Multnomah in Green

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah Falls has to be one of the most photographed water falls in the world, it is very easy to get to and is stunningly pretty.  A quick Google image search will present more images of these falls than you could ever really sort through, but that doesn’t diminish how much I enjoy shooting them.  I don’t care that it is an iconic scene that has been shot from every possible angle and vantage point, I continue to visit and continue to shoot, it is simply a special place to me.  There is not other way to put it, these falls have been very good to me photographically.

I made this image this last weekend when we took a day trip down to the gorge.  I decided to zoom in a bit and also shot from a slightly higher vantage point up the path that heads to the bridge seen in this image.  I also took this image into Perfect Effects from OnOne Software to punch up the contrast a bit and to enhance the green ever so slightly.  One thing that is I really like about it, but is very hard to see in this small version, is both the people that you can see on the bridge are taking pictures at the same instant that I captured this shot.  I am thrilled with the results and hope you enjoy it also.


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  1. Dave Wilson January 16, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    How’s that for different – a landscape format shot of the falls. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those before! :-)
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    • ScottWood January 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks Dave. While not nearly as busy as it was when we visited in August, there were still 6 or 7 other photogs shooting, I might have been the only one shooting landscape, but that might be because I don’t have an L bracket for the new D600 yet. :-)

  2. Mark Summerfield January 16, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    I have seen many pics of these falls but normally the bridge is so small that you cannot see a individual person on it. By zooming in, as you have done here, I am able to see the people on the bridge and can now get an impression of the size of the falls.
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    • ScottWood January 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

      Thanks Mark. A lot of people complain about not getting images of the falls without people on the bridge, but I have always liked having them there, if for no other reason than scale.

  3. Chris Maskell January 17, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    I looked at this during the hangout last night but had to have another look this morning, I was struggling to find a word to describe the shot, I found it….Epic
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    • ScottWood January 17, 2013 at 8:08 am #

      Thanks, I truly appreciate that.

  4. Kris Koeller January 17, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Never gets old. Very cool!
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    • ScottWood January 17, 2013 at 8:09 am #

      Thanks Kris, not only for the comment here, but for all the others as well, I really appreciate it.

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