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Cool Clear......Water....ACW (All Comments Welcome)
Cool Clear......Water....ACW (All Comments Welcome)

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: DeLeon Springs State Park, DeLeon, FL
Date: Dec 28, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008

Taken at DeLeon Springs State Park

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This waterfall is all of 2/3' high...it is actually a overflow for the Spring head in DeLeon, FL. There was no cropping, and just above this area is a concrete covert and a railing to keep people from jumping (ha ha) it is just a tight photo. (first time playing with my new lens 70-700mm VR). Thank you for the comments on the bright area on the left top...I came to realize after your comments that with some experimenting I could have helped that area out. Did not know that. So I have come away learning quite a bit from this Challenge. As to the border...it is my first attempt took quite a bit of bumping around just to get that...

Thank you for the comments...

Place: 304 out of 407
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Avg (commenters): 5.4000
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Views since voting: 931
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Votes: 167
Comments: 18
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05/03/2009 09:58:02 AM
WOuld you mind sharing your original and what your editing steps? I have been trying to figure out how to mkae my water look like this...
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02/01/2009 10:44:56 AM
waterfalls again...sorry I know this is hard...like the reflection in the water....more waterfalls...
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01/09/2009 11:06:24 AM
Nice image and colors, seems a bit oof, are you using a tripod? Using a slower shutter would have made it flow nicely, maybe bringing the iso down to 100, that would help with the brightness....not sure about the frame, its too thick...but don't know until you try it, nicely done...good job...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2009 09:35:21 AM
Nice idea but tight crop and bold black frame takes away from it - at least for me. Also, I wish it was more in focus - crisp.
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01/06/2009 08:55:42 PM
Beautiful image. 8
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01/06/2009 12:29:58 PM
Good composition and good shutter speed with lovely golden reflections that add to its appeal, well done
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01/06/2009 07:50:43 AM
5 - Don't know that your soft black edges on the frame are enhancing the image. The top crop area either more included if you had it else cropping out the rocks altogether maybe - as they're 'chopped'. Image also looks like it needs a nudge up on the right, but could be needs perspective correction.
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01/04/2009 06:09:10 PM
I keep forgetting to do the "ACW" in my own entries. I like the water blur, but my nitpick is the bright area above the waterfall draws the eye away from the main subject.
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01/04/2009 11:35:31 AM
The border is too big, IMO. Could you have used an even slower shutter speed?
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01/03/2009 09:58:04 PM
Nice balance on the length of exposure for the water
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01/03/2009 06:58:13 AM
I like it overall, but don't like the frame at all
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01/02/2009 06:29:41 PM
Unusual between long exposure and frozen motion, but the result is rather pleasant.
It lacks something though, probably something around or near the waterfall.
As is, there is just water, it's almost documentary.
I see the beautiful contrast with the warm tones of a reflection in the upper left corner, and I wish to see a bit more of that reflection.
Globally a fine work nevertheless
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01/02/2009 01:13:02 PM
I think I would have tried to desaturate the top left a little. It's quite a contrast from the warm colors at the top to the blue/cool tones that make up the majority of the image.
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01/01/2009 11:14:42 AM
Nice image. I would like to see a tad more of the background but that's just my opinion.
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01/01/2009 09:01:17 AM
It is hard to comment on framing without knowing what is around the image, but my sense is that there is too much water and too little in surroundings. I would also have liked a bit slower shutter speed to blur the water more. Also, there is a lot of glare in the surrounding area that I can see, waterfalls are better photographed on cloudy days or times of day when the sun isn't on the water. Based on the water at the top, I don't think a polarizing filter was used. Those filters always improve waterfall shots.
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01/01/2009 06:28:48 AM
Close crop means subject has no 'setting'
'fuzzy' borders are unpopular
Good idea to ask for comments - might start a trend
good luck
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01/01/2009 03:52:41 AM
I like the movement of the water, but I think it would be better if I could see above the top of the waterfall, too. I.e., I think you should have zoomed back a bit and shown more of the surroundings.
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01/01/2009 12:38:54 AM
Good capture of the moving water. Crop ... or maybe it's the heavy border ... feels too tight.
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