I’ve had few of photography successes this summer which means I’ll be coming out with with some new prints in the near future. One of the images that I most definitely will be printing is the following photo of my favorite waterfall in the Bend, Oregon area, Central Oregon’s own, Tumalo Falls!
Frankly, I’m thrilled with this image. It has texture, color and one of my favorite waterfalls in the world. Tumalo Falls is one of those locations that are beautiful but they don’t always photograph well. I’ve been to Tumalo Falls hundreds of times as it is close to my home town of Bend, Oregon, but I’ve never captured an image from Tumalo Falls in summer that does justice to its beauty. This was a tricky, technical photograph to capture and my transparencies of this stunning waterfall are tack sharp, which is sometimes an elusive thing! As a side note, there was a big otter rustling around in the undergrowth just 10 feet away right before I captured this image of Tumalo Falls. He almost crept right into my scene but at the last moment he was spooked by my shutter release. Another special memory from this beautiful Central Oregon waterfall! This image will soon be available as a fine art print. Please visit my online portfolios to see other images that are available.
Just curious, was there a lot of Photoshop work done on this photo? I have never seen it look anywhere this green or beautiful. What time of year did you go?
Rebecca, Th4ere were virtually no adjustments made to this image from the original transparency. Because I still use a 4×5 film camera for all of my prints, I have very little latitude for adjustments anyway. This scene, like most beautiful images( my opinion only) will not occur every year. You need optimal weather conditions for beautiful wildflowers. Also, even in beautiful years, not everything is beautiful. From the viewpoint at Tumalo Falls, there is lots of brown, even at the height of spring. That is why I have to search endlessly for beautiful pockets to capture. Glad you enjoyed the image.