Photographer's Note

I am not sure if this one is a keeper or not. I think I can shoot it better, but today is my first day in Oregon and despite missed airline connections and delays in arrival I wanted to get the first one posted. Tomorrow it is off to see Mt. Rainier if the weather cooperates but this is at least a starting place. Please comment honestly and critically if you feel the need. Below is a bit of factoid about the place.

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 ft (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 ft (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 ft (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States after Yosemite Falls.
Underground springs from Larch Mountain are the year-round source of water for the waterfall, augmented by spring runoff from the mountain's snowpack and rainwater during the other seasons.
A foot trail leads to Benson Footbridge, a 45-foot (14 m)-long footbridge that allows visitors to cross 105 feet (32 m) above the lower cascade. The trail continues to a platform at the top of the upper falls, the Larch Mountain Lookout, where visitors get a bird's-eye view of the Columbia Gorge and also of "Little Multnomah", a small cascade slightly upstream from the "upper" falls, which is not visible from ground level.

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