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Magical River

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Challenge: Waterscape (ARCHIVAL) (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Date: Mar 3, 2015
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2021

[Oct. 10th, 2021 05:46:04 PM]

So… I haven’t “played” in awhile. I think because I’ve been in a season of heightened vulnerability because of other things and didn’t want to add to it by getting my beloved photos trashed or dismissed in the voting arena, haha (What a baby I am, right?) But the theme spoke to me so on the last day, I decided to play again! I’m touched by the nice comments. Thank you! So since I got some comments wondering how I did it, here’s just the basics how:

For the background scene, I took a very ugly picture of a Texas muddy tree-lined stream after a rain. Then, I used a heavy vertical motion blur just on the trees, keeping the water and tree on the right sharp. I played with different blurs on the water and saturated the yellows and reds to give the trees that glowy look.

The kids’ picture is one I took at a church picnic where a bunch of people got baptized in the river. Voila….. they fit perfectly 🥰

Thanks again for the nice comments…. And a favorite!!!! Wow!

Place: 7 out of 55
Avg (all users): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6452
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 270
Views during voting: 104
Votes: 51
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/14/2021 09:12:29 PM
Outstanding10, A stunning image in a magical moment. My favorite in the challenge.
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10/13/2021 11:08:13 AM
Oh my gosh, I hadn't even noticed this challenge was extended edit! So I wondered about this image as it was one of my top contenders and I wanted to come back and see it there was a story. Very nice!!
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10/13/2021 08:36:19 AM
Absolutely beautiful and my highest score. Happy to see you back!
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10/13/2021 03:28:19 AM
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10/13/2021 12:38:51 AM
why hello .. !! ..
lovely to see you here participating again ..
and you are not a baby .. just sensitive .. and thats ok ..
i am too .. !! .. lol .. ;)

anyway .. this is GORGEOUS .. !! ..
sorry i didnt make a comment during voting .. i may have got a slow internet and that stops all opening of pics and commenting etc ..
loving the beautiful sunshiny colours in this and the joyful children in the water ..
when something makes us smile thats a winner in my book ..
congratulations on something wonderful engaging and uplifting .. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2021 08:58:17 PM
I've no idea how you achieved this but it is fabulous. 10 and a fave.
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10/12/2021 02:42:31 PM
Very magical indeed. Very good!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/10/2021 05:14:51 PM
brillant photo, love everything about it but have no idea how you achieved this look
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10/10/2021 07:12:37 AM
Your photography really caught my eye. I like everything about it. The children's delight provokes a smile on my face. My favorite of the challenge.
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10/06/2021 08:42:03 AM
Absolutely stunning, I can not imagine this image not getting the blue!
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