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Leaf
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Leaf Aptus-II 12(LI301428 )/Phase One 645DF/645AF
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The Narrows by coulombic The Narrows by coulombic
The water was much higher than I'd anticipated, due to the amount of precipitation the area has apparently experienced this year. Accordingly, the walk was slow, through knee-deep (and often times much deeper) water. I walked it twice; the first, I failed to purchase or rent "water shoes," not learning from past experiences with this type of environment. My feet paid the price with scores of small pebbles creeping beneath them. The sensation is akin to walking on needles; thus, many stops were necessary to clean out the shoes, and the trek was slow, otherwise, trying to avoid the more silty areas.

The second hike, two days later, was done with all failings of the first applied. I rented the shoes, the neoprene socks, and the hiking stick. The pace was substantially faster, as I wasn't constantly experiencing sharp pains in my feet. Lesson learned.

The Narrows is a very popular hike, still, despite the amount of water within the canyon's walls. To a photographer, this is rather despairing, as I'd often need to wait several minutes for passages to clear before I could take a picture. Eventually, I ended up giving up on some of my more sought-after compositions. It's like having something you've always wanted being put just out of your reach, suffice it to say.

Leaf Aptus-II 12.
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work! I like the composition, contrast and colors here! I'm just starting in the photography of waterfalls... Did you have some tip for a beginner? What filters did you used here? :)
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userJeff Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo. How are you able to achieve longer exposures in such well lit conditions?
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coulombic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Photographer
The area's actually pretty dark, so the length of the exposure didn't require anything tricky. In other areas that are actually quite bright, a neutral density filter often comes in quite handy.
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love this shot man. Definitely my favorite one out of the ones you've uploaded lately!
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dwth Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 177th/178th/179th/180th.:wave:
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet shot, bro!! :clap:
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kalibrahim Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Wow, breath taking.
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jg244 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot!!
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