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Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-18
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Panasonic ZS3
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Three weeks in USA
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 6:13
Viewed: 4377
Points: 162
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the first photo from my recent travel in USA.
Unfortunately the first days were drizzled but the sight of the falls i think was spectacular,especially with the unexpected presentation of the yellow umbrella in front of my camera.

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft (82 m) waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington, USA. It is one of Washington's most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, where there is a two acre (8,000 m²) park, an observation deck, and a gift shop.

Most of the river is diverted into the power plants, but at times the river is high enough to flow across the entire precipice, which creates an almost blinding spray. High water occurs following a period of heavy rains or snow followed by warm rainy weather. This can occur during the rainy season which lasts from November through March. During high water, the falls take on a curtain form.

For the Snoqualmie People, who have lived for centuries in the Snoqualmie Valley in western Washington, Snoqualmie Falls is central to their culture, beliefs, and spirituality. A traditional burial site, to the Snoqualmie, the falls are "the place where First Woman and First Man were created by Moon the Transformer" and "where prayers were carried up to the Creator by great mists that rise from the powerful flow.The mists rising from the base of the waterfall are said to serve to connect Heaven and Earth.

The falls were first nominated for the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 as a traditional cultural property for its association with the beliefs of the Snoqualmie people. However, the property owner, Puget Sound Energy, objected to the listing. The falls were subsequently determined eligible for listing in the National Register. The owners rescinded their objection and on September 2, 2009, the falls were formally listed in the National Register.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2011-10-06 6:19]

Hi Danos,

really a good start of your newest photo-reportage, and you are absolutely right, the yellow umbrella adds a lot of interest to your splendid capture..

looking out for more.. see you around, filika Bernd

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2011-10-06 6:31]

Hi Danos,

Good inclusion of the colourful yellow umbrella in the fg, which adds context & authenticity. The falls themselves are clearly visible & very inpressive. Superb sharpness & tfs!

Hi Danos,

The captured of the power of the water falls is an asset to the composition. The rocks are framing well the falls. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Snoqualmie Falls. The cloudy weather is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


Kalispera Danos,
Inspite of what you describe as a drizzle, you placed the yellow umbrella on part of a fabulous waterfall-scenery, and it gives a fantastic contrast.
The place looks overwhelming, I imagine the roar of water falling from this high grounds. also, I look forward to see more from your trip.

Δάνο καλησπέρα,
νομίζω όττι η παρουσία και μόνο της ομπρέλλας στην σκηνή δημιουργεί μια εξαιρετική αντίθεση,η θέα δε της πτώσης του νερού του καταρράχτη,την κάνει μοναδική.


Bonjour Danos
Une bonne idée d'avoir placé le parapluie devant la chute d'eau. Celà ajoute une note de couleur.
Je te souhaite une bonne fin de journée.

Another great composition.... good contrast with colours.... very good POV... excellent presentation......

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-10-06 9:04]

Ciao Danos, I see you've gone completely on another theme from your favorite and mine too (the sea), this very beautiful composition, I like the effect of the umbrella on the FG is completely clear and the rest of the image behind the mass of water level rising, very well done, best regards, valter

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9874 W: 157 N: 16079] (126553)
  • [2011-10-06 9:31]

Wiatj Danos!
Interesting composition.
Curious waterfall.
Umbrella add savor of photo.
Excellent work.
Best regards

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  • m Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 645 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-10-06 10:12]

Wow, that's a superb view, Danos! You can almost feel the power of the huge waterfall and the yellow umbrella is a wonderful element in this striking composition. Love it.


Hello Danos,

Very original and creative shot with the superb yellow of the umbrella which arise on the left nad give depht. The atmospher of the impressive falls is too very well collected.
Have a nice evening,

Hi Danos
in fact this cheerful yellow umbrella creates a very nice and providential light in this picture. Excellent POV and perfect sharpness.
Have a nice evening

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-10-06 11:00]
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Γειά σου Δάνο,
περίμενα να δώ ουρανοξίστες και βλέπω αυτόν τον εντυπωσιακό καταρράκτη!
παρ'όλο τον μουντό καιρό είναι μία πολύ όμορφη λήψη,βέβαια σ'αυτό βοηθάει και η πολύ καλή κάμερα που χρησιμοποίησες:)
καλή η ιδέα σου να συμπεριλάβεις την ομπρέλα στο πρώτο πλάνο,
σε χαιρετώ,

I was waiting for your American photos... (:-)
Yes, the weather didn't help you but anyway the place is spectacular enough. The POV is very effective, showing the height of the fall the the vapour it rises and the inclusion of the yellow umbrella adds a touch of colour. Quite a good composition and a interesting atmosphere.


