Top of Multnomah Falls


Going back to June 2012, I took this photo at the top of Multnomah Falls.

This was a 30 second exposure at f/4 and ISO 100. I used the Lee Filter Big Stopper ND Filter (10 stops!) to get the exposure correct.

Multnomah Falls


I started looking back at some of my older photos and found this one of Multnomah Falls. I took this back in 2011 on an early May morning with my friends Vincent Versace and Brian Matiash.

We had to get to the falls pretty early (around 6:30am – which I guess isn’t that early) to shoot the iconic bridge without any other tourists lingering. Usually, that leads to taking a lot of shots and then quite a bit of masking in Photoshop to remove them all. Instead, we opted to show up early before anyone else was there.

Wishing that there were more opportunities down here in Santa Barbara to photograph water, but given our stage 2 drought, I’m left looking back at photos like this.