A Look Back – Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge 2017

Posted on June 7, 2017

People, Places and Pictures


There are few settings I’d rather be in during late spring than in the Columbia River Gorge photographing waterfalls. Even better is when I get to share some of my favorite cascades with a few people and help them grow in their photography along the way. This past week I have been lucky enough to do just that; be immersed in the lush green mossy gorges and steep basalt cliffs of the river gorge with a great group of photographers!

A Little Adventure With Your Pics?


For this years trip into the Gorge we were bestowed with perfect waterfall photographing weather both days. On the first day we not only had a 2 mile round trip hike to get to our introductory falls, but an adventurous decent to our second location. It is a lot scarier looking than the actual decent! Everyone did a great job making their way to our shooting locations.

On the second day we hiked 2 miles to our final falls of the trip on a truly northwest trail. Steep cliffs lined with tall moss covered old growths make you feel so small in the landscape. When you make it to the falls, it is hard to not get in the crystal green water, despite the fact it is only a few degrees above freezing.

A Dream Come True

©2017 Jordan Sleeth

There is nothing like hands on learning in breathtaking locations. I still have a hard time believing that helping people improve their art form in some of the most beautiful places in the world is my job! I hope to be able to share these incredible places with more of you in the near future and help more people see what’s possible with their photography.


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