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iceman2 (August 25, 2013)
Beautiful capture!Welcome to VB!
djkeder (August 29, 2013)
Awesome! congratulations on having this chosen as VB's banner photo
danfish (August 29, 2013)
Thank you!
LilyE (September 02, 2013)
truly amazing
Thimbee (September 03, 2013)
Amazing beautiful!
jleiweke (November 02, 2013)
becapics (November 02, 2013)
Awesome shot! Great capture!
TammyMarie (November 21, 2013)
WoW! Looks Very Magical!
rmr731 (December 13, 2013)
Absolutely stunning! Wow! Congrats on being a finalist!
danfish (December 13, 2013)
birdlover54 (December 13, 2013)
Congrats on being a Finalist! What an awesome capture! this is just perfect! Hat's off to you and Best wishes you have my vote!
danfish (December 13, 2013)
Thanks you!
Jeanne713 (December 14, 2013)
Awesome shot! Congrats!!
SherranAndersen (December 15, 2013)
HaliSowle (December 15, 2013)
Superb capture with a great story.
aeverhard (December 16, 2013)
Fantastic shot!! Congrats on your win!
cathymohney (December 16, 2013)
Awesome photo! Congratulations!
heathermcfw (December 16, 2013)
beautiful, a very worthy winner.
Nexus (December 16, 2013)
So so so stunningly beautiful
kayacloud (December 16, 2013)
love that place !!!!
AnneD (December 16, 2013)
gorgeous photo and so deserving of this award , congrats :)) !!
LindaDLester (December 16, 2013)
Beautiful! Congratulations on your win!
birdlover54 (December 16, 2013)
Congratulations on the Big Win! A decision by the judges that is well deserved. It is an incredible capture and definitely worth the risk of where you were standing. Well deserved and was my favorite!
josmith (December 16, 2013)
MichEmma (December 16, 2013)
Wow! Very beautiful, congrats :)
jessicaeik (December 16, 2013)
Congrats on an outstanding win!
Launie17 (December 16, 2013)
Beautiful picture! Congratulations!!!!!
dianarainbow (December 16, 2013)
Fantastic! (:
Bazz (December 16, 2013)
Congratulations! Well done!
caroly (December 16, 2013)
That really is fantastic!
ChrisPixPhotography (December 16, 2013)
Awesome capture very beautiful :=)
got_bamboo (December 16, 2013)
congrates on the win
paulnlona (December 16, 2013)
WoW !! Congrats on win ! Amazing pic n great story =)
shema (December 16, 2013)
quite the story and well worth it, a magnificent shot! added to my faves
Jolymanon (December 16, 2013)
Wow... That picture has quite the story to tell... Magnificent...
jvillainc (December 16, 2013)
A terrific photo to be proud of - congratulations!
phspanky (December 16, 2013)
Fantastic pic. Makes me just want to jump and glide through the valley. Congratulations.
AlanJakarta (December 16, 2013)
Lovely shot. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Holcomb (December 16, 2013)
Great picture , beautiful !!!
MyrianEdithPoggi (December 17, 2013)
gopalakrishnan (December 17, 2013)
excellent capture !!
zkrol (December 17, 2013)
Congrats ! Amazing picture and work, clarity, density, color, composition and sharpness very well done
Sunshinesue58 (December 17, 2013)
Worth the adventure brillant. I would do the same because the reward is absolutely wonderful. Photography i will take on board seriously I love the photos i see and i know it will take forever to learn a fraction of the beautiful shots you take but I am content you get to like my photos. It mean so much to me. I love everyones photos and love view bug. thanks again for sharing.
changezi (December 17, 2013)
rmr731 (December 17, 2013)
Congratulations on your win! It's a stunning image!
photo99 (December 18, 2013)
great capture , congrats
danfish (December 18, 2013)
Thank you everyone!
lito (December 18, 2013)
JasmineBlake (December 19, 2013)
Spot on!
ncpcov (December 20, 2013)
It is photographs like this, along with explanations of how you got this out of this world capture, that keeps me coming back to viewbug (I am frustrated with the constant PS/HDR stuff but your shot above is just top class, truly what photography is all about)
Congrats on the contest win and other awards you received, they are VERY well deserved.
danfish (December 20, 2013)
Thank you so much!
pjleger (December 21, 2013)
Congrats! This is amazing, excellent capture
sabra (December 21, 2013)
Wow, this looks like paradise. I really like it.
kkat (December 22, 2013)
Congratulations! Super!!
sgundry (December 23, 2013)
The description is great (obviously so is the photo!). It's easy to see a shot and go "lucky he was there" but clearly you've made the effort and timing yourself. Congratulations.
chiefstingy (December 24, 2013)
Love the framing, the shape and the form here. The color is amazing as well. Some solar flaring going on but it still works. Great shot.
thilakdissanayake (December 24, 2013)
nisarkhan (December 24, 2013)
Frostwings (December 27, 2013)
INCREDIBLE! I love the fact that it looks like a huge eye, and I get the feeling that it could be either the view out of the eye, or looking within it.
tsambaproductions (December 28, 2013)
tsambaproductions (December 28, 2013)
soulcatcher (December 28, 2013)
Stunning photo & I always think the pictures with a great story behind them are the best! Congratulations on your prize!
raeyfulton (December 29, 2013)
This could have been a frame out of one of Peter Jackson's movies ...The Hobbit. Just love it. Well done.
Bannekh (December 31, 2013)
Great shot
kimottaviancuomo (December 31, 2013)
From here in PA I would drive there for the day just to see this, this is so me
mangesh20 (December 31, 2013)
Amazing great captured moment..
tmlakshmi (January 02, 2014)
congrats. Beautiful
rahamathphotography (January 04, 2014)
kunalbais (January 07, 2014)
Lovely shot
virginiaperry-unger (January 07, 2014)
I minute I saw this photo I knew it was Kaaterskill! It's such a beautiful place and this photo is an amazing capture!
wolfgangprader (January 14, 2014)
wow, absolutly a masterpiece!
CynthiaWatson (February 12, 2014)
Thank you for sharing this view. By doing so, we too, were apart of your adventure!
SuperT22 (February 20, 2014)
very nice!
PlanetPest (April 22, 2014)
Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photo, and your story!
MaryAnne306 (May 13, 2014)
Beautiful photo; it has the feel of the Hudson River School of painting. Interesting story, too. Congratulations on all your awards!
marklucas (May 13, 2014)
Beautiful capture, congrats
wildorchidphotography (May 20, 2014)
This is AMAZING! Superb work!
edstilwell (July 07, 2014)
ChrisKIELY (September 30, 2014)
Simply brilliant.
ronlodi (October 01, 2014)
amazing, congrats on runner up
AlanJakarta (October 01, 2014)
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
vbpbeetschen1305821 (October 02, 2014)
cmorisset (October 12, 2014)
Stunning shot and very interesting caption. Thanks for sharing. Bravo on your accomplishment! Love it ( :
Etna (October 12, 2014)
davidbidmead (December 19, 2014)
Congratulations ! Stunning image !!



