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Panther Creek Falls / Part 2

Panther Creek Falls #2
Yesterday after work I took a trip back out to Panther Creek Falls. Since my trip to the falls a couple weeks ago it has been gnawing at the back of my mind that we didn’t go down to the base of the falls to shoot back up the canyon. When I had the opportunity to go back with a couple of friends I jumped at the chance. We left Portland a little after 4PM and got to the site about 5:30. We had the place almost entirely to ourselves. We made our way down to the viewing platform shot a few photos and continued down toward the bottom of the canyon. The trail down was pretty steep and at a few spots you have to go down hand over hand on the rocks. Once you get past the rocks it’s smooth sailing, and absolutely worth the initial effort.

The view from below was spectacular. It was a great spot and there were a number of fallen trees to sit on and take in the beauty. The scene was wonderful, I love how there is the main component of the falls and then the small offshoot on the right side that just adds a cool bit of balance to the scene. We shot around the falls for about and a half and then made our way back up to the top just before it got dark.

For Photographers:

I shot the above image with my 5D Mark II and 17-40mm lens at about 21mm. I like this focal length  because I find fully opened up wide to 17mm the corners can get a bit soft with this particular lens. I used a B+W circular polarizer to cut through the glare in the rocks, water and foliage. Because we were shooting longer exposure images everything was locked down on my induro tripod.

Prints and Fine Art Wall Displays Available:

I’m really excited to share this image with you. This photo would look stunning on the wall. It’s available in my print shop now. You can get both fine art prints and canvases. From now until October 15th you can get this print 10% off with the coupon code “PantherCreek_10”.

If you would like this photo in a custom size or finish (such as acrylic or metal) feel free to email me and I would be happy to try and find a solution for you. This particular image would look really great as a floating print mounted under acrylic.


A few behind the scenes images from the day of shooting:

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Panther Creek Falls / PNW Adventure

Panther Creek Falls Trip

Over Labor Day weekend I took a trip out to Panther Creek Falls, one of the most beautiful falls I’ve ever been to. It’s located on the Washington side of the Colombia River Gorge, about 20 minutes outside of Skamania. Panther Creek Falls has been a spot that I’ve had my eyes on to photograph for a while now and I was very excited to finally visit. Within minutes of arriving I knew it was a spot that I will be back to again. The falls are beyond beautiful and being this was a bit off the beaten path we had the falls all to ourselves. The seclusion was one of my favorite parts about this trip. There was no signage, if you were driving down the road and not actively looking for this spot you would have gone right by without ever noticing it. READ MORE

A Trip to Moulton Falls Park

The Bridge at Moulton Falls Park

First, one last reminder that I’m having a 15% promotion on images in my printshop and it’s ending tomorrow, June 30th. Use the coupon code “june_celebration”at checkout. To order the image of the bridge above click here

For my birthday Casey took me on a trip out to Moulton Falls Park to photograph the wooden bridge and the river. This spot has been on my list of places to visit for a while and I am very glad that we finally made it. This location is located about halfway between Battle Ground and Yacolt, Washington. It took about an hour to get there from downtown Portland. If you are visiting this spot, there is a parking area about a quarter of a mile from the bridge  you can see it on the trail map. Just below the parking area is one of the park’s falls (shown in the image below). READ MORE

On the edge of Lake Pichola


One of the most enjoyable moments of my time in India was the morning on my last full day in Udaipur. I woke up early and explored the ground of our hotel making my way down to the edge of the lake. I was very pleasantly surprised to come across this boat anchored in the outlet (Photo Gods / Way to make my job easier!). The air was crisp and beginning to warm. There was a nice misty haze in the air. Time like these are quite wonderful, not only do I get make photographs but I also get to enjoy the calm beauty. The act of creating images becomes quite meditative and leaves me energized and happy. I think more people should try to take a moment either in the morning or evening to be alone in a beautiful place and focus on something you care about. It is quite rewarding.

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