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Horsetail Falls, Winter Study by greglief Horsetail Falls, Winter Study by greglief
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Horsetail Falls (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon USA) generally looks something like this:



But it looked very different on this icy December day several years ago. There was a thick layer of ice and snow above the splash pool, and several brave people ventured out upon it to get a unique vantage point. (Look for the two red coats in the lower left corner of the frame.) This gave me an unexpected photo opportunity, because it is generally impossible to get a proper sense of scale for this 176 foot waterfall. I was doubly fortunate that they remained stationary during my 1/4 second exposure!

NOTE: When displayed at its default size, the photo may appear a bit "soft". FULL VIEW is highly recommended for better appreciation of detail.

(Nikon D90, Nikon 12-24 lens, circular polarizer, f/11 1/4 second, Bogen/Manfrotto tripod)

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gee231205 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks stunning with the water coming down into the pool surrounded by ice and snow. The people also give a great sense of scale. :)
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree completely about the two people in the frame. I was very fortunate that they were crazy enough to venture onto the ice while I was setting up for my shot! :D
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, thatīs very impressing :clap: :wow:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Positively surreal. I keep looking for the Snow Queen from Narnia to be lurking somewhere behind the mist
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a frightening thought! Fortunately she was nowhere in the vicinity. :)
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Tanager Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy SHIT I've never seen horsetail look like that!! What year was this?
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mid-December 2009.
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Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice to see this in black and white
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's nice with the greenery too, but there really wasn't very much green on this cold day. :D
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Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can imagine
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