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Metlako Falls by greglief Metlako Falls by greglief
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A different angle on a popular Columbia Gorge waterfall. This involves hiking down a short but very steep boot path. One misstep at the vantage point could lead to a dangerous natural water slide into the creek 60 feet below.

If you enjoy this photo, please take a few moments to visit my Waterscapes gallery. Also, if you are interested in seeing several frontal views of this waterfall, see here and here. (Eventually I will post them @ dA.)
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paul3221 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Beautiful!
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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bleuberry333 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow Oregon is one of those random states that no one actually vacations in. But after seeing all of the beautiful pictures that you've taken there, I think I might have had a change of heart and Oregon is the place to be =D
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oregon (and the Pacific Northwest) is definitely worth visiting!
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hikester Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I like the vertical presentation quite a bit!
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, sir! You should investigate this viewpoint yourself. Just be careful... the rocks are very slippery and it's a long way down.
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BrutusFTW Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
My God, absolutely stunning!
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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BrutusFTW Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
you are most welcome :)
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jeroenpaint Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! :iconstunnedplz:
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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jeroenpaint Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :lol:
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DreaErvin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   Photographer
You shot this on the tropical island of Oregon, right? Lol. I love this!
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Parts of Oregon were islands at one time, back when the Willamette Valley was an inland sea (even moreso than with the current weather). :lol:
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DreaErvin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   Photographer
Very true, Greg! Haha!
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braverave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol wow i really like that it is really cool :) i approve!
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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braverave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol no prob! i just really liked it! :)
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a gorgeous capture, Greg ~ a lovely scene! :deviation: :rose: Coco

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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Coco!
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome, Greg! :rose:
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Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Fantastic shot! absolutely amazing! I love the brightness, and the fantastic angle
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! It's an unusual angle for this particular waterfall, which is usually photographed from a (much safer) vantage point further downstream: [link]
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this different look, Greg. Nice work!! :clap:
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Mike! It's a somewhat messy but very short tromp down the hill to this vantage point. Be careful, though, because the rocks are very slippery and it's a long way down. I was a bit nervous while preparing for this shot. If you are up for it, consider bushwhacking upstream along Sorenson Creek ([link]). Sorenson Falls is quite impressive ([link]). Messy, but worthwhile.
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. I'll have to check out that vantage the next time I'm up there. Sorenson is nice too. Thanks for the links. :)
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LeDarkness1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
such a gorgeous shot :clap:
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OlafurMar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing scene and a beautiful capture of it.
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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triplet-falls Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Hi you’ve been featured here! [link]
Thanks so much for the points!!!
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
With that fine spray from the waterfall,it gives the impression that it is very humid.Was it?Nice greens in this and a great perspective.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It was not tremendously humid, but there was a lot of fog which can seen in the top third of the frame.
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TheArmamentarium Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Oh wow. That is high up.
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lfg2000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Photographer
:+fav:
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goat99 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
The colors are exquisite nice saturated greens :)
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Writer
Hey! You're back! Long time no see.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful!
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