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Fall is so short around the Pacific Northwest. The sweet spot lasts just a few weekends and there never seems to be enough time or days to get out and take advantage of prime conditions. The Columbia River Gorge is underrated in terms of a fall shooting conditions. Yes, the color palette is dominated mostly by yellow on top of green, with some brownish red thrown in, but the sheer volume of subject matter quickly makes up for this low range of colors. This little section of creek has become one of my favorites over since I first shot it this past spring. Lighting is crucial as the amount of light reaching the bottom of this canyon can really change the mood and dynamics of an image. On this day Scott Miller and I had near perfect conditions, with bright overcast skies, some fog, and virtually no wind. Whenever you drive past Cascade Locks and see nothing but glass on the Columbia River you know it’s going to be a good day.

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