Scale Assignment Winner Max Foster

Congratulations to Max Foster for winning the recent Scale Assignment with the image, “Wonder.” See more of Foster’s photography at

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Winner: "Wonder" By Max Foster


“’Wonder’ was taken at one of the tallest waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon,” says Foster. “With no man-made structures visible, I felt the image needed a person in it to show the immense size of the waterfall. I composed the scene so that the waterfall took up most of the vertical area of the frame, set my camera timer to 20 seconds and quickly ran out to stand as close to the falls as possible. With the huge amount of spray coming off the base of the falls I was immediately drenched, but it was well worth it to get the shot!”

Nikon D610, Nikon 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S, Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Tripod and BH-55 PCLR Ballhead. Exposure: 1/2 sec., f/10, ISO 400.