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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Morning (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2006

Beautiful morning light on the Buttermilk Falls trail near Ithaca, NY. The light was streaming in on the fall leaves. I wanted to catch the scene of the leaves above and their reflection along with a silky smooth falls (hence 1 second exposure).

PostChallenge: Thanks for the great comments and scores. I was happy with the image, and I'm glad you were too!

And thanks to Jen for organizing the Ithaca GTG where this was shot. I had a great time and I will always have this photo to remember. Now to work on getting it print-ready!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.1690
Avg (commenters): 8.5417
Avg (participants): 6.8974
Avg (non-participants): 7.3259
Views since voting: 4080
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 213
Comments: 48
Favorites: 26 (view)


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03/19/2008 01:37:04 AM
just revisiting an old fave here... what a stellar technical achievement, as professional as it can get.
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10/27/2006 05:04:47 PM
This is beautiful Neil!! Love the effect on the top created by leaves .. colors are beautiful!
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10/26/2006 05:33:18 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 4th place!
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10/24/2006 04:23:46 PM
Woah, so close to ribbon. Such a great image really deserved a ribbon.
I would dearly love to visit this place.
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10/23/2006 01:06:36 PM
Great work Neal! So close to a ribbon! Congrats on top 5.
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10/23/2006 12:01:22 PM
wow!! This is really pretty. Congratulations on your 4th place
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10/23/2006 09:10:44 AM
Wow! Doesn't get much more beautiful than this! It's sad that a photo this spectacular -- with a 7.16 score can't have a ribbon to honor such amazing work! But in a challenge like this, an honorable mention is something to be quite proud of too!

CONGRATULATIONS!
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10/23/2006 09:01:46 AM
Very beautiful! Congrats on 4th.
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10/23/2006 07:17:41 AM
I didn't vote, but I thought I scrolled through them all. But I guess I didn't. I have no idea how I missed this. You have done yourself proud once again Neil.
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10/23/2006 02:49:57 AM
beautiful scene, and perfectly lit. congrats on a wonderful shot and a high score, Neil!
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10/23/2006 01:42:29 AM
congrats on 4th.. i think it should have placed higher.. my uncle lives in Ithica... very beautiful photo.. reminds me of a calendar picture... Beautiful!
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10/23/2006 01:34:26 AM
Congratulations. Great photo, great score.
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10/23/2006 01:33:35 AM
Very pretty waterfall! Congrats on the great finish.
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10/23/2006 01:28:04 AM
Print ready? Good. I was going to say that you just need to sell this. It is such a fantastic shot. I mean... just.... wow. Awesome.
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10/23/2006 12:56:43 AM
oh you so deserved that! like i already said, its a beautiful image, light and delicate with enough color to keep me happy!
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10/23/2006 12:38:51 AM
Really lovely. Congrats. I feel honored to be in the company I'm in.
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10/23/2006 12:36:50 AM
Beautiful.
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10/23/2006 12:20:45 AM
Wow! Your talent overflows with these waterfall shots. Congratulations on your 4th place, Neil!
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10/23/2006 12:14:42 AM
Ooooh... just missed it! Still, a 4th place in both the challenge and your profile. Who would've thunk? ;-)
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10/23/2006 12:09:14 AM
Excellent finish here Neil...well done on a great image...fantastic score
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10/23/2006 12:08:53 AM
Fantastic image Neil... one of four 10's I doled out in this challenge, and I do believe you might be able to guess where the other three ended up!!!

Ray
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10/23/2006 12:04:56 AM
Great finish Neil!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 11:53:34 PM
beautiful! Id give you a ribbon but you'll get a 10 instead and hope everyone else liked it as much as me
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10/22/2006 11:25:52 PM
Gorgeous!!! One of my favorites!
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10/22/2006 05:27:58 PM
Beautiful show of morning light.
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10/22/2006 04:04:57 PM
wow ...... love the contrast .... & love the different textures/colours in the leaves and the waterfall ...... sharp ...
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10/22/2006 03:51:22 AM
wonderful. 9!
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10/21/2006 10:57:11 PM
Wow. What a shot. 10
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10/21/2006 05:24:16 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Lovely colors, light & shadow. Looks like a perfect place to spend the morning. Back to bump up to 9.
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10/20/2006 10:34:19 PM
Great composition and use of light.
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10/20/2006 09:43:36 PM
The shadows, the light, the framing, the water...perfect.
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10/20/2006 07:37:42 PM
Lovely fall colors with the waterfall.
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10/19/2006 11:43:07 PM
I like the vibrant colors, and the hint of the sun coming.
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10/18/2006 11:13:52 PM
Again could be anytime of the day, but what a grweat image you have captured here....
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10/18/2006 10:44:55 PM
Beautiful
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10/18/2006 07:09:58 PM
This should be a poster somewhere... :) Good balance between highlights and shadows. Rich & vibrant colors and I love the "soft water" effect on the waterfall from the longer exposure. AWESOME shot. :D
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10/18/2006 04:31:04 PM
We all know this will do well...beautiful all around...well done
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10/18/2006 02:32:51 PM
Great long exposure and composition. M.
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10/17/2006 10:15:46 PM
I'm a huge fan of waterfall shots, especially ones that are well exposed. And this one certainly meets the bill! Excellent job with this one -- the long exposure gave the water a very nice, smooth look to them without blowing out the highlights, and the colors in the leaves are super. Congrats!
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10/17/2006 01:29:11 PM
Outstanding color and use of light.
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10/17/2006 12:34:00 PM
A bit dark, and a little bit blurry in spots, but we can still see plenty of detail in this absolutely beautiful piece of landscape. Nice catch
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10/17/2006 11:05:44 AM
Beautiful image. I'd love to see a little more detail in the rocks
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10/17/2006 10:23:00 AM
How STUNNING! Wow! What a beautiful fall morning!!!!
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10/16/2006 07:05:01 PM
Pretty!
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10/16/2006 01:16:46 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Composition/Processing - 3
Overall Impression - 3
"WOW" factor - 2
Score: 10
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10/16/2006 08:38:46 AM
Amazing photo - Love the vivid color, the light, the water - all so crisp. Beautiful photograph!
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10/16/2006 04:46:06 AM
8: Fantastic autumn colours and nice capture of the waterfalls
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10/16/2006 12:20:52 AM
VERY PRETTY!!!! So peaceful and serene.
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