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I'm pretty sure it's no secret...this is my favorite waterfall in WV!

Finally, the snow and ice are mostly melted (there are still a few ice chunks lying to the side of the falls from the giant ice cave that forms here every winter) and I got out for a refreshing hike in my favorite place on earth. Favorite place so far, anyway. ;)

Elakala Falls #1 on Shay's Run
Blackwater Falls State Park, WV
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willie150 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so hard to believe this is a picture, its just so amazing
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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willie150 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!:)
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RayRupnow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Ray. :)
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RayRupnow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome:)
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Nixbegriffen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good Work!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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pkritiotis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing composition! you have mastered the waterfall technique
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Thanks For Sharing! [link] :sprint:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Brian! :hug:
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous waterfall and lovely shot LeeAnne! I'm actually hoping to stop here in on my way back home from Florida with my wife and kids. Three weeks from today would be when I would get here. I don't know if it's going to be possible but I'm doing my best to try and make happen. All of your beautiful photos have inspired me to want to visit this park. If I do make it is the trail kid friendly at all? My daughter is 4 and my son is only 18 months.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Paul!

The walk down to the fall is kid friendly. There is a bridge that goes over the top of the falls, so your wife could stay there with the kids while you scramble down the bank to the base of the falls. There are benches and some flatter areas in the woods for the kids to play while they wait. I've taken my son here a few times, even when he was younger. I would really love for you to shoot this fall! The main falls in the park, Blackwater Falls, is very kid friendly. The main access is a boardwalk and stairs, so nothing dangerous at all about that. :)
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome :) Thank you so much for the info LeeAnne, I truly appreciate it :) Now I'm just trying to figure out how to squeeze it in the way home. I have a plan though so here's hoping. If I can't make it hear though I will be stopping somewhere for sure. After a week in disney I'm going to want to have just a couple of hours with mother nature to get my sanity back lol.
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LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Photographer
GGGGGGGGGGorgeous!!!! :love:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Leasha! :hug: Sorry for the late reply, been out of town all week. :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Absolutely stunning capture! :jawdrop: I love everything about this, but especially the composition using that rock as a leading line--superb! :painter:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you, John! :) So glad you like it.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
You're welcome :)
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
:clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Photographer
a great little comp on this, leeanne!..i really like the rock, as the foreground interest..and i won't mention the faces;)..very nice image!:)!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Doug! You can mention the faces all you want. That never bothered me a bit. ;)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Photographer
you're welcome! :D
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A wonderful capture.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, Peter. :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Stunning beauty. Excellent shot.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks, your words are appreciated. :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome, my friend.
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Lerocque Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Can't imagine why you find this place so appealing... ;) I could get lost in my own little world here!
Such a gorgeous photo - I'm really liking the colors :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, LeAnne. :)
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful :love:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really beautiful,easy to see why this place holds so much appeal to you :relax:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you. That place is pretty special to me. )
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FlamePrince Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
i want to swim in it! :D is that possible?
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Um...I wouldn't recommend it.
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FlamePrince Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
D: why not?
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Well, because the canyon is extremely steep and rocky, making it very dangerous. Also, it's in the mountains, and the water is still only just above freezing...there's still ice hanging around in some places. That, and there are signs everywhere warning against the dangers of swimming there. ;)
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FlamePrince Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
.... well poo
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
:wow: Beautiful Shot! :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Brian! =D
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AriCaFoix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really beautiful, your composition is excellent! that rock on foreground looks great!
8 secs? perfect!! congrats ;D
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
your captures of Elakalalalalaalalala never cease to amaze LeeAnne! definitely no exception here. as always perfect water exposure even with the little light play coming through! the lines in the foreground are just fantastic here! genius comp and like how they form an arrow pointing at the fall :) superfantabulous shot LA :D
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Addam! :hug: It's definitely getting to be more of a challenge to get new and interesting compositions here, since I've shot here so much. But the place does have a different personality each time I visit it. I guess it's just like having multiple shots of the same person. It never gets old, at least to me. ;)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
welcomes!! :hug:

definitely starting to see how the same place has a different personality each time now that im starting to revisit places. sometimes its the place itself that has altered or the mood of the day that lets me see new things in a scape. you really have a knack of connecting and capturing the many personalities of this waterfall and each time it has a new unique individuality..always eager for the new personalities of elakalalaladdala!! :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Beautiful image LeeAnne! Spring is coming... :dance:
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