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Stairway in the green by gokate1 Stairway in the green by gokate1
This past weekend I went to a family reunion in Illinois...and directly across the street from where I was staying was Starved Rock State Park. I spent hours upon hours hiking there; and it was an absolutely fantastic place. I went late in the afternoon on Friday, when only a few people were there...early in the morning (8:00) on Saturday where we hiked three miles and saw very very few people...and even earlier sunday morning, where we didn't see a soul.
Those were the times that I live for- when I can hike through the green lush forests, climb around canyons, explore vast crevices, throw my arms wide and absorb the overwhelming height and scenery after climbing hundreds of stairs.
I accepted long ago that life can be ugly and cruel, but every now and then I'm reminded that it has the potential to be beautiful.

PS SINCE I'VE BEEN ASKED A LOT...I WAS WEARING Pants.
I simply chose a longer shirt to make it seem more natural, and so that the subject seemed a little more isolated/lost.
Also blue jean shorts wouldn't have really worked with the whole color scheme so the shirt REALLY needed to be a little long.
I repeat...pants were used in the making of this photo.
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Stairway in the green by ~gokate1 ( Suggested by VisualPoems and Featured by DemonMathiel )
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YaoiK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This beautiful photo was featured in my Green Jealousy journal. here: yaoik.deviantart.com/journal/G…
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moysez Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
the chick kills it
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gzmrt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing !
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TurtleTea Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Photographer
Nice pants and awesome photo! :)
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zmusicjunkie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Photographer
I LOVE this photo!
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Ladye-Authiel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favourite photos I've ever seen on deviant art. Props to you, and congrats :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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BonesBleachedBare Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Beautiful shot! Ever been to Starved Rock in the winter? The waterfalls freeze and look wicked awesome!
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Dancing-Earth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
I'm pleased to hear that pants were worn, I was really worrying about that when I saw this picture :)

Great photograph and mood, I'm sure it will mean many things to many people, love it!
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winterblueberry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Magical <3
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