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Spearfish Falls in Spearfish Canyon South Dakota. Took me a while to find this falls even though it was an easy walk :slow:

I wanted to try out that new Hoya ND400 neutral density filter I bought last winter--this is a 30 second exposure in broad daylight. I made adjustments in Camera Raw.

I'm impressed with this filter :nod: but I plan a return to this place soon and try some other angles and filter strengths. The creeks (there are 2 creeks here--the one flowing past is Spearfish Creek and the one making the waterfall is Little Spearfish Creek) are running fast and fairly deep right now due to all the rain we've gotten lately. When the creeks flows reduce I'm going across :thumbsup:

Thanks for looking, commenting and faving :thanks:
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:iconnightfury08:
NightFury08 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
look how our world is beautiful.. and look how people destroy our very own magnificent nitid world. impedimenta. I curse those who destroy our world. as I curse the one who destroys my day.
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DikDanger Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
its a wow John...
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
:highfive: Cool!
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh, what a beautiful location! Awesome shot! Love it! :clap:
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Richie-x-pressions Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
such a lovely place john. wonderful image. i wish the colors of the trees popped i little more but all in all great shot. looking forward to seeing other angles :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Thank you Emily :) I agree about the color--not great light in that valley at any time of day. No sunrise light or sunset light can get to it. The falls are almost always in shadow and the trees and stream get a little. it's kind of a nightmare to shoot :frustrated: I'm going to try to get there this weekend for a night shoot under the full moon. The light will be more even then :thumbsup:
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Richie-x-pressions Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
very cool... good luck!! :D

you're welcome! :heart:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hi John, this has been featured in my journal [link]
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
:woohoo: Thank you Malcolm :highfive:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Wonderful, heavenly place :heart:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
It sure is Canan :nod: I'd like to spend more time there after tourist season when it's quiet.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
The cascade is almost frozen, as if time had slowed.

How would the falls appear with a short exposure, I wonder?
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I think the falls would look better with a shorter exposure, Alec. The water wouldn't be so silky. I plan to go back there later this summer :thumbsup:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Look forward to that!
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How beautiful...:)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
It sure is Chris :nod: Can't wait to get back there again :eager:
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lucky!
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CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you :rose:
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful view!:D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you very much :thanks:
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome.:D
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous place!! :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
:nod: Thank you Odessa :rose:
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
So serene and awesome paradise scape buddy! :nod: Love it! :clap:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you my friend :thanks:
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
U r so welcome John! :handshake:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Photographer
awesome shot!

:clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Thank you :thanks:
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Photographer
a pleasure friend:)
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
omg that is lovely!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you very much Linley :iconbouquetplz:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
:iconbigloveplz: U are truly so welcome always John :iconcheerplz:have a nice weekend!!
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CSnyder Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
lovely indeed, wish we had scenery like this in florida:faint:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Thank you :thanks:

You folks have other scenic treasures in Florida :nod: You're welcome to come and see this in person--I'll share :nod:
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CSnyder Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
oh indeed we do, i see it so much and i just love going out west, thats really what i love seeing
its a bit different from what i normally see
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
One of the most beautiful sunsets I ever saw was in Key West in 2005. I may never get back there but at least I have that one memory.

There are places out here that I would love to see :nod:
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CSnyder Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
it is nice in the keys, i just there not to long ago and go at least once a year
i get down to key west most the times im there but we stay on key largo
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Having been there (stayed at the Holiday Inn) I can see why you'd stay in Key Largo. Maybe if I ever get there again that will be a place to see more of--that and Dry Tortuga :nod: Of course, i could sleep all day and just enjoy every sunset from Mallory Square :relax: If you see a hick northerner dressed in sandals with white socks, shorts, T-shirt and suspenders that will be me :lol: Stop by and say Hi :lmao:
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Zakily Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Writer
wow! It's really wonderful ambient...so beautiful nature...glad you enjoyed in your shooting session...well done my dear brother!:clap: :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thank you brother :hug: it's a great place and I'm looking forward to getting back to it soon :nod:
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
:wow: Amazing!! I would like to get my hands on one of those filters :nod:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
THank you Andrea :hug: Ebay is the place :thumbsup: The great thing is that this filter doesn't mess with colors like some others.
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I have never used Ebay before, it's not me as much as it is my hubby... he doesn't like the whole transaction online thing, but I might just have to start turbo poking him again like I did with the wall :nod:

Thanks for the info!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Well, they can be got in other places too--Adorama probably stocks them or B&H. Generally, ebay is pretty safe--I have been burned in the past but I was as much at fault for that than the seller :shrug: I should have filed a claim and didn't get it done in time so I lost a good deal of money.

Paypal transactions are relatively safe too and items paid with Paypal on Ebay usually have a buyer protection on them in case the deal goes sour. I've literally done thousands of transactions on Ebay, both buying and selling and it's the first place I look for camera accessories. The Hoya filter I bought I got for about 1/4 the cost of retail and it was brand new. You have to do your homework though to use Ebay to your full benefit :thumbsup:

Not trying to convince you or your hubby but in this economy it's time to come out of the dark ages and save some bucks :thumbsup: :D
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Lovely shot John, well done!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks Malcolm :) i have a little to learn about this filter :thumbsup:
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Ur gonna love the long exposures. I need a battery grip with the extra battery cause when you start shooting 5-7min exposures you kill your battery fast.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I think you're right Chris :nod: the ND 400 is uber cool 8-) Not quite as cool as that B+W ND 1000 you gots though ;)

A battery grip would be nice for sure :nod: I have 3 batteries in lieu of one :laughing: Still long exposures eat up the battery life though
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I have 1 battery. That tahquamenon shot i took a while back, i killed my battery in 8 shots. really could have used an extra few batteries.
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 5, 2010, 7:23:58 PM
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