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Matt Tilghman
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p.1 #1 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Elowah Falls is a stunning waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Even though it is pretty easy to get to, and one of the more beautiful waterfalls in the area, it is relatively uncrowded. Most of the tourists are captured by the larger Multnomah Falls, and old US 30 funnels you back onto the interstate before you pass the trailhead for Elowah Falls. It's really only found by those looking for it. On this late August afternoon, I was the only person there. This falls is both intimate and majestic at the same time, falling 228 feet off sheer cliffs. On this day, the wind was ripping through the clearing, causing the waterfall to take some cool shapes. Most of the shots of Elowah are taken from further down the creek, shrouding the waterfall in foliage and making it look forested. I was downright shocked when I saw how wide open it was, and attempted to capture that aspect of its character here.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy!



Edited on Nov 23, 2012 at 03:05 PM · View previous versions



Nov 21, 2012 at 01:45 AM
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p.1 #2 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Love this comp Matt!


Nov 21, 2012 at 01:50 AM
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p.1 #3 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


What a cool "drunken waterfall" shot! I like your shooting position, too; it make the high wall see all the more impressive. Great catch, very unique.

Dave



Nov 21, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #4 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


twiiissstteeeddd duuuudeee

cool!



Nov 21, 2012 at 07:04 AM
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p.1 #5 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Hey Matt,

Nice looking shot here. I like your capture of it, and great work keeping the sky from blowing out. I am trying to remember if I have ever shot this one... Not sure, but I do know next time I am up there I will be sure to shoot it.

Jim



Nov 21, 2012 at 07:12 AM
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Very nice composition, I like the way the waterfall twists. Surprising it is so high, not obvious from the image.
Mirza



Nov 21, 2012 at 09:30 AM
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p.1 #7 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Thanks guys! Glad you like it.


Nov 21, 2012 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Definitely has a twisted look, Matt. Very cool the way the wind is creating the distortion that seems to mirror the shape of the rocks on the right. Nicely done.

Cheers,
Ed



Nov 21, 2012 at 02:07 PM
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p.1 #9 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Hi guys, adding a new photo. I got some feedback that the Orton effect I added to the foreground made the sharpness between the foreground rocks and the background cliff a little too different, and distracting. Here is an edition with no foreground Orton effect... which do you like better?




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p.1 #10 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Really like this.. I have shot this fall before, but never with the wind adding to the comp! This is cool, I too like this fall as it is fairly ignored by the crowds.


Nov 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #11 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Loved how you captured all the different colored lichen on the rocks. Great job!


Nov 24, 2013 at 01:26 AM
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p.1 #12 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Great job with capturing the mood... very well executed!


Nov 24, 2013 at 01:29 AM
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p.1 #13 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Great shot Matt. Like the mood of the scene. The small waterfall at the bottom nicely compliments the bigger fall. Thanks for sharing.
harsha



Nov 24, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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p.1 #14 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Great shot - that bendy waterfall really makes it for me.


Nov 24, 2013 at 02:11 PM
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p.1 #15 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Nice colors and comp. I think the orton effect is a bit too much in the first one. I cannot see the second shot for some reason.

The water gives it a fisheye effect, kinda. Only bad thing about summer here is that the gorge is low flow, so not much water. But it is unique!



Nov 24, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #16 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Excellent Matt!


Nov 25, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #17 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


I can't see the second image that you posted. I'm getting a missing image error. But I do like your original image. I do agree that orton is a little too strong. I'd suggest toning it down a bit. If you did on the second image that I can't see, then it must be a stunner!


Nov 25, 2013 at 02:48 AM
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p.1 #18 · Elowah Falls (one new!)


Very nice Matt. Somehow it looks different than I recall

Morris



Nov 25, 2013 at 02:54 AM





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