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Challenge: Hidden Treasures (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Upper North Silver Falls, OR
Date: Oct 1, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2009

I'm really starting to hate 640...

I wish I were the only that knew. Unfortunately this is in Silver Falls State Park. It is less known than the South Falls only because it's at the end of the trail. Thankfully there's a road to the end of the trail, and this fall is a 2 minute walk from the parking lot, heh.

Topaz Adjust - Adaptive exposure
Reduced blue saturation a wee bit

I didn't like the colors at all, so I changed the Temp and Tint (+67, +40)

Photoshop again...
Saturation - Reduced yellows, boosted saturation as a whole
Smart Sharpen

Place: 9 out of 74
Avg (all users): 6.2750
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.0625
Avg (non-participants): 6.3155
Views since voting: 1537
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 200
Comments: 11
Favorites: 5 (view)

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07/24/2014 01:37:18 PM
Beautiful falls and well composed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2009 08:49:39 PM
Upper North Falls-Silver Falls State Park, I like the composition. I'm guessing you were quite a bit to the left side of the falls in front of the logs. I think this is my favorite falls in the park for taking photos. Interesting processing in toning down/muting the colors but I still like it. Nice job.
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10/09/2009 11:19:01 PM
I love the subdued colors
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10/09/2009 01:35:38 PM
Lovely photo. I wish it were a bit larger, but that's not your fault. Did you desaturate this a bit? I'm not sure if I like it that way or not. It caught my eye, but I always love to see greens pop in waterfall pics. I still give it a solid 7.
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10/08/2009 09:11:51 PM
great picture and nice rendition of a hidden treasure. 7
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10/08/2009 04:51:04 PM
DMC. Little yellow OOF box bottom middle looks like pollution/rubbish, or is it treasure within the treasure of the falls? Shot looks a wee bit off horizontal to me. Otherwise a difficult photo to take under low light conditions, handheld.
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10/08/2009 03:46:08 PM
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10/07/2009 10:14:44 PM
I can see this place being a hidden treasure. It's beautiful!
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10/07/2009 04:56:44 PM
This is stunning, what a great hidden beauty!!
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10/07/2009 02:57:35 PM
Nice scene, tightly composed, and perfect exposure for the silky fall and to preserve detail below the surface. Like the processing and the treatment. Gave you a 6. In another challenge it would have been a 7 or higher. Here, however, its just not a tight enough tie to the topic to score there. I understand the concept of a pretty place being a hidden treasure, but just don't think that's strong enough to put shots like this in the top ranks. (fwiw I looked really hard at the spot of gold under the surface to see if maybe that was your treasure, but all I got was a blur that looks like maybe a fallen leaf).
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10/07/2009 12:27:10 PM
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