Photo of the Day Contest
Flooded by Michael Flaherty
Friday, 26th July 2013


by Michael Flaherty

The Columbia River has been dropping lately after reaching a high point. The "river of the west" originates high in the Canadian Rockies and flows not far from where I live through the Columbia River Gorge. I had been trying new places to access the river, and this spot I accessed by hiking across a wet meadow and then bush-wacking through thorny blackberries to the shore. I was met by high water that had flooded the cottonwoods and other trees growing along the river. I tried wading in to get a view of the river, but it was above my head. So I worked my way along the shore, trying to find an opening. I never did find one, but this quiet backwater and semi-abstracted scene was the reward. Nature does have a way of rewarding those who stick with her.
Equipment: Canon DSLR
Michael Flaherty
Photographer and earth scientist/educator based in Oregon.

Flooded by Michael Flaherty was photo of the day on Friday, 26th July 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


26th July 2013 at 4:24 am

Ah, there’s that patience paying off again. Great story and visual to illustrate it Michael. Congrats on the image of the day!


26th July 2013 at 10:58 am

What a beautiful image. Very peaceful- Thank you!


26th July 2013 at 12:13 pm

Such a placid peaceful pic today even if it was from flooding! Def a good pay off!

Ram Vasudev

26th July 2013 at 4:42 pm

Terrific image. Congrats.

Anne Egli

26th July 2013 at 4:55 pm

Love the picture and appreciate you sharing how you got it, that adds so much. Thanks for sharing, envy you living so near such a wonderful place!


26th July 2013 at 10:27 pm

Magnificent..truly breathtaking…congratulations! I have become an instant fan..checked out you photo more beautiful that the previous. Will be purchasing..Your work is exquisite.

27th July 2013 at 9:04 am

Nice job; well done.

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