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Your Natural Wonder
Your Natural Wonder
david_c


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Postcard III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Go ahead, guess!
Date: Apr 5, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 16 seconds
Galleries: Water, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2009

lol. Right down the block, that is. Probably one of the more "famous" postcards. Hope it does well, gotta break my sub-6 streak!

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Wow. Thanks to one and all, I'm floored by the scoring in this challenge. Wonderful comments and a fave to boot. To think, this was a last minute "get out there for half an hour and create the image in pp 15 minutes before rollover". Maybe I should stick to that formula, any time I actually plan an image, I end up in the 50th percentile. ;-)

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Frikkin' sweet! I just noticed this is now the Top rated image with my XSi ! Bring on that T1i, Canon...

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 163
Avg (all users): 7.0739
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.9167
Avg (non-participants): 7.1552
Views since voting: 3689
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 176
Comments: 43
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/13/2010 11:35:20 PM
WHOA! This is really nice! Excellent shot and well deserved score!
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09/14/2009 07:28:25 PM
Oh Baby baby .. this is a real postcard,
It seems I gave this a 10 at the challenge time, and still impresses me.
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04/14/2009 11:55:29 PM
I never knew the falls are that amazing during this time of the year! Super image! Congrats on your top 10!
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04/13/2009 02:13:55 PM
Ohmygoodness! I have seen so many photos of these striking, magical falls, and they never get old or cease to look amazing. But THIS one is the best I've ever seen. Congratulations on absolute perfection. I feel sure that there is probably not a better postcard of this place out there!

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04/13/2009 01:56:07 PM
Great score - best on XSi - and great finish! Congrats on your top 10!
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04/13/2009 11:36:06 AM
Congrats on your top 10. Well done!!
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04/13/2009 09:19:11 AM
What a wonderful postcard! Congrats on Top TEn.
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04/13/2009 09:05:26 AM
Thanks, everyone, this feels really good! Love being on the front page of a challenge, and I appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments.

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There's almost never a time when there's no mist. The less wind the better, of course, but the rush of the water causes an almost constant, impenetrable wall of fog.

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Any time, Ernie. May is beautiful 'round these parts, as you well know. ;-)

Regarding the location: Yeah, these are the 'Merrican Falls, but as seen from the Canajun side. I had fully intended to get the Horseshoe Falls, but I just never caught a suitable shot, for the reasons I mentioned to Jonathon. See?

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I tried, my man, I tried. Although they are more impressive, they are a much, much tougher subject to capture.

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My settings are there in the info, but it was f/9, ISO 100, 16 seconds on the shutter.

Message edited by author 2009-04-13 13:52:40.
04/13/2009 08:54:04 AM
onf of my favs of this challenge! The frozen falls and the night lights..perfect! Congrats on Top 10!
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04/13/2009 08:25:55 AM
Congrats on your top 10 ,well done !
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04/13/2009 08:20:53 AM
Great shot David. Last time I tried to shoot the falls I got bad results because of all the spray off. I wonder if there is a good time of year to avoid excess spray?
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04/13/2009 08:19:01 AM
Beautiful. The colors are wonderful. Congrats on top 10.
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04/13/2009 07:02:08 AM
This is just beautiful David, especially with the multi-coloured lights. I knew this would do well. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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04/13/2009 07:01:48 AM
So pretty with all the colors. Congrats on top 10!
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04/13/2009 01:51:08 AM
Congrats on the Top 10, wonderfully done.
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04/13/2009 12:20:13 AM
David, congrats on a top 10 in one of the highest scoring challenges I have ever seen on dpc!

I do have to ask though..why the shot of the American falls and not ours? I know it is easier to shoot......but then the text should read NF NY, not Ontario Canada?

I might be back up that way for a weekend in the next month or so. If I get up there I will let you know and we can go for a shoot.

Once again, congrats! Great image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2009 08:38:11 PM
The text at the top is pretty dark and almost went unnoticed by me. It's a nice touch, though, and a sharp and clear shot.
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04/11/2009 07:45:50 AM
Great use of the text to your entry. Disciplined, and to the point. As for the photo, you did a great job. No overblown colors or lights, very smooth sharp look, and not alot of noise. I gotcha in my top 5, good luck.
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04/10/2009 08:39:51 PM
Great shot, but you've gone way over the top with the text. The text you have at the top while being a clever effect, makes the whole scene look small, and part of the wonder of the falls is their sheer size.
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04/09/2009 06:33:33 PM
Beautiful colors
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04/09/2009 04:46:33 PM
creative text... nice work.
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04/09/2009 01:55:44 PM
Best use of type in the challenge, some one has their graphic design chops down. the image is not the most amazing in the challenge, but it certainly nails the challenge, ought to be top five.
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04/08/2009 09:13:43 PM
awesome
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04/07/2009 11:50:14 AM
wow!
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04/07/2009 11:49:48 AM
Very, very pretty. Makes a great postcard.
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04/07/2009 01:45:52 AM
i love the lettering at the top and the colors in the water
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04/06/2009 11:49:34 PM
Beautifully done. Great postal card, one I would use for sure!
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04/06/2009 09:59:04 PM
There is just one thing wrong with this image and that's the top title - it flaws an other wise spectacular image and good use of other fonts and placement. The top font should stand out just a little more to make it a completely effective and dramatic representation of a natural wonder.
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04/06/2009 08:13:58 PM
Great job with the font graphics.
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04/06/2009 07:33:55 PM
Nicely done!
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04/06/2009 07:19:28 PM
Excellent!
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04/06/2009 05:47:53 PM
Boy I miss Niagara Falls. Too bad no one took a shot of the Canadian Falls. Love this one. 10
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04/06/2009 05:35:51 PM
Wow, a toss up between this Niagara and the other one. The multiple colors and more skyline work well. I'd have to give this one a slight edge. Nice job.
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04/06/2009 04:18:10 PM
SAw this very same shot, though done differently. Nice processing! 10
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04/06/2009 01:01:22 PM
awesome! what settings did you use on the picture?
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04/06/2009 11:27:28 AM
Great capture after dark- I can see this in a gift store.
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04/06/2009 11:24:50 AM
great shot...but wrong falls!
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04/06/2009 09:25:00 AM
Lovely!! I like the faded text at the top (a bit hard to see though, don't be surprised if many do not see it). Colours and exposure are great. Not sure I like "your natural wonder" text at the bottom.
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04/06/2009 09:17:03 AM
Very beautiful but just a little to much text. 8
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04/06/2009 12:54:42 AM
Nice pic, love the lights!
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04/06/2009 12:50:43 AM
nice colours...
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04/06/2009 12:20:30 AM
very nice
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04/06/2009 12:03:57 AM
I like the font fading into the night sky. Really works.
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