The beauty of Wahclella Falls

By | 2014-12-21T10:15:48+00:00 Dec 21st, 2014|

I’ve been to Wahclella Falls a handful of times and it rates very high on my life of waterfalls to visit along the Columbia River Gorge because the journey to it is just as fascinating as the destination. It’s a great hike that offers a variety of scenery to photograph. I took this photo almost a year ago and recently returned when the entire area was covered in snow. In both cases, the falls were truly beautiful to experience.

I took this photo with my Sony a7 and the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II lens, predating my move to an all-Sony hardware lineup. Because of the harsh light, I used my Formatt Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer and  10-Stop ND filter to eliminate water surface reflection and drag the shutter to 30″, capturing that ethereal flow of the water. I was standing on the nearby footbridge and had my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod performing some cool tripod yoga moves so that the bridge was out of frame. Stylization was done in Lightroom.

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