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Challenge: Long Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Waterfalls
Camera: Gateway DC-T50
Location: Rocky Point, VA
Date: Jul 28, 2005
Aperture: 1:6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2005

Taken at the same Rocky Road waterfalls where I earned the brown ribbon in the Dreams Challenge... (Hoping to do better this time!)

Taken around 7:00pm - tripod, no flash.

PP included:
crop
hue/curves
color sat
neat image
exposure/lighting
smart erase (for a couple of slight blemishes)
blending brush (for a couple of slight blemishes)
save for web

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.7583
Avg (commenters): 8.4815
Avg (participants): 6.6286
Avg (non-participants): 6.8593
Views since voting: 5038
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 240
Comments: 59
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/14/2006 10:56:44 PM
Nice falls capture. I really like the colors in this. Good job.
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06/28/2006 11:10:55 AM
Great photo, the only problem that i have with it is that on the bottom right hand side, it is very bright and draws attention to the eye. I would tone down the whites a bit to but more emphasis on the rocks. P.S. I think we are finnally even with comments...correct me if i am wrong.
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05/07/2006 11:21:31 PM
Great shot, you captured this perfectly.
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04/06/2006 08:05:37 PM
Wow, this is an incredible shot! Just the perfect colour, texture and tonality. Fantastic.

*faved*
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11/30/2005 06:31:27 PM
Wonderful use of time exposure
Cheers John
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11/07/2005 10:45:01 PM
Great photo looks 3-D
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11/04/2005 04:08:57 PM
I really like the textures in this shot, as well as the colors. Almost looks as though the color of the moss is bleeding into the pool somehow...Very nice
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10/31/2005 01:34:33 AM
A beautiful, detailed image. I'm a sucker for a well done silky waterfall, which this on is.
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09/16/2005 11:18:53 PM
Wonderful job on this one. I would like to see a little more dodge/burn to add some interest to the lighting, but 7 out of 200 tells me that it's certainly great the way it is as well. This one would make a nice print.
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09/11/2005 05:21:35 PM
This is an awesome shot. I love the 'feel' of the whole image. The long exposure makes it work. The colors are great. The texture is excellent. Very well done.
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09/09/2005 02:04:55 PM
This is awesome, very surreal with such a long exposure. My type of feel! Well done!
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09/07/2005 09:59:33 PM
This is my favorite of all your pictures. I love the moss and the silvery look to the water. Great composition and great job of really creating a beautiful image.
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09/02/2005 09:58:03 AM
Wonderful shot and subject (if a little too heavy on NeatImage). The contrast of texture in this is actually quite bizarrely tangible.
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08/28/2005 03:42:58 AM
Wow, looks like liquid mercury running down over the rocks and moss. Excellent detail and colors. I haven't been around much lately, so sorry I missed this one. Fantastic! Cheers....Martin
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08/26/2005 03:43:49 AM
I wish I was in town for this challenge - great capture. I think a little more space above would have increased your placing. Now to go from a brown to top ten gives me great hope. Congrats.
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08/23/2005 09:41:33 PM
Wow, great shot!! I would have this one hanging on my wall at home if I were you!
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08/22/2005 12:34:27 PM
Beautiful... just awesome. I am jealous of all the options you had to fix the photo. It looks perfect.
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08/19/2005 10:18:24 PM
Wow if there was any more height to this photo it would have taken the ribbon in my suspicion. The blurred water, the colours, the framing all stunning. Lovely lovey shot especially with not such a great camera as far as I know. Nice work.
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08/16/2005 07:31:13 PM
Wow...Truly a beautiful picture you've got here. The composition and overall feel of the photograph are amazing. I've got to add this one to my favorites! :)
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08/10/2005 09:32:27 PM
Great shot here... it was actually in my top 5. Congrats on the top 10 finish.
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08/08/2005 04:24:17 PM
Very impressive finish! Congratulations!! Read all the comments and can't add much to them. You're getting better and better. A top three finish is in your future!
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08/08/2005 03:57:31 PM
Beautiful shot. Congrats Jimmy. I scored this highly, I like it. Nice work :-)
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08/08/2005 03:37:37 PM
WooHooo!! Congrats on your well deserved top 10 finish Jimmy! Great shot!!
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08/08/2005 03:16:41 PM
Beautiful shot, I only found the foreground a little blurred, otherwise a perfect shot..
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08/08/2005 02:55:56 PM
Fantastic, Way to go Jimmy!! This is quite beautiful. Congrats on your top 11 finish!!
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08/08/2005 09:39:56 AM
Congradulations on your highest score. Ya should have ribboned, but a 7 isn't bad..
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08/08/2005 01:21:04 AM
I thought this would of made top 3! Well done on your top ten finish! Excellent!
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08/08/2005 12:09:00 AM
SJ way to go. Lovely flow. A great image. Congratulations on your top Ten Finish!
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08/08/2005 12:07:55 AM
whooo hooooo congrats.. that little camera did great things!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2005 11:56:00 PM
best stream picture in the challenge
edit: bumping up to 10
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08/07/2005 08:25:05 PM
fantastic detail on the rocks here...good smooth silky water effects...9
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08/06/2005 10:59:23 PM
A wonderful shot ! My favorite. My only 10 score
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08/06/2005 05:15:19 PM
wow.great shot well exposed
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08/06/2005 04:27:49 AM
Excellent exposure! The colours look magic! A ribbon winner?
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08/05/2005 03:13:40 PM
Although I like these kinds of shots, and this one is ok, there are a few things that make it unappealing (although they may simply be a result of the small image size), and that is the color and shape of the rocks the water is flowing over. They look politely saying like brown mud (unpolitely you can guess, but better have some TP with you). Maybe a tighter crop on just one of the falls, concentrating the focus on it, instead of the 2 competing falls making the eye pingpong back and forth would help as well. 6
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08/04/2005 03:33:45 PM
Beautiful picture, my favorite from this challenge.
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08/04/2005 10:41:26 AM
First place !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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08/04/2005 12:39:13 AM
yeeehaww!
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08/03/2005 10:43:12 PM
Excellent photo. Wonderful softness to the water, good rich colours. The only minor drawback is the bright spot on the bottom left. Good work.
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08/03/2005 07:15:23 PM
A beautiful photo but looks like its been over neat imaged in reagrds to the white in the water. The colors are very vibrant and the clarity/crispness is very good. I also like the way the rocks look like the have ice on them. Well done and good luck in this challenge. <7>
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08/03/2005 06:37:38 PM
So far, this is the most interesting waterfall shot I have seen in the challenge (and by the way, I have one of them, too ;)). It is colorful, detailed, and intriguing. If you want something helpful from me, I'll have to think about it....ok, I've got something: continue taking good photographs and you will do well. Alright?
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08/03/2005 04:05:44 PM
The moss and rocks make such a pretty backdrop to the misty white water.
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08/03/2005 08:29:50 AM
amazing one, i really like your colours and lighting control
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08/02/2005 09:19:43 PM
very nice. Good title, it does have a solid melting feel to it.
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08/02/2005 02:41:30 PM
Wow - love the color here! The couple of blown out spots do detract through.
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08/02/2005 09:51:52 AM
I can't get enough of these beautiful dreamy waterfalls. This turned out great. Good luck.
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08/02/2005 08:53:00 AM
wonderful details
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08/02/2005 12:11:46 AM
The rocks are coming out of my screen..10.
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08/01/2005 10:35:02 PM
In thumbnail this just looks like yet ANOTHER waterfall pic, but in full size....WOW
gorgeous. I love how incredibly smooth the water is, aswell as the interesting slimey substance on the rocks. Very nice, and good luck
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08/01/2005 04:33:59 PM
Beautiful, where is this magical place? Great colors and perfect focus.
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08/01/2005 01:05:09 PM
WOW! Colors are amazing! 9

