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Neil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Treman Falls Park
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: 29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2007

This is a 6 second exposure, allowing the leaves to swirl around creating the pattern in the water. I have others with the whole circular pattern, but I really loved the look of the water you see best in this one (otherwise, you are further away from it).

I have a different shot from the same day (brighter and includes more of the swirlpool) which is available as a print (and as a beautiful canvas, if you are interested!):

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 712
Avg (all users): 7.1818
Avg (commenters): 7.7674
Avg (participants): 7.1241
Avg (non-participants): 7.3596
Views since voting: 4612
Views during voting: 593
Votes: 363
Comments: 65
Favorites: 22 (view)


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10/13/2012 05:18:27 PM
Hi Neil,
With this image did you use a ND filter?.. Great colors in this image
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11/27/2007 05:30:32 PM
Great pic
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10/20/2007 12:13:06 PM
This is beautiful! How do you make the water look so smooth??
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02/01/2007 09:47:46 PM
Congratulations on a top 10 finish. Your work is stunning as always.
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01/29/2007 11:22:56 PM
Hey just getting to look around the best of and what do i find on the first page but this gem. Truely beautiful neil, i think you chose right.
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01/29/2007 11:07:11 AM
This is another real beauty you've created Neil. Congratulations on the the top ten finish.
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01/29/2007 10:28:52 AM
I love this photo, it's lovely good to go into a painting.
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01/27/2007 02:20:55 AM
Hey, good job Neal! I just noticed this, I haven't really browsed these results yet. Congrats on top 10.
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01/27/2007 01:52:13 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish. This one was one of my favorites of the challenge.
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01/27/2007 12:10:41 AM
Very soft and pretty. Congrats on a great score. Your 2005 best of was a hard act to follow ;)
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01/26/2007 10:56:44 PM
Hey Neil Congrats on the Top 10!!!
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01/26/2007 09:40:27 PM
This is way too cool! Great shot. Congratulations on the 7th place!
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01/26/2007 07:48:51 PM
I knew I had good taste in my favorites choices. ;)
7th place - a HUGE congrats on this Neil!
A truly magical scene you mastered here.
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01/26/2007 02:14:55 PM
Hey, Neil, EXCELLENT! Many congratulations to one of my most favourite photogs at DPC. My daughter, Ximena, tells me she just loves this one.
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01/26/2007 12:18:27 PM
Congrats Neil - another great shot!
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01/26/2007 10:34:24 AM
Congratulations Neil on your top 10 finish! Way to go!
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01/26/2007 07:22:46 AM
Oh yes!!! Definitely a Neil Shapiro masterpiece deserving of top 10 in the finest challenge of the year! Congratulations! This is awesome as always!
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01/26/2007 06:52:33 AM
Great work nice top 10 finish (I had you for a ribbon!)
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01/26/2007 12:32:57 AM
You chose well, young Neil. :) Congrats on a top ten!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:28:55 PM
Wonderful colors and lines. I've grown tired of water shots...DPC is flush with them, after all, but this one is beyond the others in my eyes. Good luck this week.
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01/25/2007 11:32:47 AM
Wow - Stunning shot - colors are perfect - Excellent!
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01/25/2007 09:03:47 AM
feels more like a painting than a photo, but it looks great. without those extra touches it would have been another boring waterfall. nice.
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01/25/2007 03:40:04 AM
perfect.....
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01/24/2007 10:27:19 PM
this is beautiful, and i love the colors. however, the area just to the left of the falling water just doesn't look right--as if it were over-sharpened. that might not be what caused it to look the way it does, but that's beside the point.
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01/24/2007 08:56:27 PM
Great shot. I love the swirl and the effects of the long shutter speed. 9
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01/24/2007 01:01:28 PM
I've been looking for location to get a shot like this. Very nice long exposure with the leaves circling in the stream. Wonderful image.
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01/23/2007 03:12:58 AM
Fantastic colors and use of longer exposure.. my nitpick is that the upper right corner seems a bit too dark for me.
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01/22/2007 04:45:17 PM
A fairytale scene. Perfect on so many levels. Sure to do well.
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01/22/2007 02:27:19 PM
So calm and relaxing. I could stare at this all day.
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01/22/2007 06:22:40 AM
Wow thats just beautiful
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01/21/2007 05:02:40 PM
Excellent motion and swirl
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01/21/2007 12:50:43 PM
Awesome -9