Inside the Falls

I was at home one day this past summer and my mother called me up and told about this amazing waterfall in NY that supposedly looked as if it belonged somewhere in South America. That waterfall was Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskill Mountains. I decided right away I wanted to go see it for myself. My friend Michelle and I spontaneously drove to NY one day just to go see the waterfall early in the day, probably around noonish and stayed until 3:00pm. It was absolutely breathtaking to see. There was an 80 foot waterfall in front of a 180 foot waterfall. It was like nothing I have ever seen before. We stayed for a while and explored but than we got hungry and decided to go and get some food from a random tavern we found about 20 minutes away. I wasn't satisfied with the shots we had so we decided to go back at sunset. The hike to get to this spot that I took the photo was no walk in the park. It was about a 35 minutes trip up a cliff that was prone to rock slides. When we came back the second time we only brought the gear that we were 100% sure we needed for the shot and we timed how long it took exactly to get to the top. We did this so we could make sure we left the top with enough sunlight to make it out of the woods. I took photos until it got a bit dark and we were very close to being stuck out there. Luckily we ran out of the woods and were able to find the trail just before the sun completely went down. It was a trip that I could not have done without the help of Michelle. One of the best adventures both of us have ever experienced.
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Won Contest Finalist in The Gratitude Photo Contest on December, 2014
Won Runner Up in Dream Locations Photo Contest on September, 2014
Won Contest Finalist on September, 2014
Won photo published in CanonRumors on December, 2013
Won Contest Finalist in In Focus Photo Contest on December, 2013
Won Staff Favorite on November, 2013


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