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HES-Photography (June 18, 2013)
Wow! Love everything about this! Awesome capture!
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Jackdawgirl (June 18, 2013)
Amazing!!
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MaryAnne306 (June 19, 2013)
What a beautiful and unusual shot. The colors are great.
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JoeyGag (June 19, 2013)
Thanks, it was Fall and evening.
 
inge_vautrin (June 20, 2013)
This is fantastic!
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animals (June 26, 2013)
so beautiful
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JoeyGag (June 30, 2013)
Thank you all, it's wonderful reading the comments!
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kasper (July 06, 2013)
congratulations. pretty amazing picture.
 
mylene_ralph (July 06, 2013)
Awesome capture, very nice.
 
Farah (July 06, 2013)
fantastic!
 
jenniferleah (July 06, 2013)
very nice! Congratulations.
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AlanJakarta (July 06, 2013)
Beautiful time exposure with very nice colors. Congratulations on being featured.
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catini (July 06, 2013)
Great composition and exposure, congrats on your feature!
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JoeyGag (July 06, 2013)
Thank you all for the wonderful comments!
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HappyTree (July 06, 2013)
Very peaceful shot!
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sisko2112 (July 06, 2013)
beautiful shot
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jleiweke (July 06, 2013)
Congrats!
 
mikeslanzi (July 06, 2013)
Wow!
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JeffreyA (July 06, 2013)
congrats... great work!
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hotpixel (July 06, 2013)
Stunning image ! Congrats on your feature (:
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mailsmc (July 06, 2013)
Wonderful shot, love the pov... congrats on your feature!
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debhall (July 06, 2013)
Absolutely stunning shot! Congrats on your feature...well deserved!
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sweetpea72 (July 06, 2013)
Absolutely stunning :)
 
MarcoPoveda (July 06, 2013)
!!!!ESPECTACULAR!!!!
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iceman2 (July 06, 2013)
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
 
Brun0 (July 06, 2013)
Nice shot, congrats
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JoeyGag (July 06, 2013)
Thank you all for the wonderful comments, coming from fellow photographers means a lot!
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drakkardarkblade (July 06, 2013)
congrats, fantastic, please check out my work
 
rebecamello (July 06, 2013)
Lovely lovely !
 
batmantheking (July 06, 2013)
very nice, how many seconds during this shoot?
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JoeyGag (July 06, 2013)
Thanks. This was 7 sec at f8 iso 50. Just after sunset.
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JoeyGag (July 06, 2013)
Way too many to thank individually but I loved each comment! Thank you!
 
Timbo (July 06, 2013)
Very cool capture.....
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Springer55 (July 06, 2013)
This is just too cool...Excellent work here! Love that defined edge.
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Kim20 (July 06, 2013)
Absolutely gorgeous!!!
 
sfun012 (July 06, 2013)
I love it!!
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djkeder (July 06, 2013)
Congratulations, awesome work!
 
tristinwalczak (July 07, 2013)
love it! great angle on this shot
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coolspider (July 07, 2013)
Great creativity, Congrats!
 
steveclayton (July 07, 2013)
Absolutely stunning well done..
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Godron (July 07, 2013)
Beautiful, congratulations
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JoeyGag (July 09, 2013)
Thank you for all the recognition! :)
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redwriter (July 10, 2013)
Great image. Congrats. - Jake
 
Jinjinphoto (July 12, 2013)
Love it
 
Carli (July 13, 2013)
beautiful! congrats :D
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terry123 (July 18, 2013)
Brilliant technical skills
 
Jonocon (July 21, 2013)
Nice
 
ThompsonsPhotography (July 29, 2013)
great shot
 
grahamwalker (July 31, 2013)
A very long exposure? How long was it?
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VHiggins (July 31, 2013)
beautiful shot....great pov!
 
fila4 (July 31, 2013)
Gorgeous!
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hello7671 (July 31, 2013)
WOW! Astounding shot!
 
ZachRosa (August 04, 2013)
Great shot!
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julienjohnston (August 26, 2013)
Love it!
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JoeyGag (August 26, 2013)
Thank you
 
daveyjphotog (September 20, 2013)
Wow, looks so smooth! Beautiful image!
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SuperT22 (October 01, 2013)
very nice
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Hannasaba (November 01, 2013)
Amazing!!!
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dougkamm (November 06, 2013)
Awesome shot! Did you use any neutral density filters on this photo?
 
Luis-Gomes316 (May 01)
No words...but "outstanding"
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wow this is awesome
 
tincamera (Jun 18)
Stunning shot. beautiful effect.

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fall falls

A fall shot of small lake falls Joe Gagliardi Visit www.shoot2please.com Like www.facebook.com/shoot2please.com
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Uploaded: June, 2013

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken some years ago with a Nikon E8700. It is a tiny falls from a tiny lake called "Rock Ridge Lake", in Denville NJ.
Time
It was October at 6PM at night, the light was fading but the colors were magnificent.
Lighting
I love long exposure of water, and the colors of the leaves, the berries and the reddish-brown water from the cedar lake contrasted with the white foam seemed like the shot I wanted. The time of day was perfect for beautiful lighting.
Equipment
The photo was taken some years ago with a Nikon E8700; 7 seconds at f8 and ISO 50. It was October at 6PM at night, the light was fading but the colors were magnificent. I had no tripod but managed to prop the camera with sticks, lens cap, and dividers from my camera bag.
Inspiration
I was walking around endlessly, frustrated that nothing seemed to inspire me and I desperately wanted to create a photograph. Since it was a fall day and late in the day, a lake caught my eye. I took many shots of the fall colored trees and water reflection but they all looked like common shots. I gave up, and walking away I noticed these small falls under a concrete bridge. They were well hidden but I propped my camera on its side and took a few long exposures.
Editing
Very little post processing was done since it was before I worked in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
In my bag I usually have my Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80-200 2.8, Nikkor 50mm 1.8 and Tamron 24-70 2.8. Those are my three go-to lenses.
Feedback
Capturing moving water at the right time of day and year can be very rewarding. I try and keep the ISO as low as possible, keep the lens within its focal sweet spot and test shoot a few different speeds. I tend to shoot these at around f10 and 25-30 seconds. If the light is too bright, a neutral density filter may help in reducing it and allow a longer shutter speed.

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