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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: A Prints Pending
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Niskayuna
Date: Nov 22, 2008
Aperture: 18
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1.6
Galleries: Landscape, Blur
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2008

Thanks for the ribbon and especially all your kind words.

This is "upper Niskayuna falls" for lack of an official or better name. It's a two tiered falls -- the only major one in Niskayuna (my town) that I know about. Just about 10 feet behind where I am standing (in the water) with the camera, this water goes down a 50+ foot falls. Unfortunately, the bigger falls is really hard to photograph given all the trees, and lack of a good place to stand to see it. So I make due with the upper falls.

The falls empties into the mohawk river, just upstream of where I shot this: 421039.jpg.

I used a GND and a ND filter in a Cokin holder to increase exposure times.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 417
Avg (all users): 7.0686
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0887
Avg (non-participants): 7.0196
Views since voting: 7779
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 175
Comments: 50
Favorites: 27 (view)


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11/30/2009 04:31:03 PM
Very good application of this technique - great stuff!
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12/14/2008 11:22:04 PM
Wonderfully done! Congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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12/14/2008 12:02:58 PM
Great picture. Reminds me of this one

Message edited by author 2008-12-14 12:03:53.
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12/13/2008 03:39:01 AM
Simply awesome!
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12/12/2008 02:10:41 PM
Beautiful, Neil! Congratulations!
Looks like swirling was very rapid if you got this blur with only 1.6 exposure time (is it 1.6s or 1/1.6s?)
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12/10/2008 04:01:35 PM
what a beautiful capture!! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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12/10/2008 12:49:15 PM
This is gorgeous, well done!
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12/10/2008 11:59:04 AM
That is simply amazing, I have not seen many pictures lately that take my breath away, but that is a real winner
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12/09/2008 07:10:03 PM
Wow very nice!
Congrats!!
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12/09/2008 10:54:24 AM
Great job Neil! Congrats on a signature image!
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12/09/2008 07:32:11 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon, beautiful!
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12/08/2008 10:02:42 PM
This is gorgeous, one of my high scorers for the challenge. But wait ti;l I get my Lensbaby! I'm coming after ya :-)

R.
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12/08/2008 08:12:19 PM
A classic Neil shot. You're a Master!
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12/08/2008 07:44:33 PM
A Classic, Signature Neil Shapiro image! Congrats!
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12/08/2008 04:06:02 PM
Holy moley! Thats stunning..
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12/08/2008 03:03:02 PM
Now THATS what I call a classy landscape. Absolutely stunning.
I'd be proud to have that in my portfolio.

Congrats and well done indeed.
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12/08/2008 12:57:13 PM
Beautiful capture, a real winner!
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12/08/2008 12:42:56 PM
WOW! CONGRATS!
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12/08/2008 12:15:44 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Neil!
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12/08/2008 11:33:55 AM
Congrats, Neil!!! I'm thrilled for you to see your talent shine and the D90 working so well for you. Well done!
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12/08/2008 10:39:49 AM
Very pretty shot, and I am also surprised that the look of buzz filter and poster edges (or similar filters) were received well. Congrats on third place ribbon.
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12/08/2008 10:22:56 AM
Very well deserved ribbon. Nice sharp focus, and great depth of field. I really enjoy how you used the long shutter time to capture the motion in the pool. The lighting in this image is great. This belongs in a gallery.
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12/08/2008 10:13:49 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, Neil! This is breathtaking like all of your landscapes. I'm so happy to see it with a ribbon :)

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12/08/2008 09:02:32 AM
Beautiful shot. Nice capture.
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12/08/2008 07:35:12 AM
Congrats Neil! The colors are so warm and inviting, the motion created by the water so soothing, and the overall feel outstanding. Great job and Congrats!
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12/08/2008 06:55:36 AM
Nothing short of brilliant.
I especially like the processing, the lighting is superb.
Good to see the voters have warmed to the "painterly look"..changed days

Makes me want to get out there and find these shots.

Congratulations Neil.
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12/08/2008 05:05:02 AM
Beautiful image!!!!!
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12/08/2008 01:43:12 AM
Well done on your ribbon Neal a fine image
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12/08/2008 12:43:47 AM
I have to find myself one of these swirling streams. Congrats, Neil!
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12/08/2008 12:22:45 AM
Knew this was going to do well. Congrats.
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12/08/2008 12:20:10 AM
Awesome Neil! This deserved a ribbon...great use of our favourite lens
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12/08/2008 12:16:30 AM
Congrats , brilliant , just brilliant !
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12/08/2008 12:16:17 AM
I always enjoy your work - even when it is blind voting I enjoy it and then when I find out it's yours I almost say "of course it's his!!" Congrats on your ribbon - well deserved!
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12/08/2008 12:11:31 AM
Congrats, this is a really an awesome photo :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 02:21:01 PM
Very nice. Love the smooth transition from motion to static.
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12/06/2008 11:43:07 PM
Very very pretty!! I love the colors on this
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12/05/2008 01:47:40 PM
very beautiful photograph. the colors in the grasses and leaves are wonderful. lovely action as well-8
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12/05/2008 12:27:43 PM
If I were to guess, I'd say Neil Shapiro. The leaves are so perfect!
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12/05/2008 11:03:21 AM
Wonderful composition, a beautiful place captured beautifully!
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12/05/2008 09:51:12 AM
Interesting, fun to look at, and great composition.
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12/04/2008 09:01:36 AM
Great colours and great title. Very nice find, have not seen anything like that before.
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12/04/2008 06:50:03 AM
What a great find and good idea to capture the movement. Colors in the leaves create a wonderful contrast.
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12/03/2008 11:33:49 PM
Nice capture - saturation a bit heavy for my taste
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12/03/2008 10:21:43 AM
I'm guessing Neil on this one.... love the composition and colors, and especially the movement of the leaves.
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12/02/2008 09:34:23 PM
Nice colors and contrast here... It looks abnormally swirled, but I'm assuming it is not. (not voting yet)
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12/02/2008 06:44:49 PM
What an awesome find this spot is. Really cool shot.
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12/02/2008 06:36:57 PM
I really like this photo, is the spin just from the water directing the flow in the pool? 9
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12/02/2008 05:53:20 PM
Awesome capture.
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12/02/2008 01:01:44 PM
Absolutely superb, the motion in the foreground makes this image unforgettable
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12/02/2008 05:40:09 AM
wow...I love these swirly images...excellent colour and composition 9
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