Gorton Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
Canon 5DII · 24-70mm f/2.8L · CPL
24mm · f/16 · 3.2s – 15s · ISO 50
Four images fused in Photomatix Pro · highlight recovery in CS5 (Best if viewed large)
October leaves add a little zest to the verdant canyon of Gorton Creek. In the distance is 10-foot (3m)-tall Emerald Falls, a graceful little tumble that divides into three at sub-maximal flood. Ascending the bouldery vale, it became readily apparent that the fall’s modest elegance was a promise of treasures waiting to be discovered beyond.