Gorge In Autumn

Gorge In Autumn

The Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge is home to 90 waterfalls; many easy accessible by short trails. Although the river had a hand in carving the Miocene basalt cliffs, the primary cutting tool was the Missoula Floods from the last ice age. A gigantic lake in Montana was held in check by an ice dam over 2,000 feet high. When the tremendous pressure of the lake's water undermined and lubricated the ice, the dam finally burst, and scoured most of Eastern Washington and the gorge. Beautiful any time of year, the walls, streams, and canyons of the gorge are totally transformed in the fall. Big Leaf Maples, Vine Maples, Red Alder, and yes even Poison Oak (benign in autumn) add splashes of brilliant color to the mossy green slopes. As with our successful June workshop this year, we'll visit Multonomah, Latourel, Wahkeena, horsetail, Ponytail, Elowah, and Wahclella Falls. If time allows we can explore the tributary streams along Eagle Creek, and the famous Punchbowl.

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Oct. 22 & 23, 2016. Cost $350. Call 360.738.4966 or email alanjayk@comcast.net

About The Workshops

photographersunset_sAlan Kearney is a professional photographer who strives for hands-on experience with people on location. He knows the environment intimately having photographed the locations in every season and range of weather. The participants will learn how to utilize their cameras to obtain outstanding photographs from ideal vantage points, during the best time of year. And we will have fun.

Workshop fees do not include lodging, meals, or travel. After we receive your registration and payment, we’ll send you an information packet about your workshop, what to bring, course itinerary, hotel, and rendezvous information.

If you find it necessary to cancel 60 days or more prior to the workshop, we will issue a refund. Within 60 days, we cannot issue a refund, but will make every effort to find you space in a future workshop.

We recommend you purchase travel insurance, in case you do need to cancel, and cannot find space in another workshop. We will carpool during the workshops, and a typical day has a morning and afternoon shooting session, with a mid-day break. We’ll do more photographing in the evening, and during times when the light is not the best, review and comment on your digital images. The workshop ends at 5 p.m. on the last day scheduled.

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