Water Falls

Latourell Falls Winter Light

Latourell Falls Winter Light

Latourell Falls with bright, winter side light illuminating the catkins of the Alder trees and the phosphorescence green glow of the new moss on the Big Leaf Maple branches  


Latourell Falls Base

Latourelle Falls base

It was a fine and calm day to photograph this lower portion of Latourell Falls.  Typically there is a lot of mist in the air that one has to deal with lots of moisture on the lens.  No mist on the lens for this image and lovely and soft light really brings out the color […]


Mist Falls Lodge Fireplace & Falls

(Philip A. Knouf)

This old fireplace is all that is left of the Old Multonamah Falls Lodge more commonly known as Mist Falls Lodge.  A portion of Mist Falls can be see in the background to the right.  There is a rather steep and slippery trail up to a higher viewpoint of the falls.  A very nice historical […]


Foggy Falls

Foggy light at Big Springs Creek Falls (Philip A. Knouf)

This foggy falls is one of the levels at Big Springs Creek Falls in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state.  My friend Ron and I were on on way to check out conditions higher up on Mt. Adams along FR 23.  It had been raining from a summer thunderstorm but stopped just before […]


Foggy Glow

The cold spring water creates it own fog in warm, rain moistened air at Big Spring Creek Falls.

  This image has a foggy glow to it which immediately caught my eye as I was driving on FR23 in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  We had driven into rain showers just above Trout Lake Washington a couple of weeks into July on our trip to Tahklahk Lake to check out the flowers.  The […]


Big Spring Creek Falls-1

One level of the tiered falls on Big Spring Creek in the Giffor Pinchot NF

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington State contains many waterfalls that are a bit off of the beaten path and that usually are not very well know.  This waterfall, Big Spring Creek Falls, is just off of FR 23 before the junction with FR 90.  At the junction FR23 goes right up to Tahklahk […]


Waterfall – Mist Falls

Mist Falls waterfall drops 400 feet over rugged basalt cliffs

This image of Mist Falls waterfall was taken from the small lake at Benson State Park in the Columbia River Gorge in early April 2012.  Mist Falls waterfall  deserves greater attention than it receives since at over 400 feet it is one of the tallest recognized waterfalls in Oregon. However, the waterfall is less than […]


Bridge at Wahkeena Falls Waterfall

A side view of one section of Wahkeena Falls waterfall from the stone bridge over Wahkeena Creek.

  Wahkeena Falls is a 210 foot waterfall that is unlike many of the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area .  The falls does not drop into a plunge pool like nearby Multnomah Falls but instead cascades down a narrow chasm to its base.  It then flows 100 feet down an alluvial […]