Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA
Along Oregon's historic Highway 30, in the Columbia River Gorge, are several waterfalls, all categorized as natural jewels. This particular fall, the lower along McCord Creek, drops several hundred feet straight down into a beautiful pool, then cascades over several sections before flowing into the Columbia River. The force of the falls creates endless flows of mist in the air, making photography extremely difficult. This particular section of the creek is littered with natural debris, but the constant presence of moisture covers all surfaces with beautiful, lush moss and other vegetation. I captured this composition with the help of some useful waders, just shortly before dusk.
Elowah Falls drop approximately 213 feet (65 m) and flow year round. The falls previously had other names, such as McCord Creek Falls and Pierce Falls [source: www.waterfallsnorthwest.com].