Sunday, January 30, 2011

Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

Our recent trip to Oregon allowed us to take a walk in the woods with another photographer. She knew all the prime places to go for photographing waterfalls. She told us that this would be a perfect time to go because Oregon had just had lots of rain - and lots of rain makes for huge waterfalls. It turned out that she was right. The waterfalls were indeed huge. The only real problem was the rain. It was raining so hard that I was unable to break out the camera without fear of damage. On the way up the canyon, there was a small break in the weather and I was able to snap a few shots. The forest looked like something from the Jurassic period. For this old Utah boy it was quite a shock to see so many vibrant shades of green. No matter. It was a gorgeous walk and I learned a lot about filming in low light situations. The time was well spent.