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Silent night
Silent night
LalliSig


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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Kirkjubæjarklaustur, east Iceland
Date: Oct 18, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2006

Taken at 16mm, I lit up the waterfall with a flashlight, the technique is the same I used for this shot.

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I know it will not score nearly as good as that one but I still like it. I wish I had some more time in this location though, it is shot around midnight and we had a three hour drive home after this (thatīs right, I got home at around half past 3am and had school the next day) ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' indridistefans came along. Anyway, had I had the time I would have taken this shot with about 1 hour exposure or even longer and taken my time and painted the cliffs around the waterfall in light too but I am kindof happy how this shot came out, donīt think Itīll do well enough, not "wow" enough for you guys is my guess :) I guess itīll be unique in this challenge though and hopefully thatīll help a little, hehe. Anyway, am developing this idea and going to do more of this type of photography this winter, I hope to get some comments in this challenge on how this can be made better as I will be following up this technique more and developing it.

Only editing done is I brigtened up the sky a little bit with curves, shadow/highlights and sharpened, this shot is pretty much how it came out straight out of the camera.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 625
Avg (all users): 7.1587
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1126
Avg (non-participants): 7.3421
Views since voting: 3373
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 189
Comments: 48
Favorites: 23 (view)


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11/09/2006 01:25:24 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful shot!
Stjórnarfoss, alltaf flottur.
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11/09/2006 10:35:11 AM
Holy Kirkjubæjarklaustur that's a beautiful picture!!!!
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11/09/2006 08:34:52 AM
brilliant
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11/09/2006 12:49:47 AM
Great picture - it looks almost unreal! Congrats on a top 10 finish.
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11/08/2006 08:42:03 PM
Larus: you are quite an amazing individual. You are like a step and repeat machine that delivers as fast but then not really a repeat of subject matter but rather quality. Anytime I see Larus, I want to see the study. Congratulations on your top ten finish with this beauty emerging from the dark.

Message edited by author 2006-11-08 22:49:05.
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11/08/2006 05:43:07 PM
Lovely and unique, looking forward to the next chapter of this journey! Congrats on the top ten in such a top heavy challenge.
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11/08/2006 04:58:17 PM
Amazing Shot! Congratulations on a top ten and a Gorgeous image!
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11/08/2006 03:42:46 PM
Gorgeous shot! congrats on a fantastic image. I am very surprised it did not win a ribbon. next time....
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11/08/2006 03:38:36 AM
Very nicely done, amazing to see the stars like that, like sprinkles of salt..æðisleg mynd Lárus!
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11/08/2006 02:55:52 AM
To be honest I like this picture better than the one with the green sky. This is a great technique and you have inspired me. Very well done
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11/08/2006 01:10:12 AM
Congrats Larus! Interesting technique for night shooting falls!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 11:36:01 PM
Simply, INCREDIBLE! You deserve a ribbon for this shot! Certainly on my short list at the top. Good luck!
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11/07/2006 11:05:01 PM
Nice DOF and long exposure.
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11/07/2006 08:01:53 PM
great shot
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11/07/2006 03:55:11 PM
This is definitely a "stand-out" image amongst a pretty strong pool. I've never seen anything like it. Might be my top pick for the blue. I'm still in the reviewing and bumping process. Not bad for Day 1. Anyhow, congrats on a special and unique photo. Into Favorites it goes :)
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11/07/2006 03:03:39 AM
Excellent image and wonderful job in the post processing.
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11/07/2006 01:14:28 AM
Just awesome. Take me there!
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11/07/2006 12:27:16 AM
I love the star filled sky!
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11/06/2006 11:00:09 AM
beautiful shot, good lighting on the water falls and an amazing sky, great work
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11/05/2006 11:12:11 PM
this looks magical, great capture.
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11/05/2006 02:40:56 PM
Absolutely stunning!
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11/04/2006 10:34:38 PM
very powerful.
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11/04/2006 10:18:17 PM
Wow...this is incredible. Extremely good job on the exposure here. Lovely color and composition. I expect to see this on the front page. :)
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11/04/2006 03:05:14 AM
Superb!
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11/03/2006 10:49:48 PM
"WOW" I like this one.....
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11/03/2006 04:38:36 PM
Wow! Are the falls lit by moonlight? Too many stars to be moonlight.
I give up. How did you light the falls?
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11/03/2006 01:00:59 PM
WOW... how awesome is this? 10
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11/03/2006 08:58:14 AM
I love the white water set off against the starry sky.
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11/02/2006 09:31:38 PM
Great job on lighting the waterfalls. The starry sky is gorgeous. Would it have been possible to light the cliffs a bit? I'd like to see a little detail in them.
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11/02/2006 09:17:28 PM
The stars in this shot REALLY came out well! This would make a great greeting card. The splash of white created by the water adds just the right touch.
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11/02/2006 07:40:16 PM
Superb!!!
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11/02/2006 06:48:17 PM
nice mood and feel, very well done. 10
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11/02/2006 04:15:52 PM
whoa, first whao in the bunch, 8 for now
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11/02/2006 12:10:04 PM
Top of the magic.
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11/02/2006 07:09:40 AM
great shot, wel done!!!! i like the atmosfeer! 10 10
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11/02/2006 03:21:35 AM
I am not at all sure how you did this but I do know it is an amazing picture.
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11/02/2006 12:46:39 AM
Wow, wicked shot. Very well done!

0 = Poor, 0.5 = Fair, 1= Good, 1.5 = Great, 2= Perfection
Creativity = 2
Composition = 1.5
Lighting = 1
Contrast = 1
Focus = 1.5
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Total Score = 7
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11/01/2006 09:35:57 PM
Very dramatic. For my own personal tast I can't reconcile the ultra dark shadows with the bright waterfall. The spotlighting of the falls isn't quite believable. But it has tremendous pop! Very very well executed.
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11/01/2006 07:44:18 PM
I like it
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11/01/2006 03:51:42 PM
This is amazing. This had better finish high!
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11/01/2006 02:11:06 PM
Nice surreal feel
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11/01/2006 01:14:30 PM
Very beautiful.
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11/01/2006 11:12:05 AM
very original! hope you explain how you captured this image.
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11/01/2006 06:31:50 AM
WOW!
this is breathtaking.
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11/01/2006 06:16:39 AM
very cool
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11/01/2006 04:23:43 AM
!!!how great
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11/01/2006 03:17:34 AM
wow! an amazing image....has to be in the top 5 or 10...has to be a 10 from me, well done
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11/01/2006 02:50:06 AM
Wow! I like it! How did you achieve so many and crispy stars here? Are they natural? They seem almost too perfect. Nice composition, the fall looks almost 3D. Good job. Ten from me.
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