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Aquae Vitae | by spudalicious1969
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Aquae Vitae

Glorious Panther Creek Falls. Located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.


I can't even begin to describe how incredible these falls are to see in person. Now, that I have seen them for myself, I KNOW that no photo can possibly do this place justice. Most especially this one. After making the slippery and treacherous climb to the base of the falls, I realized that I had accidently grabbed my 10 stop ND filter instead of the 2 stop. Which meant, I really had some struggles to get a proper shutter speed for this photograph. There was no way in hell, that I was going to do the straight up climb and do the slip-n-slide deathy return downhill to retrieve the correct filter. Therefore, my shutter speed is a bit shorter than I would like.


Photography struggles aside, I would have left this spot a very, very happy and contented man, just for the viewing of the falls from the base. The photograph was totally secondary. All the green was a welcome sight after slogging through the brown/gray/blah months of late winter here in the Treasure Valley.

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Taken on April 13, 2019