Message edited by author 2005-08-08 17:07:26.
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08/01/2005 09:58:48 AM
Dreamlike image, don´t care too much for the bottom part though, sort of looses texture a bit..
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08/01/2005 09:48:27 AM
Excellent shot, the water is spectacular on this shot!
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08/01/2005 09:32:55 AM
I love the title. The texture of the rocks under the fuzzy soft water is a nice contrast. Good use of light.
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08/01/2005 08:39:59 AM
'7' - Nice shot. Criticism (with the caveat I know squat about long exposures); whilst I am a fan of this type of shot, I am wondering if perhaps there was a little too much exposure as there seems to be almost a 'slime' feel to this. I know you have worked your title into that feel, and while it does look in parts like 'melting', for me, especially without the title, it has a different 'feel'. The colors are nice, but I would like to see them even bolder (the green especially). Also, I favor that left hand side of the photograph and if that (dependent of course what is further left) were more in frame, it would make this a better photograph in my opinion, especially if you were able to capture more of the texture (and you already have) of the moss etc. That 'hanging' at the left rear and the seemingly 'still' water there looks intriguing.
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08/01/2005 05:07:59 AM
Great long exposure. The rock formation really makes this image, well done
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08/01/2005 03:52:11 AM
Very nice color, great job
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08/01/2005 03:26:41 AM
I really like these type of shots, love the silky texture to the water, but in this one I think the water is a bit too blurry Also there are a few hot spots.
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08/01/2005 12:09:23 AM
Very pretty and the lighting is right on!!
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