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Nature's song is heard in a rushing river
1st PlaceNature's song is heard in a rushing river
DrAchoo


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Challenge: Rivers & Streams (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Sunset falls, Yacolt, WA
Date: Jan 11, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2008

I love pictures that have a story behind them. I found this waterfall after seeing a most excellent shot by a local photog named Darren White. He did not name the fall so I had to do a large amount of sleuthing to find it. Eventually I figured it out and headed there one afternoon this week. It is out in the middle of nowhere at the edge of the Gifford Pinchot park. To get this perspective with these rocks, you need to wade to a small shallow in the middle of the river. The problem is there is a narrow, but knee deep channel you need to cross to get there. Because I didn't want to drive home in sopping clothes, I simply took my jeans off, hitched my long johns up to my thighs, put on flip flops I had brought, and waded out. So basically I was taking pictures for 10-15 minutes in the middle of the river in my underwear. My feet, naturally, went numb in about 30 seconds. I promise I was really careful with the camera. I made a trip out and back with nothing to make sure there weren't any tricky spots. Then I went out with the camera firmly wound around one hand (ready to be thrust into the air if I slipped) and used my tripod as a walking stick in the other for extra stability. It worked out fine. :)

PP is typical. This is not an HDR shot and I hope it comes in the Top 10 so as to show HDR is not a requirement under the new rulesets.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 208
Avg (all users): 7.3452
Avg (commenters): 7.8966
Avg (participants): 7.1765
Avg (non-participants): 7.4732
Views since voting: 11235
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 197
Comments: 72
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01/28/2008 02:20:52 PM
Fantastic foreground colours! :-)
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01/25/2008 09:41:06 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon, very pretty shot.
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01/25/2008 12:58:30 AM
congrats on the BLUE... :)
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01/24/2008 06:45:16 PM
Gorgeous shot, Jason ~ beautiful ribboner...er, I mean "lucky shot, snotty dictator" :P Luv, PG
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01/24/2008 05:45:21 PM
Stud! :-P
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01/24/2008 04:38:20 PM
Just stunning !!! You are brave to risk life,limb & camera :) Congratulations, well done.
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01/24/2008 03:34:32 PM
Beautiful ! 10 well deserved
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01/24/2008 01:12:35 AM
Congrats on such a beautiful image and another ribbon.
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01/23/2008 03:38:46 PM
Superb!! Definitely a ribbon winer.
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01/23/2008 12:23:19 PM
Simply stunning photo. Congratulations
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01/23/2008 04:16:36 AM
I love the foreground, congrats on your red!
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01/22/2008 10:26:35 PM
Your dedication is inspiring. Congrats on the ribbon Jason.
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01/22/2008 02:45:52 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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01/22/2008 01:44:33 PM
Now Doc, you know I have first call on these sort of shots ;-)
To be honest I'd have been proud to take this image, it is simply beautiful. The colours in those rocks and the blue/green water is what really makes it. Most of the waterfalls around here are from peaty moorland and tend to be 'tea' coloured so its nice to see something different.

Never got round to tasking one myself, I was in San Antonio and there's only the plastic riverwalk which was never going to compete against an image of this quality.

Congrats my friend, well done.

K
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01/22/2008 10:41:28 AM
HDR constitutes my least favourite images at DPC. Hence, I am happy to see that you do not have to resort to it to gain good exposure and colours, as you managed in this fine photo. It was well worth the trip, ribbon or not...
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01/22/2008 04:43:44 AM
beautiful picture,well done,congratulations
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01/21/2008 10:07:38 PM
Another well deserved ribbon. Stunning.
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01/21/2008 08:04:07 PM
Congrats on the Red, Doc! I love the fact that this image combines the best of both worlds - the awesome water-flow & mist of the falls, along with the great texture in the foreground rocks.
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01/21/2008 07:51:02 PM
Beautiful shot, Jason. Congrats!
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01/21/2008 07:39:44 PM
great shot, I am a big fan of yours
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01/21/2008 04:12:08 PM
A beautiful shot/Congratulations
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01/21/2008 01:31:22 PM
Congrats Jason on this beauty of a nature photo. You'd made quite a sight in that river. What photographers will do for a shot!
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01/21/2008 12:48:30 PM
Love the colours in the pebbles - great shot, and congrats on the ribbon :- )
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01/21/2008 12:29:14 PM
I'm also glad this won! Your right, just because HDR imaging is allowed now doesn't mean that's all that will win.
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01/21/2008 10:57:28 AM
Beautiful colors in this! Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/21/2008 10:27:54 AM
this was my favorite. congrats
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01/21/2008 08:41:11 AM
A stunning picture and a well deserved ribbon! I would love to have come across you standing in the middle of the river, longjohns hitched up, squinting through your camera! The vision is priceless! Well planned and well executed.
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01/21/2008 08:13:39 AM
Beautiful photo, congrats on the second place!
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01/21/2008 07:42:21 AM
Beautiful colors and love the falls. Congrats on the Ribb.
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01/21/2008 06:28:38 AM
fantastic shot, congrats on your ribbon
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01/21/2008 02:17:30 AM
Simply awesome shot. Congrats on another well deserved ribbon.
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01/21/2008 01:38:38 AM
Superb!!! This would make the most amazing large print. Congrats Jason!
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01/21/2008 01:28:47 AM
Jason, this is an excellent shot and I love the perspective. Well done!
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01/21/2008 01:18:13 AM
Jason, congratulations on your ribbon!! It's very beautiful and impressive!!
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01/21/2008 01:02:53 AM
Congrats, Jason. Very pretty shot! :)
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01/21/2008 12:55:13 AM
FINALLY YOU BROKE THE DROUGHT!!! Well done...I didn't vote in this challenge as I was away, but this would have been a 10 from me...
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01/21/2008 12:27:35 AM
Way to go Doc. Just had to beat me in our loser's challenge, even if I did get a ribbon, huh? Sheesh.
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01/21/2008 12:25:25 AM
Nice work doc - grats on the ribbon
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01/21/2008 12:18:32 AM
Congratulations on getting a ribbon for such a deserving image. You captured the colors of the rocks and water so well. Beautifully executed!!
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01/21/2008 12:10:06 AM
I would have been disappointed if you didnít ribbon. :-)

