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Into the Woods by AlienShore Into the Woods by AlienShore
A small waterfall in the Plotter Kill Preserve. This place is about 10 minutes from my friend's house, you'd never think it. The out-of-focus rock in the corner bugs me, this is what happens when you don't bring a tripod. Or when you don't take the time to build your own mini-tripod out of rocks, which is probably what I should have done.

Edit (9/24):
I decided that the blurry rock in the bottom left corner had to go. I really liked the view of the forest/creek that was in the old version, but keeping that rock in there just wasn't worth it.
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:iconruabuddha:
ruabuddha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely brilliant shot! :clap: Perfect shutter/aperture combination.
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TheMinja Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Photographer
ooooh, that's sooooo pretty!! I love the color of the leaves in the upper left corner. How do you get that effect on the water? I see it everywhere but still don't know how. Good job!!
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vittoealloggio Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
What a mysterious and beautiful place!
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the-lens-files Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
do you use a filter for kind of effect? if so which one?
love your gallery by the way!! =D
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Demorta Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
GASP!!
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kuroneko52 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
This reminds me of a place in WA where I went camping with my 'rents when I was 14 or 15. I swam/hiked really far downstream, and when I finally made it back, I tried to do the same going upstream. (Minus the swimming, of course!) I didn't get that far tho, because my parents remembered I get way to explorative on my own surrounded by nature, so they made me come back... just as I was about to climb a tree that, now that I think about it, was reeeeeaally rickety-lookin' and prob'ly soggy. ^^;
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maemaelim Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Nice shot. I thought that there was a person in the water. The part where the green touches the blue, it looks like a person's profile.
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Paula-McKagan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
peaceful
love it
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gcPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
love the 2 second exposure.
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moonie-love-child Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
I wish I could just jump right in! It so pretty, the way the water looks green in some spots! And is that just a little rock sitting there on top of that other one in the middle?
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moonie-love-child Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
Eh, why risk gettin' wet feet for a stick? Either way, its fine where it is! In the middle of a beautiful, fantabulous waterfall!
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AlienShore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
I think it's a stick, I forget why I didn't move it. Either I didn't notice it right away or I didn't feel like crossing the water.
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Hannah6291 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Absolutely beautiful.
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silviafisher Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
Two questions: where do you find places like this? And how do you get effects like this (I mean the water's)? Do you use Photoshop or they are natural?

Because I'm really fascinated by your pics... I'd have a comment for each one (in fact this is the third I leave... :D). Your gallery is fantastic, no doubt the best I've ever seen here!

One of my dreams is becoming a photographer... I'd like to take shots like yours... now I'm learning to use the camera, I hope one day I'll be able to get photos like these.
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GlazedHuman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
what state is this in?
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Ukuli Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Beautiful.
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thelaststraw Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
I love how soft the water looks. Sweet photo.
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D-Mc-G Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
Really nice, its got a smooth look to it. Excellent work.
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Seeraholic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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SingingRiver Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
Beautiful! I really wonder how you make that waterfall look so smooth ^__^
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AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :) Just a slow shutter speed, the slower the smoother.
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SingingRiver Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
ooh okies, thanks for telling me ^__^ I'll have to buy a camera someday with that function =P
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Pericles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
A Lovely pic this is.

May I ask the settings you used? I've tried to capture some waterfals my self and tried to make the water look blury as you did. Although I had a big f-stop and a long time-set, the pictures were always too bright and failed to get the effect. :(
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:iconalienshore:
AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course :)

Shutter Speed: 2/1 second
Aperture: F/18.0

What do you mean by a big f-stop? Do you mean a big number? Or do you mean it was wide open? You want the higher numbers since they let less light in.

The easiest way to go is to set the camera to shutter priority mode and tell it to meter for a few seconds, it doesn't have to be too long. If you still can't get it then you might have to go when it isn't so bright out, maybe early in the morning or late in the afternoon :)

Sorry for the slow response. I replied once before but I guess it didn't go through.
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Pericles Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Thanks for replying to my question, it makes me very happy.

Yes, I did mean I used a high F-stop number (16 is the max of my camera) and a long exposure time like 1-2-3 sec. Maybe it was simply too bright for my shot to get out ok. I'll have to keep trying and experimenting I guess.

Again, A big thanks for replying mate! :glomp:
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:iconalienshore:
AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :) I felt bad for taking so long with it. I've been having problems with my replies going through, I had to reply to yours twice.

F/16 can limit you a little bit. I was having trouble at Niagara Falls on a sunny day even at F/30. A neutral density filter is made specifically for doing that. They're not too expensive, if you're really into doing longer exposures you should think about getting one.
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BriiiZ Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006   Writer
This is so beautiful and I can't even explain why. This picture diserves a fave, definally :heart:
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heavenfear Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
Thats fantastic! And without a tripod as well! :)
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Nejfi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. ~~> Fav <~~
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Bostonjon86 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
Amazing shot. I have yet to try shooting like this for the simple reason that my tripod is 2 hours away from me in Maine, but you have inspired me to go and get one. The overall composition is perfect as well as the angle you took the photo at, it really gives a much better DOF to the shot. Great work!
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:iconalienshore:
AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) Sometimes I feel like an idiot walking around with a tripod... it helps, though. I decided to use my bigger one for this trip since the smaller one isn't too great for vertical shots =/
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Bostonjon86 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Well you are most deffinately my feature...great work!
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AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :boogie:
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michaelanthony Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006   Photographer
incredibel a 100000 out of 10 way above exelent great in every aspect of photography
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AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha thank you very much :D
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AprilGhoul Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006   Photographer
I am in awe...I really want to try slow shutter speeds on moving water! It has such a beautiful effect! The rest of this photo looks almost ethereal, too. Did you use a filter at all?

Anyway, great collecton of photos, if I had the time I'd comment on each one!
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:iconalienshore:
AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
I love the effect it causes with the moving water. There is a shot by ssilence though that uses a faster shutter speed on a waterfall... It just looks amazing.
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AprilGhoul Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006   Photographer
I know..www.stantonimaging.com <--that guy uses it too!

I think it looks beautiful, I can't wait to try it!

Keep up the good work =)
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capchristine Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
great photo !!! well done :)
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Larah88 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Beautiful shot!
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Quicksilver78 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Beautiful shot! I love taking waterfall pictures
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veronicabc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006   Photographer
I love it!!
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ehta Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
water is amazing
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Lumysaara Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
jon,i want to point out one thing about your photos and i hope you won't mind ^^;
you edit the water too much and at some point it ends up looking like some tutorial for photoshop.
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:iconalienshore:
AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate the input :) But what do you mean by editing the water? The water itself hasn't been edited (although the photos HAVE been touched up, that I won't deny). Unless you mean you don't like the effect of the slow shutter speed, which is what causes the water to look soft/foggy.
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Lumysaara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
yeah,i guess it's that ^^;
i don't always know the technical terms,but i do feel that the water doesn't really look natural.
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:iconalienshore:
AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha that's okay, I do appreciate the input. Thanks again :)
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Lumysaara Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
God bless you stimpy :giggle:
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redmoon-mistress Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! Its breath-taking. It makes me feel so calm inside (just enough to make me start my homewrk)
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AlienShore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) Too bad it's not calming enough to make me start mine :o
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