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Under the Falls

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

If you look at yesterday's shot, you can see the trail behind the falls. Also if you look down on the rocks you can see a photographer (I'm not certain what he was doing).

THE GREENS - a number of people have not liked the greens in this series. It just so happens that the greens in the Gorge this year have been incredibly vibrant; this has been especially so when the vegetation has been wet and the sky has overcast or it has been raining. Some of the vegetation has contained quite a bit of blue. The combination of the vegetation itself and the light has created what you see. I am reticent to de-saturate natural colors. This is Western Oregon folks. (PS - the colors come out slightly muted when I print the photographs, and I almost always process for printing. I'm too lazy to double process.)

NIKON D700 1/15 second F/9.0 ISO 200 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Wonderful shot, Jack. I can certainly vouch for the intensity of greens in Oregon. They can be stunning under the types of conditions you described.

28 Jun 2010 5:05am

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill.

Sharat from Bangalore, India

Wowwww.....too good shot..

28 Jun 2010 5:16am

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic shot

28 Jun 2010 5:32am

Barbara from Oakland, United States

Wow, this water looks like it is falling from the sky!

28 Jun 2010 6:57am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

haha! makes me giggle, what fun afantastic shot!!:)

28 Jun 2010 7:17am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like I am right there!!!

28 Jun 2010 7:51am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful Fantastic greens in this shot

28 Jun 2010 7:56am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i love the clarity n crispiness of the shot

28 Jun 2010 8:13am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Now that is power! Great capture.

28 Jun 2010 8:35am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wow! a true geyser, splendid and refreshing. Good day.

28 Jun 2010 8:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Terrific capture.. superb shot.

28 Jun 2010 8:51am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

As a waterfall of milk. Impressive !

28 Jun 2010 8:53am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh my ... I can almost hear the ear-deafening sound of this waterfall! What a great spot you had to take this photo ... it's magical and so huge compared to that teeny tiny person in the background!

28 Jun 2010 9:02am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

On s'y croirait... très beau

28 Jun 2010 9:25am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

There is incredible force in this waterfall

28 Jun 2010 9:47am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic point of view Jack. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls i've seen!!

28 Jun 2010 11:03am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

That must have been a very damp spot from which to shoot. Did you feel the spray, or have to worry about your camera? I like the fantastic power of the falls from this perspective.

28 Jun 2010 11:13am

tataray from france, France

Mdrrrrrr....... Super point de vue !...

28 Jun 2010 11:58am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful green place.

28 Jun 2010 12:07pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*******

28 Jun 2010 12:26pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Best POV yet. Hope you stayed dry. ;-)

28 Jun 2010 12:48pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh my!!!! That is a huge amount of water! Now that I can see the tiny photographer I am even more blown away by this!

28 Jun 2010 1:08pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a stunning landscape shot :)

28 Jun 2010 1:15pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love this view Jack (and yesterdays too). Having lived in the Seattle area for several years and also having family there - we visit alot - I can definitely relate to your very descriptive info about the vibrancy and color of the greens in the Pacific Northwest - Great job sir.

28 Jun 2010 1:15pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, the force of the water cascading down is so palpable in this shot. The photographer gives an excellent perspective as to scale. I wouldn't have thought this waterfall was as large and voluminous as it is without the figure below. Gorgeous shot.

28 Jun 2010 2:13pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Just like a fountain ! Superb !

28 Jun 2010 2:27pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Superb...that,s is an amazing capture...powerful image..i could stand around for hours in a place like that...

28 Jun 2010 2:35pm

bahar from Tehran, Iran

Wow!! the colors are very nice!!! Nice shot

28 Jun 2010 2:56pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice shot! I had a look at the previous post and even still, I love the feeling of the water coming from the sky in this shot.

28 Jun 2010 2:59pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine shot of the dashing water at the bottom of the falls. I was surprised how tiny the photographer looked... the falls is much larger than I was thinking. Nice shot.

28 Jun 2010 3:07pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


28 Jun 2010 3:19pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

That's an absolute stunner, Jack. The power and the beauty.

28 Jun 2010 3:48pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great pov

28 Jun 2010 3:50pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This looks like a fountain of water rising out of the ground. These are some beautiful falls.

