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Reworked version of a fav of mine that I took last year in Dunnellon FL at Rainbow Springs State Park. There are 3 manmade falls there that actually look real; I don't know of any other place in FL where you can find waterfalls of this size (that look realistic). Slight Orton & buzz effect. BTW, I was surprised to see all the flowers since this was taken in early January.
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Corey Ginsberg
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    Very Nice!

6/25/2008 11:34:04 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Wonderful image,Carol!

6/25/2008 11:48:05 PM

 
Cecil P. Whitt

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Success! Makes me want to be there. C

6/26/2008 12:02:11 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great find and wonderful work Carol

6/26/2008 12:18:09 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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spectacular Carol!

6/26/2008 12:21:42 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Stunning capture Carol!

6/26/2008 12:26:21 AM

 
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Absolutely stunning Carol!!!!!

6/26/2008 12:57:45 AM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Well I got faked out, it certainly looks natural to me. Wonderful capture Carol, very pretty and serene looking image.

6/26/2008 1:08:58 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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beautiful....

6/26/2008 2:08:45 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Nice capture and treatment, Carol.

6/26/2008 3:20:45 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Oh so pretty. Just would be nice to sit and day dream here.

6/26/2008 3:40:18 AM

 
Bonnie Gearhart
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Amazing colors, wonderful capture! Love this! Great job. I live near Dunnellon, would love to know where this was taken as there are some nice areas there and I would love to see this!

6/26/2008 4:30:25 AM

 
Mary Spade
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So beautiful, Carol.

6/26/2008 6:04:18 AM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Very pretty Carol. :)

6/26/2008 6:21:32 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging comments! I truly appreciate them!

Here is a bit of info from the brochure at Rainbow Springs State Park.

In the 1920s, Blue Springs and Blue Run were favorite spots for tourists and locals. As the attraction grew, the river was dredged for glass
bottom boat tours; and waterfalls were built on piles of phosphate tailings. A zoo, rodeo, gift shops and a monorail with leafshaped gondolas
were added. In the mid-1970s, when larger theme parks lured the tourists away, Rainbow Springs was closed. In the mid-1990s, it reopened as a
state park.
http://www.floridastateparks.org/rainbowsprings/default.cfm

I hope this helps you Bonnie. If not, email me if you have any questions. You should definitely go; it is really beautiful there. And I was just reading about tubing on the river, so I would love to do that after the thunderstorm season winds down and the alligator mating season is over!

6/26/2008 8:54:56 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Carol, my favorite for June. Excellent mood and exposure!

7/1/2008 6:05:14 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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Wow!!! Carol, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

7/2/2008 8:03:43 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Absolutely stunning, Carol! wow!!

7/4/2008 12:36:04 PM

 
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Wow!
This is breathtaking!!!
Hope we see this one again!
~Lisa

7/19/2008 5:05:55 PM

 
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Gorgeous Carol!!! Congrats on your Finalist!

7/21/2008 12:11:22 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Beautiful finalist Carol! Congratulations!

7/21/2008 12:15:21 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Gorgeous.. Congrats Carol!!

7/21/2008 12:32:01 PM

 
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Congratulations!

7/21/2008 12:34:53 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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A stunning finalist image, Carol! Big congrats to you :)

7/21/2008 12:38:51 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Exquisite, Carol! Congratulations on your finalist!

7/21/2008 12:38:53 PM

 
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Congratulations!

7/21/2008 3:26:32 PM

 
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Congratulations, Carol. It's beautiful.

7/21/2008 4:56:35 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist!

7/21/2008 5:42:03 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Woooohooooo! WTG, Carol! Big congratulations on your finalist!

7/21/2008 6:00:16 PM

 
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Congratulations, Carol!!

7/21/2008 6:16:58 PM

 
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Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Carol!!

7/21/2008 11:48:16 PM

 
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Congrats Carol on your finalist. :O)

7/22/2008 1:37:23 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Gorgeous Carol -- congratulations!!!

7/22/2008 2:10:45 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats on your Finalist!!

7/22/2008 3:11:58 AM

 
Ana Guzman
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Lovely...

7/22/2008 4:21:15 AM

 
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Congrats Carol on your excellent Finalist! Jeff

7/22/2008 6:12:04 AM

 
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congrats on your gorgeous finalist Carol!

7/22/2008 8:02:45 AM

 
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Congratulations Carol! GORGEOUS!

7/22/2008 11:38:36 AM

 
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WoooHooo! WTG, girl! GORGEOUS finalist! Be sure to put this in the Gold & Silver file in scrapin!

7/22/2008 12:31:10 PM

 
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Big congrats on your wonderful finalist :O

7/22/2008 1:51:31 PM

 
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Congrats on your Finalist for this magnificent capture!

7/22/2008 2:29:08 PM

 
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Congratulations Carol, it's just beautiful, geart vert. presentation.....

7/22/2008 5:40:43 PM

 
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Congrats Carol...Gorgeous finalist...awesome effects and work!

7/22/2008 7:14:52 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Beautiful image, Carol!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!! :)

7/23/2008 6:22:12 AM

 
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WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats!!!

7/29/2008 9:33:14 AM

 
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Congrats Carol, awesome view....

8/22/2008 8:27:13 AM

 
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The slight touch of red (flowers) really adds to this image!

6/11/2010 4:44:26 AM

 
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Thank you all so much for your support. It has been awhile since most of the comments were posted, but I really appreciate them all!

Danny, since Florida is so flat, we don't have waterfalls here unless they are manmade. Many of the waterfalls while pretty still look manmade. However as you can see, at Rainbow Springs the waterfalls look very natural. I hope to go back there in the next week or so and shoot the falls again and enjoy swimming in the cold springs!

6/11/2010 9:44:58 AM

 
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