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pietnel January 07, 2016
perfectly done great shot
 
Davidf February 25, 2016
Magnificent!
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rdbriggsphotography March 06, 2016
great shot, hope you were bundled up
 
steveboone April 01, 2016
WOW!!! That is one of the coolest night shots I have seen! Very Nice!
 
CedricJkraynak September 08, 2016
Amazing
 
kkkevin December 10, 2016
Great shot ????
 
cynthialesley December 18, 2016
Outstanding, beautiful, excellent , sharp and a great capture! I hope you win!!!!
 
the_voya_ger August 27, 2017
Wow!
 
kathyk_abq September 05, 2017
Beautiful image! Congrats on your finalist award! Is this the Lime Creek Falls near Purgatory, or West Lime Creek Falls?
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catherinethompson March 05, 2018
STUNNING.
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RadiantReveriePandR March 29, 2018
I have no words! Beautiful, amazing,astounding don’t even come close
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GavinE1 September 11, 2018
Gorgeous
 
Mspower December 06, 2018
Great shot
 
Louadfel Feb 16
Great work !

Mysterious Lime Creek Falls



Colorado's Lime Creek Falls encased in frozen majesty beneath a blanket of stars. A blend of several exposures.
Colorado's Lime Creek Falls encased in frozen majesty beneath a blanket of stars. A blend of several exposures.
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Contest Finalist in Long Exposure In Nature Photo Contest
Member Selection Award
Contest Finalist in Night And Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in World At Night Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Ice Is Nice Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in late November at Cascade Creek Falls near Durango, CO.
Time
I actually shot two photos here and combined them later in post - one was during blue hour for the foreground and the other was much later at night for the Milky Way.
Lighting
There was a car on Highway 550 at night above which created the light on the tree.
Equipment
Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24 lens, tripod.
Inspiration
I had just moved to Durango a few days prior and was invited by someone who knew me from Flickr to go shoot with him at night at this location. It was awesome to have such a great introduction to my new home.
Editing
Lots to say here - this is multiple images blended as a composite - one shot at f/16 and longer for the foreground, and one at f/2.8 and 25 seconds for the background.
In my camera bag
A camera and a ton of lenses... water, intervalometer, extra batteries!
Feedback
This kind of shot requires some pre-visualization since the scene is not visible like this at the time you shoot it. You should also be honest about what your did /did not do to make the photograph.

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