Fall Creek Falls

My time here in Yreka is getting very short, and there are still so many things I would like to get out and photograph before I leave.  So, on Sunday afternoon I convinced my friend Linda to come photographing with me.  Our end goal was the waterfall below, Fall Creek Falls.  She was a good sport considering it was very windy at the Shasta Valley Refuge and it rained hard on us while we were photographing this waterfall!

ISO 100, 24mm, f/16, 30.0 sec

I went a little crazy with this shot and the exposure.  Normally I do a .5 sec to 4 sec exposure on my waterfall shots, but it was overcast, raining and I already had some good shorter exposure shots.  So I decided to go outside the box a little and do a really long exposure.  This obviously also is with the use of a neutral density filter to further reduce the light.

ISO 100, 24mm, f/13, 4.0 sec

It’s hard to tell the difference between these two shots, but if you look at the water you can see the subtle difference in the amount of misting.  Fall Creek, for you Yrekans, is where you get your city water.  So it was very good to see so much water flowing here with how dry it has been.

ISO 100, 24mm, f/13, 2.5 sec

This post could be titled the Shasta Valley Wildlife Refuge since over half the photographs from Sunday were out there, but I already have several posts with that title so I went with the falls.

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec

Ever since I saw the photographs of this white deer taken by Loree Johnson, http://loree-johnson.artistwebsites.com/,  I wanted to get out and see him for myself.

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec

I’m not sure of the name of this beautiful little song bird, but I love the gray feathers and the mask.

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec

Love this Meadowlark doing what they do best, singing us a song!

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec

ISO 400, 420mm, f/8.0, 1/500 sec

A little macro work with the 300mm with the 1.4x teleconverter.

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec

As we were driving around Iron Gate reservoir the sun came out from behind the clouds and illuminated this landscape for a few minutes.  I had to stop and take a few photographs of course.

ISO 250, 24mm, f/5.0, 1/400 sec

ISO 100, 120mm, f/6.3, 1/80 sec

I’ll be out again next weekend for more photographs!  Thinking about the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.

Here are all of the “keepers” from the day. Enjoy!

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