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Spin Cycle Photo Contest Finalist
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Taken with a 1.6 second shutter speed, this is the leaves moving in the natural Eddy of this waterfall. I used a ND filter and a GND together since it was daytime and there was some backlighting1.

This is "upper Niskayuna falls" for lack of an official or better name. It's a two tiered falls -- the only major one in Niskayuna (my town) that I know about. Just about 10 feet behind where I am standing (in the water) with the camera, this water goes down a 50+ foot falls. Unfortunately, the bigger falls is really hard to photograph given all the trees, and lack of a good place to stand to see it. So I make due with the upper falls.
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Tammy D. Ferren
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    Beautiful work. Gorgeous scene and colors. I love the movement of the leaves you captured!

2/1/2009 12:01:06 AM

Randy A. Baumhover
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A true beauty, very well done! RB

2/1/2009 8:25:36 AM

Guy C. Crilly
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Nicely done.

2/1/2009 8:37:04 AM

Summer A. Kozisek
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Great work Neil, this is a beautiful image. Good luck in the next round!

2/23/2009 10:56:47 AM

Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations on this very beautiful and well deserving finalist, Neil!! Good luck on the next round!!

2/23/2009 12:33:57 PM

Alex T. Mizuno
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Fantastic work Neil! The movement of the water in this quiet landscape makes the whole image special. Congratulations on your Finalist!!

2/23/2009 1:06:30 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist Neil!! This is gorgeous!

2/23/2009 2:38:29 PM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Congrats Neil and best luck for the next round !! (This is Big Winner IMO)

2/23/2009 4:08:35 PM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your

2/23/2009 5:15:49 PM

Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congrats Neil. Well done.

2/23/2009 5:19:06 PM

Sandy Powers
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Yayyy! Congratulations, Neil! A no-brainer choice for a finalist -- and a winner! :)

2/23/2009 6:12:50 PM

Jennifer L. Alder
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Wow! What a gorgeous image, Neil. Congrats! :)

2/23/2009 7:04:56 PM

JudyAnn Rector
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Wonderful image, Neil. Congratulations!

2/23/2009 11:15:43 PM

Usman Bajwa
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A gorgeous capture. CONGRATS on this superb Finalist entry and good luck in the next round, Neil. A Winner in my books!!!


2/23/2009 11:47:04 PM

Erin Kirsten
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I absolutely knew we would see this again! I would imagine we will see this in the winners circle too! Congrats to you!

2/24/2009 8:38:53 AM

Dennis S. Brennan

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Love the movement in those leaves. Congrats in the final.

2/24/2009 9:04:53 AM

Ben M. Trapnell

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I am truly taken by this image, Neil. Congratulations on a well-deserved "finalist."

2/24/2009 11:15:09 AM

Remi Trepanier
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You have beautiful pictures. I really enjoy this one :)

2/24/2009 3:38:44 PM

Corinne M. Thompson
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Wow, this is so beautiful! Congrats on your finalist!

2/24/2009 5:31:44 PM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Still not believe this image is not a winner.. Maybe, BP chose randomly from the finalists.

2/26/2009 2:38:05 PM

Neil R. Shapiro
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Thank you everyone for your kind comments. There are so many awesome photos here, it's an honor just to get a finalist. And there's always next month!

2/26/2009 10:25:48 PM

Jen M
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Congratulations on this GORGEOUS finalist!!

3/6/2009 3:47:27 PM

Michael J. Bandy
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Wow! Amazing shot! Beautiful painterly feel excellent sharpness!

4/20/2009 10:33:10 AM

Robert Baer
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what an amazing image. love that natural eddy that you capturedd.

6/19/2009 7:45:53 PM

Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist!

6/20/2009 7:53:30 AM

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