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Fairy Falls, Wahkeena Creek, Columbia River Gorge by Thomas Hayden

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Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
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0.21 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 07, 2010
Date taken
Sep 05, 2010

As part of Wahkeena Creek, Fairy Falls is located upstream from the much larger Wahkeena Falls. While small, this fan-shaped waterfall is a destination for photographers, mainly because of the scenic view. The creek cascades through a mossy rock slide lined with ferns, until rocky ledges of basalt break the water into various lacy streams. It is also spelled "Wahkeenah" or "Wah-kee-nah" or other variations. All spellings of this word are dubious, because the word is merely an English transliteration of a Pacific Northwest Native American (reportedly Yakama) phrase meaning "most beautiful".
Wahkeena Falls is along the Historic Columbia River Highway, about 13 miles (21 km) east of Troutdale, Oregon. A short hike uphill from the parking lot at the base leads to the stone bridge that crosses the main part of the falls. That trail continues on east to Multnomah Falls, the next falls down the road.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 208 megapixels (22360 x 9332 pixels)
Input images: 120 (15 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 150.2 degrees high (top=78.5, bottom=-71.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-06 02:06:23 - 2010-09-06 02:16:02
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.1
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 49.5 to 80.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.0 to 48.5 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 16:30 (8.3 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 3:55, Projection: 2:21, Blending: 10:14
(Preview finished in 7:26)

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