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Greyledge Falls
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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Waterfalls
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Purgatory Creek, outside Buchanan, VA
Date: Jun 23, 2006
Aperture: 1:6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 seconds
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2006

Taken on Purgatory Creek outside Buchanan, VA. Titled Greyledge Falls because it is on the Greyledge estate. I grew up fishing in this spot for native rainbow trout. These falls are actually bigger than they look. The water was low due to lack of rain.

75mm zoom, ND filter, tripod, no flash

PP:
crop
level/curves
burn/dodge
save as TIFF
blend brush to clean up a few spots
selective lighting/exposure (on rocks)
levels/curves
save as TIFF
increase color sat
source lighting (increase warm tones)
copy/paste layer/mask of waterfall from earlier save (20% transparency)
transparency brush to blend edges
save as TIFF
dodge/burn falls
increase color sat
source lighting (increase warm tones)
dodge/burn
Neat Image
save as TIFF
add border
save for Web

Post Challenge: COOL!!! My highest placement yet. ;-) I got very wet getting this shot - HA. It started to rain before I actually made it up the creek to this particular spot, but decided to keep going anyway to get there and get the shot. This makes it worthwhile! Thanks everybody! =)

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.6238
Avg (commenters): 7.5600
Avg (participants): 6.1795
Avg (non-participants): 6.9032
Views since voting: 2647
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 202
Comments: 48
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/04/2007 09:51:29 PM
really well executed waterfall shot, great border and wonderful colors
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11/03/2006 06:26:03 PM
Missed this one... love the flow and the balance between light and dark. The greens of the moss are very realistic, (read>>> not overdone with the green slider ;) ) The whole scene is quite refreshing.
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10/12/2006 09:21:59 PM
Truly an intoxicating soothing image. Congratulations on your 6th place.
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07/13/2006 09:30:31 PM
WAHOOOOO!!!!!! Sis
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07/06/2006 11:15:56 PM
Stunning image, I didn't get to vote on this one, but surely would have been another 10 - Congratulations!
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07/04/2006 10:34:53 AM
Congratulations on the 6th place, very nice shot!
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07/03/2006 12:22:40 PM
absolutely stunning!!!

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07/03/2006 12:16:08 PM
Yep, I would lose the border too. However it is a great shot and looks very inviting. That is how you know you have a winning shot. As you can tell by my comment during the challenge, I asked if it was swimmable? Made me want to get in there. Congrats on your personal best!! Lovely image.

Message edited by author 2006-07-03 12:16:40.
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07/03/2006 12:10:45 PM
This was one of my favorites of the challenge SJ, extremely artistic and evocative.
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07/03/2006 10:59:29 AM
Congrats!!! It is a beautiful shot!!
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07/03/2006 01:45:15 AM
Jimmy! Congratulations on 6th place! This photo is spectacular! I absolutley LOVE those slow dreamy motion blurred waterfall photos. I love your elegant framing too! You TOTALLY ROCK!!!!!

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07/03/2006 01:42:05 AM
BIG CONGRATULATIONS! Well deserved. Your waterfalls are beautiful :)
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07/03/2006 12:59:23 AM
I would lose the border. It just makes the image feel smaller with it, IMO. However, that didn't stop it from walking the red carpet top ten list! :P Congrats.
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07/03/2006 12:20:11 AM
Nice smooth shot. Congrats on your front page entry.
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07/03/2006 12:14:04 AM
NIce finish and a superb capture of moving water!
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07/03/2006 12:13:43 AM
WTG on a top ten finish! This is a beautiful shot. Nice smooth water and I love the hint of color from the moss on the rocks. I didn't vote this challenge, but this would've scored high from me if I did.
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07/03/2006 12:10:11 AM
Nice top 10! Great Image! Congrats!
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07/03/2006 12:07:14 AM
Way to go Jimmy - had this as one of my higher pics. Well done!
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07/03/2006 12:07:13 AM
Awesome job Jimmy! Congratulations on your top 10!!!
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07/03/2006 12:07:12 AM
Holy Crap!!!! You did it with your waterfall. WOO HOO~~~ Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 08:59:57 PM
Beautiful.....
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07/02/2006 08:36:04 PM
excellent
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07/02/2006 07:45:12 PM
One of the better water shots in this challenge, though there are too many overall. Nice texture and color in the rocks and moss.
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07/02/2006 09:57:19 AM
Oh no, yet another waterfall shot!! :-)

