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Elowah Falls Vertorama 2 | by Coop Photography
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Elowah Falls Vertorama 2

This is a shot of Elowah Falls from when I went shooting with Gary Randall. This is my second comp. I was just experimenting with this one. I tuned the camera sideways so the images were taller then they were long, then did a vertical panorama 3 vertical images tall. I think it has a rather interesting result. This is 3 vertically taken HDRs vertically stitched.


On Saturday September 4, I planned on meeting up with the famous Gary Randall at Elowah Falls. I left home early because I wanted to revisit Starvation Creek before going on to Elowah. I decided to climb up Starvation Creek and ended coming down about 5 minutes later thatn I wanted to meet Gary on time. Things snowballed from there.... The map I had showed Elowah as being off of exit 37 to John B. Yeon State Park, but the sign said exit 37 to something else. My dad and I were second guessing ourselves and drove past the exit. As we drove past, I looked out the window and saw Gary Randall's truck. So we should have gotten off the exit. So we got off the next exit and turned around, going east. We got off exit 37 and then there was a fork in the road... My dad went left, which got right back on to I-84. So we drove past again to see Gary standing there by his truck looking around. We went to the next exit and turned around, going west, once again. This time we got it right and got off exit 37 and showed up to the parking lot to meet Gary now 30 minutes late. Thanks Gary for your patience! From there we made the short hike up to Elowah, which was running really low. Gary and I comp-stomped the place for about an hour and 15 minutes. We began the hike out and not very far from the falls, we came upon a woman who had fallen and twisted her ankle pretty bad. We also met a guy named Blair who was already there trying to help out. Gary and Blair were pretty much human crutches until we got to a wider part of the trail. Then Gary and Blair decided to team up and carry her down since the trail was wide. I just rotated in when someone got tired. It was quite a bit of work, but an hour and a half later, we had her to the parking lot. I think we all felt good about helping out. Gary and I were going to go to Umbrella falls, but it was too late because we wanted to catch the sunset up at Trillium. We drove up to Trillium from Elowah to find that the only clouds in the sky were in between Mt. Hood and Trillium Lake. It was a bit of a bummer, but I still had a good time. The drive home wasn't too bad except for the herd of cows that was blocking the road and the cyote that ran in front of me. Thanks Gary for taking time and shooting with me!!!!


Taken on September 4, 2010

Nikon D90

Dolica UV filter

Dolica Neutral Density Filter: ND0.6

Exposure: 1 sec.

Aperture: f/20.0

ISO: 200

Exposure Bias: -5EV


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Taken on September 11, 2010