Radiance Wild

6 Jul
Radiance Wild :: OR

Radiance Wild :: OR


This waterfall, known locally as Sawmill Falls, is part of the Opal Creek Wilderness in Oregon.  It started as a “side stop” along the way to the Alvord Desert, but it ended up winning me over within just a few short minutes of stepping foot beneath the trees.  The whole forest was lush, the light was diffuse, and the waterfalls…well…as you can see, they weren’t bad. 😉  This water was actually a spectacular shade of blue-green, but when I started the edit, because of the overcast skies it seemed to work best in black and white.

This shot is actually a composite – one exposure for the trees, and one exposure for the sky and water using a 10 stop ND filter.

Also (earmuffs, Mom!) this particular vantage point involved a narrow crest of rock with a…um….steep decent behind me.  While it wasn’t the most comfortable of seats, you couldn’t beat the view. 🙂

8 Responses to “Radiance Wild”

  1. mrmickca July 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    Nice! Love the ‘silky’ water.

    • seeingspotsphoto July 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

      The 10 stop filter is a wonderful thing! Lol thank you for the kind words!

  2. ebbtide July 6, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    beautiful shot!

  3. stgrundy July 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    Great textures in the landscape and wonderful soft water makes this look like an enchanted forest.

    • seeingspotsphoto July 6, 2016 at 11:43 pm #

      It felt like an enchanted forest! 🙂 thank you very much for the comment!

  4. facetfully July 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    It is a great area!

  5. Jeff Sinon July 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    Nicely done Miss Shannon.

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