pm

Denise from Perry, United States

Wow, what a fantastic place, great shot.

10 May 2009 1:11pm

@Denise: Thanks, Denise.

Don from spokane, United States

This is a beautiful falls with the high amount of water. There are so many falls along the gorge, it becomes never impossible to remember them from pictures. It's a marvelous river gorge! This is a fine shot of one of the very pretty falls.

10 May 2009 1:28pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. With the heavy snow pack, all of the falls are booming.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shot Jack! I love the sharpness and detail of the water at the top of the rocks...and then it over over the edge in a blur of motion. Excellent!

10 May 2009 2:06pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. With your area getting an even heavier snow pack, all of your falls should be going crazy about now.

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Nice waterfall, looks like mine ;-))

10 May 2009 2:40pm

@Eric Rousset: Your falls is spectacular, Eric. The falls in my photograph here is definitely not as high as is yours, but I do think that Multnomah Falls well could be.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Looks like a magic ! Great !

10 May 2009 2:53pm

@Mariana: Magic indeed! Thank you.

rem_la from Villiers, France

belle chute !

10 May 2009 2:54pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

I don't recognize this one

10 May 2009 3:18pm

@Daniel: It's at the eastern end of the falls area and is close to the road.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Wow! Magnifique! Très belle image!

10 May 2009 3:19pm

@mo.langel: Thank you, Mo.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

excellent clarity Jack -- a fine rendition ... it's so sharp that it could pass as a slide. Well done!

10 May 2009 3:26pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Amazing capture. Well done.

10 May 2009 3:27pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like the sharpness and the super colours. This is a super shot.

10 May 2009 3:52pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Michael.

Ajay from Pune, India

That definitely is a magical shot with such magical fall.

10 May 2009 4:00pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay. It was an incredible beginning to a terrific workshop (the rest of the series is not in chronological order).

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

waterfalls are fascinating, you know the beautiful way of capturing this one!
friendships jack!

10 May 2009 4:08pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

Aurore from Paris, France

Love waterfalls, great shot which makes me want to jump ! :))

10 May 2009 4:32pm

@Aurore: Merci, Aurore.

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10 May 2009 4:36pm

Michael from Deer Park, United States

very beautiful!

10 May 2009 4:42pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Very Cool Shot!!! How much further down did this thing go? Really looking forward to this series,,,,,Hope to be able to learn something from your endeavors!!!

10 May 2009 5:00pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan. Unfortunately I don't remember how much further down it went.

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice shot, dear Jack

10 May 2009 6:23pm

@Yvon: Thank you. Warm hugs.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What beautiful falls ....... so well captured!
Happy Mother's Day to Ellie!

10 May 2009 10:46pm

@Judy: Many thanks from both Ellie and me. Hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A big and impressive waterfall. A beautiful spot to visit.

10 May 2009 11:06pm

@akarui: Thank you; it was a wonderful place to visit, especially this year with the huge runoff.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful waterfall.

10 May 2009 11:20pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

whoooooa! lovely falling water!

11 May 2009 1:15am

kerfendal from Paris, France

I heard the falling water, a strong noise, great

11 May 2009 1:45am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

A refreshing shot Jack! ;-)

11 May 2009 2:35am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


11 May 2009 3:08am

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

Wonderful picture. =)

11 May 2009 5:34am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

gorgeous shot

11 May 2009 7:17am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

The textures and the fall spliting the image in two make it really nice. Great

11 May 2009 7:56am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

very lovely...!!!

11 May 2009 2:57pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Magnifique ... un cadrage et des couleurs vraiment beaux

11 May 2009 8:00pm

@Sof: Merci.

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Oh...this waterfall looks so nice and refreshing! Hope you have more to come like this!

11 May 2009 11:54pm

starCosmosBleu from bedford.Qc, Canada

Marvelous shot..i can its roar...lovely colors tones

12 May 2009 4:00am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Gorgeous Falls!!! The water seems to pop out of the screen!

12 May 2009 6:10pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

splendid what a stunning image.. nice composition and view...

13 May 2009 2:14am

@Vachel: Thank you.

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

It looks like I have come back just in time! Very nice.

13 May 2009 3:08am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

This is wonderful, Jack! Now what was it's name? :D

13 May 2009 7:10am