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Lower Proxy Falls

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Published: November 7, 2012
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Incessant rain plagued the day; pressed for time, we hiked it anyway, and this is the result. The composition isn't bad, but technical issues, due to the rain, prevented this from being as good as my camera wanted it to be. The rain was coming down so hard, it was impossible to keep the lens dry. After a few minutes of trying, my dry cloth was saturated, as well. As such, there are numerous blurry spots where water had collected on the lens. Not a lot could be done, unfortunately.

On the way back from the falls, we lost the trail and trekked across a moss-covered boulder field. My sense of direction was good; unfortunately, my footing was not. I slipped, and ended up embedding my "rather expensive" Swiss watch into my forearm. Fun. Fortunately, that was the only mishap, and I was able to get to the trail shortly thereafter.

Soaked, cold, and bleeding, we decided to pass on visiting Upper Proxy Falls. Having seen it in the past, anyway, I really didn't feel too badly about this. The watch, my arm, the hypothermia, and the dozen or so botched pictures, however, were all good reason for me to feel less-than-awesome. On the whole, the sheer beauty of this hike/falls outweighed the less-awesome side of the cold rain. Definitely worth seeing, regardless of the weather.

Phase One 645DF
Leaf Aptus-II 12
Phase One 28mm f/4.5D
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778x1200px 1.19 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Vrinda-the-WistfulHobbyist General Artist
Yikes!  "Soaked, cold, and bleeding" ...  I hope you know how much your fellow Deviants appreciate your photos ... I certainly love them.       I'm not a photographer, but I like to think I know beautiful work when I see it  (even though I don't give as much weight to technical issues as you practitioners do).  This rates my highest marks, on the basis of sheer beauty.     ^_^    Cheers!
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LoxomeStudent General Artist
beautiful, hopefully worth the trouble.
i hike too! i hope to post some awesome pictures of mt.rainier soon.
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roxysweetie7Hobbyist Photographer
Great perspective!
EvilWall's avatar
That's wonderful!
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coulombic Photographer
Thanks, man. Went there with the gf. It was god damn awesome. Check out Panther Creek Falls, too. You ever coming back south, or are you always going to be notth? I'd like to introduce my gf to you.
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I doubt I'll be going south anytime soon.
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tpsimsHobbyist Photographer
Incredibly beautiful & simply stunning.
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MoohoodlesHobbyist Photographer
My favourite place :). I had the same problem, constantly having a wet lens =/ Also when I was there the entire "wall" was REALLY dark, so it was nearly impossible for me to get the photo I was dying for. I definitely plan on going back though! Great capture, love the angle! :)
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LeXXeHobbyist Digital Artist
woah :faint:
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MyLifeInFocusHobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous! Perfectly captured!!
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CRG-FreeHobbyist Photographer
Lovely photo.
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itsrikkebitchHobbyist Traditional Artist
Waow.. Just waow!

Very beautiful!
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This looks so surreal. It's simply beautiful. :)
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