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Silver Falls

December 5, 2010

I finally redesigned my blog, though it’s probably just temporary. You can come look at it here if you are seeing this through a reader.

Now for the main point of this post. My friend D is visiting from California. She and I have been friends since fifth grade, and it’s great to have her here. Today it was actually sunny, so we decided to go over to Silver Falls since she has never been. I have been a few times and was figuring I’d not want to take many pictures, but I’ve never seen it at this time of year. It was very full and the fall/winter colors gave everything a different look. I had a great time walking around in all the mist and taking pictures, even though it was pretty cold and it gets dark so dang early. Oh Oregon…why?

A standard shot of South Falls. It’s the only waterfall we visited while there. Oh and I didn’t bring a tripod, so for all of these the camera was either hand-held or set on a fence post or something.

For those of you who haven’t been here, you can walk behind the waterfall on a trail. We actually didn’t because it was too wet. This photo isn’t fabulous, but it gives you an idea of the size.

Another unfab photo just to show you the area.

I’m competing for the world’s record of Most Photos of a Fuzzy White Line in One Blog Post.

The plants growing out of the rock wall were all misty, but it was hard to capture them in photos.

Of course I have to take pictures of ferns. And here’s a trail in the park around the falls.

I’m still into photographing mushrooms, so D was alerting me whenever she came across some.

I didn’t even notice this cute curled grass until I looked at this photo on my computer. It’s like a grass swan!

There were a few mini waterfalls on the sides of the cliff.

I was all into photographing the moving water, as you can tell. Next time I really need to bring the tripod for all the long exposures, but I really hate using tripods.

Which do you prefer? With or without dead leaves in front?

Speaking of leaves.

This little guy was just growing out of the end of a log.

Okay, thanks for looking!

  1. Love the pics! Silver Falls looks gorgeous this time of year with all the different colors. And not as crowded I imagine ; )

    Lots of good pics there but I especially liked #9 (nice colors), #11 (just a nice scene), and #14 (this one is my fave, definitely prefer with the dead leaves!).

  2. I also vote strongly for the photo of water with the dead leaves in front. Beautiful all of them though.

    So much more water coming down than when I was there a couple months ago.

  3. Thank you! Joe, thanks for pointing out your favorites (I love that) and weighing in on my river debate. πŸ™‚ You too, Katrina.

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    Yes, dead leaves are good in that shot. I like all these, but am particularly fond of the dainty little mushrooms! And your moving water photos are so awesome. Feel free to explain how you did that — not that I would ever get it right. -R

  5. Cool!

    Now I'm singing “Why Oregon why” a la John Mayer.

  6. Brenda – yeah I actually made up my own rendition of that song a few years ago!

    “I am driving on highway five…” πŸ˜€

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