2010: Multnomah Falls

Reservation efforts in the Columbia River Gorge began long before the 1986 National Scenic Area Act. During the early 1900s, advocates for a scenic highway recognized the beauty of the gorge should be preserved for future generations. Upon completion of the Historic Columbia River Highway in 1915, generous land owners donated property to create scenic retreats along the route. Timber tycoon Simon Benson donated the site of Multnomah Falls along with 300 acres, including Wahkeena Falls, to the city of Portland in 1915.

Located along the Columbia River Highway (off of I-84) between Corbett and Dodson, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the US and one of 77 (yeah, seventy seven) on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Multnomah Creek – which in turn is powered by underground springs from Larch Mountain – and the seasonal snowmelt/rainfall power the falls as it plunges off steep basalt cliffs – 543 feet to the upper pluge pool, descend another 69 feet for a grand total of 620 feet.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID n21_108-4598
Date and Time 2010-05-31 21:18:45
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 45.57676 N, -122.11663 E, 60 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D200
Lens AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
Focal Length 14.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 21.0 mm)
Mode Aperture-priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/80 second(s)
Aperture f/11.0
ISO 400
Exposure Bias 0
Flash No
Filters None
Light Value 11.2
Hyperfocal Distance 0.89 m
Focus Distance 1.50 m
Depth of Field inf (0.56 m - inf)
Field of View 80.7 deg (2.54 m)
Notes/Remarks ±2 stop and HDR using Photomatix Pro

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