Γεια σου Δάνο,
Από τις ομορφιές των Ελληνικών νησιών στα φυσικού κάλους Αμερικάνικα τοπία, ωραία η ατμόσφαιρα με την υγρασία από τον καταρράχτη και την κίτρινη ομπρέλα να προσθέτει χρώμα στην πολύ όμορφη σύνθεσή σου.
Καλή συνέχεια, Βασίλης.

Stati Uniti e cascata
Sembrano i vapori acque del Niagara , lì impermeabili azzurri , qui un "umbrella" giallo.
Un bel mix di natura che esplode meravigliosamente ed un elemento , che "fotograficamente" compone e chiude l'immagine .

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-10-06 18:00]

Hello Danos,

You're capturing well this scape by good contrast and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see great waterfall and surrounding foggy image. It's impressive in rocks and green, too. And, a yellow umbrella draws out good effect for the whole, I think.


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  • divail Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 603 W: 24 N: 933] (8334)
  • [2011-10-06 18:32]

Bonsoir Danos,
C'est une superbe composition d'un superbe paysage naturel. Le parapluie jaune surprent et apporte une belle touche de lumière, persque de soleil. Il rend la composition plus intéressante encore.


I like how the particles of water in the air are very easy to see, well captured by the camera. I don't know if I liked the idea of the umbrella, but at least it gives a sense of distance to the waterfall, and gives contrast of colors. Good work, anyway!

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2011-10-06 19:45]

Hello Danos, This is an excellent picture of these falls. The POV is outstanding with the yellow umbrella on the side and the falls off center on the right. The mist of the falls at the top of the shot lends a dramatic effect to the shot. Well done. I am familiar with the Falls, having lived in Oregon for 20 years, however I have never been there. Regards, Roger

Hello Donos,
this yellow umbrella eye-catching this image.
Beautiful composition and frame of this Snoqualmie falls. I like your point of view with great colors, sharpness, clarity. Beautiful scenery and surrounded area. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,

Dobar dan.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled preko zutog kisobrana na vodopad, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Sve najbolje.


Good day.
Very interesting and good text ...
Very nice view over the yellow umbrella at the waterfall, beautiful photos.
Good shot and beautiful color display.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.

Hello Danos,
as I see,it´s your first photo from your newest trip to USA.I like the way you capture it.Well-chosen POV and framing with a person standing with umbrella.I thought it would be distract from the beautiful waterfall,but I was wrong.It looks great and gives nice color contrast to the whole image.You had really good idea with this shot.Congratulation.I´looking forward to see more your pictures from USA.
Have a nice day

Hi Danos,
the mist around the waterfall adds a special feeling here. The umbrella is surely controversial. It definitely adds an original foreground and some more color to the scene but I guess the grass alone would be probably good enough.
The waterfall seems really powerful, I have never heard about this one, TFS

Hi Danos,

you made a nice composition with the yellow umbrella contrasting so nice to the rather pale environment! One can almost feel how wet it is. Good placement of the umbrella on the outer left!

TFS, best regards, F.

Hi Danos,
with this new series about your travel in the USA, you do a radical change with regard to your photos of Greece, and this is always interesting.
I remember Twin Peaks, and this photo catches effectively the mysterious, cold and humid atmosphere that was transmitting us that cult series of David Lynch in TV.
The contrast of the yellow umbrella with the waterfall and the water that floats in the air is simply magnificent, and was deserving this composition.
Excellent work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Danos,
a fantastic view with spectacular composition, I like the yellow umbrella in the foreground, the atmosphere of the photo is romantic, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
PS.Thank you for your kind words to my 1400th post!

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2011-10-07 3:05]

Hi Danos,
i guess you had a good trip in USA. I like this shot from this impressive water fall. Fine composition with the yellow umbrella to the left in the frame, well done!
Have a nice day.

Hi Danos,
Impressive waterfall. I like your POV with the yellow umbrella in the corner. Good idea, well catch.
Have a nice weekend.

Wow, this is terrific! I'm so glad this was placed on the Historic Register. Perfect contrast of the fog rising from the falls with the crisp yellow umbrella. I like also that sharp grassy foreground contrast with the softness of the falls and the spray - this photo makes me feel the weather! (a good thing...)

Bom dia Danos

Splendid effect of this wellos umbrella in this composition. Very nice capture.

Hi Danos. A waterfall. O. K. But the yellow screen dominates the entire picture. An interesting photo, and also an experiment. I'm curious about the other photos. Informative text. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Ciao danos,
very beautiful umbrella inclusion in this spectacular waterfall, excellent quality and perfect technique.
congratulations and good WE

hello DAnos
the yellow umbrella adds a great interest to this picture showing a splendid site.I also like very much the mist of water and the mood that it creates.Magnificent!