But I like the use of the two huge rocks to guide your eye into the waterfall itself. And the use of slow exposure to provide the misty feel to the water and the extended depth of field for the static elements. It all works well together to create a powerfully primeval, spiritual result.
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07/01/2006 07:24:28 PM
Wow...this is fantastic. Good work. 10!
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07/01/2006 06:25:35 PM
I use borders a lot, but I don't think this one helps. Instead of the line, I prefer take an area about the thickness of what you have between the line and the edge and fade it back to 20-30% opacity/saturation.

The blur on the water and the color of the moss aznd rocks is very nice.
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07/01/2006 04:26:08 PM
Very nice. The frame is not as good.
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07/01/2006 09:32:35 AM
Nice image. I am not too sure you needed the border. IMHO it does not add anything to the pic.
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06/29/2006 02:10:47 PM
Not a fan of the embedded frame...
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06/29/2006 11:51:59 AM
Very nice shot. I don't give 10's very often but I really like this one. Good luck
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06/29/2006 09:48:02 AM
This is a nice shot, but the border on this really seems to interfere with the composition. IMO
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06/28/2006 07:21:28 PM
Back to bump this beautiful shot. Gorgeous colors and perfect composition. The frame is nice too.
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06/28/2006 04:38:37 PM
Great exposure control in the shot. I really like the light in this. Simple yet peaceful. Good Luck
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06/27/2006 11:55:11 PM
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06/27/2006 11:53:23 PM
Great capture i'd like to be there right now cooling off! great soft blur, very stable composition
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06/27/2006 04:11:39 PM
nice, what a pretty spot that is.
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06/27/2006 02:48:04 PM
Wow thats pretty. Swimmable?
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06/27/2006 01:16:57 PM
I love the colors and placement, and the border is cool too!
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06/27/2006 08:43:42 AM
Very pretty, and nice scenic shot. Feels quite serene and quiet. Not what I envision at first thinking of 'Motion Blur'. Yes, I guess it meets the challenge and it is a nice image - however, against other more exciting action type shots...

No worries. I'm not voting. Just making observations. ;^) Good luck in the challenge.
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06/27/2006 01:58:46 AM
Beautiful composition, beautiful use of a slow shutter speed, beautiful location.

Sometimes I like borders, but this one distracts me. But that's a nitpick. 10.
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06/26/2006 11:16:13 PM
crisp and clear and fresh...excellent...well done, I hope this shot does really well for you
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06/26/2006 07:44:50 PM
Very nice water blur with crisp rocks and surroundings wish no boarder though. Excelent shot
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06/26/2006 02:04:27 PM
10! 10! 10!
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06/26/2006 12:09:01 PM
Nice idea and well timed. The moss makes the picture. The lit rock on the left is a little bit on the big side - but there was nothing you could do about that.
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06/26/2006 09:03:36 AM
Of all the blurred water, this has the most interest to me. Partially for the perspective, and secondly, that bit of green with the fern fronds down on the right. Love the frame too. Beautiful.
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06/26/2006 08:49:59 AM
Lovely picture, but I really think the border is totally unnecessary.
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06/26/2006 06:33:27 AM
Gees, that's so common! Good pic, no worries, but its connection to the challenge is ever so superficial.
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06/26/2006 03:26:03 AM
this is cetainly picturesque and serene. the lighting and colours are what make this exceedingly plasing, and the neat, sensible composition helps too. i love the greens in this picture - so bold and bright! only minor criticism is that i think the frame is a bit too swanky for its own good, but that aside, this is a great take on the challenge, and would fit in any stock library. 8.
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