The Cataract

Every now and then, I have this drive to go through my archives hoping to find images that skipped my eye in the past. Such a thing always turns to be productive and it was no different the last weekend when I found this gem of an image lying untouched in my catalog. Of course, it comes with a handful of imperfections and flaws, but I sat down to see how far I can go with it.

This is an image shot at the majestic Multnomah Falls, along the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, Oregon. I took this image around Christmas time last year during a road trip to Oregon with Priyanka and a bunch of friends. Seen below is the lower falls along with the bridge that rests below the upper falls. The easiest way to get to the falls is taking the I-84 eastbound freeway from Portland. Or take the slightly longer Columbia River Scenic Byway that runs parallel to I-84 running through a thick tree cover.

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Serene Flow

It was my first visit along with my wife to the gorgeous Olympic Peninsula last September. We headed out from Seattle to camp in the Olympic National Park. We had two nights to pass and were worried about the rain that pours down almost everyday in the forest. Thankfully there wasn’t much precipitation on both the days and we could do long day trips. It’s become one of the best parks we have visited in the US so far. Breathtaking landscape with stunning hiking trails through thick and dense vegetation!

On one of the days, we still had some daylight left after our hike, so decided to do the easy hike to Marymere Falls. Unfortunately the waterfalls were thin, so there wasn’t much to do around it. But, we found a nice untouched spot, all to ourselves, along the creek adjacent to the falls as seen in the image. Absolutely serene and peaceful! Surely would have spent more time out there had the sun not gone down.

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