Upper Bridal Veil Falls
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
When you travel to Oregon and visit the Columbia River Gorge every year, you find yourself struggling to find new waterfalls that you haven't previously seen. Willie, Zack, and I spent a weekend in the gorge but it was Rami who suggested we try something new: Upper Bridal Veil Falls.
Rami warned us that the hike would be steep, slippery, and possibly surrounded by poison-oak. We came prepared with rope, long sleeve clothes, and lots of energy. Turns out that Rami wasn't kidding: the trail was STEEEEEEP. Several times we found ourselves sliding on our tuchases down the trail. Thank goodness Zack brought his rope with him! When you get to the bottom though, the view is worth it!
This waterfall is deceptive: the wide angle lens masks how big the waterfall is. It’s huge. I wish I had placed a person in here to provide perspective but sadly we were all so focused on shooting the ferns and the waterfall that we forgot to run in front of the photo. I loved the way this fern unfurled in front of the waterfall, while the stream soared down next to us. The whole waterfall and stream reminded me of a bride’s veil and dress, as it flows down behind her.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 and Wonderpano Circular Polarizer:
14mm, f/7.1, 1/30 sec, ISO 640
14mm, f/11, 2 sec, ISO 640
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