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    Granite Falls, Washington is home to the Big Four Ice Caves; A large network of tunnels formed from heaps of avalanche-deposited snow, and hollowed by cascading water and warm winds. Spectacle and beauty must come with respect, as the ice is prone to collapse and cave-ins.
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    Abdo Alghamdi
    Abdo Alghamdi

    I wouldn't have to guts to go in, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Very daring, but eerie!

    Todd Smith
    Todd Smith

    Awe inspiring. It reminds me of a scene from the movie ALIEN, when they're exploring the corridors of the ship with their flame throwers.

    Rajendra Ray
    Rajendra Ray

    What a place!!! looks amazing. Great shot.

    saroj swain
    saroj swain

    WoW!!!  MIND BLOWING SHOT. I really appreciate your talent and photography Susan. Keep it up.

    -Saroj

    Kristen C.
    Kristen C.

    Great Capture! There are so many different elements to this shot. I also love how the dripping water from the top of the cave really portrays the intenseness of this shot. Very interesting. 

    Badge McVid
    Badge McVid

    An amazing looking place and an amazing looking photo

    John Beatty
    John Beatty

    I really like this image. I feel cold and wet.

    Safia Azim
    Safia Azim

    oh wow! never would've dared to be there! hats off - not just for guts but an absolutely amazing capture!

    Rick H.
    Rick H.

    Having visited the caves numerous times when i lived in Seattle, your photo really captures the essence of the place.

    Ivan Lesica
    Ivan Lesica

    One of the most amazing photos I have ever seen !!!! Breathtaking !! Congrats on making the DD !!

    Lin Teichman
    Lin Teichman

    I never knew such a place existed! Fantastic shot!

    Adedotun Ajibade
    Adedotun Ajibade

    "Spectacle and beauty must come with respect, as the ice is prone to collapse and cave-ins." Extraordinary! So I'm wondering how you successfully navigated through to take a photograph.

    James T.
    James T.

    Stunning light, textures and motion with the water droplets in this scene. I particularly like the mixture of very dark blacks against the bright ice cave creating a surreal atmosphere. Great vanishing point at the back of the frame and nice scale given with the inclusion of the individual.

    Michael Camilleri
    Michael Camilleri

    Can't help being amazed by this picture. I've got to visit this place. Did you use a flash to light up the cave?

    Frank Tellez
    Frank Tellez

    I posted your image on my FB page! Everyone should see this!

    E. Gould
    E. Gould

    Incredible shot! Looks like such a cool place to be. Love the contrast and subtle cool color

    Andrew Inaba
    Andrew Inaba

    @Marion Paul Baylado The vertical lines are water droplets falling from the cave ceiling.  They are elongated due to a slow shutter speed (1/15 sec).

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 25, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2013
    Location: Granite Falls, Washington, United States
    Camera: FUJIFILM X100S
    Focal Length: 23 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Andrew Inaba
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Places
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