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Apr 9, 2012, 6:27:54 PM
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Detour by LAlight Detour by LAlight
Thought I'd go ahead and share my shot of Panther Creek since Addam just introduced you all to it! =D

Definitely a strange and unexpected day, that's for sure. We set out before dawn, driving south for many hours. We saw the sun rise and illuminate Mt. Rainier, I got my first glimpse of the capitol building in Olympia, and accidentally crossed into Oregon prematurely, all on our way to the epic Falls Creek Falls.

However, when we reached the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and ultimately the access road to Falls Creek, several feet of snow blocked our way. Thwarted and disappointed, we detoured and headed elsewhere. Addam knew there was a fall around, and we set out to find it. Tired and irritable, we were all so relieved when we finally figured out where this place was!

Accessing the base of the falls was tricky, to say the least, and initially, I wasn't going to even try it. Addam was up front with me, telling me how difficult it would probably be for me, being of short stature. ;)

Long story short (haha...right), I had a sudden rush of determination to get down and scrambled down over the cliff, slowly but surely, with much help from my hiking partner!

He was much braver than I was, inching out onto a fallen tree to get his shot. My legs and nerves were wobbly, and I didn't attempt walking on the mossy my shot is from a slightly different perspective.

Thank you, Addam, for coaxing me down here. :)

Panther Creek Falls
Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, WA
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I saw this and did a double-take, because a shot JUST like this received a DD today. I will say your focus is a bit crisper and your colors a bit more vibrant. Good work! :clap:
LAlight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha! Yeah, he and I were there together on the same day, standing side by side, shooting that waterfall. So there's a pretty good reason the shots look so similar. ;) 
But thank you for the compliment. :aww:
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I see! Well, both photos are incredibly well done, I'm a bit envious of your adventure... Both photos show that not everyone sees the same thing in the same way. ;)
LAlight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lol: Well, he's about a foot taller than me, so all of our adventures have very different perspectives. ;) It is nice to have a partner to shoot with though, so you can look at each other's work and see what you didn't see. :nod: 
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
So true! I met another photographer through dA a few years ago and we met up two summers ago because he was visiting in my area - we shot the same things, but it was really neat to see those things through his perspective. :D
CelticEarth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunningly beautiful shot
LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured this beauty here!! Have a great weekend!! :love:
LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thank you, Brenda...and I really appreciate the watch as well! :hug:
COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome my dear!! Have a great night!!!:iconpinksparklyheartplz::iconpinklilyplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconmypleasuresignplz:
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