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Water Spirit
Water Spirit
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon
Date: Jun 19, 2006
Aperture: F36
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2006

Taken at Bridal Veil Falls in the creek that the falls runs off into.

It'll be interesting to see if folks see what I see in it, that is the appearance of a head or face of some sort of animal, which I'm dubbing a "water spirit" rising up through the soft whiteness of the rushing stream waters. Guess we'll see.

6-19-06 #1776

RAW adjustments:

Saturation +1
Sharpen +7
Convert to TIFF and Save

Gimp adjustments:

Slight Levels
Slight Curves
Hue to 15
Saturation to 30
Crop
Resize
Sharpen to 20 (x2)
Border
Flatten Image
Save as jpeg

Apeture: F36
Shutter: 30 sec.
ISO: 100

Statistics
Place: 104 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.1193
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 4.8919
Avg (non-participants): 5.1719
Views since voting: 904
Views during voting: 644
Votes: 394
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 02:48:11 PM
I like water shapes. Possibly crop more of the bottom. Also a heads up, you got some sensor dust boogies there in the right lower corner. Nice green hues.
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06/25/2006 10:39:13 PM
I love the surreal feel of this shot. It's very easy to imagine a creature or spirit rising up out of the water. Color is pleasing as well.
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06/25/2006 04:51:54 PM
Nicely done. Not the most interesting subject in the challenge, but you did well with what you chose.
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06/25/2006 02:50:39 PM
Sorry but I dislike this shot, using a long shutterspeed to capture water will just result in a blurry mess as is in this shot and you chose to have that blurry mess almost all of the photo, there is nothing really that draws the eye here but perhaps a leaf up in the right corner. You might as well have put a plastic bag covering 75% of the lens and this shot would have looked identical. Next time I suggest you have one stationary part in the middle of the moving water, classic choice is a rock or something that is the center of attention.
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06/25/2006 01:07:58 PM
Very cool 8
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06/25/2006 12:07:47 PM
Looks like just a big blur. No place for the eye to settle.
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06/24/2006 04:49:14 PM
Interesting effect with the 30 sec exposure. Nice title. Nice image.
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06/23/2006 05:19:51 PM
Nice silky effect with the water. Maybe too closely cropped for my taste. I find myself wanting to see a little more of the setting.
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06/23/2006 01:19:12 PM
Little wider crop maybe.
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06/23/2006 12:48:48 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Aesthetics:1
Technical: 1
Wow: 0
Originality:1
Total Score: 5
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06/23/2006 03:28:25 AM
Oooh, it looks like theres a dinosaur face in the water.
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06/22/2006 10:19:56 PM
I see what you've tried to do here, but don't think it has worked - the image as a whole comes across as too soft. I think it would have worked better with static objects more in the foreground and the soft water less prominent. I would like to try a shot like this myself.
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06/22/2006 09:11:26 PM
Too soft everywhere... The rocks should be a little bit of a bigger part of the picture.
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06/22/2006 11:49:21 AM
Interesting perspective, I like the smoothness but would prefer seeing just a little more of the area above the water and to the left a little.
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06/22/2006 12:04:42 AM
I think this should be a print as well :)
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06/21/2006 09:12:38 PM
The composition is all off and the textures don't mix
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06/21/2006 06:22:43 PM
like the idea. a little too much blow out.
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06/21/2006 01:23:06 AM
A little to lost for me...
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