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Proxy Falls, Study 2010-4R by greglief Proxy Falls, Study 2010-4R by greglief
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Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have been fortunate enough to see (and photographing) hundreds of waterfalls. Proxy Falls remains my favorite. If you visit the Pacific Northwest, you should make every attempt to visit this incredible waterfall. If you have a camera, you can easily spend an entire afternoon here. Trail information/directions can be found here.

I made my annual pilgrimage on Friday the 13th (of August). This is one of the keepers. Also see:



If you missed it, here is my frontal shot from last year's "Proxy Photo Pilgrimage":



(Technical details: Nikon D90, Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 tripod, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX lens, Hoya Circular Polarizer, f/11, 1 second.)

If you enjoy this photo, please take a few moments to visit my Waterscapes gallery.

Special thanks to :iconlfg2000: :iconxpiecemealx: :iconsivousplay: :icondanuk86: :iconsanguineepitaph: :iconpickledgarlicbulb: for taking the time to help me decide which studies to keep!
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jldyr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for pointing this out, I've been to Salt Creek Falls [link] and Crater Lake [link] but I haven't had a chance to go here yet. I live in Wisconsin right now, but I plan (so far) to move to Salem, Oregon in July. I'll put this place on my "to go to" list.
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Salt Creek Falls and Crater Lake are both fine destinations (especially Crater Lake). When you return to Oregon, you must visit Proxy Falls. I am confident that you will love it as much as I do!
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A-u-r-o-r-a-s-k-y Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
it... looks... magical...
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is magical... one of my favorite places on this planet. :D
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A-u-r-o-r-a-s-k-y Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope it stays magical. I don't mean to sound like an environmental-green-geek, but I hate it when people (especially tourists) litter everywhere and destroy these magical best sites on the planet before the future generations even get to step foot on them... Doesn't it annoy you?? But well done for capturing this. It proves you're not like them!
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree completely. It is always disgusting and saddening to find litter along the trails, especially soda/beer bottles... if people can carry them in full, they should be able to carry them empty!

I have often been conflicted with respect to off-trail rarely-seen locations (generally waterfalls). Devil's Staircase was a great example of such a conflict. Fortunately, I was able to donate that photograph to a group who is working to get that area declared as Federal Wilderness, which would protect it for future generations.
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A-u-r-o-r-a-s-k-y Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I think that you've done the right thing by trying to protect the environment, and I completely agree about the carrying the bottles! (plus, they're less heavy when they're empty, anyway!)When there's no clean patch left on earth, people will realize what they have done
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely. To quote the Native American proverb: "Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money."
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LaurenRA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Beautiful! Really captures the movement of the water
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greglief Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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GreyLynx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Photographer
I went to Proxy falls recently. Went there way too late in the day though. By the time I got to at least see the falls (from far away) the sun had already set and I had to turn around. Definitely going to go back one day soon though.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry that the conditions were not good when you arrived. You should absolutely return! I know that I will. :D
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GreyLynx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh, it's my fault though. It was just a spur-of-the-moment trip and we left too late in the day.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
When you return, try for a cloudy/overcast (even a bit rainy) day. That will be best for photography.
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GreyLynx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Photographer
That's what I've been told. Makes sense.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a fantastic waterfall no matter what the weather, but much trickier to photograph if partly in sun.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Incredible Shot!!!
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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krissydice Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic I love water falls
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greglief Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Me too!
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krissydice Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic waterfall
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Happy-every-day Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's so amazing! :aww:! It's such a relaxing photo... and I'll try your idea to use it as wallpaper! It's so peaceful... :)
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ShimmyShake0 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student Photographer
Gorgeous :D
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Delicious:D
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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1001G Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
stunningggggggggggggggggggg!
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
:) Very beautiful. :heart:
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Lil-Christa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
too stunning :clap:
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
stunning! :faint: thanks so much for the info on location ect. :D
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite welcome. If you plan to visit, be aware that the highway leading to the trailhead is only open from approximately mid-June through mid-October.
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
good to know. ;)
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kram666 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
:weed::weed::peace::weed::weed::peace::weed::weed:

amazin photo:-)

A part of me has become immortal, out of my control.
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Mark!
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2brokenhearts Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
:jawdrop: :wow:!!!!!! this is such a breath taking!!!!!! :wow: it is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-LLLLLL, great work :thumbsup: :giggle: :love::hug::kiss: :blowkiss::iconkissmeeplz::iconcocoloveplz: :iconbackhug: :iconnewhugplz::icondoublehugplz::iconglomp2plz: :icongwompplz: ;) :woohoo:
:iconthumbsupplz::iconiloveitplz::iconthumbsup2plz::iconthanksplz2: FOR SHARING IT WITH US :D :omg: I think I'm going to :faint:
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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2brokenhearts Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
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DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Danielle!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great too
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WElcome!
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good stuff, Greg! Excellent shot!
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome.
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sivousplay Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful shot Greg!! And, it was my pleasure looking through your pictures ... I'm hoping to get to Proxy this year, but as you've said, I'm probably running out of time.
jim
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again for your feedback! You probably have another week or two to visit this year. When you go, be sure to plan for a cloudy/overcast day to maximize the photographic opportunities.
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Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is beautiful
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greglief Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I love this waterfall!
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