What to do on a Rainy Day

Take pictures, of course.  Of waterfalls.  So, that is what we did.  First up was the famous Multnomah Falls. You can see this fall from the road!  No one mile hike required to feast eyes.  Better still, it has a bridge midway so you can really feel like you are a part of the waterfall. Downside . . . this fall is very popular, gorgeous, easily accessible and therefore there are tons of people, a gift shop, a restaurant and little parking.

The bridge gives you some idea of scale.  The iconic shot would have someone with a red umbrella standing on the bridge so all you would really see is one red umbrella. Sorry, we did not make arrangements in time. So, you will just have to use your imagination.





Taken with Nikon D800.  Processed in Final Cut.

Next up was Horsetail falls.  By now we were into some serious rain. I held the umbrella for Tom and then he held it for me. The scene was remarkable and we wanted MORE.  More time, more shooting options and angles. More time to study, try a shot, waste a shot.  But the rain was relentless.  In fact, in the video below you can actually hear the rain hitting the umbrella!  We would like to go back and shoot this fall at a different time and we may be able to do that before heading home.

If you look very carefully, you will see that there are three sources for the waterfall. The first, of course, is the top stream.  But, right below it on the right you can see another source adding water. Then, further down on the left is one more source! I think this may be the factor that makes this waterfall so different. 


ISO 640, f/9.5, at 15mm with Sigma 15mm fisheye. Processed in Nik HDR Effects Pro 2.

Taken with Nikon D800.  Processed in Final Cut.

We finally gave up shooting due to the rain.  We checked in early and saw it as an opportunity to get some laundry done, catch up on editing and relax. The weather forecast is for rain all weekend but bet we can find something to shoot.

We hope our weekend is starting of in just the right way.