Waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge amaze visitors year after year. The hanging valley walls from Portland to the east provide one breath-taking view after another. In the fall, Latourelle Falls is ablaze not only with colorful foliage but also spectacular yellow lichens, which grow on the surrounding cliffs. A slow shutter speed allowed my SD1 to capture the creamy flow of water over the 249e plunge, and having the FOVEON sensor-equipped body anchored to my rock-solid Gitzo tripod allowed the camera to resolve unbelievable detail: If you zoom in on the image, you can see the hexagonal shapes comprising rocks face, evidence of volcanic formation. The large crystals formed through slow cooling.