Ponytail Falls · Horsetail Creek · Columbia River Gorge · Dodson · Oregon · USA
If you're familiar at all with my work, you know I tend to go for longer exposures in my water shots than most photographers do. I prefer the contrast in textures it creates with the smoothed-out water against the stationary elements in a scene. It's simply a matter of personal preference, but if it separates my style a bit from the crowd, all the better. On this day, though, the heavy flow of Horseshoe Creek was stirring up large amounts of silt and mud and turning the water a deep shade of motor-oil brown, so I used a shorter exposure than usual to emphasize the motion and bring out the lines of whitewater churning in the turbulent flow.