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Oneonta Creek by Tula Top

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Columbia River Gorge, Dodson, Oregon, USA

  • Canon 5DII · 16-35mm f/2.8L II @ 35mm · CPL · 3-stop ND
  • 4 exposures spanning 2-2/3 stops fused in Photomatix Pro, fine-tuned in CS5

Upstream from the unique Triple Falls and Oneonta Gorge, the chasm’s namesake creek loses elevation through a series of bouldery tumbles at a gentle grade belying the more dramatic aforementioned features to come. The cascades are of course too small and numerous to merit formal christening, yet IMO the sum of the parts is too beautiful to remain in total anonymity.

Note: Shows better LARGE. :)

Physician and passionate nature photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, USA.

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  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 3 years ago

    Ripper capture Tula! Wonderful colour and detail of the mossy rocks and love the swirl and flow. Beautifully composed and exposed mate, well done!

  • Thanks a ton, Steve! My biggest concern was the HDR, but it came out looking as natural as possible. Cheers, mate! :)

    – Tula Top

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 3 years ago

    you’re good at these Tula…..envy is setting in!!
    Superb composition sir!

  • It is indeed…but on my part, David!

    But certainly appreciate the kind words, my friend. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    Your state really does have the most lovely greens, so perfect for lovely shots like it the weather? the canopy coverage? how do you do it??

  • Rain. Rain this past year like I wouldn’t wish upon a dustbowl.


    – Tula Top

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 3 years ago

    ……don’t tell her Tula……make her green with envy!!
    (Gday Ang!!!)

  • Doh! That’ll teach me for reading things in order.

    – Tula Top

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    @ David, you can’t razz me on someone else’s photo? Oh wait, I guess you just did : D~
    Good evening David lol

  • Oh, you two…


    – Tula Top

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 3 years ago

    Another green beauty Tula, love it!

  • Cheers, Jan, thank you!

    – Tula Top

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Lorilee! :)

    – Tula Top

  • Tim Devine
    Tim Devineover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Tula, love the swirl!!!

  • Thank you, Tim! I actually was hoping for a smoother, more distinct swirl, but the water was actually quite stagnant and slow-moving and thus prone to gentle sloshing. What you see here is somewhat a composite of all the swirls from each HDR exposure, so that was a nice bonus effect.

    – Tula Top

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 3 years ago

    I need to book a few learning sessions… You take reservations?

  • You’re joking, right? Okay, where’s the hidden camera?

    If you could step out of your skin and look through your portfolio anew, you’d realize you have the teacher-pupil relationship reversed.

    I do appreciate your generosity, though. Thanks, Lina! :)

    – Tula Top

  • Michael Gay
    Michael Gayover 3 years ago

    Very nice Tula, love the little eddy in the foreground.

  • Thanks a ton, Michael, appreciate the visit!

    – Tula Top

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