Sunset over Horsetail Falls - 9/18/2016

Landscape photography is very difficult...

The results of this afternoon's shoot. I'm not completely happy with any of the results. Color balance is off between my two bodies (Canon 6D and 7D2) and lenses and my heavy processing is not consistent, not that it really matters if viewed individually. The pink in the distance is nearly unrecognizable.

 Canon 6D - 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm - ISO 100 - f11 - 1/10

Canon 6D - 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm - ISO 100 - f11 - 1/10

Landscape photography is very difficult. You could go to a spot many times and still not be there for THAT time... the time where all the planets align and you get the light and composition your were hoping for.

 Canon 7D2 - 70-200mm f4 IS @ 70mm - ISO 200 - f11 - 1/15

Canon 7D2 - 70-200mm f4 IS @ 70mm - ISO 200 - f11 - 1/15

Today was no exception. After a quick run up the Horsetail Falls trail I arrived just a bit late and out of breath. The thick clouds to the West were blocking out the color in the distance to the East. At least the 15 minutes of shooting was dry... not so much the jog back down the trail in near darkness as the heavens opened up to a torrential downpour. Ah, the Columbia Gorge... so beautiful yet so relentless. One minute just perfect and the next absolutely terrible.

 Canon 7D2 - 70-200mm f4 IS @ 70mm - ISO 200 - f11 - 1/

Canon 7D2 - 70-200mm f4 IS @ 70mm - ISO 200 - f11 - 1/

Top this off by a drive back to town staring at the remains of an absolutely stunning sunset over Portland... that I completely missed. It happens, quite frequently I may add. Well at least I scouted a new location. Maybe next time.

Yes, landscape photography is very difficult.