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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...
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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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79 Comments | Report
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 25, 2013
Beautiful capture!Welcome to VB!
LilyE
 
LilyE September 02, 2013
truly amazing
Thimbee
 
Thimbee September 03, 2013
Amazing beautiful!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 02, 2013
Congrats!
becapics
 
becapics November 02, 2013
Awesome shot! Great capture!
TammyMarie
 
TammyMarie November 21, 2013
WoW! Looks Very Magical!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 13, 2013
Absolutely stunning! Wow! Congrats on being a finalist!
danfish
danfish December 13, 2013
Thanks!
birdlover54
 
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
danfish December 13, 2013
Thanks you!
Jeanne713 PRO+
 
Jeanne713 December 14, 2013
Awesome shot! Congrats!!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen December 14, 2013
Congrats.
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle December 15, 2013
Superb capture with a great story.
AndreaE
 
AndreaE December 16, 2013
Fantastic shot!! Congrats on your win!
cathymohney
 
cathymohney December 16, 2013
Awesome photo! Congratulations!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw December 16, 2013
beautiful, a very worthy winner.
kayacloud
 
kayacloud December 16, 2013
love that place !!!!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography December 16, 2013
gorgeous photo and so deserving of this award , congrats :)) !!
LindaDLester
 
LindaDLester December 16, 2013
Beautiful! Congratulations on your win!
birdlover54
 
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
 
josmith December 16, 2013
stunning!
jessicaeik PRO
 
jessicaeik December 16, 2013
Congrats on an outstanding win!
Launie17
 
Launie17 December 16, 2013
Beautiful picture! Congratulations!!!!!
dianarainbow PRO+
 
dianarainbow December 16, 2013
Fantastic! (:
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz December 16, 2013
Congratulations! Well done!
caroly
 
caroly December 16, 2013
That really is fantastic!
ChrisPixPhotography
 
ChrisPixPhotography December 16, 2013
Awesome capture very beautiful :=)
danielPoxson PRO+
 
danielPoxson December 16, 2013
congrates on the win
paulnlona
 
paulnlona December 16, 2013
WoW !! Congrats on win ! Amazing pic n great story =)
..Lona..
shema
 
shema December 16, 2013
quite the story and well worth it, a magnificent shot! added to my faves
Jolymanon
 
Jolymanon December 16, 2013
Wow... That picture has quite the story to tell... Magnificent...
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc December 16, 2013
A terrific photo to be proud of - congratulations!
phspanky
 
phspanky December 16, 2013
Fantastic pic. Makes me just want to jump and glide through the valley. Congratulations.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 16, 2013
Lovely shot. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Holcomb PRO
 
Holcomb December 16, 2013
Great picture , beautiful !!!
MyrianEdithPoggi
 
MyrianEdithPoggi December 17, 2013
Congrats!
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan December 17, 2013
excellent capture !!
zkrol
 
zkrol December 17, 2013
Congrats ! Amazing picture and work, clarity, density, color, composition and sharpness very well done
Sunshinesue58
 
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
 
changezi December 17, 2013
nice
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 17, 2013
Congratulations on your win! It's a stunning image!
EWLphotography
 
EWLphotography December 17, 2013
great capture , congrats
danfish
 
danfish December 18, 2013
Thank you everyone!
lito
 
lito December 18, 2013
Congratulations!
JasmineBlake
 
JasmineBlake December 19, 2013
Spot on!
ncpcov PRO
 
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
danfish December 20, 2013
Thank you so much!
pjleger PRO
 
pjleger December 21, 2013
Congrats! This is amazing, excellent capture
sabra
 
sabra December 21, 2013
Wow, this looks like paradise. I really like it.
kkat PRO
 
kkat December 22, 2013
Congratulations! Super!!
sgundry
 
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
 
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
 
thilakdissanayake December 24, 2013
Amazing
nisarkhan
 
nisarkhan December 24, 2013
Congratulations
Frostwings
 
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
 
tsambaproductions December 28, 2013
congrats
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions December 28, 2013
congrats
soulcatcher PRO+
 
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
 
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
 
Bannekh December 31, 2013
Great shot
kimottaviancuomo
 
kimottaviancuomo December 31, 2013
From here in PA I would drive there for the day just to see this, this is so me
mangesh20
 
mangesh20 December 31, 2013
Amazing great captured moment..
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi January 02, 2014
congrats. Beautiful
zoomstudio
 
zoomstudio January 04, 2014
superb.
kunalbais
 
kunalbais January 07, 2014
Lovely shot
virginiaperry-unger
 
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
 
wolfgangprader January 14, 2014
wow, absolutly a masterpiece!
CynthiaWatson
 
CynthiaWatson February 12, 2014
Thank you for sharing this view. By doing so, we too, were apart of your adventure!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 February 20, 2014
very nice!
TammyN
 
TammyN April 22, 2014
Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photo, and your story!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
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 PRO+
 
marklucas May 13, 2014
Beautiful capture, congrats
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
This is AMAZING! Superb work!
edstilwell
 
edstilwell July 07, 2014
Beautiful!!
ChrisKIELY PRO+
 
ChrisKIELY September 30, 2014
Simply brilliant.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 October 01, 2014
amazing, congrats on runner up
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 01, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
vbpbeetschen1305821
 
vbpbeetschen1305821 October 02, 2014
Congratulations
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset October 12, 2014
Stunning shot and very interesting caption. Thanks for sharing. Bravo on your accomplishment! Love it ( :
Etna PRO+
 
Etna October 12, 2014
Beautiful
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead December 19, 2014
Congratulations ! Stunning image !!
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Jasonshaun29 July 07, 2017
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