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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Austin
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Location: Hamilton's Pool near Austin, Texas
Date: Mar 24, 2007
Aperture: F20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2007

This was taken at Hamilton's Pool about 15 miles West of Austin. At first, I was a little aggravated that someone came and sat in the waterfall while I was taking pictures, but when I downloaded them, I thought it added to the photo by giving that sense of scale and perspective.

I put my tone mapping software to the test with this one because there are alot of darks and lights between the cave, the water, the trees and the sky. I used one image and processed it twice, once for the sky and trees, and one for the dark places in the cave. Then tone mapped them and voila. I love how it turned out. Kind of exotic and tropical :) Oh, and the guy really did have a swim suit on, even tho I personally think that the fact that he looks like he doesn't also adds to the picture :)

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.9108
Avg (commenters): 8.2667
Avg (participants): 6.8649
Avg (non-participants): 7.0217
Views since voting: 4140
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 157
Comments: 80
Favorites: 16 (view)


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02/16/2013 02:28:51 PM
Looks like a really beautiful place.
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08/17/2012 02:46:56 AM
wow can't believe this didn't win, let alone score over 7. Awesome. I say awesome.
11/23/2009 09:43:31 PM
I didn't see where I'd commented on this one before, but I may have overlooked it. This is truly a masterpiece... The colors, focus, and cohesiveness of this image are truly outstanding. The manner in which you managed to convey the scale is amazing. It's the obvious scale that makes this image unique (along with the technical and artistic expertise that you bring to all of your photos)! Well done!

Message edited by author 2016-09-01 19:23:39.
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06/25/2009 04:28:50 AM
Super shot. What...no ribbon???
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08/22/2008 09:36:18 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!
(i have a few new photos. please check out.)
~Sofia
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03/01/2008 11:51:24 PM
Wow, this is amazing! I love the colors and the softness of the light.
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07/31/2007 05:13:27 AM
Awesome epic film type shot.
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04/14/2007 05:33:56 PM
Gorgeous Sandy! The person sitting in the fall makes this especially dramatic, what a great capture!! Congrats on Free Study top ten!!
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04/14/2007 04:51:59 PM
Beautiful shot sandy, great colours and comp.........and 10th in a Free WTG ;-)
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04/11/2007 02:00:55 PM
Wow! What a great capture of a beautiful spot.
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04/11/2007 12:57:12 PM
A cracking outcome, I must try some tone mapping software myself..
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04/11/2007 12:30:28 PM
What a scene, I'm jealous. Great job bringing out the natural color in this shot. Another quality piece of work.
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04/11/2007 11:58:08 AM
WOW sandy ... congratulations on a most stunning photograph ..... ..& OMG ... 10th in the free study .. you must be over the moon ......
i never wanted the xx's with my name ... now we're allowed to have three characters for our user names so i've been able to change it to what it should've been in the first place ...

