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Sorenson Creek by greglief Sorenson Creek by greglief
Thank you for taking the time to visit my gallery. Faves and comments are always appreciated! Also, I invite you to download this image to use as desktop wallpaper. Please respect my work by not printing, selling, or reposting it.

Sorenson Creek is a tributary of Eagle Creek in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge. A slightly messy bushwhack leads to dozens of beautiful vantage points, including this one. (4 second exposure)

Another Eagle Creek tributary is Tish Creek:



If you enjoy this photo, please take a few moments to visit my Waterscapes gallery.
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KobraPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous! Reminds me of a creek I once fell into and ruined a lens. Just out of curiosity, have you ever worried about such a thing? Navigating these areas is a bit tricky, I have learned =P
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Although I don't worry about it, I have had plenty of adventures while wading across/through creeks/rivers. The worst was while visiting the Middle Fork of the Willamette River -- I was standing on a rock and juggling several lenses. To my horror, I dropped one of the lenses in the river and it was immediately swept away by the current. $100+ gone in an instant. But the most important thing is that I am still alive to compose this message.

The current almost got me when I waded across Multnomah Creek to get this shot. If I had slipped, the next stop would have been 60 foot Wiesendanger Falls just downstream. That experience scared me!
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KobraPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, we have shockingly similar stories. I had just bought a Sigma 10-20mm, it was evening so I could get slower exposures, and I was going for super wide shots right in the creek. The creek looked much like the one in this shot, but a little wider, and surprisingly deep. I was actually waist deep in the water when I slipped on a rock and all my equipment came with me. The camera dried out within a week, but the lens fogged up... Less than 5 feet behind me was a 65 foot drop down Cypress Falls so I'm just glad I made it out alive!
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, we must always be careful when wading in (or across) creeks. Some creeks are practically rivers in terms of the current, whereas some rivers are pretty tame.

Rule #1 of Nature/Landscape/Waterscape Photography: Always make it home to review your shots!

Rule #2 of Nature/Landscape/Waterscape Photography: In the event that you are unable to fulfil Rule #1 (i.e., an untimely demise), make sure that your friends and family know to retrieve the memory cards / film / slides first, then come back for the body.</I> :lol:
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KobraPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Godness, it's so brilliant !! fav for sure !! You live in a fantastic area ! :)
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greglief Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite true... this is a beautiful part of the country, and I am fortunate to be here. :)
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes for sure ! So thanks to make me discover this beautiful part of the world through your talent and your eyes :)
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Antique-Artistry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such an enchanting looking place! :3
beautiful shot.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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