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Crossing Heaven
Crossing Heaven

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Challenge: Bridges (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Location: Lynn Canyon, British Columbia
Date: Mar 6, 2003
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2003

Taken in beautiful Lynn Canyon, British Columbia. The girl on the bridge was to depict the deceptive scale of the photograph. I nearly killed myself climbing down slippery cliffs, then getting into the middle of the raging river onto a rock, where I set up a tripod. I hope you all enjoy my first attempt at a challenge, and I welcome all comments and criticism.

On an interesting sidenote, it is possible to jump from this bridge into the base of the falls about 70 feet below, and in the wilder days of my youth I actualy did this. :)

Place: 54 out of 229
Avg (all users): 6.0303
Avg (commenters): 7.1579
Avg (participants): 5.9606
Avg (non-participants): 6.1549
Views since voting: 1028
Votes: 198
Comments: 20
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03/21/2003 11:02:36 PM
Critique Club critique:
The content is wonderful. It's always nice to see soft white water flowing over rocks. Very nice composition with a foreground, middle ground and background. You would have scored higher if the challenge was nature or landscapes. What I mean by that is the bridge should be the subject of your image.
Camera Work/Technical:
Very nice camera angle and depth of field. Good exposure to soften the white water at the same time keeping a good tonal range.
Post Processing:
I tried saturating the colors and it made the green in the water and the green in the rocks more prominant and tied the photo together with the greenery on the sides of the river. Cropping some of the sides out of the image also seems to help as if the camera zoomed in on the upper center of the image.
My Opinion: I think you created a beautiful photograph that could be a great photograph with saturating the color some and maybe cropping out some of the sides. If you want to score higher in the challenge, simplify your image and make sure the subject of your image is the main interest in the image. Great job.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2003 09:25:39 PM
Beautiful Shot!!
03/16/2003 08:16:02 PM
very well done. i wish i knew where this is
03/16/2003 04:35:53 PM
what a beautiful scene
03/15/2003 11:47:30 PM
Incredible dof. Nice effect with the water. Bridge seems to be hanging there - good. But the bridge seems like an after thought. The good features could have been preserved and the bridge enhanced with alonger lens or tighter crop.
03/15/2003 10:01:21 AM
Yes, I would call this place heaven! Nice perspective. I wish heaven were more in focus. Everything seems just slightly out of focus here.
03/14/2003 08:20:19 PM
good job. nice photo.
03/13/2003 05:01:44 PM
You show a nice amount of water coming down the rocks, but would have appreciated some cropping at the higher rocks and seeing some more of the bridge with water on the upper rock. The bridge is too far away to be appreciated much.
03/13/2003 11:28:30 AM
Idyllic! A very soft focus here and a lovely composition. The main subject "bridge" doesn't seem to be prominent enough however.
03/12/2003 03:50:46 PM
Excellent composition.
03/12/2003 01:14:41 AM
Wonderful picture, but not enough bridge for me, personally.
03/10/2003 07:44:42 PM
Very very nice! Love the angle of this shot. The water is wonderful. 10 Swash
03/10/2003 05:45:53 PM
Beautiful shot. Nice greens and I really like the slow shutter speed you used to blur the water movement. It could be me but the focus feels just a bit soft. Good luck with the challenge!
03/10/2003 02:33:47 PM
Good job. How did you get the water to turn out so well like that?? Very cool image.
03/10/2003 12:46:53 PM
Beautiful picture... extremely well done and beautiful colors!
03/10/2003 12:30:29 PM
Nice Photo, but the bridge is not appearing well enough
03/10/2003 02:12:07 AM
gorgeous setting!
03/10/2003 01:58:03 AM
Talk about an understated bridge. But because of the composition you notice the bridge right away. I like it.
03/10/2003 01:31:44 AM
Try this one in a vertical crop taking away roughly the right 1/3rd of the picture and a little bit on the left. See if it isn't a better composition.
03/10/2003 01:30:49 AM
I think your bridge is too far away to be the subject. I sure would like to be there though! You had a nice week outside in the wilderness? Or else I want your job! LOL -Clicker-

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