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Carved through Time

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Carved through Time
Carved through Time
Water flowing through carved rock in Southwest Utah
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Ron Gordon
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    Absolutely gorgeous , where is this located ?


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6/4/2011 4:54:08 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Outstanding light, comp. and exposure, Tad.


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6/4/2011 6:32:16 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Beautiful image Tad!


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6/4/2011 7:48:24 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Ron, Tammy, and Rolando.


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6/5/2011 8:36:55 AM

 
Khalid Al-Issa
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This is wonderful Tad ! very well done.


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6/22/2011 3:26:39 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your beautiful POTD Tad!


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6/22/2011 3:32:58 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Tad,
Amazing photo, but would you mind sharing how you took this and what post processing ( if any) you used ?
Alex


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6/22/2011 3:46:19 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Love the solidity and fluidity so well in harmony, Tad. Great capture, CONGRATZ on the POTD!!!

UB.


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6/22/2011 3:57:25 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Wonderful capture...which canyon or area in Utah was this taken?....beautiful location Congratulations on a well deserved POTD...Cheers


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6/22/2011 4:00:30 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your outstanding POTD, Tad.


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6/22/2011 4:01:15 AM

 
Richard M. Waas
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Tad, Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! Gorgeous Image!!


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6/22/2011 4:03:17 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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congratulations.


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6/22/2011 4:04:15 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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6/22/2011 4:04:41 AM

 
marcia A. molnar  

Just beautiful! Congratulations!


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6/22/2011 4:06:15 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on a well earned POTD, Tad!
Wonderful veiling of the water!


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6/22/2011 4:24:23 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful image. I Love the veiling, composition and your lighting. A very well deserved POTD, Congratulations!


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6/22/2011 4:36:54 AM

 
Danielle C. Rice
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I said "wow" outloud when I saw this amazing image! Beautiful! well done and yes it is a well deserved POTD :)


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6/22/2011 4:45:54 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Outstanding image, Tad!!


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6/22/2011 5:20:50 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Awesome, Tad. Congratulations on your POTD! Well deserved.


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6/22/2011 5:21:51 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving POTD! 8o)


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6/22/2011 5:22:47 AM

 
Susan D. Royce
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Beautifully composed. Congratulations, Tad, on a sure winner!


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6/22/2011 5:26:02 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Tad.


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6/22/2011 5:29:36 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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You certainly did an outstanding job on that water! Congrats!


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6/22/2011 5:33:32 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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You certainly did an outstanding job on that water! Congrats!


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6/22/2011 5:33:58 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your gorgeous POTD


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6/22/2011 6:27:47 AM

 
Deborah Jahier
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absolutely amazing capture. I love the silkiness of the water & the texture of the rocks. As Danielle said..I also said WOW! when I say this!
Thanks for sharing!
Was this a in a particular park in Utah?


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6/22/2011 6:53:31 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Absolutely beautiful, Tad!!! Your long exposure made for silky water and the rich tones of the rocks are fabulous! Congratulations on this fine POTD!


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6/22/2011 8:37:50 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD


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6/22/2011 9:44:19 AM

 
Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Tad. Wonderful light and composition. Well done.


Rick


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6/22/2011 12:03:52 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on winning POTD. Awesome image.


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6/22/2011 5:25:25 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the kind words and feedback. To address some of the feedback:

* The shot was taken at f16 at 13 seconds with a focal length of 34 mm.

* I wanted this scene to be evenly lit as possible. However, it was a cloudless sky. So, I had to wait until about sunset for the harsh light to subside. The drawback was that it got dark pretty quickly in the scene and continued to get darker and darker, which only allowed me about 10 shots until it just got too dark. I normally don't like this long of a shutter speeds because I like a little texture in the silky water, but I didn't have a choice. I took what I was given.

* Processing: Not a bunch. In Photoshop CS 5, I just did some global highlight reductions (very little), removed dust spots, lowered the exposure, and bumped the saturation.


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6/22/2011 6:26:29 PM

 
Michelle Tinger  

Congrats on you POTD. Very gorgeous! Thanks for providing info on the shot.


