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You Light Up My Life
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On the norm I would not shoot a waterfall with a beautiful blue sky and sunshine, but after a 5 hour drive I had no choice and was pleased with the result. This was taken in Wv along Shays Run. The waterfall is called Elakala Falls#2. Shot with Velvia 50 at 40 and the settings of f/8 and 1
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Marcie A. Fowler
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    Absolutely breathtaking. I'd say your drive was worth it!! Same reaction today as when I saw this yesterday, at least I think it's the same image. I love the way the light comes down the falls with the water. I'm guessing we're going to see this one again!! At least we'd better!!! Simply magnificent. And just in case you are left wondering I really LOVE this image!!

8/31/2004 5:32:02 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Sorry got so carried away I forgot to say that the title is abosolutely perfect as well!!

8/31/2004 5:33:04 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Outstanding image, Darren!!

8/31/2004 5:44:47 AM

 
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Beautiful! I love the lush green of the moss and you did a great job on the flow of the water. One of the best waterfall shots I've seen in some time.

8/31/2004 5:46:44 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Another beauty Darren.
Very nice.

8/31/2004 5:55:16 AM

 
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Absolutely gorgeous, Darren!

8/31/2004 5:57:55 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Absolutely stunning, Darren. The extra sunlight really makes the moss covered rocks pop.

8/31/2004 5:58:20 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous, Darren, and the light is perfect!

8/31/2004 5:58:23 AM

 
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Oh, wow, Darren!! Just a super shot!! Well worth the trip!

8/31/2004 6:08:31 AM

 
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Hi Darren...I am speechless..but I will say this...if the word 'magical' can truly be defined, this image would bring me that much closer to that definition...

8/31/2004 6:11:45 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Wow, I love the light and your composition is perfect on this one Darren. What's not to love about this image. Beautiful!!!

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8/31/2004 6:13:44 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Okay in a few short words Michael described exactly what I was trying to say about this image!!

8/31/2004 6:43:01 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Absolutely gorgeous!! Very pleasing to view. I love everything about this one! Beautiful colors and lighting.

8/31/2004 6:47:40 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Beautiful image, Darren!!!!!!!

8/31/2004 6:52:21 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW WOW WOW! This is magnificent, Darren! Spectacular colors, detail and lighting. Everything is perfect. This is truley Breathtaking!!!!!

8/31/2004 6:57:26 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Michael chose the definitive word - magical. You just get better and better at this!

8/31/2004 7:06:47 AM

 
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WOW -- dripping with color Darren! Wonderful deep woodsy feel and smooth movement!!

8/31/2004 7:12:27 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Beautiful... even though it's sunny :)
-cathy

8/31/2004 7:24:03 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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Darren, this is a stunning image. Well done.

8/31/2004 8:32:54 AM

 
Marie Fields
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AWESOME image, Darren!!!

8/31/2004 9:17:10 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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WOW is right, Darren!! This is absolutely amazing!!

8/31/2004 10:36:16 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Wow!! Wonderful colors and lighting, stunning image, Darren!

8/31/2004 11:00:46 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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I agree with Marcie! Just gorgeous Darren. I love the way the light spills over it and also love the rich colors. Just incredible - I love it! -K

8/31/2004 11:37:52 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Wow from me too, Darren. This is gorgeous.

8/31/2004 12:42:06 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Simply stunning, Darren! I need to log on to your gallery more often. This is true beauty. You mentioned a sunny blue sky....was this a well-shaded spot or did you employ a NDL or polarizer? Just trying to learn as I love attempting this kind of shot now and then and always seem to get better results with a polarizing filter:-)

8/31/2004 1:27:15 PM

 
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Just when I think you can't improve on your waterfall images...down glides this mystical light alongside the water, adding a golden glow to the rocks below...
Put it on the cover of that calendar, Darren.

8/31/2004 1:45:19 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Beautiful Image Darren!
Absolutely breathtaking!
Great job!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/31/2004 5:03:06 PM

 
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I can only echo the sentiments of all who came before, Darren.
This is another reason why you are the Veiling Master.
Outstanding work

bill

8/31/2004 6:56:20 PM

 
Janet Detota
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I vote that you make sunshine and blue skies a regular part of your waterfall shots! The lighting on the water and moss is wonderful, but there's still just enough shadow left for drama. Beautiful colors and great comp, too!

8/31/2004 7:31:00 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Oh my gosh, Darren...this is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE these images of yours. They have become your signature!

8/31/2004 7:40:10 PM

 
Rita Richter

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It is sooo beautiful Darren! Wonderful light!

9/1/2004 2:26:55 PM

 
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This is another great image! To be honest I think the hint of the sun hitting the water adds to this...
Well done!

9/1/2004 4:57:30 PM

 
April Bryant
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Even so, this is a beautiful photo....
A.

9/1/2004 5:03:59 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Ok! I love everything about this shot Except the title...brings back old memories of my first wedding...AAAHHH!

9/1/2004 6:36:06 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Wow, Darren...another winner...you have just enough sunshine hear to give some snap to the water...it's perfect.

9/2/2004 5:44:04 AM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Congrats, Darren!!!!!!!!

9/13/2004 3:49:13 PM

 
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Congratulations, Darren ~ and good luck next level!

9/13/2004 3:50:40 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations, Darren ~ and good luck next level!

