Latourell Falls – Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Camera: Zero 2000
Exposure time: ?
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Pinhole: 0.18mm
Focal Length: 25mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f138
Dev: C-41 by Lab
Scan:Epson V500
Latourell Falls is one of the Columbia Gorge’s most beautiful waterfalls.  It’s not my favorite, but it runs a close second. Or third (maybe behind Multnomah Falls).  It’s easy to get to for those moments when  you have to get a waterfall pinhole shot RIGHT NOW.  I have shots of this waterfall with all of my pinhole cameras, as you will see below.  It’s fun to see how it looks at different times of the year. The first shot was taken in August on the hottest day of the year. The following two were taken more recently: this past January.

This waterfall is loud and powerful. It is the only one in the Gorge that drops directly from a cliff above (as opposed to tumbling and meandering its way down).  The drop is somewhere between 214 – 249 feet. So yeah. Loud when it hits the pool down below.

The falls was named after Joseph “Frenchy” Latourell, who was a boatman on the Columbia River. The local town was named after him as well and he was the Postmaster of that town starting in 1876. Apparently it was a bustling town full of saloons. Portlanders visiting by steamboat were greeted by the Latourell’s eight children who who sing and dance a ditty for them. Fun times, apparently. Now we just get to hike the area and enjoy the natural beauty.

Camera: Ondu 135
Film: Fuji Superia 200
Exposure time: ?
Pinhole: 0.20 mm
Focal Length: 25 mm
ISO: 200
Aperture: f135
Dev: C-41 by lab
Scan: Epson V500


Camera: Holga WPC 6×9 mask
Exposure time: 43 seconds
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Pinhole: 0.3mm
Focal Length: 40mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f135
Dev: C-41 by lab
Scan: Epson V500

5 thoughts on “Latourell Falls – Columbia Gorge, Oregon

    1. thank you! I didn’t realize I captured people on that frame until I developed the film. this was my first outing with the zero, I think. 🙂


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