Hi Danos.
Beautiful photos.
Excellent idea to put in the bottom corner, which gives the car a very nice picture.
Pijatan day.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-10-07 22:59]

Kalimera Danos,
beautiful place and view. Amazing nature, great waterfall. Fine composition with the umbrella on FG. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.

Hello Danos,

A wonderful shot, I must say. Yellow umbrella is very effective. Bringing the disadvantage on your side and to create a lovely foreground is masterful. Especially, the rest of the photo stay neutral in colour rendition, this yellow umbrella is truly striking and dynamically occupying one on the key corners. The waterfall itself also occupies a strategically well-calculated spot and its livery presence is well seen and very naturally captured. Yellow colour adds friendliness to an otherwise grey photograph. I love the image, Danos.

With my friendly regards,
Have a very pleasant day,

P.S: Thank you, Danos !!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2011-10-08 1:05]

Hi Danos
Une belle idée ce parapluie jaune sur un joli décor très nature, j'aime l'atmosphère que donne la brume de l'eau, très belle réalisation
Bon weekend

Hello Danos,

the yellow umbrella is a good detail in this view, you didn´t need the sun... I like the waterfall, the composition is interesting, well seen,

Best regards,


- Impressive canyon in this wild place Danos, hard atmosphere chaotic, beautiful composition under the nice falls, in bonus the umbrella, well done!

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3112] (20996)
  • [2011-10-08 15:31]

Thanks for your kind words Danos. How was your stay in Seattle?
The "sun" setting at lower left composes an appealing eye catcher and creates a great visual balance to the foggy water fall in this lovely humid scape.
Se xereto.

Ciao Danos,
foto molto spettacolare delle cascate e del vapore acqueo che incombe su tutto lo scenario.
L'ombrello giallo è servito ad accentuare il contrasto con le cascate un po' indefinite a causa della cortina di nebbia.
Buona domenica

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2011-10-09 10:30]

Yassou Danos
Original presence of the umbrella.
Very interesting misty fall. Only sound is missing.
Best regards

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-10-09 11:49]

Hello Danos,
As this impressive picture shows, your U.S. travel was very successful for good shot. Despite the gloomy weather and mist from the fall, you have managed capturing this really interesting scene with perfect quality. In addition, your picture is very colorful due to the yellow umbrella in the foreground. Excellent presentation of this highly picturesque place!
Best regards,

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  • Atousa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 57 N: 2111] (7131)
  • [2011-10-09 23:41]

Salam Danos,

A great view to the Snoqualmie Falls.. I like the composition specially the excellent inclusion of the yellow umbrella.. very well done n have a great time there.
Best regards, Atousa

Hi Danos
Quite impressive despite what looked like a gloomy weather you've caught some great breaks in the light.
The umbrella is a eye puller from the main center of interest, adds some scale to the scene with a change in the topography.
Great effort, Congrats
Best regards

ciao Danos,
hai reso particolare l'immagine della cascata con l'inserimento dell'ombrello giallo in FG che è una interessante nota di colore.
Bello l'effetto dell'acqua vaporizzata della cascata,
buona giornata

Hi Danos, Fantastic, love it ,the added umbrella is a bonus, super mist, Well done, Cheers Iain.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2011-10-10 11:43]

Hi Danos,

I was a bit surprised to see a photo of Snoqualmie Falls in your gallery. I visited this place a long time ago. I had look at the photo I took then and the fall looked pretty much the same, but you photo is far better. Your inclusion of the colourful umbrella was an excellent idea. It adds both some colour to the photo and is a perfect lead in to the fall. TFS and have a nice week!



Ciao dear Danos,
I give the 100th point with pleasure to this beautiful image, composed and captured with great photographic experience. The yellow umbrella provides an attractive color contrast and helps to give depth to the scene. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!

Hello Danos,
Wonderfull photograph the Falls are very impressive and I like the splash of colour and interest added by the yellow umberella. Well captured.
All The Best

Hello Danos, beautiful shot and the magic 'image that creates the waterfall with the' fog effect . The 'umbrella on the left is a nice idea. Thanks for the post. Best wishes for a good evening ... Marino

namaste Danos,
what a composition it is! The falls is beautiful and wild and you presented it here superbly with a colourful yellow umbrella in foreground. It added depth and colour-contrast to it. Great clarity and fine light management in such damp atmospheric condition. Excellent shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hi Danos,
This is a very special photo with a great composition.
The neutral, misty colours of the spectacular fall are so well-enhanced by the graphic, bright yellow umbrella situated in the corner as a rising sun over the lovely scene.
Congratulations for this capture.

