Matthew A. Bamberg 9/29/2006 12:45:31 PM

The shots that get your heart pumpin', I think are the most fun! This one is incredible. #531371

Margie Hurwich 9/29/2006 2:05:16 PM

Wonderful capture, Darien! Well worth your heart racing! #3387149

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/29/2006 5:42:07 PM

Very Pretty..love the colors!! #3387917

Janine Russell 9/29/2006 7:06:24 PM

Darien, excellent colors, detail, lighting, clarity and DOF. #3388313

Kay E. Mahoney 9/30/2006 1:52:17 PM

Fantastic capture. Beautiful colors. Glad you didn't get caught. Looks like a winner. #3391087

Kay E. Mahoney 10/26/2006 3:04:46 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3502431

Milan Banik 10/28/2006 11:01:00 AM

superb finalist ,sure winner. #3514573

Janine Russell 10/28/2006 11:02:58 AM

Darien, congratulations on your finalist. #3514584

RaveN Tan 11/21/2006 6:55:23 AM

Congratulation... Great shot at a good spot.. Hope I can learn more from you too... #3611803

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Meadow dale county park consists of a trail that is about a mile long, leading down a moderately steep, densely packed forest hillside to the Puget Sound. There is a nice trail you can take. At the bottom, a small stream flows it's way into the Sound, and off into the sunset. The park ranger usually closes and locks both the upper and lower gates at dawn, right when the best shooing is just beggining, so I just hid in the bushes until everyone was gone, and the gates were locked. Then I was free to shoot as I pleased, although the ranger lives in the park, so I was a bit nervous. I stood in the stream to get a composition that I was happy with. 1 and 2 stop grads helped me hold the colors that were burning up in the evening sky. On my way out, I just slid under one fence, walked up the trail in the dark, and then jumped the other fence to get out and walk down the block to my car. A good little hike, a little adrenaline, and a picture that I'm very happy with. It was a pretty g

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