Shooting in the Columbia River Gorge you might expect to see the same images over and over. And in some cases you do if you only stop at the parking areas and walk a few paces. I was looking for something different.
The hike started in a nice steady rain, as one might expect in the Pacific Northwest. With a full parking lot, I was surprised to find very few people on the trails after the first mile or so. When approaching Weisendanger Falls, I was astounded at its beauty and spent more than an hour finding a composition that I thought would be unique and intriguing.
I took a few test shots to get the exposure time where I wanted it. There was a lot of mist from not only the sky, but also the waterfall. Waiting for a moment when the breeze moved the spray off my primary subject gave me the best lighting conditions and provided a sharp foreground.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40 f/4, 1.6 sec @ f/20, ISO 640