Drought's Amnesia

Drought's Amnesia

We may be in the middle of a serious drought in the West Coast (California specifically) but you never would have known that while visiting Oregons Columbia River Gorge. Filled with stunning waterfalls, luscious vegetation, ferns, flowing creeks, and beautiful views, the Columbia River Gorge is a popular spring destination. Throw in the fact that some of the best beer in the country is brewed here and youve got an ultimate weekend get-away

Andy and I spent a long weekend visiting waterfalls and drinking beer. Wed wake up early, hike to a gorgeous waterfall, take photos, spend the rest of the afternoon at a few breweries, then head back to another waterfall for sunset. Theres so many waterfalls that its quite difficult to choose which ones to visit

Fairy Falls was one of the first that we visited and might be my favorite partially because its one of the easier waterfalls to photograph but also because of its amazing fan-like shape with green ferns growing all around it.

Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S:
24mm, f/10, 0.5 sec, ISO 100

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.