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.
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: