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Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Collection: Waterfalls
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Jennings Creek, Arcadia, VA
Date: Jun 17, 2006
Aperture: 1:18.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

This was my very first attempt at an exposure of this length, but I had this idea as soon as the challenge was announced. Of course I wanted to do a waterfall - RIGHT?!? HA I mean, c'mon! It's ME!

But I wanted to add a different element to it and I was reminded of Star Trek 9: Insurrection, when Captain Picard experienced a "single perfect moment in time" that was "slowed down to a crawl" by a beautiful and very old Ba'ku woman named Anij. This is my attempt at recreating some semblence of that scenario.

It was NOT easy staying still for 30 seconds - counting to myself to make sure I didn't jump up too soon. And there was only so much time available with the right amount of daylight to take shots, so I was only able to get off a handful before it became too dark.

Anyway, I'm pleased with how it turned out. My PP included quite a bit actually - although most of it was repititious small adjustments to curves & levels. (All "legal" Basic Editing maneuvers.)

MS Digital Image Pro 10:
levels/curves
lighting/exposure (add flash)
levels
lighting/exposure (add flash)
save as TIFF

ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5:
"Cool" lighting effect
save as TIFF

MS Digital Image Pro 10:
change hue
levels/curves
levels
increase source lighting (yellow)
decrease color sat
lighting/exposure (add flash)
levels/curves
change hue
increase source lighting (yellow)
decrease color sat
lighting/exposure (add flash)
contrast
levels
save as TIFF

ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5:
color balance
sharpen
save as TIFF

MS Digital Image Pro 10:
Neat Image
crop
add border
save for Web

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.9269
Avg (commenters): 6.7273
Avg (participants): 5.9041
Avg (non-participants): 5.9323
Views since voting: 1084
Views during voting: 654
Votes: 383
Comments: 27
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06/28/2006 05:17:22 PM
Such patience to sit for this. The lighting is perfect and the scene is very well composed. Just the right balance between water and land with your placement. The colors are well preserved and not distorted with the exposure. Reading your description and, I hate to admit it, being familiar with the ST reference you made, this is right in step. Very well done Jimmy! Nice job!
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06/28/2006 05:53:37 AM
Very nice photo Jimmy - I like the Star Trek tie in! :)
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06/28/2006 12:45:30 AM
Awesome photo Jimmy!!! You did great!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 09:25:27 PM
Great image - beautiful work.
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06/26/2006 09:36:06 PM
nice work...serene and pleasant
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06/26/2006 12:46:32 PM
This is an excellent composition.
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06/26/2006 05:25:25 AM
To me the person detracts from the image, adding a blur where the land shows great detail and the water adds a mistiness. A little colour adjustment to bring out the grass and lichen and this would be excellent.
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06/25/2006 11:19:05 PM
That is just awesome, fabulous shot.
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06/24/2006 02:05:28 AM
love the waterfall and scene but person is slightly blurred. would have worked better if they were in the same sharp focus as the scene. nice though
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06/23/2006 06:40:29 PM
Nice picture.
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06/23/2006 06:15:14 PM
waterfalls with long exposure. tried and true.
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06/23/2006 01:41:41 PM
I would have skipped the woman and preferred something 'nostalgic' as a foreground. Or maybe even nothing. Background is really perfect!!!!
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06/23/2006 12:54:27 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Aesthetics:1
Technical: 1
Wow: 0
Originality:1
Total Score: 5
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06/23/2006 11:57:38 AM
The waterfall is really lovely...Im guessing that is you in the corner? But it kind of looks like you got in the photo by accident...seems out of place especially since everything in nature is totally crisp and clear, but your shirt and hair are blurry.
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06/23/2006 02:50:52 AM
Well done water shot
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06/23/2006 02:48:24 AM
I think woulda been MUCH better without the blurry person? IMHO
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06/23/2006 01:47:25 AM
nice picture but it would have been better without the person in it.
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06/22/2006 08:33:17 PM
Nice! Love this shot!
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06/22/2006 06:36:17 PM
Love the waterfalls. Crop this man or women out of there:)
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06/22/2006 02:54:54 PM
I like this a lot, creates a pensive mood.
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06/22/2006 10:40:08 AM
Wow! You certainly held still for a long time.
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06/21/2006 09:39:47 PM
Great smooth silky waters!
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06/21/2006 08:54:03 PM
I would have liked the shot better without the model or if the model was blurred in motion.
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06/21/2006 08:15:23 PM
Wonderful softness in the falls and water.
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06/21/2006 02:32:03 PM
Finally got that remote I see. ;^) Hard to sit still for 30 seconds or more isn't it. He-he. Nice waterfall. Good luck in the challenge!
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06/21/2006 02:35:18 AM
I prefer without you !
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06/21/2006 12:57:52 AM
Nicely themed tones...
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