Moffett Falls I by Tula Top

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Moffett Creek · John B. Yeon State Park · Columbia River Gorge · Warrendale · Oregon · USA

  • Canon 5DII · 16-35mm f/2.8L II · CPL · 5-stop ND
  • 23mm · f/16 · 13s · ISO 50

At roughly 75 feet tall, surprisingly photogenic Moffett Falls is the reward for scrambling upstream from a section of the 35-mile-long Gorge Trail #400 where it crosses Moffett Creek. A variably well-worn boot path made bushwhacking a modest endeavor at its worst, but parts of the traverse entail crossing the stream over rocks worn smooth and ‘slickery’ (as I like to say) by the water. After having to hastily bid adieu to a lens cap and spending the majority of the day with a waterlogged boot, I’m thinking there may be space in my summer pack for my trusty Kahtoola ice spikes…


landscape, waterfall, falls, moffett, creek, canyon, columbia river gorge, oregon, tula

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  • Tula Top
    Tula Topabout 2 years ago

  • 11th-Dimension
    11th-Dimensionabout 2 years ago

    Most excellent comp & shot all around, Tula. Kudos.

  • Thanks a ton for that, Michael! Hope the waterfalls are running good for you locally.

    – Tula Top

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful composition and lighting Tula :o)x

  • Thank you, JJ…the lighting didn’t seem all that spectacular live but translated well with the ND filter and exposure. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Very nice Tula! Love the exposure and composition.

  • Thank you very kindly, sir!

    – Tula Top

  • Bill  Robinson
    Bill Robinsonabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Tula.

  • Greatly appreciated, Bill!

    – Tula Top

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 2 years ago

    Worth at least one lens cap, I’d say!

  • Says the lady who doesn’t have to pony up the dough for it, lol. ;) Thanks, Bette!

    – Tula Top

  • swaby
    swabyabout 2 years ago

    So beautiful Tula, total paradise!

  • Thanks, Tina, and I agree…wasn’t expecting such an inviting scene when we set out for it. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    A very pretty scene, Tula, and I’m thinking worth the loss of a lens cap and a wet boot. :)

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 2 years ago

    You have such ‘adventures’ capturing these amazing places Tula!! lol…Beautiful as ever!! *-)

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago


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