Columbia River Gorge {northern California Landscape Photographer}

In April 2016, I had the opportunity and privilege of exploring the Columbia River Gorge landscape. My plan is to return to that area this October to capture some of the gorgeous fall color. Those plans may need to change. The states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and many other areas are being attacked by wildfires (Oregon Live). Here is a look back of my brief visit to the area over a year ago.


April 2016

It was all about rivers and waterfalls during week 17 of 2016.  While attending a portrait workshop in the Pacific Northwest, I managed to meet up with some other landscape photographer friends to photograph the beautiful surroundings of the Columbia River Gorge.  Fortunately, southern Washington and northern Oregon have received plenty of rainfall this season (unlike last year).  The rivers were full and the waterfalls were really putting on a show!  Everything was unbelievably green!  I’ve never seen so much bright, yellow-green everywhere!

As always, landscape photographers are dependent on the natural light nature provides at the moment.  The weather wasn’t completely working in our favor as we had quite a few clouds and some sprinkles along the way.  But that didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for the diverse, majestic area.  (See what I did right there?!)  It is definitely one of those areas to which I could return over and over again, and never really capture it all.  Needless to say, I cannot wait to go back to really spend some time exploring and photographing the area again.  There are so many locations that I did not have a chance to get to.


Columbia River Gorge

Rowena Overlook

Rowena overlook on the Columbia River Gorge in bloom at sunset

Bridge of the Gods

bridge of the Gods from the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah Falls
Two tiers of Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon by Nadeen Flynn

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Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon by Nadeen Flynndogwood blossom fine art macro columbia river gorge rivers and waterfallscolumbia river gorge black and white rivers and waterfalls Nadeen Flynn Photography

It’s just heartbreaking that yet another gorgeous area is being destroyed by fire.  Would it be easier to accept if the fire were started by lightening rather than a human? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.



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Nadeen Flynn is a northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in high school senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She currently lives in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees.

Currently booking 2018 high school senior, family, and couples portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

(530) 633-7575

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