HES-Photography June 18, 2013
Wow! Love everything about this! Awesome capture!
ChristinaFreak June 18, 2013
MaryAnne306 June 19, 2013
What a beautiful and unusual shot. The colors are great.
JoeyGag June 19, 2013
Thanks, it was Fall and evening.
inge_vautrin June 20, 2013
This is fantastic!
animals June 26, 2013
so beautiful
JoeyGag June 30, 2013
Thank you all, it's wonderful reading the comments!
kasper July 06, 2013
congratulations. pretty amazing picture.
mylene_ralph July 06, 2013
Awesome capture, very nice.
Farah July 06, 2013
jenniferleah July 06, 2013
very nice! Congratulations.
AlanJakarta July 06, 2013
Beautiful time exposure with very nice colors. Congratulations on being featured.
catini July 06, 2013
Great composition and exposure, congrats on your feature!
JoeyGag July 06, 2013
Thank you all for the wonderful comments!
HappyTree July 06, 2013
Very peaceful shot!
GWarrenPhotog July 06, 2013
beautiful shot
jleiweke July 06, 2013
mikeslanzi July 06, 2013
JeffreyA July 06, 2013
congrats... great work!
hotpixel July 06, 2013
Stunning image ! Congrats on your feature (:
mailsmc July 06, 2013
Wonderful shot, love the pov... congrats on your feature!
debhall July 06, 2013
Absolutely stunning shot! Congrats on your feature...well deserved!
sweetpea72 July 06, 2013
Absolutely stunning :)
MarcoPoveda July 06, 2013
iceman2 July 06, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
Brun0 July 06, 2013
Nice shot, congrats
JoeyGag July 06, 2013
Thank you all for the wonderful comments, coming from fellow photographers means a lot!
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?
JoeyGag July 06, 2013
Thanks. This was 7 sec at f8 iso 50. Just after sunset.
JoeyGag July 06, 2013
Way too many to thank individually but I loved each comment! Thank you!
Timbo July 06, 2013
Very cool capture.....
Springer55 July 06, 2013
This is just too cool...Excellent work here! Love that defined edge.
Kim20 July 06, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous!!!
sfun012 July 06, 2013
I love it!!
Lclark July 06, 2013
Congratulations, awesome work!
coolspider July 07, 2013
Great creativity, Congrats!
steveclayton July 07, 2013
Absolutely stunning well done..
GordonD July 07, 2013
Beautiful, congratulations
JoeyGag July 09, 2013
Thank you for all the recognition! :)
redwriter July 10, 2013
Great image. Congrats. - Jake
Jinjinphoto July 12, 2013
Love it
Carli July 13, 2013
beautiful! congrats :D
Jonocon July 21, 2013
ThompsonsPhotography July 29, 2013
great shot
grahamwalker July 31, 2013
A very long exposure? How long was it?
VHiggins July 31, 2013
beautiful shot....great pov!
fila4 July 31, 2013
hello7671 July 31, 2013
WOW! Astounding shot!
ZachRosa August 04, 2013
Great shot!
julienjohnston August 26, 2013
Love it!
JoeyGag August 26, 2013
Thank you
daveyjphotog September 20, 2013
Wow, looks so smooth! Beautiful image!
SuperT22 October 01, 2013
very nice
HRImages November 01, 2013
dougkamm November 06, 2013
Awesome shot! Did you use any neutral density filters on this photo?
Luis-Gomes316 May 01, 2014
No words...but "outstanding"
Dankan_Rathnayake June 18, 2014
wow this is awesome
tincamera June 18, 2014
Stunning shot. beautiful effect.
bronfebey January 01, 2015
Great perspective :-)
Manoel May 13
Simply amazing!!
JoeyGag May 22
Thank you
pmjfloyd May 18
Nice capture!
JoeyGag May 22
Thank you

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Jun, 2013

fall falls

A fall shot of small lake falls

Joe Gagliardi
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Won FeaturedJune, 2013


Peer Award

Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
Outstanding Creativity
Top Choice
Jaw Dropping
Superior Skill
All Star
Peer Award
Magnificent Capture
Exceptional Contrast
VIP Favorite
Top Class Lighting

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Behind The Lens

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.
It was October at 6PM at night, the light was fading but the colors were magnificent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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