Congrats!
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01/21/2008 12:06:31 AM
I'm pretty sure the system had you penciled in for a ribbon the moment this challenge was announced. :P COTRR!
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01/21/2008 12:05:43 AM
Congratulations...it's a very serene, beautiful picture.
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01/21/2008 12:04:13 AM
Congrats... very deserving!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2008 09:43:10 PM
I love the different colors in the stones
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01/20/2008 04:31:59 PM
great angle!
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01/20/2008 02:58:02 PM
Great color tones, I like the DOF effect and the power of the river.
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01/19/2008 03:40:59 PM
Wonderful colors !!
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01/19/2008 03:35:45 PM
Very nice. Love the detail in the pebbles, and the color in the water, and the falls not having the whites blown out. Nice composition.
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01/19/2008 01:33:59 PM
This shot smells like achoo. I like the perspective you have chosen. Great colors and textures in the rocks and water.
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01/19/2008 08:11:23 AM
Beautiful shot, great angle.
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01/18/2008 09:10:53 PM
The foreground rocks really add a lot to this scene. Foreground water retains a bit of texture in the flow, too, which I personally prefer. Colors are not overdone and the composition is very nice.
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01/18/2008 02:56:21 PM
I love the perspective, but not the long exposure.
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01/18/2008 05:06:49 AM
Beautiful tones and well-composed.
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01/16/2008 10:52:02 PM
Beautiful picture!
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01/16/2008 11:44:59 AM
The rocks in the foreground are awesome. I don't care for the way the falls fit into the upper left area. Maybe a tighter crop up there, but then you would lose some of those great rocks as well. I'm being excessively picky, there, because this is a great shot.
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01/15/2008 10:34:21 PM
beautiful.....
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01/15/2008 09:51:19 PM
WOW! the depth of this is really striking. The foreground is stunning and the background informs the moment for this shot.
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01/15/2008 02:54:45 PM
I'd swear this is somewhere in Oregon. The foreground rocks really balance the scene and provide interest. Not sure about the pixel border....
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01/15/2008 02:37:12 PM
Beautiful color and texture in the stones. Excellent job on the exposure.
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01/15/2008 02:17:35 PM
stunning..............
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01/15/2008 12:58:43 PM
Amazing you held the focus across the entire field, well done, my favorite of the challenge thus far.
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01/15/2008 12:27:18 PM
I wish you would have just cropped to the rocks. To me, that is the strength of the photo and would stand better on its own. In any case, a nice shot.
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01/15/2008 12:17:23 AM
Great DOF, wonderful shot.
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01/14/2008 11:35:47 PM
I wish I were this good

Message edited by author 2008-01-21 11:25:13.
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01/14/2008 05:06:13 PM
Love the perspective, love the colour in the rocks
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01/14/2008 03:04:59 PM
Love the colors in your shot, just the right composition. A great river, falls shot. After looking more, I do like your choice of border, it adds a nice frame and seperates you from the rest. Nice work.
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01/14/2008 12:52:18 PM
Very nice job on color and saturation. Good angle and composition.
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01/14/2008 12:16:00 PM
Nice use of the foreground.
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01/14/2008 12:00:02 PM
Beatiful... amazing colour and perfect shutter speed to capture the correct "milkyness" Can't wait to see the photographer's comments when this challenge is done.
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01/14/2008 11:26:07 AM
Hope you didn't get your camera and lens wet! An inteesting juxtaposition of scale.
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01/14/2008 09:29:58 AM
The colours and shutter speed make this one special to me. Nice aqueous feeling therein. 9.
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01/14/2008 08:37:44 AM
Nice. Very warm color and calming look.
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