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Challenge: The Four Elements II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Fullerton Aboretum (Fullerton, California)
Date: May 26, 2007
Aperture: f/38
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2 secs.
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007

Waterfall at the Fullerton Arboretum (Fullerton, California).

To get the silky-smooth effect on the water, I had to have a long exposure of 2 seconds. In order to avoid blown-out/washed-out features with such an exposure time, I used my Cokin Graduted Neutral Density filter, but didn't use the graduation--I used the whole darkened portion of the filter. I also used an aperture of f/38 to allow for a longer exposure time. This was my first photo ever using such a small aperture.

Place: 162 out of 394
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Votes: 166
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06/08/2007 03:04:59 PM
Nice photo, quick question. You said this was taken at Fullerton Aboretum, is it in Cal State Fullerton's Aboretum?

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06/02/2007 02:08:18 AM
Nice and smooth - Looks a little overexposed.
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06/01/2007 12:15:01 PM
This is a pretty waterfall, but I think there are a couple of things that are a bit off in this picture. The greens seem a bit too yellow and bright. Perhaps a bit of desat on the yellows would help, and some contrast (maybe adjusting brightness too, or changing the exposure).
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05/30/2007 02:46:36 PM
Very nice...
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05/30/2007 02:33:05 PM
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05/28/2007 01:41:53 AM
I like it. I haven't tried to get one of these shots yet with the water kind of fogging out like that. I think it's the yellow in the plants is a little bright and distracting from the water. Also maybe the pine needles hanging down in the top left are kind of in the way.
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