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Cold Water by Corvidae65 Cold Water by Corvidae65
O.K. This is a 3 shot sort of HDR--tell you that right off the bat :thumbsup: One of the reasons I bought the D90 was for bracketing and I intend to use it to get the quality of images I want. This is one of the first images I've made with that feature. I'm not trying to pass it off as a single shot and I don't really care to get into a discussion about the sanctitiy of single exposure versus HDR. 'K? ;)

Anyway, I will also tell you all that this water is freakin' COLD! I thought the water would be a little cool and I wanted to get some shots from the middle of the stream so I waded right in...and then waded right back out again! :doh: :laughing: The water was so cold it hurt!

So, I guess you folks only get shots from the banks from me :lmao: I haven't found an outfit yet that makes waders in my size :shrug: I guess I'll have to man up and try Cabela's here. I hate to because they are $pendy

Anyway, thanks for looking, commenting and faving :thanks:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
It doesn't look like the place for a gentle swim.

The texture of the water conveys its unstoppable energy.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I don't believe I'd go for a swim there :nod: Heck, I won't even wade in there now :laughing:

Thanks Alec :)
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: This is just awesome. I love the wonderful greens of the lush vegetation; I can almost smell the forest and hear the rushing water. :clap: :heart:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Tahnk you very much :) There is a nice clean pine scent in the air here :aww:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :)
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DikDanger Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
awesome John...great stuff...
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
wow excellent John
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Linley :heart: :thanks:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
u are so welcome John
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Does look rather chilly, can see why you`re sticking to bankshots now - lovely motion capture
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you :) I actually thought the water would be warmer since we've had some hot weather but it's not the case I found out :D
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
...You did knockout work on this pic...Nice...:clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thanks bro :)
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
:wow: You really made me feel good :aww: It is over 35 C at night here in these days. :faint:
How I wish I were there :love:
Amazing shot dear John :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Canan--one of the things I like about where I live is it's rarely really hot at night during summer :phew:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
:faint: You are sooo lucky! It is very very hot both in day time and night here :iconhappysunplz:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
I have to agree, you are a brave man John - cold, slippery rocks are scary around water!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Not really brave--I really don't like water all that much except to photograph ;) Rushing water like this totally freaks me out so that tells you i really REALLY wanted that shot :eager:

...besides, I have my baby insured :aww: :thumbsup:
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erene Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Awesome capture!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Hi John!!!
I laughed when I read Jonathanīs first sentence... :laughing:... But I so understand you!!
I do some madness myself now and then haha! And everything is valid to get a good shot! :nod:

I like it very much, seems there was quite a lot of water flowing down that stream :omg:
The browns and goldens, whites and coppers you achieved on this one are amazing. I donīt know
anything about HDR (just the basics), so I guess I can only judge what I see... and I think it is cool!

You just keep doing tests like this one... I will enjoy everyone! :glomp::wave::icontardglompplz:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Manwathiell :hug:

it's a very slight HDR effect--mostly just 3 merged images with some other tweaking added (can't leave well enough alone ya know? ;)) I got realy frustrated in the past with going out and taking several shots of the same thing only with different exposures just to get *one* image I liked, so this auto bracketing is really cool and saves memory on my computer when i upload...Plus I have the option of just working with one image if I want :thumbsup:

I'll do a lot of things to get the shots I want except put myself (:innocent: )or somebody else at risk.
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I know what you mean by the different shots with different exposures... :nod:
I sometimes didnīt get ONE I like haha!

Iīve decided to wait to buy a DSLR until I visit the US again.
Then Iīll have no customs problems to bring it with me!
(Iīll have problems to get used to that technology, though :lol:)

You do well, and better take care :nod:
Avoid taking sunsets while you drive, for example!!! :rofl:

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dwk61 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Very subtle HDR John - Good work!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Daragh :) The HDR I use isn't all that powerful--Paint Shop Pro 12 has a HDR feature. I'm not sold on buying the Photomatix program yet
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
This is the one I use from time to time. It opensource software and it's free. I use it on my PC which has Ubuntu operating system. There is a windows version for free as well - check it out.
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Hey there John! Lovely HDR work you did to it I love your subtle blending techniques!! I am too nervous getting my camera near rushing water, I am an accident waiting to happen lol, all I can say is be careful when going out! Im not sure if you have an local flea markets, but if you do, you might be successful in finding waders there...
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Andrea :) I guess having the insurance helps my bravery meter peg out sometimes :laughing: It covers everything except fire or loss :thumbsup:

No real flea markets here--there is Runnings, a farm and ranch supply store here i might check out for waders but i hold no hope for finding any in tent sizes :rofl:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Beautiful effect on water :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Photographer
wonderful image!..very nicely done for your first one!..i'd stay out of the water anyway..the water looks too swift and would probably move your tripod around..plus, you are just flirting with disater taking your baby over water..stay dry, my friend:)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you :) the water was pretty swift right here--and deeper than i thought but there was a section of shallower slower flowing water to the right of the main channel where i wanted to shoot.

I bought the insurance for my baby :aww: Mama didn't raise any fools--especially when I think about my fondness for falling :iconfallplz:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Photographer
anytime john:)
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome shot!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank yoou very much :thanks:
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Excellent work! :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Andrey :thanks:
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HarryZero Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Nice image, love the emotion of the water. :-)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you :thanks:
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
this is really nice.Actually paid my first visit to Cabelas and yes very pricey!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Sandra :)

Cabela'z just opened this store here last year but I've been in others. I swear they think thier stuff is made of spun gold! :faint:
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ZanaSoul Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I can't tell that this is HDR, i like the tones and shot John :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thank you Suzana :heart:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You`re a brave guy,you wouldn`t catch me wading into freezing ass cold water amidst slippery looking rocks with my brand new D90 :slow:
I wouldn`t have guessed it`s HDR btw John,some people prefer it not to be overcooked of course,so if that`s you,success brother! :thumbsup:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
I'm only as brave as my insurance will let me be :devilish: As long as I don't set fire to my camera or lose it somehow, I'm covered :thumbsup: Still, not sure it was worth the risk in this case :shrug:

I do like a more natural HDR effect--the over-cooked HDR has it's place with the right subject though I think. Nature shots aren't usually the right subject though. Thanks brother :manhug:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If I had insurance maybe I`d take a few steps in too..maybe :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I bought a 2 year plan with the camera so I can get a little crazy (but not too crazy :D)
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
:lol: Your first sentence made me laugh !!! :rofl:
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