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To the Edge, Shoshone Falls, Idaho

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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Taken on December 30, 2011