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6/24/2011 2:08:20 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a gorgeous POTD, Tad!


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6/29/2011 8:21:38 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Michelle and Ellen.


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6/29/2011 11:02:01 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your POTD Tad, great exposure and scenery!


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7/13/2011 5:16:37 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile


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7/28/2011 9:21:44 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Tad, Congratulations on your finalist! Good luck on the gold round. I love this!


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7/28/2011 10:41:43 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Tad.


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7/29/2011 2:51:10 AM

 
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7/29/2011 7:32:04 AM

 
Chris Schlosser
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This is beautiful, Tad! (I don't know how I missed it before...) Congratulations on your Finalist. I'm sure we will see this again :)


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7/29/2011 8:45:18 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Donna, Merna, Phyllis, Tammy, Linda, and Chris. I appreciate it.


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7/29/2011 11:02:09 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this stunning winner!!!


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7/29/2011 1:21:57 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Loved the solidity and fluidity so well in harmony, Tad. Huge CONGRATZ on striking the First Place GOLD!!!

UB.


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7/29/2011 1:43:34 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats Tad on your wonderful winner.


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7/29/2011 2:38:14 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Tad!!


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7/29/2011 4:02:21 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your first place winner, Tad.


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7/29/2011 4:27:22 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is truly OUTSTANDING, Tad! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER! Deb


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7/29/2011 5:25:32 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WINNER Tad, love it!!!

jo ann c.


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7/29/2011 5:28:28 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congratulations on your beautiful WINNER Tad!


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7/29/2011 5:32:02 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW!!! Outstanding work! Congratulations!


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7/29/2011 5:46:01 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Huge congratulations on your excellent First Place winner, Tad!!


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7/29/2011 6:42:07 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well earned First Place winner, Tad!


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7/29/2011 10:41:04 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Tad , Wonderful compsititon and exposure on this Winning Photo ~ GT


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7/30/2011 1:42:21 AM

 
Ken Smith
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No surprise here, Tad. Congrats on your win!


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7/30/2011 5:43:17 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Gorgeous, congratulations on your golden win! Very well done!


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7/30/2011 5:49:45 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your winner...stunning


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7/30/2011 8:38:21 AM

 
Chris Schlosser
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I knew we would see this again, Tad! CONGRATULATIONS!!


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7/30/2011 5:02:10 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Beautiful! Congrats!!!


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7/30/2011 11:15:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Double congrats Tad. A beautiful big winner!!


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7/31/2011 12:04:10 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Tad on your POTD and Win!!!!!


Dominick


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7/31/2011 12:14:46 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you everyone. I really appreciate the kind words and feedback.


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7/31/2011 1:34:09 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Awesome Tad! Congratulations!!!


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7/31/2011 2:21:10 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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What an amazing image! Beautifully and skillfully captured. Congrats on your win!


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8/1/2011 6:54:35 AM

 
David M. Montero
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Congratulations Tad!!! Your patience paid off. This is truly an amazing shot.


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8/1/2011 3:14:56 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims  

WOW ! This is what I would like to see Tad. Thanks for the info, and big congrats on this winning image.


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8/1/2011 6:30:16 PM

 
Janet Fikar
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Congratulations. This is spectacular photography!


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8/2/2011 6:12:58 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks again everyone!


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8/2/2011 9:05:12 PM

 
Michelle Tinger  

Tad - Congratulations on you win - such a stunning image here


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8/3/2011 3:01:30 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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This is impossibly beautiful in every way! Wow! Great work, Tad, and a belated congrats! Fantastic to behold!


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8/27/2011 8:55:11 AM

 
Louise Souchereau
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Magnifique...... Bravo Tad for this fantastic capture, I love it, wish I could you something like this.
PS: with my eyes I can also think it could be chocolat :-) with caramel... don't worry I like to fantasize in my head (sorry for my english) again Bravo


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12/6/2011 2:50:06 PM

 
Louise Souchereau
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Correction: wish I could see something like this ...........................


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12/6/2011 2:51:10 PM

 
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