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Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Bond Falls, Bruce Crossings, MI
Date: Mar 19, 2006
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 seconds
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2006

Converted from RAW

Cropped

smudged puddle in lower right a tad

cloned small spot of bark that was missing from a tree in back

USM

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 192
Avg (all users): 7.0047
Avg (commenters): 8.0645
Avg (participants): 6.8161
Avg (non-participants): 7.1371
Views since voting: 7094
Views during voting: 440
Votes: 211
Comments: 68
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/20/2011 08:54:28 AM
wow this is amazing.
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10/21/2010 08:05:46 PM
Why not comment again. Now on my favs list. Beautifully captured and great exposure. A joy to look at.

Message edited by author 2010-10-21 20:07:15.
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07/18/2010 08:22:30 AM
The perfect timing for this shot has enhanced the scene beautifully. Great capture!
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03/10/2008 04:47:22 PM
These shots never cease to amaze me. Beautiful colours.
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06/22/2007 05:02:01 PM
the slow shutter has worked realy well =]
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12/31/2006 11:23:17 PM
amazing and beautiful image ...
the water, the ice, the colours, the composition ... just beautiful ...
i especially like that gorgeous yellow/brown bit where the water starts to drop over the falls ...
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08/26/2006 05:27:11 AM
this is gorgeous!
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06/13/2006 06:13:00 PM
I love this picture. I love the still and clear reflection of the pool in the background and the motion captured in the foreground. Beautiful photograph--I've tried to do photos like this, but not with such success.
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05/16/2006 02:11:54 AM
Really cool shot here. The fact that you kept the small pond in the frame makes all the difference. I like the color a lot where the water starts to make its way from the pond to those first three falls. Lovely work and deserving of the great score.
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05/10/2006 08:35:05 PM
Congrats on the recognition for this well deserving photo. When I saw the challenge results I thought it should have ribboned especially with the whole "2 second scam".
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05/10/2006 06:27:35 PM
Sweet pic! Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/30/2006 01:46:37 AM
A perfect set of three waterfalls. Personally, i like the touch of warmth in the reflection at the top of the falls to contrast with the cold blue of the ice and water. Great finish.

Now if you just had a pug in an inflatable kayak...

Message edited by author 2006-03-30 01:47:03.
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03/30/2006 01:18:10 AM
congratulations! i'm slow...

but
where
are
the
pugs??
:)
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03/28/2006 02:53:04 AM
fantastic shot - congrats
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03/27/2006 08:16:37 PM
Linda - Great job! Nice 3rd, in my mind, and keep up the pug shots too! I think photographing pugs is what makes you original, so don't stop because others are tired of them! You'll get your ribbon soon!
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03/27/2006 07:00:34 PM
Congrats on the top 5 finish.

Imagine what could've been if everyone entered only 2sec exposures.
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03/27/2006 01:39:48 PM
Fantastic shot! In my book it has a ribbon! Nice job slaughtering the fotomann!
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03/27/2006 12:07:25 PM
Congratulations on breaking the "7" barrier and finishing 5th. Higher scores are getting more difficult to achieve. Yours is one of my personal top three for this challenge. It is a great image in every way.
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03/27/2006 12:03:27 PM
Thank you everyone for the nice comments. The "see and no Pug" comments really are kind out there as if you look through my portfolio - MOST my shots do not contain pugs. So please, give me a break on the pug comments and leave them just on the merits of this shot itself. Sorry if I sound sour on that, just felt the need to say it.

doctornick - I only wish this had ribboned. I myself do not understand why the words "exactly 2 seconds" were put in the challenge details if they were not going to be upheld. So be it. I had fun shooting this and it's my highest score to date. :-)
03/27/2006 08:24:15 AM
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Message edited by author 2006-03-29 09:41:08.
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03/27/2006 07:34:05 AM
Linda, this is SO awesome!!!!! Congratulations on 5th place. In so many other challenges, your 7.005 score would have easily won blue! What an outstanding finish for such a tough challenge!!!!! It just seems that 7's ought to ribbon, huh? :)
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03/27/2006 07:03:38 AM
Now THIS is a lovely shot. And NO PUG! I am very happy to see that, and your placement is very well received. I love this shot. Nicely done!!!

I also agree with fotomann. If a waterfall shot was to win the blue, it should have been one entered using 2 seconds and in the true spirit of the challenge. Kudo's to you on this Shutterpug! :)

Message edited by author 2006-03-27 07:05:39.
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03/27/2006 02:00:06 AM
You got totally screwed out of this ribbon. So, technically, you deserve a ribbon and some others don't. So, in my book, you got a ribbon on this.
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03/27/2006 01:30:29 AM
Of all the waterfalls in the challenge, yours was the best. Sorry it didn't climb a little higher, hope to see you among the top 3 real soon.
Edit. How anyone can vote under 5 for this photograph is beyond me. Send those trolls where they belong.

