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Asbestos by LAlight Asbestos by LAlight
I nearly had a meltdown trying to get to this part of the falls. Not that it's a particularly hard place to get to, but I have a bad habit of looking down at awful times and often have to be convinced that, yes, I CAN make it across. One makeshift log bridge, a little scramble, and some questionable footing along a granite slope, I finally made it here. There were, perhaps, a couple of tears from frustration, but I think that makes it even more worth it. ;)

Mind over matter, right?

Asbestos Creek Falls
Snohomish County, WA




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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
The clarity of the leaves is incredible.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :aww:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
alol don't look down!

and yeah well worth it :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
:bow: thank you sir!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
welcome!
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ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
:D
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
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Congratulations your photo has been chosen for the featured folder of :iconnatureweb: This is reserved for the very best images on DeviantArt so well done. :love:

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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome, it's an amazing photo :la:
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
lol. I love your description LA. and yes, mind over matter! until you fall into the water that is... :P hopefully you aren't as klutzy as me! this is a Beautiful shot! so glad you made it all the way there!! :love:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lol: I'm definitely klutzy...no question about that. Addam pretty much just laughs at me every time we go hiking because I lack the gracefulness that he has. ;)
Thanks Emily! :)
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
you're most welcome. & it sounds like me & brian. :giggle:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lol:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beyond well worth it... You captured it amazingly, LeeAnne.

One of the meanings of 'asbestos' is unquenchable; most fitting for this place and scene.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much...you've inspired the title for my other view of the falls. ;)
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint:
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
This seems to be a nice place, beautiful shot :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Dominique. :)
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now you have overcome your fear and have a beautiful memory!! Thanks for that!! You are much braver than me...so worth it!! Be careful tho!!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much dear! Not really brave at all, just afraid of my own clumsiness! :lol:
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
You're much braver than I am! I am a major klutz when it comes to scrambling over logs on hikes. Beauty of a shot though!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm definitely not the brave one at all...that's Addam! He just happens to also be very persuasive and convinces me that I can get to these places! I'm a klutz too, trust me...I always end up on my backside when we go hiking! You'll see this summer! :lol:
Thanks Jean. :)
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Hahaha!:D
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greglief Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sometimes (well.... most of the time) it is best not to look down! I have heard of Asbestos Creek but have yet to visit. Your wonderful photo has put it back on my radar. :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lol: It's not at all that bad, I just have a huge fear of heights/falling/drowning, in that order. So odd for the places that I like to hang out! Glad this one is back on your radar, though. It's an interesting set of falls for sure, something like 950 feet in different drops. Well worth exploring!
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greglief Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Those are three legitimate fears! :)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
well it was worth the tears and the climb - an extraordinary shot Lee Ann :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Leni. :)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
The waterfall is wonderfully soft, the greens of the trees amazing... but it is that emerald pool that makes this one so unusual. (Not sure I would have been as brave as you in the getting to it.) :-)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Not brave, just not AS brave as Addam is! He goes to places I won't even dream of going...and often convinces me that I can reach some of them. He's a good motivator. ;)
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Well, as long as you have him in your life I expect there will be no end to adventure. :-)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
You have no idea! :laughing:
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Yes, this capture is worth it, LeeAnne - great shot! :clap::clap::clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Kevin! :)
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
You're most welcome, LeeAnne! :)
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praline815 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this picture, great shot! =) its always worth the adventure!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
so..wondered if this would count as a detail shot since its only ~50 of the 950'?! really wasnt expecting so much goodness to come out of this place! mainly went for the lil pool just up from the forest road! :lol: proud of the trek you took to get here..i know it wasnt easy! my favorite part was that you went up to this drop before i did..way to get in the way of my shots!! ..seriously :D

beautiful capture, LA..absolutely love the greens in the foliage and the pool..great textures all throughout and as always, just capture the given light so sublimely! gorgeous work sweetie :hug:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lmao: Definitely a detail shot if you take into account all 950'! That lil pool was cute, but this one was definitely worth the scramble. I know it wasn't as bad as I made it sound, but you know how afraid I am of my own footing! Once I got to this drop, I didn't even think about it when I started climbing ahead of you; just knew I had to get there! Thanks so much for constantly pushing me to be better, go farther, climb higher...all that good stuff, literally and figuratively! Can't tell you how much I appreciate you, Addam. :tighthug:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
not sure about you, but i think its both fantastic and humorous of the places ive pushed you too, seeing those tears of fear turn into tears of joy! the humorous part is how once the trek is accomplished, you realize it wasnt that bad at all! :lol: so proud of the progress youve made both as a photogrpaher and as an adventurer...truly grateful to be a witness, inspires me greatly, sweetie :hug: so very welcome :happybounce:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
:laughing: it's definitely humorous after the fact, but sometimes I'm downright terrified! will never forget you making me climb up to the second tier at murhut..think that was when i learned to trust both of us! and you're absolutely right, after the fact i always think "that wasn't so bad!"
wouldn't and couldn't be here without all your suppor..and your adventurous nature! :glomp:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
:hug: so very welcome, sweetie! and no need to thank me for pushing you..gets lonely up there all by myself ;)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
:giggle: Well, in some strange way, I'm glad you like the company. :tighthug:
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow, what a stunning view of that waterfall. Beautiful capture, LeeAnne! Gorgeous colors, light and processing, as usual. ;) Great work. :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Charlie, really appreciate it! Always happy to have your feedback. :)
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
My pleasure! :nod:
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