Hi Danos,
Nice steam and misty effect around the water fall, good frame to show the spectacular waterfall at opposite, the yellowish umbrella is good contrast to the natural view, distinct dim image in a cloudy day, good shoot.

great shot indeed..the yellow umbrella is very contrasting. and nice waterfall and smoky effect...good sharp shot.

This waterfall look very beautiful.Nice image with interesting atmosphere.
Friendly regards.

Hello Danos,Interesting composition.Curious waterfall.
Excellent work.

Hi Danos,
a wonderful composition with waterfall and yellow umbrella in foreground..eye catcher atmosphere,peaceful and fresh..TFS


Hi Danos,
Well composed, original result, interesting color with umbrella, beautiful strong falls.

Awesome composition! I love the umbrella being in the picture of this waterfall. Great pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Ola Danos ,
Que interessante cena com este chapéu amarelo em primeiro plano e a queda de agua de fundo , gostei do vapor de agua formado nesta zona , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Ciao Danos, great view of fantastic waterfall, lovely composition with umbrella in FG, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Kalispera dear Danos

What a nice touch this yellow umbrella makes to this already spectacular scenery. It balances the image well and you have created a magical atmosphere in which to view.

thanks for sharing, geia sou

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2011-10-17 13:21]

Hi Danos
Nice picture and framing with the yellow a part of the umbrella in the foreground. I like the contrast with the falls and the landscape in the mist. Beautiful light.

Hi Danos,
A great point of view of the Snoqualmie Falls well composed and presented with great colors and light,
Excellent details and beautiful contrast ,
A sharp and clear fall landscape..
My compliments

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-10-18 5:07]

Geia sou Dano
No sun, but that gave an interesting atmosphere to the scene, with the yellow umbrella adding graphism.

Bonjour Danos
une très belle capture de cette cascade puissante qui tombe sur le rocher; le parapluie est peut être de rigueur...certes un plus coloré avec cette superbe composition

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-10-19 21:31]

Hello Danos
Nice depiction! I do like the idea of having the yellow umbrella in the FG which brings in some colour & brightness into the shot. The falls itself is quite spectacular & the mist rising adds to the beauty.

Really well captured, and the lack of sun is well replaced by the sunny umbrella. The little suspended drops of waters give an intersting look of the scene.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-11-03 2:04]


a very beautiful waterfall, I liked the pov but I would like to remove the umbrella. it was very difficult to take an image under this very dark and humid conditions. I guess you got a nice job.



Hello Danos
Spectacular scene but so unusual to have included a huge yellow umbrella. Thanks for sharing, Marlene

Hi Danos,

This is an excellent picture of the waterfall.
I like your point of view .Very good composition.Wonderful work.
Best regards

Hi Danos
As many others have pointed out already, it's the umbrella which gives this image a quirkiness which raises it above a nice shot of a waterfall! You're lucky that the spray and mist have largely obscured the buildings in the background which otherwise may have been a bit distracting. Well seen!

Η πραγματική δύναμη του επικίνδυνο στοιχείο του νερού, αυτό το πανέμορφο και μαγευτικό καταρράκτες. Καταπληκτική θέση. Κίτρινη ομπρέλα εισάγει μια ισχυρή χρωματική αντίθεση εδώ. Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία.
Δικός σας

Hello Danos
Good inclusion of the yellow umbrella in the the foreground.
Very good point of view.
Excellent presentation of Snoqualmie Falls.
Impressive job.
Best regards

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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2011-12-07 0:38]

Hi Danos
nice capture. I like your compositon. great waterfall. the yellow umbrella gives a good atmospher to your picture. I like it.

Hello Danos.
I like how the umbrella is placed in the frame for a view of the fall. I'm sure the owner is keeping it dry from the mist of the rushing water. Well composed shot and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
Ένα ταξίδι στην Αμερική είναι όνειρο ζωής για κάθε ταξιδιώτη που σέβεται τον ευατό του. Υπέροχη σύνθεση με την κίτρινη ομπρέλα να κλέβει τις εντυπώσεις. Ο καταρράκτης πέφτει με τόση δύναμη που είναι αξιοσημείωτη.
Πολύ ενδιαφέρον μέρός.
Να έχεις μια καλή βδομάδα,

Δάνο, έγραψες....
τίποτα άλλο!!!
καλο βράδυ,

Hi Danos
Nice shot of this beautiful waterfall and large. Well done.

Regards ...

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