Message edited by author 2006-03-27 01:31:58.
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03/27/2006 01:24:02 AM
WOW you did great ... this is a majic shot.
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03/27/2006 01:21:39 AM
I know you are disappointed with coming 5th, but can I congratulate you on your finish...this is excellent!
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03/27/2006 01:11:38 AM
this was my top waterfall shot, congrats on 5th ;)
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03/27/2006 12:47:03 AM
Very nice! See what you can do when you leave the pugs out of the pic? :)
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03/27/2006 12:42:08 AM
Great motion. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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03/27/2006 12:22:45 AM
And it is a wonder of a shot. Very nice.
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03/27/2006 12:15:38 AM
This is great! Congratulations on your 5th place
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03/27/2006 12:12:31 AM
Way to go ShutterPug. Broke 7!

(and trounced fotomann)
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03/27/2006 12:10:05 AM
Robbed of a ribbon again. :-( But, way to go on a top 5... Keep my punishment light. :-P

Message edited by author 2006-03-27 00:10:50.
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03/27/2006 12:10:03 AM
absolutely beautiful
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03/27/2006 12:08:23 AM
Yah shutter!! Can't wait to see what punishment you've got in store for Leroy!

Congratulations on a well deserved top 5!!!
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03/27/2006 12:07:25 AM
Yee HAW! Broke 7! WTG Linda! Welcome to the "I scored 7 and didn't ribbon" club!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2006 07:08:37 PM
Nice color and love the reflection
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03/26/2006 05:32:48 PM
Beautiful scene. The longer shutter gives an eerie, tranquil feel.
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03/26/2006 05:15:56 PM
Stunning focus throughout this image, the blue / green shades are beautiful. Can't help but miss what more of the background trees would've look like.
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03/26/2006 03:28:04 PM
Really beautiful, one of my favourites.
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03/25/2006 11:15:53 PM
7 - Very nice. Depending what is there/you had to work with perhaps more trees at the top and less 'fore' may have given this a really strong edge - but I realize quite a different shot to what you have. The balance and the contrasting textures and colors make it seem like there is/was good potential 'there'. A more finely tuned crop on the left too. Like the ice sheet 'canopy' on the right.
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03/24/2006 11:22:51 PM
I really like the composition of this picture. The different textures make it interesting. Great shot!
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03/23/2006 07:32:11 PM
I like your angle on this shot. The reflections at the edge of the falls give just a little hint of color. Nicely done.
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03/23/2006 03:36:04 PM
wow love the ice such a cold feeling
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03/23/2006 12:02:39 AM
Beautiful, great shot!
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03/22/2006 10:26:47 PM
wow, beautiful
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03/22/2006 09:16:32 PM
Very nice photo. I like the framing and the detail in this shot. Nice exposure on the snow too. This is one of my top picks for this challenge. My only negative criticism is that the framing at the top of the shot feels a little awkward, but I can't quite figure out why. Maybe the crop is too tight? Or maybe it is the perspective of being at eye level with the lake. Anyway, good luck!
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03/22/2006 09:13:49 PM
nice shot
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03/22/2006 08:27:01 PM
Wow--lots of plains and vistas--really gorgeous!
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03/22/2006 02:17:59 PM
nice tones, just by looking through this 1 i can tell you you should place in top 20 at worst. some my comment won't tell you much different from the others
gl
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03/22/2006 12:43:06 PM
Nice shot but I am not really fond of the composition, feels a little cramped for my taste and my eye really wants to wander to the lake and shore in the backround instead of on the moving water. Other than that pretty good :)
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03/21/2006 09:24:05 PM
Very well done. Nice exposure.
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03/21/2006 05:18:37 PM
One of the better waterfalls.
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03/21/2006 04:34:03 PM
one of the better waterfall entries in this challenge.
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03/21/2006 01:58:23 PM
love the contrast of the "motion" of the water against the stationary rock, ice and snow. The water really feels liquid, esp. right before it goes over the falls. I also like that you are on the same level as the lake surface. Only thing that I personally find a wee bit distracting is the water dead center at the bottom, it seems to start from nowhere and my eyes keep returning to it to find the source. I love waterfall pics and this on is nicely done. Good Luck
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03/21/2006 10:50:31 AM
Very pretty waterfall.
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03/20/2006 08:15:58 PM
Gorgeous! Outstanding exposure and composition.
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03/20/2006 06:50:49 PM
Nice very nice. Cold but very nice.
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03/20/2006 04:58:43 PM
Oh this is beautiful!!! I was so wishing I had beautiful water to make a long exposure with. This would have put it to shame tho I'm sure :) So far, this is my favorite in this challenge! Good luck!
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03/20/2006 04:21:54 PM
Very nice, the 2 different water flows and the reflection on the surface looks good.
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03/20/2006 11:35:11 AM
oh so many waterfalls in this challenge :-) yours is absolutely the best. So tranquil, so much depth, wonderful colours, a good balance. Well done.
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03/20/2006 11:05:05 AM
Fantastic shot a ribbon here i feel
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03/20/2006 08:41:56 AM
Can't find much wrong so it must be all good. The blue tones in this are great. The exposure time was perfect for this shot to work in this challenge.
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03/20/2006 04:19:27 AM
wow, this really stands out from the rest...10
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03/20/2006 01:47:06 AM
I love this soothing moving waterfall..... Magical.....
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03/20/2006 01:44:19 AM
Simply stunning!
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03/20/2006 12:57:50 AM
this is amazing...sharp where it has to be sharp, excellent depth and colour 9
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03/20/2006 12:39:28 AM
Nice form with the three cascades... great sense of movement.
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