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Somewhere in between Second Beach and Marymere Falls, my tripod lost some parts, which is catastrophic in a photographer's world. Especially when you've planned to spend the day shooting waterfalls! Needless to say, I was grumpy, irritated, and heartbroken. However, I decided to make the most of it, which was really all I could do, right?

I used the fence as a makeshift tripod, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best. The low angle from having to use the bottom of the fence actually ended up proving to be beneficial, as I probably wouldn't have attempted to go this low on the composition otherwise. There did end up being a bright side to the death of my tripod after all.

Madison Creek Falls
Olympic National Park, WA
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:iconperrydesign:
PerryDesign Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful! :)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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Sontine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks to you, I know what I'm doing when Spring arrives.
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Going to visit this fall? =D
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Sontine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Yup.
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naswanson Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! I love the vibrant colors! The composition worked out great in my opinion.
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks. :)
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:iconcelestialprincess101:
celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal this week! :heart:

LINk---> [link]
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconcelestialprincess101:
celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There is such a dreamy, fairy-tallish atmosphere to this photo. I love it!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconcelestialprincess101:
celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!! :icongreykittyplz:
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:iconhikester:
hikester Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Looks good. Nice improvisation!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I was pleasantly surprised. :)
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
On He...l of a Free Shot!!.....:clap:...Well done!!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Looks primordial in its lushness :nod: Excellent work!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, John. Appreciate it! :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
You're welcome :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:faint: absolutely amazing capture of this fall, LA!! fantastic foreground..generous greens..excellent exposure with lovely lightplay...out of the three times ive been there, havent captured anything close to as brilliant as this shot..amazing eye, sweetie :hug:

was waiting for a shot like this to show the handicapped tripod you speak of to show it what could have been...will now put it to rest :D
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
:blush: Thanks Addam. Was a total shock to me that this even turned out! In fact, I ignored even looking at these shots till last week. We should go back sometime... ;)

Thanks...we should ceremonially dispose of the old tripod on my return trip! :excited:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
my pleasure, LA! am sure..well i know!..there's more that have been ignored ;)

sounds like a plan..any ideas?!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'll get around to them sometime. ;)

We'll think of something, I'm sure... =D
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:iconnwunseen:
NWunseen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
got three days off..best be gettin around to that ;)

just playing..really wanted to wish you a happy week off of work! :hug:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Jealous?! ;)
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:iconnwunseen:
NWunseen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
sure am..told you that on "aftermath"... ;)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice shot :)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Bob!
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd say you did pretty good for not having a tripod, well done LeeAnee! :)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! =D
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome LeeAnne :)
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tiny-sparrow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible.
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Terri.
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:iconwtrw:
wtrw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
:thumbsup:

Great exposure and composition...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well done..!!

:)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Dread! :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   General Artist
lovely scene :)
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Dan. :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   General Artist
welcome :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Photographer
wonderful exposure and processing..considering the light , this came out very nice!..and a lovely comp..the fern in the foreground, and that stump lead your eye right toward the main attraction...:clap:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Doug! I was pretty pleased I was able to salvage something from this location. :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Photographer
know that feeling;)..always a pleasure!:)!
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful . . . :love:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Shows what a great photographer you are to adapt and create something so pristine and full of life as you have,exceptional Leeanne :camera:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Jonathan!
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dispite your mechanical challenges, I agree, this shot turned out exceptional. I love how you can see each individual leaf on the fern in the foreground. How long did you keep your aperture open for this shot?
Wonderful photograph. Thanks for sharing.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Rob! It was open for just 1/2 second, but the the way that waterfall runs, it looks like it was longer. Any longer, and the ferns would have probably been waving around!
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My only experience with leaving the aperture open is with night shots (e.g. vehicle lights, street lights, and lightening). I would love to shoot some nature scenes (waterfalls) like you do but central Texas has been suffering from a serious drought and all the creeks are dried up :^( The beauty here is in our wildflowers not our trees and rivers.
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