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One Last Look

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 29 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

One last look at Upper Horsetail Falls. Note the two people under the falls; that's where I was for yesterday's shot. Thin streams - what you may have missed on yesterday's shot were the thin streams coming down on the right of the main flow. This finishes up the Columbia Gorge section of the waterfalls workshop. Tomorrow we head to Silver Falls State Park.

"Seven Features You’ll Find in the Camera of the Very Near Future" - Scott
Bourne has written a very interesting article. Four of these features are significant enough for me that I will wait for at least three of them before upgrading in the future: 1. More dynamic range (this is the most important feature); 2. Higher ISO; 3. Built-in HDR; and, 4. Built-in Neutral Density filter (I love taking waterfalls photographs). If the features are delayed long enough, maybe I'll save some money :))

NIKON D700 1/40 second F/5.0 ISO 200 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's a wonderful one. The falls trajectory is so strong here. And the scale again really comes into play from a greater distance. Very beautiful spot.

29 Jun 2010 5:21am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What great perspective! The people look so small... :) The greens are beautiful - so fresh and clean.

29 Jun 2010 6:35am

Manola from Bassens, France

A magnificent series on these waterfalls...
... The lights in sous wood, are sensational...
I like very much...

29 Jun 2010 6:40am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ur parting shot is a beautiful one

29 Jun 2010 7:24am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

ahhh! pleased you explained behind the waterfall today:)
I would love to stand there!!exhillerating I am sure!!:)
this is another brill shot!.. you could almost be there forever,taking different shots!!:)

29 Jun 2010 7:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another beautiful shot.. I could stand there for hours admiring the beauty..

29 Jun 2010 7:43am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Those two little people totally put the whole scene into perspective. Amazing how tiny we are in the face of nature. Great shot.

29 Jun 2010 7:50am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...When I see the two little people it gives a great impression ! Beautiful green !

29 Jun 2010 8:45am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

I just noticed the tiny people under the rock!! Great sense of size!! Fantastic!

29 Jun 2010 8:49am

Marie LC from France

incredible milk falls !

29 Jun 2010 9:25am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid, good enough to take a shower!! Good day.

29 Jun 2010 10:08am

tataray from france, France

Quelle fraicheur !... Et magnifiques couleurs.

29 Jun 2010 10:26am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I already thought of that perspective when I saw your shot from yesterday and even from up here it's amazing. The force of the water is incredible, I don't think you can have a nice shower under it :)

29 Jun 2010 11:55am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I like that you had people to capture in this shot, adding scale to the image ... and the thin streams, which I did see yesterday (and didn't know what to call them), were a pretty veil of water, seen again today.

29 Jun 2010 12:49pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, I love these two tiny men , standing from other side of fall ;) Very cool !

29 Jun 2010 12:52pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the couple under the waterfall.

29 Jun 2010 1:41pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just great!

29 Jun 2010 1:47pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This really shows the size of this beautiful falls, and just how much water is there! Mother Nature sure is amazing!

29 Jun 2010 2:00pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Ooooh and I like your comments about the camera of the future...I will wait too. I love this piece. The colors and contrast are amazing. The main falls look like something being poured from a kettle at an angle - the thin streams are really cool (ya gotta look) but I do miss the bearded(?) man from the other day...still chuckling over that one. Your images are just absolutely superb, Jack - thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy them! - Denny

29 Jun 2010 2:16pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

The last one? so refreshing :)

29 Jun 2010 2:54pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

No longer funny how it changes the perception of the same image as the photographer's point of view and the elements to work with him in the process!. Excellent work as embodied in an environment and the Extraordinary color! Fantastic image friend Jack! As if the rain fall on me as a delightful shower! Muchos besos y gracias amigo! Adela

29 Jun 2010 3:15pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine last shot of these beautiful falls. I like the people in the shot. I've been under that falls, but had forgotten how it looked from the outside. Very nice series.

29 Jun 2010 3:19pm

@Don: Personally, I like the upcoming falls even better.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I really have a desire to head south for a visit.

29 Jun 2010 3:41pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Immense power and stuning beauty. Fabulous, Jack.

29 Jun 2010 4:43pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I can see why they call it a horsetail, it does look like one jutting out like that. It's almost like the water is jetting out of a pipe its so controlled. Nice capture.

29 Jun 2010 4:53pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice capture.

29 Jun 2010 5:45pm

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

all your landscape pictures are awesome..very fresh photographs these are...great job :)

29 Jun 2010 6:08pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5******

29 Jun 2010 6:23pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I really needed to see the people to get an idea of the scale. Well done.

29 Jun 2010 6:48pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

so beautiful

29 Jun 2010 7:33pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Thanks for this shot, and pointing out your positioning from yesterday's shot, Jack. It makes more sense now, and Wow!

29 Jun 2010 8:00pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Again, beautiful.

29 Jun 2010 8:19pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a wonderful waterfall serie ,jack ,very nice !
friendships !

29 Jun 2010 9:03pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Love the colours

29 Jun 2010 9:25pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran


29 Jun 2010 10:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful falls. Nice work.

29 Jun 2010 11:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great viewpoint where the waterfall seems to come out of nowhere and yet when the water hits bottom, you can see the force of the waterfall by the amount of splashback.

30 Jun 2010 1:51am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

this is superb! Color and composition, Fabulous!

30 Jun 2010 4:22am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Another superb shot in this beautiful series what an amazingly beautiful place

30 Jun 2010 10:54pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

This is a huge water fall... just by the size of those folks there ,we get an idea of scale...and a very nice capture..

3 Jul 2010 6:00am


Magnifique! Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

3 Jul 2010 12:07pm