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Summer 2006
Summer 2006
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Shoninzawa, Japan
Date: Aug 21, 2006
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 3 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Well, might as well enter, though I have no idea what constitutes a best photo ever taken. Still, there might be a special ribbon awarded for all entries and who would want to miss out on that?!? I just shouldn't have left it so late in looking for a pic - there must be better ones in the hard drive somewhere. ;-)
It's the stream at Shoninzawa, where I went for the Steve Davidson challenge. Beautiful fresh water spring.
Basic sort of editing after converting from RAW. Cropped a bit off to get rid of an information sign. I actually remembered to use the Curves plug-in for PS Elements 5. I wonder if I should have tried an HDR version...

With 1100 entries or so, I predict this one will finsih 500-600. ;-P

Well, 353 is quite a bit better than what I expected...

Statistics
Place: 352 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8677
Avg (commenters): 6.7736
Avg (participants): 5.8428
Avg (non-participants): 6.0133
Views since voting: 631
Views during voting: 684
Votes: 514
Comments: 59
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:22:51 PM
I want to go hiking in the woods. This reminds me of Silver Creek Falls near Salem, OR. Ferns, moss-covered rocks, a small brook tumbling gently down.
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03/17/2009 05:13:54 PM
Simply lovely 10
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03/17/2009 04:32:10 PM
Simply lovely!!!! 9
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03/17/2009 11:55:24 AM
Classic waterfall shot, very creamy and smooth and the forest looks great.
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03/17/2009 10:51:42 AM
Nicely composed, and great choice of shutter speed.
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03/17/2009 09:51:22 AM
nice leading lines, perhaps a touch more saturation.
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03/17/2009 06:48:05 AM
Beautiful painting like forest scene. Nicely captured water flow. 7
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03/17/2009 01:30:06 AM
Nice movement of the water from one end of the frame to the other. The coloring is also very nice and vivid.
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03/16/2009 09:48:04 PM
the green could of been a bit more "punchier", aside from the beautiful shot
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03/16/2009 02:47:34 PM
a most beautiful spot .. nearly like a fairyland .. the smooth flowing water is stunning .. :)
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03/16/2009 02:09:45 PM
What a peaceful serene scene. Love the silky water flow and the rich foliage.
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03/16/2009 03:57:56 AM
love the exposure
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03/16/2009 02:55:34 AM
I love the softness coming off of the water. :)
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03/16/2009 02:12:17 AM
Picture postcard stuff. Great shot.
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03/15/2009 10:52:13 PM
Very peaceful looking shot with nice greens and great looking water! I like the fence in the background too.
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03/15/2009 10:32:54 PM
Love the treatment of the water
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03/15/2009 09:03:23 PM
Just beautiful, I can hear the creek and smell the woods the shot is so real.
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03/15/2009 07:11:56 PM
Well seen and taken..
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03/15/2009 06:36:05 PM
very pretty and nicely taken I love this type of scene
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03/15/2009 04:44:50 PM
Beautiful image, very well executed. The composition is excellent.
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03/15/2009 01:34:53 PM
Good job with the long exposure.
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03/15/2009 10:42:02 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:17:37 AM
What a beautiful river, the greens of the forest are lovely. I would be thrilled if I took a photo like this.
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03/15/2009 10:14:24 AM
bit over exposed.. just 3 sorry


;D brano
03/15/2009 09:49:15 AM
excellent use of a long exposure
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03/14/2009 07:40:07 PM
Beautiful water. Great composition.
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03/14/2009 07:24:36 PM
Shadows?
03/14/2009 06:45:43 PM
Very gentle and soothing.
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03/14/2009 11:34:26 AM
such beautiful colors...and the water is done well
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03/14/2009 09:31:20 AM
Nice composition with the curve in the stream
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03/14/2009 08:53:05 AM
very nice detail in the plants. I really like that you did not over saturate. 9
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03/14/2009 08:29:28 AM
Beauty in the summertime for sure. Nicely done getting the blur from the water during the day time without over exposing the pic. The greens and brown tones look great and your water is silky smooth. Plus it draws me off into the distance.
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03/13/2009 11:13:57 PM
Nice location and good effect in the stream
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03/13/2009 10:21:30 PM
Pretty scene
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03/13/2009 06:34:06 PM
I enjoy the processing to get everything properly exposed and not go hyper color green. It feels minimally processed, which I think is good.
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03/13/2009 04:34:47 PM
Very nice shot. Colors are not over done and the water looks good.
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03/13/2009 03:26:46 PM
Wonderful flowing water, but the light looks very flat.
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03/13/2009 01:02:51 PM
Nice woddland capture
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03/13/2009 10:27:20 AM
I love such kind of pictures! Very nice mood. Perferctly done.
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03/13/2009 01:12:24 AM
Lovely. Makes me want to be there.
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03/12/2009 09:29:02 PM
lovely image
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03/12/2009 08:33:20 PM
pretty scene. good timing, composition and focus.
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03/12/2009 06:50:46 PM
nice job on the extended exposure
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03/12/2009 05:47:12 PM
nice exposure
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03/12/2009 02:34:09 PM
Dreamy. Nice shot and shutter speed.
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03/12/2009 10:44:16 AM
what a beautiful spot.
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03/12/2009 10:28:05 AM
A woodland beauty! Nice!
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03/12/2009 08:13:03 AM
nice silky water
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03/12/2009 08:05:32 AM
wierd, i like how the photo is leading you in the road of the river, nice...
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03/12/2009 08:01:14 AM
nice use of long exposure to capture shot. good technicals , but the shot just does not have enough "wow" to make me score this higher. 6
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03/12/2009 04:11:50 AM
peaceful nice image
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03/12/2009 12:03:45 AM
So misty looking!
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03/11/2009 09:06:43 PM
Lovely... the water is beautiful, the lushness of it all makes me want to sit there. Lovely.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 07:01:33 PM
Smmootthhh
03/11/2009 02:41:13 PM
Lovely greenery
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03/11/2009 11:47:37 AM
nice colors, i like the composition
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03/11/2009 09:52:50 AM
Very pretty. Nice colors and motion blur. I can feel the mist on my face.
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03/11/2009 09:37:53 AM
Very lush scene.
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03/11/2009 06:03:02 AM
beautiful flowing stream, nice exposure
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