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24 Oct 13. One of the locations we were encouraged to go see/visit on the trip was Thompson Falls. Returning from our visit to the National Bison Range on day two, we were heading in that direction with the intent of making it our last stop for the day on a long drive home, but the weather was beginning to look really nasty so we put it off for a day. We made the correct decision as we just made it back to the motel restaurant, located across the parking lot from our room, when the heavens opened and the rail fell at somewhere around 3 in/hr. By the time we finished the meal the storm had abated, the parking lot was virtually flooded, and we waded back to our room. The next morning we headed out again towards Thompson Falls with a morning side visit to Historic Wallace to see the brothel before heading out. A rainy couple hours later we came to the town of Thompson Falls and immediately began looking for the sign(s) to the falls. No immediate luck, so we drove to the section of town with a bridge just knowing that we would likely be able to locate the falls from there. Nope! Crossed over the bridge and saw signs to a city park and diverted there just on hunch that there we would find the falls. Nope, no falls there either. Now, becoming a bit frustrated, we headed to the center of the town - the only road through it - and about midway down the road we finally found the sign for the falls which read "There are no falls in Thompson Falls." It was true, there are none, so our routing to see these beautiful falls was for naught, but at least we had a good laugh . The park we visited wasn't all that great either, but the river side offered a few nice views of the river, such as it was. This is one of the views we saw, but I have modified it a bit to make it even better looking that I thought it was. Starting with the background layer, I ran a filter on it to convert it to a watercolor, but masked out the rocks to keep them as they were naturally. Then I cloned out some small number of distractions, and finished up by applying a levels correction to adjust the highlights. Then the normal conversion for sharing with you. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/200 sec @ f / 5.

24 Oct 13. One of the locations we were encouraged to go see/visit on the trip was Thompson Falls. Returning from our visit to the National Bison Range on day two, we were heading in that direction with the intent of making it our last stop for the day on a long drive home, but the weather was beginning to look really nasty so we put it off for a day. We made the correct decision as we just made it back to the motel restaurant, located across the parking lot from our room, when the heavens opened and the rail fell at somewhere around 3 in/hr. By the time we finished the meal the storm had abated, the parking lot was virtually flooded, and we waded back to our room. The next morning we headed out again towards Thompson Falls with a morning side visit to Historic Wallace to see the brothel before heading out. A rainy couple hours later we came to the town of Thompson Falls and immediately began looking for the sign(s) to the falls. No immediate luck, so we drove to the section of town with a bridge just knowing that we would likely be able to locate the falls from there. Nope! Crossed over the bridge and saw signs to a city park and diverted there just on hunch that there we would find the falls. Nope, no falls there either. Now, becoming a bit frustrated, we headed to the center of the town - the only road through it - and about midway down the road we finally found the sign for the falls which read "There are no falls in Thompson Falls." It was true, there are none, so our routing to see these beautiful falls was for naught, but at least we had a good laugh . The park we visited wasn't all that great either, but the river side offered a few nice views of the river, such as it was. This is one of the views we saw, but I have modified it a bit to make it even better looking that I thought it was. Starting with the background layer, I ran a filter on it to convert it to a watercolor, but masked out the rocks to keep them as they were naturally. Then I cloned out some small number of distractions, and finished up by applying a levels correction to adjust the highlights. Then the normal conversion for sharing with you. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/200 sec @ f / 5.

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