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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 tree...so 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:
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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:
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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. ;)
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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: 
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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
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CelticEarth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunningly beautiful shot
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured this beauty here!! Have a great weekend!! :love:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thank you, Brenda...and I really appreciate the watch as well! :hug:
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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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eroltekcan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
great a beauty...formidable
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LAlight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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eroltekcan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
:iconwaterfallplz::iconhandshakeplz:
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Photographer
Impressive place and waterfall !! :faint: Beautiful composition and exposure :-)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you Annabelle. :)
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MatiasSieppi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another fantastic shot!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Pete! :)
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so stunning LeeAnne, so glad you braved the terrain for this one! :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Paul! Addam has informed me that there is apparently a much easier way down than the route we took. :facepalm:
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome LeeAnne! Lol, that figures. That's happened to me before as well, at least if you ever revisit you'll have an easier time. :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
:wow:

:faint:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
wow what a place, gorgeous image LeeAnne
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much, Adam!
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Stroody Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superlative !
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
=D
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Photographer
Well done! And congrats for being so brave! :D
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Paula! Absolutely adore your part of the country...you're so lucky to be around all that greatness all the time!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Photographer
I love living here!!! It's so sad that many people take all this beauty for granted. But then, my sister lives about 3 hours from Yosemite and never goes. :shakefist:
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're kidding! :faint: If I lived that close to Yosemite, I'd be there all the time!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Photographer
BTW, I decided I couldn't pass this waterfall up. Gonna go there this weekend! :excited:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
AWESOME!! :hooray:
Addam went back a couple of weeks ago and said the greens were perfect. It was still kind of neon yellow when we were there in early April. Good luck with the light...you're going to LOVE this fall!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Photographer
Oh, I didn't even realize it had been that long since you guys went!
I will be there early/late so the light shouldn't be a problem. I'm just hoping it won't rain to much.
That means that Falls Creek Falls might not be all snowed in then?? I might have to stop there, too!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
:nod: It was accessible two weeks ago. You should hit that one up too!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Photographer
I know right!!! :iconiknowwwplz:
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic :love:
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Emily! :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
teehee..they say the adventure is half the fun! though im very glad the other half of the fun panned out so you could get this amazing shot! captured those electric grellows just perfectly, LA! love the fern in the foreground, was very nice of it to lay down out of the way of the falls for you ;)

:eager: for the next adventures!
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Totally made that fern my little plaything...it was quite obedient! ;)
Thanks DD, means a lot to me! And :eager: for the next adventures x2!!! :hug:
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NWunseen Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
was wondering what you were doing while i was out on that log!! ;)

my pleasure, LA! :huggle:
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
:lol: Besides ripping my leg open?! Taking this picture... ;)
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ShadowCatofHell Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It looks like springtime there.
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
:nod:
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pachamama lives here. :winner:
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
She must have been hiding while I was there... ;)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
She was all around you. Pachamama is everywhere. :D
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mewantsbekungfoo Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (dies). hahaha amazing capture!
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! =D
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