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Alsea Falls

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 16 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

CHANGE OF PLANS - A terrible weather forecast caused us to scrap going to Sliver Falls State Park yesterday. We first went to a wildlife refuge about 15 minutes away. There was a little bit of sprinkling but mainly overcast skies. Because we just couldn't resist, we decided to check out Alsea Falls. We ended up there spending about an hour in the pouring rain. This shot that you see was taken in that downpour. Since I have my posts set up until January 22, this is it for today's shoot until the end of the month.

NIKON D700 1/6 second F/22.0 ISO 200 26 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Very, very very nice, Jack. Wonderful composition and exposure. Can't wait to see the rest of your shoot.

16 Jan 2010 5:33am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Very pretty Jack. You were actually out in the rain doing this? That is devotion!

16 Jan 2010 5:44am

@Self-Indulgence: Thanks. Yes, it was pouring. "devotion" - I can think of a couple of other descriptors might have been more appropriate.

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great shot Jack ~ ~ Love your choice of shutter speed just right to capture the falls

16 Jan 2010 6:11am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Oh wow! This is amazing.

16 Jan 2010 7:31am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Rushing water, vibrant color...a wonderful change of plans. Glad you caught this one.
Wow, that's what I aspire to...
having suitable photos pre-set for a week or so in advance...that'll be the day !
Congratulations to you for doing it.

16 Jan 2010 7:49am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Like a silk robe, like the hair of a lady of water ... in a wonderful and mysterious forest! A magnificent composition. Perfect ambient light and different shades of green. An example to consider for the learner Jack! Kisses, many kisses master... ! Adela

16 Jan 2010 7:50am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

It was worht to walk, John. You captured such a beauty!
I wish you a good time , see you then!

16 Jan 2010 8:22am

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

I've been there! and I assure you my picture in NOT as good as yours! also, I saw it with much less water.

16 Jan 2010 9:52am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot, John. I like the way you catched the water and love the saturated colors.

16 Jan 2010 9:53am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

I'm crazy of falls at autumn. Beautiful work Jack !

16 Jan 2010 9:59am

tataray from St Laurs, France

Joli torrent et cascade. Excellent.

16 Jan 2010 10:05am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wonderful landscape! Great colors and the water looks very cool!

16 Jan 2010 10:53am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

splendid view.....lovely colours, composition & depth of field (f22)

16 Jan 2010 10:58am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful clarity n colors

16 Jan 2010 11:41am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Stunning water...the photography skill I admire so much and love to have a chance to try myself one day. A great shot all round with the richness of least the rain doesn't detract from the picture at all!

16 Jan 2010 11:47am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent job
5 stars!!!!

16 Jan 2010 12:38pm

Glenn from New Orleans, United States


16 Jan 2010 1:12pm

masoud momenzadeh naeini from tehran, Iran

this is very beautiful and great work

16 Jan 2010 1:45pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

beautiful the richness of the colors, and the texture of that running how do you protect your camera, in pouring rain???

16 Jan 2010 3:03pm

@Susan: Thanks. I used a cheapo cover that is designed for days like this.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Looks like a Spring there, Jack . SO many fresh greens around . BEautiful photo .

16 Jan 2010 4:01pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Jack, Jack, Jack...this is so lovely! WOW! The colors are wonderful and you do such a perfect job of capturing the soft flow of the water. I'm sorry your original plans got scrapped but then...we never would have had a chance to see this beauty!

16 Jan 2010 4:14pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

beautiful, the colors are so rich, I have never been able to capture water to look like this

16 Jan 2010 5:13pm

@BJ: What you need is a relatively slow shutter speed. Shoot at aperture priority. Set the f/stop to a high number (small opening), your ISO to as low as you can take quality shots. If the shutter speed is still too high, you will need a neutral density filter (often a polarizer will do the job). Try to get shots at a variety of slow shutter speeds. Play around. It takes some experience, but it certainly is doable.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

An excellent picture Jack, no areas are blown out and some of the smaller areas of light and colour are just magnificent.

16 Jan 2010 5:58pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful water capture ,it's a quiet shot ;jack !
friendships !

16 Jan 2010 6:06pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Terrefic and very nice

16 Jan 2010 7:24pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb composition and wonderful water !

16 Jan 2010 8:21pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Incredible shot, Jack. I really love the action in it.

16 Jan 2010 8:23pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

great shot, the tripod allows wonderful things I should use it more often :))

16 Jan 2010 9:05pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautifully done. it's just magical!

16 Jan 2010 10:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love that water flow. A super image, Jack.

16 Jan 2010 10:40pm

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice capture Jack, the water is just right.

17 Jan 2010 1:15am

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

I agree that the exposure is spot on. Those falls look powerful! I really feel the sense of motion.

17 Jan 2010 1:37am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice capture of the water movement, Jack.

17 Jan 2010 4:21am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work on this - even in the rain - I can feel the Oregon cold and rain with this image Jack! I like the exposure time on the water!

17 Jan 2010 4:59am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the way the water is presented in your shot, but more than that...the colours in the foreground create a natural tapestry that pleases the eye!

17 Jan 2010 5:33am

Piia from Helsinki, Finland

I love everything in this image!

17 Jan 2010 11:10am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

The colours are outstanding, and the milky waterfall so dreamy, well done!

17 Jan 2010 1:23pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I always admire the clarity and rich colors of your images. I don't see a downpour but rather a magnificent silky flow of water in a beautiful natural setting.
This image is the reward of a change of plans.

17 Jan 2010 2:33pm

lux from Munich, Germany

Nice one!

17 Jan 2010 2:35pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Nice, Jack. Some of the best photography happens in the rain, doesn't it?

17 Jan 2010 3:57pm

@Gary Hart: Thanks. No ND filter needed on this day :))

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

This is an amazing shot. The water must have been fast. Great capture with nice and vivid colours!

17 Jan 2010 6:35pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent image! Great capture! Bravo!

17 Jan 2010 7:46pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

so very beautiful! the water looks like silk

17 Jan 2010 9:20pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful falls, textures and colors on the rocks.

18 Jan 2010 2:31am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Gorgeous shot of the rushing water, Jack.

18 Jan 2010 3:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice 1/6 sec and F/22 !

18 Jan 2010 1:54pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

Sorry to hear of the delay in plans, but at least your alternate location was gorgeous!! An incredible shot :)

18 Jan 2010 2:18pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

el maximo de la belleza de la naturaleza, me gusta el color!

18 Jan 2010 3:11pm

Ninni from Sweden

I really like the soft look of the water...

19 Jan 2010 10:21am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

I love those vibrant colors and the texture of the water. Expert work as always Jack!

21 Jan 2010 1:52am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

How I wish I could go shooting with you... LOVE this!

24 Jan 2010 7:26pm

@amy: Thanks. It's hard to believe how steady the rain was. Thank goodness I had a raincover designed for camera and lens.

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Superb !!!!

27 Jan 2010 11:40am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Very nice! Can't tell it was pouring rain.

28 Jan 2010 11:37pm

@Anita: I know; I was disappointed )):