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Watson Falls by greglief Watson Falls 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.

Watson Falls is located along the North Umpqua River east of Roseburg, Oregon. It plunges 272 feet, and is the third highest waterfall in the state of Oregon.

It is also virtually IMPOSSIBLE to photograph any closer than this downstream vantage point. I tried many spots, including on the cliff at the end of the trail directly adjacent the waterfall, and only succeeded in getting my camera and my body thoroughly drenched by the relentless spray. {sigh}

Directions can be found at the "Thundering Waters" site.

If you enjoy this photo, please take a few moments to visit my Waterscapes gallery.
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Beautiful!
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur welcome ^^
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Bobby01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot mate! What a beautiful spot! I think this may have been the best spot to shoot from anyway, those smaller falls with the mossy rocks add so much interesting detail to the foreground :)
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your kind words! It was indeed a nice spot, but unfortunately it de-accentuated the height (83 meters). I shall have to try again from the side.
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Bobby01 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It always seems to be the way! Even with wide angle lenses its really hard to portray the scope of high waterfalls without them looking either small or extremely flat! Still I think this is a great shot, look forward to seeing the side on version :)
Oh and thanks for the :+fav:'s!! Really appreciate it :D
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
True... wide-angle lenses are fantastic (I use mine most of the time), but the simple fact is that they can distort the subject. They are particularly nasty for people shots. :(
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Bobby01 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
haha yeah they're not exaclty what you'd call a portrait lens! I use mine all the time though, expecially on holidays...hoping to get some waterfall shots up soon as I hiked down to one over the weekend, was quite a hike! And when we gotr down to the bottom the wind and the spray made it impossible to get close to it without getting my gear all drenched! Its a challenging subject to photograph! ;p
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Tanager Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, you found yourself one hell of an angle. Perfect shutter speed, seriously.
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your kind words!
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