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”.
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