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Nature in Perspective
Neil


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Challenge: Landscape II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: A Prints Pending
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Catskills, NY
Date: Nov 6, 2005
Aperture: 14
ISO: 200
Shutter: .6 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2005

The view at Kaaterskill falls, in the Catskills. I had been there several weeks before on a GTG with Shannon, but that time the wind was fierce and there was so much water that it was difficult taking pictures, since your lens/filter kept getting wet.

This time I went back and the water was less fierce having runnoff the overflow from rains. But still beautiful! The person in the photo was a stranger, but he spent a lot of time in that spot, and I thought he made a great addition to the shot, for size/perspective.

Fortunately, he didn't move much, making my long exposures work with his presence. I took some with and without him, but I like the scale he provides, which would otherwise be difficult to see in this perspective shot.

Thanks to everyone for your comments--it's interesting to see the split between people who liked and didn't like my choice of photo with the person! I'm honored, however, to have taken 8th place with such a great batch of photos!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.9029
Avg (commenters): 7.6538
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.0474
Views since voting: 3175
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 340
Comments: 40
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/17/2005 01:01:45 PM
The person adds extra interest no doubt. But for me you captured a scene so real and natural that it deserves praise. Praise that you didn't boost this and alter that. But you know, fall brings cold and things simply turn brown and dull this time of the year and you brought that truth to your photo.
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11/16/2005 03:46:55 PM
This is so stunning! A beautiful waterfall, amidst the beautiful fall tones! Congratulations on such an amazing finish. In so many other challenges, a score like this would have easily won a ribbon!
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11/16/2005 03:43:19 PM
Congrats Neil on a top 10 finish.
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11/16/2005 10:08:28 AM
What a beautiful scene. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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11/16/2005 09:34:29 AM
Neil,
Congratulations on a great finish. The little figure in the image really sets it apart showing the "immensity of nature" -- like the style in Hudson River School paintings!
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11/16/2005 07:50:52 AM
The person in red added so much to this. Shows just how big this fall is. Congrats on a top 10 finish.
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11/16/2005 07:14:32 AM
Missed me by a hair ;) But then again I missed 5th place by .001.

Wonderful stuff, Neil as always!
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11/16/2005 06:32:34 AM
Can I call them or what? :-) Awesome finish for an awesome photographer and awesome shot! Congrats! ~C
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11/16/2005 01:08:57 AM
Hurrah! Congratulations on your top ten finish. This is one lovely image.
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11/16/2005 12:40:25 AM
Now THIS is a great waterfall shot. I love the person in the red coat adding perspective.
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11/16/2005 12:21:31 AM
Contrary to what some have said, I think that the person in red totally makes the shot, especially given that part of the challenge was to make a landscape "refreshing." It's refreshing to see a person in red actually fit meaningfully into a landscape shot. The sense of perspective is indeed awe-inspiring.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 10:26:27 PM
"Nature In Perspective" indeed! I love how the person on red gives everything else a sense of hugeness. Could be slightly sharper, but that's extremely tough to do with a shot like this. Well done!
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11/15/2005 06:47:11 PM
This is a beautiful photo. I think this could be a ribbon if it wasn´t for that person in red. It´s disturbing. I´ll give it 7
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11/15/2005 05:03:43 PM
Beautiful
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11/15/2005 02:13:38 PM
great long exposure
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11/15/2005 01:09:19 PM
Great compostition 10
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11/15/2005 11:18:53 AM
Really good!
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11/15/2005 11:10:53 AM
Beautiflu shot. Good Luck
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11/15/2005 10:24:16 AM
one of my favorites in this challenge - like the composition, perspective and depth - the person in red really helps with this - the softness of the water - it's just right - not over done - nice work :)
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11/15/2005 10:19:24 AM
Never been a big fan of putting a figure in for perspective, but this is an excellent shot.
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11/14/2005 11:36:16 AM
outstanding
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11/14/2005 08:30:36 AM
wow that water looks very cool! nice image
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11/13/2005 07:40:37 PM
Good job. I love the person standing in the center of the picture. It give a much better perspective to the size of the falls.
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11/12/2005 04:38:41 PM
Very nice photo. You captured it very well. 9
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11/12/2005 02:27:32 PM
This would make a great "where's Waldo" entry! It reminds me of one from "Shutter Speed". Nice work!
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11/11/2005 04:20:37 PM
Very nice picture! Love the rich colors, DOF, shutter effect. I'm still thinking about whether or not I like the person in red in the shot - can't decide if it detracts from the picture, or adds a sense of wanting to be there. Nice picture overall though.
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11/11/2005 06:38:17 AM
very lovely! red coat adds to the image
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11/11/2005 03:45:53 AM
Very clever expression of scale, putting a person in red in a right place. Sometimes picture really suffers from inability to evaluate scale, comparing with objects of known size. Cool place, cool photo...9
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11/10/2005 09:46:33 PM
Very nice, the person on the rock gives great perspective
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11/10/2005 08:47:46 PM
That guy in the red ruins the otherwise very good looking photo.
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11/10/2005 05:21:48 PM
Lovely photo, very clear and good colours.
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11/10/2005 11:30:17 AM
One of the best photos in this challenge.
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11/09/2005 11:54:50 PM
Awesome photo. that person in there is a bit distracting, but this is a great picture
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11/09/2005 11:05:33 PM
Wow great shot and nice include of the person to separate yourself from everyone else.
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11/09/2005 07:22:30 PM
I find the person distracting.
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11/09/2005 02:33:10 PM
Stunning. Excellent composition and the water looks amazing. I know you can't clone out objects for basic editing but I would remove the person, print and frame.
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11/09/2005 11:14:42 AM
too small the red man
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11/09/2005 10:52:30 AM
Very nice.
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11/09/2005 05:47:23 AM
I think the blown out sky distracts a lot from the main subject here, although otherwise the composition is great.
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11/09/2005 01:32:50 AM
Great photo! (9)
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