9/13/2004 3:50:47 PM

 
Janet Detota
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WooHoo, Darren!! Congratulations on this gorgeous shot and good luck next round!!

9/13/2004 3:56:53 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hey Darren,
Congrats on your finalist!

Well deserved :-)

9/13/2004 4:11:49 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congratulations, Darren!!!

9/13/2004 4:14:29 PM

 
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Congratulations, Darren!!
Kathleen

9/13/2004 4:26:52 PM

 
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Congrats on making finalist, Darren! woo hooooo!

9/13/2004 4:34:28 PM

 
Francis Cailles
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congratulations, Darren. This is beautiful...not surprised at all that it was selected as a finalist.

Congrats again!

9/13/2004 4:37:15 PM

 
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This is wonderful Darren!!! So happy for you! Best of luck!

9/13/2004 4:44:24 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Hooray! So glad tos ee this one again, Darren! Congrats and good luck...though I don't think you'll need it:-)

9/13/2004 4:48:02 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Darren, it certainly was worth the five hour drive!

9/13/2004 4:51:42 PM

 
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Congratulations, Darren!!!! Beautiful image :)

9/13/2004 4:52:19 PM

 
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Congrats To You Darren An Excellent Finalist!!

9/13/2004 4:58:47 PM

 
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Wonderful image Darren! Many congrats!

9/13/2004 5:19:59 PM

 
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What a treat for the eyes, congratulations Darren!

9/13/2004 5:26:45 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's, Darren!!!!

9/13/2004 6:09:36 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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I am so glad to see this here Darren! I still love it! Congratulations - well deserved! -K

9/13/2004 6:29:59 PM

 
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Congratulations, Darren!

9/13/2004 6:38:01 PM

 
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Congratulations Darren, Well deserved!!
Ann

9/13/2004 6:46:47 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Ahhh...your signature work! I love it! Congratulations, Darren!

9/13/2004 6:47:25 PM

 
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Congratulations, Darren! Wonderful shot!

9/13/2004 6:50:22 PM

 
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Congrats, Darren! This is one of my favorites of your waterfalls. Good luck in the next round!!

9/13/2004 6:59:54 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Darren!

9/13/2004 7:18:35 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats Darren! So lovely!

9/13/2004 7:28:32 PM

 
Isabel L
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Lovely capture. :)Congrats. Good luck next round.

9/13/2004 7:53:08 PM

 
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Congratulations on this and all your other winners, Darren!

9/13/2004 8:28:52 PM

 
Cathy T. Vettes
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Congradulations Darren !! This is gorgeous as always.. !!! Best of luck to you..

9/13/2004 8:50:21 PM

 
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Beautiful capture, Darren! Many congratulations!
Monika

9/13/2004 9:16:52 PM

 
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Congratulations, Darren. This is so beautiful!

9/13/2004 9:23:16 PM

 
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Congratulations, very well deserved, Darren! I'm sure we'll see this beauti again!!

9/13/2004 10:04:42 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...beautiful...good luck

9/13/2004 10:08:37 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Darren!!!! good luck on the next round, so well deserved!

9/13/2004 11:03:20 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Congratulations, Darren ... this is a beaut! Best of luck in the next step!
Aloha,
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9/14/2004 1:30:11 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Darren!!

9/14/2004 2:42:11 AM

 
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Congrats on your finalist! I love this one, good luck!!

9/14/2004 3:34:41 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Congrats! Great shot!

9/14/2004 4:48:03 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats on all of your beautiful finalist images, Darren. :)

9/14/2004 6:08:03 AM

 
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Congratulations Darren!

9/14/2004 6:12:06 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Not surprised at all to see this among the finalists and I won't be surprised when it shows up among the winners. It's still my favorite and I still love it!!

9/14/2004 6:13:41 AM

 
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Darren!

9/14/2004 6:19:36 AM

 
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Congrats on this beauty, Darren & best of luck!

9/14/2004 6:41:24 AM

 
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Congrats Darren very beautiful!! Best of luck in the next round!!

9/14/2004 7:18:50 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations to you Darren!! Best of luck in the next round!!! Robin.

9/14/2004 8:27:04 AM

 
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Beautiful shot, Darren! Congrats!

9/14/2004 9:12:47 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Darren!

9/14/2004 10:25:11 AM

 
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So lovely. Congrats, Darren! :-)

9/14/2004 11:09:22 AM

 
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Wonderful! I love the soft quality. Congrats Darren!

9/14/2004 12:14:02 PM

 
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Congrats :)

9/14/2004 1:10:12 PM

 
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Congrats, Darren, on this and on your other finalists. Was disappointed that your beach picture with the empty chairs didn't make it - did you forget to invite the judges to our get-together :-)

9/14/2004 1:14:03 PM

 
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Congrats Darren! Nice work at Photographer's Edge also!!

9/14/2004 7:09:00 PM

 
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Hey all thanks for the kind words, and all of the congrats.

Bonnie I thought they would be included in freinds. Must be more specific next time...LOL...

9/14/2004 8:04:59 PM

 
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Stunning shot and exquisite exposure, Darren, congratulations and best of luck!

9/14/2004 9:49:36 PM

 
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Congratulations, this is OUTSTANDING! A winner for my eyes!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

9/18/2004 1:25:05 AM

 
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Congratulations, Darren!!

9/18/2004 4:49:55 PM

 
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this one, too! incredible colors.

10/18/2005 1:41:27 PM

 
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