28 Jun 2010 3:57pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

See this picture has caused me an extremely strong effect master Jack! The power of the fall of the waterfall is impressive. In fact you can almost feel him. Totally flat against the floor. Great feeling! Much more if you look at people who are on the right of the image (my right). Ants realacionas very small when the waterfall! Very good my dear friend! Muchos besos Adela.

28 Jun 2010 4:10pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a super view. Was the water too cold for a swim?

28 Jun 2010 4:14pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

what a surprising pov. This must have been such an enjoyable experience!

28 Jun 2010 4:15pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

cool looking, feeling, amazing rich color...nice trail...

28 Jun 2010 4:18pm

k@ from Paris, France

SO refreshing and natural - a gift (we're through a heatwave in Paris ;)
And people are so tiny behind. Love that they give the scale. Great light, Jack*

28 Jun 2010 5:42pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh and i forgot to say i can hear the strengh of this - love images with sound included.

28 Jun 2010 5:43pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a gorgeous waterfall !!! jack ,nice texture of the water !
friendships !

28 Jun 2010 6:25pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Wow - that is a great POV. Nice exposure and color!

28 Jun 2010 6:58pm

@PD: What I think is cool about this shot are the thin streams coming down on the right of the main flow.

Florence from Paris, France

I can easily imagine the sound of it ! Can you ear me ???? :-)

28 Jun 2010 6:59pm

@Florence: What???? There is too much noise!!

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

This seems refreshing, especially since it is so hot here in Holland.
I love it!

28 Jun 2010 7:14pm

@❀ Yvonne Simons ❀: We have been having a hot summer the past 10 days. It's hard to remember how rainy and cool it was the beginning of the month.

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot, great place.

28 Jun 2010 7:45pm

Bruno from Braine l'Alleud, Belgium

Super comme une image de pub pour savon!!

28 Jun 2010 8:01pm

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wow, this is very refreshing to watch, while it's very hot weather over here;-)
Magnificent shot!

28 Jun 2010 8:12pm

@♏arleen: Not a bad place to take a shower and cool off :))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful! Love those greens.

28 Jun 2010 8:30pm

@Steve Rice: All of us folks in the Pacific NW recognize those greens :))

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Here's a perspective one doesn't see very often and you've captured it well! I love how the sunlight from above really "whitens" the water in contrast to the lush green surroundings. I hope you didn't get soaked. ;-)

28 Jun 2010 8:57pm

@Steven: I hardly got wet at all.

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

The photographer in the rocks is not intrusive and really shows the scale of the scene.
Very nice

28 Jun 2010 9:22pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot.....lets hope that photographer was doing the same thing you were !!!!

29 Jun 2010 12:32am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful!!! Lovely POV - hope you stayed dry :)
Personally I love the greens!! It looks just like New Zealand in winter!

29 Jun 2010 12:46am

@✿ Anina ✿: Exactly!

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I'm beginning to think you live in The Garden of Eden. I feel the water on my face and the path is great punctuation.

29 Jun 2010 1:07am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Fantastic shot, the photographer on the rocks looks so tiny realy highlights the spectacular size of these falls

29 Jun 2010 1:28am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I love the pov of this one (mind you, all your falls shots are so fantastic). It's not often you see what looks like water coming from nowhere. Wonderful, Jack!

29 Jun 2010 3:25am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

It is so beautiful ... "Under the falls"....i love !!!

29 Jun 2010 5:13am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Nice Jack, I can almost feel the force of these falls.

29 Jun 2010 11:58am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very impressive angle ! Great shot .

29 Jun 2010 12:52pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Water is really strongly reproduced. 1/15 is a nice choice.

29 Jun 2010 1:41pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Now here is a shot I can really appreciate. At Starved Rock behind the falls [pre having a camera] is an opportunity I am now thinking of as far as catching a fall from behind. Too bad it wasn't a little mistier where you could see the world beyond, too. Lovely work Jack. Reading about how to catch motion in the water myself now.

29 Jun 2010 4:52pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Superb! Stunning ! Fantastic series!!

2 Jul 2010 5:27am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Fantastic POV! The colour is gorgeous

2 Jul 2010 6:47am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice POV !

11 Jul 2010 9:51am

Manu from Arbois, France

C'est beau! Très belles photos j'ai beaucoup aimé, merci!

12 Jul 2010 8:48am