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Multnomah Falls, Oregon
Multnomah Falls, Oregon
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Multnomah Falls, OR
Date: Sep 26, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2005

Exposed for the water with a ND 2-stop filter. Didn't want to blow it out, but wanted as long an exposure as possible to cause the silky water. Turns out the best was about -2/3rd stop.

A fair amount of post-production. Mainly fiddling with levels, selective saturation (green), contrast, USM, then neat image, then USM again.

Really hoping for a 6.5 on this one (would be my first). There I said it...I'm on record...so when it comes back 5.2 I can really have egg on my face.

POST: WOW! I am apparently on a roll with 3 Top 10s now in last 3 attempts. Still, thanks for putting me in my place. This was my first AND LAST attempt at an "internal" frame...

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 299
Avg (all users): 6.7635
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
Avg (participants): 6.6098
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 11121
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 203
Comments: 50
Favorites: 16 (view)


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11/16/2005 10:35:29 AM
I lived in Oregon for five years in the late 90's and I've seen a large number of Multnomah Falls images and after awhile they all start looking the same, but this one...I like the work you put into this one. It gave a new a refreshing look that kept my eyes moving through the verticals, picking up the action in the diagonals and the X pattern from corner to corner gives the illusion of a butterfly...at least that's what I saw!! Great Shot!!!
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11/15/2005 03:19:29 PM
fyi 7 exceptional for a waterfalls..... as the environment remains as the subject - the water though captured possibly a bit slow is subliminated or at least visually balanced by the beautiful hillside.
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11/01/2005 05:08:09 PM
Awsome shot
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10/14/2005 08:29:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

With a score of 6.76, I think you achieved what you wanted with this image. You have lots of comments that tell you what our voters thought about your image.

So, there is very little left that a member of the Critique Club can do for you.

I would go on record as saying that "postcard" border, while dramatic, does detract from the overall impact of the image for the purposes of this Challenge.

Other than that, keep doing what you are doing and enjoy your experience at DPChallenge.
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10/13/2005 01:26:23 AM
I like the border.
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10/11/2005 02:01:04 AM
I thought the border was great, made it look like A postcard. Love that waterfall!
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10/10/2005 12:04:56 PM
Throw me in the group that goes "pee-yew!" at the heavy inline border on an otherwise truly outstanding image.
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10/10/2005 09:11:12 AM
Congrats Jason on another top 10.
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10/10/2005 02:32:40 AM
Way to go Jason!
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10/10/2005 01:31:39 AM
A 6.292, then a 6.319, and now a 6.764? Wow, you are on a roll! Congratulations Jason, and keep 'em coming!
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10/10/2005 12:26:31 AM
congrats on top ten, very magical image :)
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10/10/2005 12:19:53 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 with this towering pouring beauty.
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10/10/2005 12:17:35 AM
Well you got your 6.5, well done and well deserved. Congratulations.
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10/10/2005 12:03:22 AM
Way to go Doc! Nice finish and lovely image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2005 11:25:29 PM
I can do without the frame, but what a drop. Great capture. 8
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10/09/2005 03:30:07 PM
Somehow I've missed that when in Oregon -- I'll have to check it out.

If you want the border that heavy, I think it would look better with the outer part of the photo faded back, since it seems to be intended to be less important. If I were going to frame this at all, I think I'd rather fade the outside and omit the line, or use one just a couple of pixelswide in white (or maybe even black).
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10/09/2005 01:16:02 PM
the border is not really needed , the picture itself is great
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10/09/2005 12:54:25 PM
Beautiful photo, I'm not so sure about the framing, I think it detracts from the overall image
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10/09/2005 12:48:31 PM
impressing spot and all!!
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10/09/2005 02:37:00 AM
Gorgeous picture, love the soft focus effect. Hate the frame.
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10/09/2005 01:56:17 AM
I was there 2 weeks ago, it was much more red in the folage. You must have punched up the greens. Well done, but I would nix the frame IMO.
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10/08/2005 11:57:15 PM
I LOVE Multnomah Falls. This is a lovely photograph ruined by that internal frame.
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10/08/2005 04:07:59 PM
Realy beautifull photo.
I also like the border... Did you recieve may comments about that ? ;)
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10/07/2005 10:02:01 PM
awesome..!! 10
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10/07/2005 09:32:58 PM
The frame actually detracts from this....
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10/07/2005 07:04:52 PM
I find the frame very distracting.
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10/07/2005 05:00:26 PM
The coloring in this photo is outstanding. I think the border you chose adds to the photo.
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10/07/2005 06:12:04 AM
Nicely done. Possibly too centered but not necessarily. Stunning shot.
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10/06/2005 11:22:30 PM
Excellente
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10/06/2005 06:08:04 PM
border lets this shot down in my opinion
8
good luck
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10/06/2005 01:29:28 PM
WOW!! wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!! thats's all i've got for you sorry!! WOWWWWWWWWWWW 10
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10/06/2005 09:14:07 AM
I don't care much for the inside border, but this is a stunning shot! Very Nice !
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10/06/2005 01:57:37 AM
BEAUTIFUL waterfall. You may get some comments about the frame...it doesn't bother me, but I don't think a picture this lovely needs one either :-) Very otherworldly looking photo...beautiful.
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10/05/2005 01:16:07 PM
Very effective. Not sure whether the item (log?) in the foreground helps or hinders but otherwise an astounding photograph.
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10/05/2005 05:35:36 AM
What a very beautiful waterfall shot.
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10/05/2005 02:04:17 AM
Really nice image, but the border is distracting.
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10/04/2005 10:48:00 PM
Beatifull image, I just want to be there. Can't wait to see where this is from. 10
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10/04/2005 07:31:42 PM
thank you for sharing this beautiful corner of your world
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10/04/2005 05:27:40 PM
Georgeous photo but I find the frame distracting.
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10/04/2005 06:04:57 AM
Excellant. the blur on the waterfall adds so much to this image. Well done. 10
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10/04/2005 01:14:21 AM
Gorgeous!!
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10/03/2005 07:04:12 PM
Would have been a 10 without the border :)
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10/03/2005 03:56:04 PM
Excellent shot. The colours really work well. Found your choice of border a little distracting.
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10/03/2005 02:57:35 PM
Nicely done... I could live w/o the border
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10/03/2005 12:49:15 PM
Very Pretty. 10
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10/03/2005 10:02:07 AM
I don't care for the border - I find it distracting. Beautiful image with wonderful glow. The bridge looks slightly out of level. 7
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10/03/2005 08:43:45 AM
I would lose the border. Very magical place! Nice Work!
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10/03/2005 02:02:25 AM
the frame really bothers me on this one - distracts from the beauty of the falls and bridge
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10/03/2005 02:01:39 AM
very beautiful, I think the frame so far in detracts somewhat. I really like the photos
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10/03/2005 12:45:40 AM
This has beautiful tonality. Love the blues and greens. The water is like velvet. My only critique is that the bridge isn't level. I'd straighten it so that it's parallel with the bottom edge of the photo. Nice frame too!!
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