celestial by dittto
dittto

celestial

by dittto in water

was a morning where LeeAnne and I had driven for hours, being snowed out of one venture and forgetting directions for this one but still trying to find it..no luck :| ended up driving for miles to find reception for directions..turns out we had parked in the right place and walked the wrong direction up the creek! tensions high, dog whining..parked where we had left miles earlier and found the path to the viewpoint. as the sounds echoed and sights of the water started to appear..all tensions, frustrations..even the whiny dog cease to exist!
after being in awe from the upper view..made the sketchy scramble down to the base. unmanageable mist flailing everywhere..scooted out to the edge of a fallen tree over the creek..i think the energy from my amazement made a brief gap in the mist, feeling it rush by my sides completely missing me as i stood directly in front of its path..a pure celestial moment

thank you LeeAnne for putting up with me while trying to find this one!

Panther Creek Falls
gifford-pinchot national forest
washington state

please dont use my art in any way without my permission..thank you :]

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  • JWatson

    JWatson

    wow.... probably one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen, very very nice.

    Jul 27th, 2012 Reply
    • dittto

      dittto

      :) truly appreciate the kind words..thanks so much!

      Jul 27th, 2012 Reply
  • JamesGrady

    JamesGrady

    This is just one of those scenes that make you go "oooooh. ahhhhhhh!" Beautiful photograph, and I also like your description of the scene!

    May 23rd, 2012 Reply
    • dittto

      dittto

      very appreciative of the kind words, James! i believe that sometimes the journey description helps bring out the essence of the scene

      May 24th, 2012 Reply
  • Jakabs

    Jakabs

    sukaaaaaa.........

    May 23rd, 2012 Reply
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    Congratulations!

    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #443 http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-443

    May 22nd, 2012 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Awesome and magnificent photo

    May 22nd, 2012 Reply Subscriber
  • LAlight

    LAlight

    Aww...so glad you told the story that accompanied this magnificent fall! It was definitely a stressful day leading up to this moment. So worth it, too...look at what you came away with! Such impeccable composing and processing on your part...just gorgeous. Not to mention your ever present patience with me as I continue learning how to brave the terrain out there. Will have to share my side of the story when I post my shot. ;)
    Just love this, Addam!

    May 22nd, 2012 Reply
    • dittto

      dittto

      so appreciative of the kind words and especially the company on this journey! just a lil breaking in of whats to come October!

      still waiting for your shot!

      May 24th, 2012 Reply
    • LAlight

      LAlight

      Can't wait to overcome the challenges in October for sure!!
      Will post it tonight, perhaps...

      May 24th, 2012 Reply
  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    beautiful!!! i love the way your falls look! and i love such a places :) fantastic pic, Addam

    May 22nd, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • dittto

      dittto

      thanks so much, Lucie..very grateful!

      May 24th, 2012 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      welcome :) you put a lot into your pics and its easy to feel emotions of them and that is what is beautiful :)

      May 24th, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
  • barfischer

    barfischer

    awww.... i know these situations...... could have been us ! Oh Addam... i am captured by this.... deeply touched..... yes.... celestial.... divine.... so absolutely pristine...... and your work.... all perfect... the lines of the fall... the smooth green of the moss.... in the back the old trees .... awesome..... simply awesome.....

    May 22nd, 2012 Reply
    • dittto

      dittto

      another response that has left me speechless..so very grateful, Barbara!

      May 24th, 2012 Reply
    • barfischer

      barfischer

      awww..... i just try to 'frame' or 'shape' what i feel ..... you are more than welcome Addam.... and thank you so much for the flower !!

      May 24th, 2012 Reply
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    well that was well worth the stress you went through to get it!!

    May 21st, 2012 Reply
  • Exogenesis

    Exogenesis

    good story, good partnership (hi to Lee btw), nice scene, nice angle, nice shot:)

    May 21st, 2012 Reply