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Sweet Creek, OR
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The author of a certain "Photographing the Oregon Coast" book declares this the #1 location on the coast. While not bad, it is practically indistinguishable from surely tens and likely hundreds of similar locations in the Cascades. The falls themselves can't hold a candlelight to any no-name-creek in Gorge, but there are a couple of flat terraces that provide interesting opportunities. This is one of them. I guess it is a good backup for the (many) overcast days to be experienced while waiting for the right light on the coast.
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Nice shot
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
always wondered how they distinguished spot ratings in some of those guides! oh well, just means all the traffic goes there and allows the less known to be explored with few annoyances :)
Going to have to agree that this is one of the best perspectives of sweet creek ive seen, exposure is spot on. comp, as always, superb..draws the eye perfectly throughout the entire image. eager for the right light to come our way!
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
There is usually something to the "best of" lists, but one has to avoid the "recommended" spots. I visit them but ignore anything with a "viewpoint" sign or an observation platform. On the right light --- just came back from a 4 hour round trip to shoot Mt. Hood from White River. The clouds were great and the soft pink light was perfect... except that it was in the wrong spot, directly opposite of the mountain. The mountain itself? Eh, solid fog, and in the few moments when the fog broke it was a white mountain on white mushy background. Yuck! Will give it another shot next week while there is still lots of snow on the peak.
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
ahh bummer. at least you got to see some great light..clouds here have been perfectly situated on the horizon to hinder any sort of great light display :/
best wishes for all the elements to come together on the next outing :)
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NuclearArbitor Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
yeah; it looks pretty generic, like the stuff we have here in Alaska.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I have an acronym for most waferfalls shots: yaw (yet another waferfall). I find them extremely challenging to shoot in unconventional ways, usually in bits and pieces.
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NuclearArbitor Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I'm not surprised; I'm not a photographer but as far as i can think it's either from the front or from the top of the falls. seems like it would depend more on the fall then anything else.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
You certainly made the most of it. Your perspective is definitely the best of Sweet Creek I've seen. I do remember *some* of the names of the falls/streams in the PNW. ;)
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Aah, you saw my comment on ~blindspy's other thread :) That is good because I can't keep them straight. WIth literally hundreds of waterfalls within an hour drive from home I have stopped keeping track.
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JoyfulGiraffe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The water looks magnificent!!!:D
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