Another Federal Offense

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    Nathan and I went in search of a waterfall near Cherry Grove yesterday, and were thwarted by a couple of closed forestry trails. We'll have to try from another angle. Still wanting a good hike, we went up to the trail leading to Lee and Haines Falls, which we visitedthis summer in blinding heat. We had to walk back by moonlight this time (aww shucks), but I finally got some shots of Haines Falls without the glare of summer sun. Oh, such a pretty waterfall!

    It's mystifying why you have to bend the federal law to go here (mainly by avoiding a tall barbed wire fence labeled with "Warning! Federal Offense to pass!" and hitting the creek instead). Perhaps it would be harder than it looks to fence the reservoir rather than the entire road, but it's a damn shame to put this behind barbed wire. I was able to wiggle up above the falls this time, and the view is lovely. The cove this is tucked into has some beautiful detail to the walls.

    I'm particularly fond of the lacy foam along the bottom right of the picture.

    15-second exposure - Hoya Moose Polarizer/Warming Filter

    Starlisa, Chad Galloway Photo, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ar'alani 76 months ago | reply

      Jeff, I'm glad my offensiveness made you happy. Heh.

      Aaron, no I didn't see any issues with pollution, but I was right around the Hillsboro Reservoirs. I'm assuming they clean that area up? It's so sick to see our rivers so messed up. Blech.

      Thanks friends!

    2. shetha 76 months ago | reply

      I'm amazed that this is behind barbed wire. Makes you wonder how many of them are still unfound... Just lovely.

    3. The Front Page [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      This is just so gorgeous and serene!

    4. Tim Gavin 76 months ago | reply

      A jaw dropper for sure! This is amazing! Do you typically need a polarizer at night? Just curious.

    5. jimnicholsonphotography.com 76 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot. Very nice.
      Much enjoyed,
      Jim

    6. ESTEBANHOTMAIL [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

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    7. cormack13 76 months ago | reply

      Great shot, and don't worry we won't report you!

    8. Stephen Oachs (ApertureAcademy.com) 76 months ago | reply

      This is very nice but I would never break the law to take a photo (smirk)

    9. Bryan Swan 76 months ago | reply

      Heh. I did that once. Not at Haines Falls and not Federally enforced land, but barb-wire guarded, heavily posted 'keep the f--- out' sort of land. Unfortunately it was when I shot film, so eventually I might have to do it again. Haines is a nice waterfall (and the two shots you have here might be the first really good shots I've ever seen, maybe only the second shots I've EVER seen of Haines) but its gotta be a much better waterfall to get me to risk getting accosted by The Man. :)

    10. mcmillend 76 months ago | reply

      another wonderful shot, worth being offensive to get....

    11. KimHojnackiPhotography 76 months ago | reply

      Worth your little adventure to get this shot. Absolutely beautiful.

    12. Joel Hanawalt 76 months ago | reply

      MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm puuurdy.

    13. Yoann Rigolleau ( busy , busy ) 76 months ago | reply

      très beau travail
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    14. t4tO_ 76 months ago | reply

      another masterpiece my friend! this scenery amaze me! great :)

    15. Cjasar 76 months ago | reply

      Really lovely, it was worth.

    16. Nathan Bergeron Photography 76 months ago | reply

      Yeah the water in the foreground looks great. Add nice details to an already perfect capture. Excellent photo throughout!

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    17. emace 76 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Well worth the possibility of getting busted by the feds. Terrific work!

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    18. tildabelle 76 months ago | reply

      Where would we all be without your trespassing? ;-) You bring us new and exciting and beautiful sights each time you do!

    19. Tóti 76 months ago | reply

      Awesome :o)

    20. stevewhis 75 months ago | reply

      another favorite, was that really by moonlight?

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