See Oregon's seasonal transformations in these stunning side-by-side shots

Much of Oregon's beauty can be captured during the summer months., but its seasons impress me the most. Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring offer unique filters to every day adventures.

A popular waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge can transition from being practically non-existent in August, to packing a powerful punch in November. More specifically, Multnomah Falls reshapes during each season.

You will find beautiful colors surrounding this area in Fall, but as the temperature drops, the waterfall reaches a freezing point. This creates a unique experience for such a large waterfall.

 MULTNOMAH FALLS, FALL

MULTNOMAH FALLS, FALL

 MULTNOMAH FALLS, WINTER

MULTNOMAH FALLS, WINTER

Eventually, the ice secures a fresh coat of snow. Once again the outfit changing its appearance. But this view doesn't last long. As the temperatures rise and the spring season ensues, the snow and ice sheds away.

 MULTNOMAH FALLS, WINTER

MULTNOMAH FALLS, WINTER

 MULTNOMAH FALLS, SPRING

MULTNOMAH FALLS, SPRING

A short drive away from Multnomah, you will encounter similar changes from Fall-to-Winter at Latourell Falls. But bring your traction, the walk way becomes quite slick with the thick layer of ice.

 LATOURELL FALLS, FALL

LATOURELL FALLS, FALL

 LATROURELL FALLS, WINTER

LATROURELL FALLS, WINTER

Impressively, at every waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge the beauty is magnified. Each season reinventing the scenery. Elowah Falls transforms from being a route for hikers and trail runners, to a trail that is extra slick. Getting to it when the temps are above freezing is a piece cake compared to when a thick layer of ice forms.

 ELOWAH FALLS, FALL

ELOWAH FALLS, FALL

 ELOWAH FALLS, WINTER

ELOWAH FALLS, WINTER

Traction on your shoes typically circumvents the ice problem. Luckily, the ice and snow sticks around for no more than a couple of days. So if you hear potential freezing temps hitting the Portland-Metro Area. It's time to go to the Columbia River Gorge! 

 ELOWAH FALLS, WINTER

ELOWAH FALLS, WINTER

 ELOWAH FALLS, SPRING

ELOWAH FALLS, SPRING

A few miles east of Elowah, you will find Wahclella falls transitioning from an extremely popular summer hike, to a less ventured winter one. During an icy morning, the falls develop a mustache.

 WALCLELLA FALLS, SUMMER

WALCLELLA FALLS, SUMMER

 WALCLELLA FALLS, WINTER

WALCLELLA FALLS, WINTER

A rocks throw from Wahclella, you venture to the second most popular hike in Oregon, Punchbowl Falls. It depresses to a tiny stream in August, before reenergizing with the rain. Regaining most of its volume during the winter months.

 PUNCHBOWL FALLS, SUMMER

PUNCHBOWL FALLS, SUMMER

 PUNCHBOWL FALLS, WINTER

PUNCHBOWL FALLS, WINTER

But just as noticeable the change is from Summer-to-Winter, it is equally so from Winter-to-Spring. Slowly but surely, the waterfall begins to dry out-- more so these days due to lower snow levels.

 PUNCHBOWL FALLS, WINTER

PUNCHBOWL FALLS, WINTER

 PUNCHBOWL FALLS, SPRING

PUNCHBOWL FALLS, SPRING

A few more miles up the trail along the Eagle Creek Trail, from Punchbowl Falls you will be led to Tunnel Falls. The change may be measured by the spray from the waterfall as you venture through the tunnel.

 TUNNEL FALLS, FALL

TUNNEL FALLS, FALL

 TUNNEL FALLS, WINTER

TUNNEL FALLS, WINTER

Navigating a bit further east along I-84 to Hood River, and then south along HWY-35, you will reach Tamanawas Falls. A waterfall that maintains power throughout the year, but experiences an impressive change in color.

 TAMAWANAS FALLS, SUMMER

TAMAWANAS FALLS, SUMMER

 TAMAWANAS FALLS, WINTER

TAMAWANAS FALLS, WINTER

As you venture away from the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, a lake in the Mt Hood National Forest transitions from a popular campground, to a cross country skiing and snowshoeing adventure park.

 Mt Hood, Summer

Mt Hood, Summer

 Mt Hood, Winter

Mt Hood, Winter

What reflections are lost in the lake, the winter flavor makes up for it. But don't be concerned! At each of the thawing stages, the lake slowly regains its reflective ways.

 Mt Hood

Mt Hood

 Mt Hood

Mt Hood

Over in a region near the capital, Abiqua falls, a very popular waterfall during the summer. During the warm season, it serves as beautiful place to cool off. But this atmosphere turns from warm to cold quickly! As the wet season arrives, the rain adds plenty of power to the falls. After Abiqua falls fills up during the wet months, it begins to recede again in early Spring. At this point the weather warms, the rain slows, and the people begin to flock back to this wonderful area.

 ABIQUA FALLS, SUMMER

ABIQUA FALLS, SUMMER

 ABIQUA FALLS, SPRING

ABIQUA FALLS, SPRING

On the more Eastern side of Oregon, lies White River Falls. Whatever amplitude is lost during the summer months, it certainly makes up during Fall and Winter. During the early mornings in February, the mist travels so far that most of the surrounding surfaces turn into a thin layer of ice. Dangerous to an unsuspecting visitor.

 White River Falls, Summer

White River Falls, Summer

 White River Falls, Spring

White River Falls, Spring

Venturing south and more central in the state, Crater Lake National Park, transitions from a warm summer oasis to a winter wonderland. Visitors thin out as the snow begin thickens.

 Crater Lake National Park, Summer

Crater Lake National Park, Summer

 Crater Lake National Park, Winter

Crater Lake National Park, Winter

While the snow is on the ground, take every opportunity to enjoy it. Whether it's through cross country skiing, snowshoeing or just looking out from the Crater Rim Village. You will rarely hear and see the park this quiet and majestic.

 Crater Lake National Park, Summer

Crater Lake National Park, Summer

 Crater Lake National Park, Winter

Crater Lake National Park, Winter

Overall, Oregon with its seasons is outstanding. If you love it during summer, you will certainly love it during the off season (Fall, Winter and Spring). But I invite you to look at the wet season as an opportunity to experience the surrounding beauty through a different filter. What else are jackets for?

Written by Michael Demidenko. Photos also by Michael. Check out his Instagram: @michael_goesoutside, or his website