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Lighthouse at Fire Island
Fall leaves
Pelican roosting grounds
Jasper - An American Housecat
Baby Pelicans in the nest.
Sunset
Blue Heron across the Chesapeake Bay
Nebraska November Night
wild hunt into the blue
Smiling kitten
spearfisher on underwater meadows
Rappelling at Sunset
Italian spear fisherman
Working on the heights
Rest Station on the Mountain Side
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A Western Heritage Celebration
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Beetles
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Flower I saw while walking my dog
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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Rappelling at Sunset

After spending the day trail running and hiking at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, I grabbed my camera bag and hiked up to 'Monkey Face' rock: a popular rock climbing destination in the area. The first time I visited this spot, I had envisioned this exact photograph but it would take three more visits until I would capture it. It's common for climbers to rappel here after a multi-pitch, so I hiked there for sunset in hopes that I would catch a climber rappelling with beautiful lighting to accompany it . This image was taken roughly ten minutes after reaching my destination. I quickly set up my camera and snapped away. The moment the climber touched ground, I walked over to him and was able to share it with him!

TAGS: Adventure, Oregon, Silhouette

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Bend, Oregon, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Copyright:
© Caitlin Eddolls.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 24
Filed Under: The American Experience
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 5, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Terrebonne, Oregon, United States of America