Fall Color in North Cascades National Park

Gorge Creek Falls sits in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of North Cascades National Park. The main vantage point of these falls are a metal bridge that sways and shudders when traffic goes over it – and it doesn’t have the sort of surface you could put a tripod on. I have found this spot to not be very hospitable to photography, though the views are excellent. I had a bit better luck earlier this year while trying a vertical “panorama”.

gorge creek falls upper gorge creek falls hwy 20 near north cascades national park

The first photo here is of the Gorge Dam just outside of Newhalem, Wa.

gorge dam on the skagit river gorge lake ross lake national recreation area skagit river

Gorge Creek Falls – North Cascades National Park

gorge creek falls in north cascades national park

I enjoy making panoramas. I am often in a place where a single photo, even at a wide angle, cannot convey the scope of the scenery around me. A panorama cannot often do justice to it either, but it does come a bit closer.

I’ve started doing vertical “panoramas”, sometimes called just verticals I guess. Spotting places in which to try this successfully is not as easy as a panorama, but this shot of Gorge Creek Falls in North Cascades National Park was an easy one.

11 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 33mm

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EDIT: I also have a version of this taken with some Fall colours in the surrounding Maple trees