An Interview with a Panther by cwexplorationphotography

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So Lower Panther Creek Falls has been shot A LOT and it’s pretty much always shot from the same vantage point on the opposite side of Panther Creek. I decided to go for something different; partly because that water was damn cold and I had a 4 hour drive ahead of me and partly because I wanted to attempt something new. I climbed up and over several logs to find this little area buried between two massive pieces of timber right below the falls. This was really my only clean shot as the spray was crazy intense. I don’t know if this comp works or not, but it was something a bit out of the box for the area. Any who hope you enjoy this one!

Lower Panther Creek Falls, WA

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Panther Creek Falls by erinrigg

I was in the area, so I thought I’d hit up Panther Creek Falls. It’s that time of year where the crowds are FINALLY starting to decrease and I was able to explore the area without another soul in sight and actually enjoy my time here for once. Anyways, not much else to say about this one. It’s been on my list for awhile now… check 🙂

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Hobbit Highway by cwexplorationphotography

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This is a slightly different view of Panther Creek Falls in Washington state. I decided to challenge myself to incorporate a lot of the dead-fall in this shot to give you a sense of what this place looks like. Most folks focus on shooting just beyond this giant log; I decided to use it as a leading line for something different. You can see how worn down the log is; it’s almost like a hobbit highway or something of that nature. Hope that you enjoy this one!

Panther Creek Falls, WA

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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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