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01/21/2007 11:03:21 AM
Beautiful! I love the PP, the top is perhaps a bit too dark. Great colors btw.
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01/20/2007 08:11:08 PM
Great capture! I really like this effect.
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01/20/2007 04:30:11 PM
wow, this is really nice, good stuff
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01/19/2007 07:33:08 PM
Wow! Great shot!
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01/19/2007 06:05:00 PM
At first glance, I nearly skipped straight on past but actually, this shot has a strange permanence that made me stop. The light has a wonderful quality and the long exposure has managed to stress both the stillness and the movement at the same time! Colours are lovely. Lovely.
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01/19/2007 05:13:09 PM
I am rarely sold on this long-exposure waterfall shots, but the rusty colors and the shadows make this an pleasant if slightly eerie shot. The upper right corner is a little too dark, it comes across as vignetting.
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01/19/2007 10:12:03 AM
beautiful scene, but background looks oversharpened and is too dark IMO. -7
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01/17/2007 07:55:52 PM
This is a great image - love the colors and crispness of the background set off against the water in motion
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01/17/2007 06:34:45 PM
Great colors and composition. It is almost magical.
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01/17/2007 02:14:20 PM
ohhh - dark & moody - I like it!!
Adding to my favorites - thank you for sharing this.
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01/16/2007 10:51:26 PM
very nice.
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01/16/2007 10:21:13 PM
Ooooh. What a great effect - to have the darkness of the woods offset by the brightness of the moving water.
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01/16/2007 04:47:36 PM
The sharpening, dodging and burning have turned this photo into painterly art - but it moves better than oil. The swirl is marlvelous in the bottom third of the composition - balanced nicely by the white rush of the falls and the shadowy leaves above. Maybe a bit too dark on the top right. 8
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01/16/2007 10:19:53 AM
wow, one of top 5 photo in my opinion for this challenge
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01/16/2007 07:53:15 AM
I love these type of shots... gotta try this one fall... great work
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01/16/2007 06:47:40 AM
Gotta love that swirl! Great color tones too - very attractive & surreal. Very well done. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/15/2007 04:40:52 PM
Lovely subject! Good composition. Top portion is a bit too dark, I can hardly see any deatil.
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01/15/2007 04:27:34 PM
an interesting image.
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01/15/2007 11:48:28 AM
Nice exposure and colors.
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01/15/2007 10:03:38 AM
Beautiful
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01/14/2007 06:28:46 PM
Marvelous colors, lighting, and composition. Would be a 10 from me, but what ruins it is the unnatural texture on everything else than the waterfall. It looks like a photograph of a waterfall inserted into a weird pointillist landscape painting. 7
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01/14/2007 11:27:59 AM
This is a beautiful image, the colors, light, and composition. However, it seems over-sharpened to me.
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01/14/2007 01:55:11 AM
oversharpened in the foliage, but the water is stunning.
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01/13/2007 04:24:17 PM
Very cool. Is it tilted? Water looks great, rest of the photo seems a bit contrasty.
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01/13/2007 01:20:22 PM
Now we're talkin'! Beautiful lighting, a perfectly timed exposure, just enough to catch the "cotton-candy" water, but not too muct to blow it out. Great colors as well. BRAVO!
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01/13/2007 12:13:05 PM
Beautiful rich tones on this! It has an immediate wow impact!
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01/13/2007 07:29:00 AM
Beautiful colours. The top right corner is annoying me for being so dark - my eyes keep getting drawn up there as if they're trying to draw out more detail. Otherwise this is excellent.
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01/12/2007 09:34:25 PM
What an interesting effect. Love the rich dark colors contrasted with the white water.
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01/12/2007 08:48:33 PM
Lovely colours and good exposure however I can't help feeling that it would be much better if not listing so much to port.
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01/12/2007 06:55:45 PM
Wow beautiful 8
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01/12/2007 09:19:08 AM
Well done, bute a little bit of soft focus in the background would have been better. But thats just me. Nevertheless a great shot, thanks for sharing and good luck in the challenge!
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01/12/2007 07:10:25 AM
I find the lighting of this on to be a bit odd, the upper right being dark and the upper loft being more lit bothers me a bit, the swirl and the colors in the water are really nice. Also you did a good job exposing the falls as well.



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01/12/2007 05:59:08 AM
did you do some dodging on the top right of the photo? The darkish effect disturbs me somehow... Great picture though! :)
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