and you now have 68 comments on your photograph .... which is another wow!!!!!!!
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04/10/2007 12:07:37 AM
Sandy, Sandy, Sandy! What a superb top 10 image! I didn't get to vote on a couple of challenges because I was away, but this is superb. Love the composition and the colour. what an amazing place...congratulations.
04/09/2007 09:19:14 PM
WOW Sandy!!! I have been so busy with Easter this past week that I didn't even realize this challenge ended until now, Monday evening. Mega congratulations on your top 10 finish. Amazing photo!!!!
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04/09/2007 10:25:37 AM
Congrats on the top 10! This is stunning!
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04/09/2007 10:05:11 AM
Sandy, congratulations on your finish. This was one of my 10's I loved it.
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04/09/2007 08:03:44 AM
Sandy- Isn't it funny how we often get upset when we have people 'intruding' our spaces that we have claimed for our photos and then we see later on that the photo is more dramatic and real with that same person in the photo. Excellent effort and congrats on top 10!
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04/09/2007 05:29:22 AM
what a beautiful photo!! congrats on the top 10:)!!
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04/09/2007 12:53:33 AM
I've photographed Hamilton Pool a couple times and know just how hard it is to get the exposure right for both the shadows and sunlit areas. Excellent job, especially for a single exposure. What time of day was this taken?
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04/08/2007 09:55:47 PM
WOW!! LOVE IT!!! Congratulations on the top 10!!! Way to go!
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04/08/2007 09:16:50 PM
Top 10, congratulations Sandy!!!!
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04/08/2007 04:12:54 PM
Gorgeous! Congrats, Sandy!!!
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04/08/2007 02:52:48 PM
Way to go Sandy girl!!!!! love your shot. Your the best!!
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04/08/2007 02:25:49 PM
Wonderful shot! It has an almost magical quality to it. Adding to my favs!
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04/08/2007 02:17:14 PM
Congrats on your Top 10 placement! Well done!!!
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04/08/2007 01:18:03 PM
This is so different from your style Sandy, but is done to perfection. Congrats on top ten.
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04/08/2007 01:10:28 PM
Congrats Sandy! This is stunning! It's just beautiful. Congrats on such a high placing in the free study!!!
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04/08/2007 12:05:55 PM
Gorgeous shot Sandy! Congrats on the top 10!
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04/08/2007 11:30:14 AM
Congrats on top 10 Sandy! This is Super!
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04/08/2007 10:26:17 AM
Wow Sandy this is great!!
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04/08/2007 10:06:34 AM
Gorgeous photograph! Very well done! Congrats on the top 10! The colors in this are perfect and really move you around the scene.
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04/08/2007 10:05:07 AM
Excellent!! Congrats on Top 10!!!
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04/08/2007 09:38:25 AM
Great shot Sandy! As you know i love waterfalls and this one is awesome and i like the person in it also i think people help to scale waterfalls. In this one it helps to show how peacefull a place it is.
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04/08/2007 08:53:41 AM
Sandy, congratulations on your high placement. This is such a great shot and the processing is excellent! One of my favorites of the challenge.
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04/08/2007 08:48:27 AM
great shot Sandy....this was one of my favorites...
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04/08/2007 08:22:06 AM
Beautiful, beautiful! Congrats on the great score on this gorgeous image.
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04/08/2007 08:18:19 AM
Lovely image that makes me really want to be there! Missed it during voting but clearly lots of other discerning people didn't :-) Congrats!
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04/08/2007 08:01:58 AM
Congrats on your top ten , Sandy ! Fine work & very deserving of your high score !
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04/08/2007 07:08:46 AM
Woo hoo, top ten!
Great job, Sandy!
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04/08/2007 06:26:54 AM
Sandy, great job! Top 10 in a FS, how awesome is that! Cool photo, great colors and scale - congrats!
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04/08/2007 06:14:06 AM
Wow, Sandy! What a beautiful shot. Congrats on top 10.
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04/08/2007 05:07:54 AM
very beautiful Sandy. congrats on top ten!!
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04/08/2007 03:45:50 AM
Really great shot Sandy. You seem to do better when you venture, Lucky you.
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04/08/2007 02:22:15 AM
congrats sandy, beautiful image.
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04/08/2007 02:20:12 AM
Congratulations on top ten and I agree - the guy adds a lot to the image. You owe him a towel or something. ;-)
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04/08/2007 01:49:00 AM
Wow, congrats Sandy on your top 10 finish!!! Beautiful shot, and very well done with the tone mapping!!!
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04/08/2007 01:40:09 AM
Fine work Sandy, always improving you are.
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04/08/2007 01:32:09 AM
Yahoo, Sandy! Top 10! :) The swimmer adds a lot to this shot.
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04/08/2007 01:20:33 AM
Top ten ... I'm sure it's the best pic I've seen of the groto especially with the waterfall running. Very very well done!
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04/08/2007 01:01:32 AM
Wow Sandy!!! Congrats on the well-deserved top ten. :)
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04/08/2007 12:53:18 AM
WTG Sandy! Beautiful image! This was among my highest scorers. I'm so happy to see it on the front page!
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04/08/2007 12:40:39 AM
Woah!! Tenth in Free Study? Holy cow. Congrats.
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04/08/2007 12:32:55 AM
Congrats on the top ten, Sandy!
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04/08/2007 12:22:47 AM
Congrats Sandy! This came out great.
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04/08/2007 12:21:12 AM
Congrats on Top 10 Sandy! Very nice processing to handle the extremes in contrast.
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04/08/2007 12:19:02 AM
Congratulations on a top 10, voted on over 300 images but missed this one...
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04/08/2007 12:13:53 AM
Great job Sandy! Congrats on top 10!
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04/08/2007 12:12:28 AM
Congrats Sandy! So beautiful! YAY!
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04/08/2007 12:12:05 AM
Ooo! Top 10! Wonderful image!! Congratulations!
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04/08/2007 12:08:53 AM
Congrats on the top 10!
The guy just makes the image connect with the idea that the water would feel good. Processing, excellent.
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04/08/2007 12:06:55 AM
Congrats, Sandy--without the person it wouldn't have half the impact!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2007 08:53:22 PM
I truly love the perspective and relative size here. 9.
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04/07/2007 05:32:10 PM
A loverly shot. The only thing is that the green water puts me off.
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04/06/2007 10:16:49 AM
This would be a great postcard... congrats...
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04/05/2007 07:00:45 PM
Oh, wouldn't I LOVE to be right there!!!! Nice shot
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04/04/2007 08:45:50 PM
WOW! Composition, color, subject, clairity, and editing (okay everthing) has come together PERFECTLY to make this absolutely BEAUTIFUL image. I just love the fact that someone is sitting underneath the wataerfall, it adds so much interest to the picture. This deserves to ribbon! 10
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04/04/2007 08:20:10 PM
My favorite of this challenge, I like how you framed this..the man is so small yet he stands out right away and the water is just beautiful.. a 10
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04/04/2007 01:06:04 PM
Very nice!
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04/03/2007 05:12:32 PM
Very nice capture.
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04/03/2007 03:11:59 PM
Outstanding shot.
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04/03/2007 10:53:53 AM
perfect capture the new plant growth matching the water, the waterfall so inviting. Summer is almost here.
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04/03/2007 09:14:57 AM
Great photo.....looks like a great advertisement for a tropical location. I like the colors and framing.
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04/02/2007 07:04:46 PM
i wanna go there!!! awesome...where is it?
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04/02/2007 02:48:34 AM
Beautiful serene setting.
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04/01/2007 04:13:21 PM
I love this shot. WOW 10
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04/01/2007 03:03:10 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning.

That's a magnificent shot. Do you sell tickets? 8
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04/01/2007 01:40:34 PM
the lighting is perfect. 9
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04/01/2007 02:45:29 AM
wow!
What a scene!
I'd like some of that.
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04/01/2007 12:41:13 AM
absolutely breathtaking great job. perfect 10 (this better be in top 10, if not a ribboner)
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