The White River
|Copyright: steven warnstaff (wahclella)
|Date Taken: 2009-07-07|
|Camera: samsung GX, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-07-09 9:11|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I decided to drive to the White River Falls near Maupin with stops before and after, but this image is one of my favorite as I am looking down to the old pumphouse and station that once operated and allowed the very few people residing in this area to have electricity before the dams across the Columbia River were induced upon us.|
There are several great swimming holes beginning where the river is present and just beyond around the corner. The mountains and cliffs here are basically basaltic in nature and rose very early during the basaltic floods that formed the states of Oregon, Southwestern and Eastern Washington, Northern Nevada, and western Idaho. The first Columbia flow can be seen across the Snake River at Hat Point Overlook near the town if Imnaha in Northeast Oregon's furthest corner, the overlook also peers across to the Sevin Devils Mountain Range in Idaho and into the beautiful Nez Perz territories and homelands.
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Interesting notes. Look like a great place for a swim. The Gorge is quite deep, I bet it's flooded a few times over the years. You brought out some nice colours in this landscape.
Beautiful shot! I like a lot the color gradient and the composition, I have been to the snake river and Nez Perz indeed beautiful spots.
Thanks for sharing!
If wishes were horse beggars would ride...and although I have been there and should not complain (it is hot and dry) I still wish a magician could come along and change my pains into something else so I could temper this with one of it with my eye as well..You have still a very unique method of posting. I had not heard the results of your venture....put me back on the list so I can go and look backwards!
The colors here are ethereal! I think you captured the landscape in perfect lighting to get the best out of the colors