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Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls

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Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Beaver Falls, PA
Date: Mar 16, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2 seconds
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2006

I had to "cheat" a little on this one. I stacked an ND filter and a circular polarizer, hoping that I'd be able to pull off a 2-second exposure at f22... but that was still WAY too much light for a daylight shot like this.

I didn't want to say the heck with it and submit a shot that didn't technically meet the challenge, so I got a little creative. I covered the lens for most of the 2 seconds, and moved it away with less than a second to go in the exposure.

It took me quite a few attempts to get the timing down pat, but I got several workable shots out of it!

I cloned out a pesky dust spot and a little leaf, and pumped up the saturation a bit. I desaturated the water a little because it was a bit too cyan. I also adjusted the shadows/highlights a bit to bring out some detail in the rocks.

Place: 94 out of 192
Avg (all users): 5.4372
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.2778
Avg (non-participants): 5.5520
Views since voting: 1273
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 215
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/24/2006 11:38:04 PM
This is just ok for me. It shows the theme, but it's just not striking enough.
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03/22/2006 03:49:13 PM
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03/22/2006 11:44:00 AM
very nice! and the correct depth of field!
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03/21/2006 03:20:16 PM
Nice falls.
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03/21/2006 02:34:06 PM
Nicely done, love the greens and orangish colors to the rocks. The motion to the falls is nicely captured. I would have liked to see just a wee bit more towards the top, my eyes seem to be drawn back there to find the rest of the picture, instead of focusing on the falls as they should. Or maybe even a tighter crop towards the top so that I don't get the feeling that I am missing something. Just my opinion. Nicely done and good luck
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03/21/2006 09:54:38 AM
wow, gorgeous
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03/20/2006 07:00:56 AM
03/20/2006 01:13:06 AM
The water looks like velvet.....
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