Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 26, 2013

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Filed under: Hi Res, Nature, Rocks, Sigma DP1 Merrill, Sigma DP1M, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 12:00 pm

Situated along the Columbia River Gorge just east of Portland you can view a spectacular falls – Multnomah Falls. It is the highest waterfall in Oregon at 189m (620′). I made this image from the footbridge built in 1914 that crosses over the creek above the lower falls. There were so many tourists it was almost impossible to get the shot. I would love to visit again in fall when the tour buses  would be mostly gone and the colours along the gorge would be stunning!



[Sigma DP1M]





  1. Very nice indeed. I like the controlled use of slow shutter for the water. Oregon sure doesn’t feel anything like Alberta!

    Comment by Lawrence Farries — August 26, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

    • Hi Lawrence, thanks for the comment. I tried a few different shutter speeds until I found one that seemed to express the movement correctly. So many times, and I’m guilty too, a very shutter speed is used and there is no detail in the water. I don’t know about you, but I see detail in waterfalls. My pinhole cameras on the other hand always use an extra long shutter speed, and there is no chance of detail!

      Comment by collin orthner — August 26, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

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