Breathe In by YegorMalinovskii

My memories of this shot will always be associated with freezing cold feet.
I never thought the water can be so cold despite the fact I do live in Maine after all and our ocean is not exactly of Bora Bora temperatures.
Marc Adamus did advise to wear waders and neoprene socks but somehow I took it as if was to do that, I would automatically become classified as a sissy. So here I am in the old sneakers and ankle length socks standing in the most beautiful fast moving stream – thinking at what point will I lose my legs.
I never had a chance before to shoot a waterfall midstream – or any waterfall of this grander for that matter , so to tell you I was in owe for an extended length of time is an understatement.
Panther Creek Falls is located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest Washington and consists of two drops – this is being the smaller of the two. In order to get here we had to do some intense hiking, climbing and scaling of almost vertical rocks – at times grabbing vines and tree branches to maneuver down.

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Panther’s Fury by FilterKaapi

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
~John Muir

I just got back from one of the most epic trips of my life. Oregon and Washington are perhaps the most amazing places for landscape photographers, and I count myself lucky to have got the opportunity to see some of their best locations. I also got the opportunity to shoot and learn from a photographer who I’ve for long admired, Marc Adamus. It was amazing to learn from Marc, to see his vision in action from start to finish. The man was born with a camera in hand I tell ya!

This is Lower Panther Creek Falls. The hike down here is really interesting to say the least. The waterfalls are breathtaking to see in person, the sound from them reverberates through the forest.

Taking this shot involved getting into knee deep water which was freezing cold. Two seconds in, I lost sensation in my feet. It also took a lot of lens wiping to remove spray from the front. While taking the shot, sunlight began to hit the upper falls and created a golden glow which really enhanced the shot.

Most of the processing for this shot was done in Camera RAW. Some selective adjustments were done in Photoshop to bring out details in the image.

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