Brian Matiash's picture


It's hard not to find something to photograph at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. On this particular afternoon, a light fog rolled through just as the sun began to set. I couldn't have asked for better conditions to provide this gorgeously diffused backlight. It played off of the moss in a way that outlined this tree perfectly.

Canon 5D Mark III
28mm · f/11.0 · 2.5s · ISO 100
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Linus Pettersson's picture

Wow! What a scene! =)

Brian Matiash's picture

Thanks! I took it at Silver Falls State Park here in Oregon. One of my favorite places in the world.

John Magana's picture

love the feeling of this image!

Rebecca Britt's picture

If you add a 4-5 sentence description to this I will make it Photo of the Day.


Brian Matiash's picture

Oh w00t! That's very kind of you, Rebecca! I just added a blurb about the conditions for taking this photo. I really appreciate the gesture!

Anonymous's picture

Amazing! Well done! Congratulations on POTD!

Michael Bonocore's picture

I love this photo so much, I have it printed on metal! :)

Ryan Mense's picture

The lighting here is incredible! Everything is being lit just right. Nature is rad.

Brian Matiash's picture

Nature is most certainly rad. I -totally- lucked out because that fog was not there a few minutes prior and I was really worried that the light would be too harsh to get this particular exposure. Lady Nature felt generous that afternoon.

James Brandon's picture

This has been my favorite image of yours ever since I first saw it. Congrats son!

Gustavo Figueiredo's picture

Great, great, great image.

Lani finer's picture

thats insanely awesome!

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Thomas Brown's picture

Insane man!

Claude Robidoux's picture

Beautiful composition!

Adriano Neves's picture

Wonderful shot of an eery environment, very nice.

Brian Tolin's picture

Incredible depth in this photo. The fog adds so much dimension.

Braian Osorio's picture

there is so much life in this picture love the trees

Sherry Bell's picture

Love the moody feel of this most excellent image. Nice light and wonderful beauty.

Jonathan Willner's picture

Amazing location