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Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls

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Challenge: Trees IV (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: Amicalola Falls, Georgia
Date: Oct 13, 2012
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2012

*In response to people asking why I put this in the trees competition, they are what makes this scene so beautiful. The competition guidelines said to include at least 2 trees in your composition, which I did. Clearly the falls are the focal point, but the bright colors of the leaves frame it so beautifully that they are what really make this a good image in my opinion. Just try to imagine this shot without the trees and it loses all interest. I thought it fit this challenge nicely.

I got up at 5:30am and drove up to north Georgia to the Amicalola State Park in Dawsonville, Georgia to test out my new Hoya ND filter I got yesterday. I shot this with my Nikon D800 and Nikkor 50mm 1.4G lens. One thing I have found about this 50mm lens is that I tend not to crop my images with it. I often feel like I would like it to be a little bit wider when I am shooting, but when I get to post processing I never feel the need to crop, so maybe I just need to trust it and move on!

Place: 20 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.0656
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
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Avg (non-participants): 6.2456
Views since voting: 560
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 122
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2012 11:38:10 PM
Obviously know what you are doing but why post this here? I can't see the tree(s) for the falls.
10/21/2012 11:14:24 PM
I love this kind of picture. Very well done.
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10/21/2012 09:47:08 PM
Lovely shot.
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10/21/2012 11:42:56 AM
Love the slow shutter speed
Well composed and exposed
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10/20/2012 10:53:25 AM
Like the colours and the flow of the water.
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10/15/2012 08:36:43 PM
It's a great photograph but i'm drawn towards the falls, not the trees..
10/15/2012 06:53:28 AM
Love the colors. Very vibrant.
beautiful waterfall!
I really need to locate some around here to shoot.
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