Soaking It In by candacebartlett

I’m uploading this one again after having some issues with the sizing displaying correctly on here before. Thanks for the previous comments for those who left them and they were erased.
This past Spring has been eventful with regards to shooting waterfalls around the Pacific Northwest, and I’m finally getting around to processing a few of them. I haven’t been posting photos very much due to spending a lot of time lately preparing for my upcoming wedding in August. Here is an image taken a few weeks ago on a rainy, foggy day in Central Oregon. After seeing Rami Jabaji’s awesome take on this place (apparently him, Terence Lee and I were all in the same location that weekend without realizing it), I pondered whether or not I should even attempt to process mine, but I still decided to give it a go anyhow. If you haven’t already checked out his image of Sahalie Falls, then you definitely should!
I was lucky enough to have this entire area to myself on this particular evening and the conditions were more than accommodating for waterfall shooting. A light drizzle continued on throughout the evening and the misty, dreary sort of atmosphere added a nice touch to the beautiful area. And, In case you are wondering…yes, the water really is a lovely, striking blue-aqua color. As I sat there for a good couple of hours taking my surroundings in, I was thankful that I had made the last minute decision to head here, along with some other waterfalls in the Central Oregon area. It is definitely one of my new favorite waterfall destinations and it was a nice change from dealing with the crowds in the Gorge on the weekend.

As always, thanks for taking a look.

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Sahalie Sweepstakes by ramij

Sahalie Sweepstakes – Sahalie Falls, OR

This past weekend Terence and I decided to do a quick road trip down to the Coastal California Redwoods, hitting Central Oregon on the way down and then back up through the coast on the way up. The weather wasn’t cooperating so we decided to hit up some waterfalls in Central Oregon on the way back. Terence had never been to Sahalie Falls so I decided to show him some of the cool waterfalls that are often ignored due to nearby epic Proxy Falls. I also had something in mind. Last time I was here, I noticed the sweeping blue water that plunged beautifully into the McKenzie River. I wanted to access it so bad but it wasn’t safe.

On this morning, it looked like the water level might just be safe enough to access the spot I had previously hoped to reach. Standing here, my tripod was being crushed by the water on the left so I had to reenforce it while trying to wipe my lens from the spray between takes. As soon as I exposed a shot, I knew I had what I was looking for. I spent a while playing with slight variations to the composition, but ultimately decided on this one.

Special thanks to Terence and Justin Poe for the critique that helped dial this one in. They are some of the best around! Thanks fellas.

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