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bobmielke
02-16-2012, 07:59 PM
I took a drive in the rain this morning in the hopes that I'd get to try out my new Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 lens for my Nikon D7000. I actually had this shot in mind before I bought the lens. It allows me to walk right up to the handrail to get everything in one shot. No need to stitch frames together.

http://bobmielke.smugmug.com/Nature/Waterfalls-Forests/i-GnMnTpn/1/L/Multnomah-Falls-01-L.jpg http://bobmielke.smugmug.com/Nature/Waterfalls-Forests/i-6QKFzgj/0/L/Multnomah-Falls-01-Exif-L.jpg

indychris
02-16-2012, 08:16 PM
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL shot, Bob! http://www.indy-archer.com/smileys/mathews_love.gif

bobmielke
02-16-2012, 08:46 PM
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL shot, Bob! http://www.indy-archer.com/smileys/mathews_love.gif

I just noticed that I didn't edit out the water droplet on my lens filter. oops!

BrianLachoreVPI
02-16-2012, 08:50 PM
I wish I could just follow you around for a while... :) beautiful spot and shot

bobmielke
02-16-2012, 08:55 PM
I wish I could just follow you around for a while... :) beautiful spot and shot

I do too. I would blow your mind with the places I've been. This was handheld with an 11-16mm F/2.8 Tokina lens. It has no Vibration Reduction so my camera holding technique had to be on its game. The funny thing is that I had a top notch Manfrotto tripod in my car but knew I could get the shot without it.
Not bad for a 1/15" exposure.

RavingMac
02-16-2012, 08:58 PM
My wife and I were right there 6 years ago next month. Our one and only trip to Oregon. :)

indychris
02-16-2012, 08:59 PM
That was handheld? Even more stunning, IMO. What was your shutter speed? You captured the water movement beautifully!

bobmielke
02-16-2012, 09:05 PM
That was handheld? Even more stunning, IMO. What was your shutter speed? You captured the water movement beautifully!

1/15" second shutter speed. I braced my body against the front railing.

bobmielke
02-16-2012, 09:07 PM
My wife and I were right there 6 years ago next month. Our one and only trip to Oregon. :)

It's just a 45 mile ride to Multnomah Falls from my apartment. There's an incredible amount of beauty within a 50-70 mile radius of my home.

bobmielke
02-16-2012, 09:11 PM
My wife and I were right there 6 years ago next month. Our one and only trip to Oregon. :)

I hope you had a chance to check out a few of the natural wonders this area offers. Once you've seen the area you'll always want to return. 6 months ago puts you in our prettiest weather season. I'm sure you were comfortable, cool and dry. You may have also noticed that we have few bugs here, a blessing compared to other parts of this country.

firesidedog
02-17-2012, 12:28 AM
My wife and I took a ten day road trip through Oregon. We loved it! We went right up the center of Oregon to Astoria, then drove the whole coastal route back to San Francisco, Ca.

j0nb0y32
02-17-2012, 03:02 AM
I just noticed that I didn't edit out the water droplet on my lens filter. oops!

well, you've lost me. can't see any droplets at all...apart from the one we are supposed to see of course.

cracking photo btw.

bobmielke
02-17-2012, 03:22 AM
well, you've lost me. can't see any droplets at all...apart from the one we are supposed to see of course.

cracking photo btw.

That's because I went back and edited out the droplet. This forum keeps the ability to edit active for a long time. Thank you for the positive feedback.

chas_m
02-17-2012, 06:14 AM
Ah, the Pacific Northwest ... let's face it, it's awesome most of the time. :)

RavingMac
02-17-2012, 09:24 PM
I was wrong, it was 8 years not 6 years ago we visited.

Here is one from the parking area. Sorry about the glare, did my best to shield with my hand.
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Razormac/MultnomahFalls.jpg

This is approaching the bridge at the upper falls base.
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/Razormac/MultnomahFalls1.jpg

bobmielke
02-17-2012, 09:33 PM
With me living so close I have dozens of nice shots that include panoramic and HDR versions. The HDR shots allow nice detail in the flowing water while maintaining detail in the shadows. It's a difficult shoot because the falls are always in dark shade.

http://bobmielke.smugmug.com/Nature/Waterfalls-Forests/Mult-1/1030778180_a7xNn-L.jpg

http://bobmielke.smugmug.com/Nature/Waterfalls-Forests/Multnomah-Falls-HDR/943829671_fZHxC-L.jpg

McYukon
02-17-2012, 10:22 PM
Wow, super shots! I need to come visit one day!

bobmielke
02-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Wow, super shots! I need to come visit one day!

I hope you can come down for a visit. You won't be disappointed. - Bob

Slydude
02-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Think I will go and smash my current camera to bits while simultaneously destroying any other evidence I have ever taken a photo.

Excellent

bobmielke
02-17-2012, 10:58 PM
I was actually very excited to get the opportunity to photograph Multnomah Falls with my Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 lens. The extreme wide angle lens allows me to capture the entire falls with a single shot. I was also able to handhold to 1/15" even though the lens doesn't have Vibration Reduction. As a general rule, lenses without VR should be limited to the shutter speed matching the focal length of the lens. That means with an 11-16mm telephoto I can get away with a 1/15" shot. My camera holding technique is good because of a lot of experience so I'm confident at that slow shutter speed. The speed also allows the moving water of the falls to achieve a dreamy, silky effect.