Sahalie Falls - McKenzie River, Oregon

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Tom Lussier Photogra… on January 29, 2008

Taken on a cold and rainy April afternoon 1997 with a Nikkormat FTN and 55mm Micro Nikkor lens. Took a day out from a business trip in Eugene to photograph the Cascades. Thanks for looking and commenting. Tom

© Michael Hatten htt… on January 29, 2008


Very nice and a full waterfall to boot. You know most of the best waterfall shots is taken in soft light ( overcast )

I was thinking, Are you sure this is Shalie Falls? This looks alot like Koosah Falls just down river about a mile. Shalie even when full still has a narrow top shute with a secondary on the right side. The trail up to shalie takes you back into the trees and you end up at the top with a stone and wood fience and big trees close around you. Koosah, on the other hand is real wide this time of the year and you follow a trail right in line with the falls right to the top.


Please keep shooting and sharing!!


Tom Lussier Photogra… on January 30, 2008


Sounds like it was Sahalie Falls. The path where I took this shot wound up the hill through the trees and ended at a stone and wood fence just as you discribe. I've got a few more images of the falls, one from the top looking down. After getting on GE and looking at the other shots I decided it had to have been Sahalie. The weather that week had been pretty wet so I guess the water was high. Since I'd never been there before I had nothing to compare the flow with.

Thanks for the comments, Tom

whoelius on July 16, 2010

Do you still own that Micro lens, Tom? This is really lovely. The texture in the water is great.

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 16, 2010

Funny you should comment on this image taken with that Micro lens Daniel. The lens is currently in Michigan being altered for use on my D300. The modification will give me metering and ttl control in M and A modes. Manual focus of course. I'm psyched because I loved that lens. So dang sharp. Finally pulled it off the shelf last week. :)

Regards, Tom

whoelius on July 16, 2010

You're getting it Ai'd by John White! Great stuff. :)

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 16, 2010

John has it it his hands. :) I'll let you know when I post the first image using it. If things work as I feel they will I'll be looking for more "old" glass. The price is right. :~)

Niek Bouwen on August 10, 2010

I just had to leave my comments on this photo. I've seen this falls myself bu unfortunately at daytime so wasn't able to make the best of out it and went for the standard POV. I like yours for its orginality and for the fine colors and exposure. Thnx, Niek

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