Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA  

Bridal Veil Falls by Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA

June 2021 - Bridal Veil Falls

About the Image(s)

Shot on our trip through Oregon this May at ISO 400, 12mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec. Bridal Veil Falls is one of the falls in the Columbia Gorge between Oregon and Washington State. There happened to be a bride there having pictures taken and part of her party is in this picture. This is taken with the fern as a foreground object perhaps only 6 feet from the camera. 12mm lens provides reasonable depth of field, I believe I was focused on the bride, but don't remember for sure. I use back button focus so I can focus once and shoot as long as the subject stays the same distance from the camera.

8 comments posted

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Stan,
This in my view is a great ``story telling' image. I like the way the fern leads you into the image & up & down the falls to the lucky couple. Also great color & exposure!
Norm   Posted: 06/07/2021 10:23:32

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Gosh, I really want to know the story. Is the preacher marrying the couple? Somehow, I see an extra arm.

Back to the photo. It is a great picture among the beautiful greenery and impressive waterfall properly exposed. The three individuals by the bottom of the waterfall bring up all kinds of questions. The people were located at the crash point of one of the rule of thirds lines making sure we could not miss them. Even the hewn rocks resembling steps lead to the group.

  Posted: 06/07/2021 16:30:58
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I believe the extra person is the photographer. This was not a ceremony, it was a photo op.   Posted: 06/10/2021 19:44:49

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Stan,
You were lucky to catch a couple near the Bridal
Veil Falls adding to the story. This is a captivating image of the Falls, trees, and rocks. Well exposed. The fern in the foreground works well. I noticed a long brown object on the upper left side of the frame. I'm not sure if it was intended to be part of the composition.   Posted: 06/09/2021 19:35:40

John Hackett   John Hackett
A well composed and exposed view of the falls and then you get the addition of 3 figures to add scale and interest to the scene.I like the inclusion of the fern at bottom left, but not the metalwork creeping in top left.   Posted: 06/14/2021 03:52:26

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Waterfalls are actually more difficult exposures than most expect. Looks to be great exposure and good composition.   Posted: 06/17/2021 08:58:03

Harriet Ciccone
Great image with the fern leading us into the waterfalls. I would agree with John and Barbara that the brown object in the upper left of frame seems extraneous.
  Posted: 06/20/2021 10:41:40
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Strange, I didn't even see that. I think I can get it out without loosing any of the fern. Good call.   Posted: 06/20/2021 18:20:53


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