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justin_hewlett


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A75
Location: Sandy, UT
Date: Jun 24, 2006
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2006

Taken at the slowest shutter speed I could manage with my 8.0 minimun aperture. I really need to get a ND filter or polarizer.

In processing I adjusted contrast with levels, applied contrast masking to get some detail back in the rocks, and did a little bit with soft light/multiply blending modes on a duplicate layer. I also did some subtle dodging and burning on a 50% gray overlay layer (painted black to burn, white to dodge).

I'm happy with how it turned out in the end. I'm hoping for top 20 with this.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.2611
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 5.7051
Avg (non-participants): 6.6080
Views since voting: 1706
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 203
Comments: 20
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/19/2006 07:01:34 PM
Beautiful golden light and detail on the rocks and the water 'blur' looks just right :o)
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07/09/2006 10:31:02 PM
From the Critique Club:

Justin, I don't know what I can say about this shot that would improve it. You have spot on focus, DOF and your tones are fantastic! Love the shutter speed that you have chosen here. You have great flow through the shot. That's what I really like about good waterfall shots. The flow through the frame. You really nailed that here.

Why didn't this score better here? I think that is because waterfalls like kittens and flowers are so photogenic that they are easy to shoot. You see them all the time. This kinda makes the voter a little numb when they see them.

Great shot! Keep shootin...
TC
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07/03/2006 10:43:03 AM
Nice finish Justin, which falls is this?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 07:23:53 PM
There are a lot of water motion shots in this one, and it has to really needs to be special to stand out. This is a lot like other waterfall shots we've seen both in this challenge and in the past. It's easy to see their allure, though.
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07/02/2006 05:25:40 PM
Stunning
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07/02/2006 04:20:17 PM
Excellent colors and a perfect exposure of the falls.
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07/02/2006 11:08:14 AM
Stunning.....
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07/02/2006 09:57:13 AM
By the time I get through rating photos for this challenge, I will be well and truly over waterfall shots!!

But this one is a beautiful example of the genre. Free falling water spray at the top, solid flowing water in the middle, breaking over rocks at the bottom. All nicely framed, with the static elements crisp, perfectly exposed and emphatically moist. Enhanced with just the right amount of exaggeration in the colour.

I'll give it a 10.
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07/01/2006 06:13:27 PM
beautiful.
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07/01/2006 04:23:17 PM
I really like this one, beautiful colors.
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06/29/2006 10:32:17 PM
Nice shot!
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06/29/2006 06:52:02 PM
cool, i like the tint of blue in the water.
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06/28/2006 07:42:07 AM
Nice capture....with good tone control.
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06/27/2006 03:46:59 PM
As of yet my favorite in this challenge. Really nice contrasty image. Definately meets the challenge. And nice cooperative lighting besides.
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06/27/2006 12:43:06 PM
I like the waterfall... I think I just love waterfalls.... Very good, very clean. Like the positions for... everything!
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06/27/2006 07:32:59 AM
Fantastic shot, great composition, fantastic lighting and awesome sharpness. You get an 8, well done, oh buggar it you get a 9. I really love this shot.
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06/27/2006 06:19:50 AM
I like the water glistening on the rocks
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06/26/2006 12:10:03 PM
Pretty colours and nicely timed.
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06/26/2006 09:08:57 AM
I'm kind of sick of waterfalls, but this is very lovely. The glistening rocks really make it for me.
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06/26/2006 01:00:07 AM
gorgeous!
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