• A wee bit of fall color above the waterfall

Ponytail Falls, Autumn Study 2009

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The results of my annual autumn Ponytail pilgrimage. Similar to, but slightly different from, the results from my 2008 Ponytail pilgrimage.

I also tried some wider shots (see first comment below) to include the fall foliage in the composition, but I kept coming back to this one.

As I was shooting, a large group of schoolchildren passed by on the trail above, heading back down to their bus in the Horsetail Falls parking lot. Most of them didn't notice me, but a few looked down and were surprised to see me standing in the creek. Perhaps one of them is a future photographer?

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No leaves were placed during the making of this photograph.

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  1. Sarah.Lynch 65 months ago | reply

    Hmmm both are nice, but I really like the splash in front on the first one. And great greens!

  2. Ulrich Burkhalter 65 months ago | reply

    I like the first one better too, its got more "pop" to it.

  3. LiefPhotos 65 months ago | reply

    @Sarah and @uloo: Thanks for your feedback. I agree -- I included the other one so that people could see that there are actually some fall colors at this location beyond the fallen leaves. Maybe if Victor used his infamous fish-eye lens here... :)

  4. ♥ Annieta  65 months ago | reply

    Fantastic picture! I like it..:))

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  5. [ o g u h ] 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called [ Wonders of Nature ], and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. luisAfonso 65 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition. The exposure work is perfect and so are those greens. The autumn leaves in the foreground add a lot to this scene. Very good!

  7. Thankful! 65 months ago | reply

    Nice! but when I looked back at last year's version, I think you should have removed some of the really dead leaves

  8. Fraggle Red 65 months ago | reply

    Great capture.


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  9. Sayran [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    Excellent compostion, nice milky water and lovely colors.

  10. McCoy352 65 months ago | reply

    A excellent fall scene in our always beautiful Pacific Northwest! I need to get out more :)

  11. victorvonsalza 65 months ago | reply

    Lovely colors and composition especially that great clutch of boulders at the bottom.

  12. R Morrison 65 months ago | reply

    Great shot! I was at that same location on Sunday.

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  13. cormack13 65 months ago | reply

    Awesome! I love the composition with the leaves.

  14. mm767cap 65 months ago | reply

    Looks great. I need to get an image from here that I can keep!!

  15. Gary Randall 65 months ago | reply

    Hey Greg. Thanks for posting this. It proves that I didn't put those leaves on those rocks before I took my shot from here two days later. : )

    Excellent comp, nice shot. : )

  16. BrandyVSOP 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Colors of Fall ~ PDX Portland Oregon Mt Hood Columbia Gorge , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. David Morse 63 months ago | reply

    I love the fall colors here, especially in the foreground on the big rocks. Really nice movement in the water too!

  18. Michelle Dion ~ 63 months ago | reply

    Great picture. I love the leaves on the rocks with the slash too.

  19. theron130 28 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot, though the shutter was held open a little long. Love the fall colors. Nice work.

  20. LiefPhotos 27 months ago | reply

    Thank you. I am partial to long exposures in these situations.

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