McCord Creek, Oregon, USA
Captured during a rainstorm after hiking up McCord Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. The area is characterized by a lush, green forest covered by ferns, moss, and lichen. Due to the timing of my visit, early spring, most of the color was more lime-green in nature, rather than deep green.
Elowah Falls drops approximately 213 feet to a pool bowl below, then casts spray in all directions for several hundred feet, making photography extremely difficult at best. Captured this shot to the immediate east of a footbridge that spans McCord Creek.
Chad Dutson is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based wilderness photographer who occasionally ventures into fine art portraiture. He deeply admires nature, and strives to capture the finest scenes possible. He spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft.
Chad began shooting with a point-and-shoot at the age of eight. He began an early transition to digital photography in 1999, and now shoots exclusively digital. He has been published in books, magazines, websites, and has been a juror for several photo competitions.
Chad has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for...
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