• 392ft "Bird Woman Falls"
  • Beargrass

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This is a different version from one of my most memorable evenings of shooting I have ever had. This version was taken just seconds after the other version a ways back in my stream, but with a different part of this waterfall in the foreground. This version also was a longer exposure than the previous, which helped make the water seem more dense.

I think I prefer this new one rather than the old one. The only thing I don't like about this one is how I had my polarizer turned. In the other version I had it to turned to KEEP a lot of the reflecting light in the foreground, in this one I had turned it to minimize the reflecting light. I think I prefer the shining colorful light on the foreground that the old version has, in this one it's a little more subdued, though still apparent .

This is one of those images that really needs to be seen 20x30 or larger. I ran off a 40x60 today for an upcoming show and just fell in love. The details are awesome, like the distant 400ft waterfall in between the two peaks and the beargrass in the meadow on the right.

Anyways, hope you guys enjoy this photo as much as I do. I think this one moves to the front of the line as far as a "personal favorite" goes.

jpeder55, Sheldon Nalos, and 623 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Jared Ropelato 49 months ago | reply

    stunning comp and perspective and brilliant lighting.

  2. sjs61 48 months ago | reply

    Ryan this is an incredible image!!! I am blown away!!! Great shot!!!

  3. Opimentas 48 months ago | reply

    So perfect and very beautiful composition.
    Magnifique landscape. Congratulations.
    Thanks for viewing and your comments.
    Have you my friend a wonderful sunday.
    Sunset in Goiás

  4. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

    Well Done :)

  5. GrahamMcPherson 44 months ago | reply

    Like something out of a dream. Thanks for sharing.

  6. philip.shultz [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

    Fantastic effect for the water great shot sir !

  7. Ania.Photography 40 months ago | reply

    splendid work, beautifully balanced capture

    We'd love to have your photo added to the group
    *Best of landscapephotography worldwide*

  8. Bumble Bee - LOVE YOU YUKON, YOU ARE IN A BETTER P 40 months ago | reply

    Mu goodness this is a masterpiece! How on earth do you do it, breathtaking! The composition is genius and the exposure is just perfect!

    Magick Moon Awards Invitation

  9. photoLil 38 months ago | reply

    So so beautiful!!!

  10. fhotobox 33 months ago | reply

    This is something of amazement. Very happy I came across this photo and your gallery since I'm VERY news to Flickr. Thank you.

  11. hitmoncen 32 months ago | reply

    ryhan what is the machine

  12. Andy Fox Photography 27 months ago | reply

    From the first time I saw this image, I was hooked. Your photography is such an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing such stunning work.
    All the best in the future.

  13. kimlouise❣ 26 months ago | reply

    This exceptional image is INVITED to


    please please x kim!! love the processing

  14. Night Scapes 25 months ago | reply

    Not sure a landscape image could be any better than this. Simply stunning

  15. granitepeaker 13 months ago | reply

    Where in the park was this taken?

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