To the Edge, Shoshone Falls, Idaho

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    Shoshone Falls is 212 ft tall.

    It seems higher when you are standing in the river at cliff's edge peering over to see the bottom.

    If you've ever been to a gargantuan falls, you know that the roar of the water rushing over is deafening. People have nicknamed this falls the "Niagra of the West", and it's plenty fitting.

    I got pretty wet and muddy getting to this vantage point, and I'm sure I could’ve gotten into some trouble for doing so, but I'd gladly do it again. The adrenaline in situations like this is insane, the sensory overload awe-inspiring, and the satisfaction when walking away keeps a smile on my face for days.

    I love landscape photography because it necessitates me being out in nature so often. It doesn't get more "in" than this.

    Cheers and happy 2012 to all my photogs out there. I hope to see you out here, at the precipice, as often as possible.

    -jared ropelato

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    1. zman z28 39 months ago | reply

      What a spectacular way to bring in the new year.

    2. kcvensel 39 months ago | reply

      Really great job of converting & stylizing this waterfall Jared, looks like a graphite drawing, Happy New Year!

    3. Adele Claire 39 months ago | reply

      Like a movie scene.

    4. Kevin Council 39 months ago | reply

      dramatic contrast

    5. Michel Assaad 39 months ago | reply

      Great compo and exposure

    6. lichtbildung - no more WE... no more US 39 months ago | reply

      Brillllllllllllllllliant work!!! =)

    7. dlholt 39 months ago | reply

      This is exceptional. I feel like I could be swept over the brink.

    8. Orange Barn 39 months ago | reply

      That is just stunning!

    9. ©Helminadia Ranford 39 months ago | reply

      amazing looking falls!

    10. Nguyen Huu Thanh Hai 39 months ago | reply

      Very cool and love the intimate comp of this massive waterfalls. Nice crispy sharp and b/w rendition is awesome Jared.

      Happy New Year too buddy. Wish you the best in 2012!!!!

    11. McCoy352 39 months ago | reply

      You have captured this ripping falls beautifully. I really like the b & w take here!

    12. Pete Hyde 39 months ago | reply

      Very interesting Jared, ... before I read your account I thought that this was a small fall in a stream or small river, partly because of the fg grass .... but then I saw the buildings and read your account ... I really like it when a photo has some 'uncertainty'. The b&w conversion also works very well.

    13. F Fazal 38 months ago | reply


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