Lush Surroundings

© Carol Teal

Lush Surroundings

Corey Ginsberg 6/25/2008 11:34:04 PM

Very Nice! #949139

Renata Gusciora 6/25/2008 11:48:05 PM

Wonderful image,Carol! #6107871

Cecil P. Whitt 6/26/2008 12:02:11 AM

Success! Makes me want to be there. C #6107885

Ray & Audrey Clarke 6/26/2008 12:18:09 AM

Great find and wonderful work Carol #6107903

Stefania Barbier 6/26/2008 12:21:42 AM

spectacular Carol! #6107918

Lynne Morris 6/26/2008 12:26:21 AM

Stunning capture Carol! #6107929

Renee Doyle 6/26/2008 12:57:45 AM

Absolutely stunning Carol!!!!! #6108004

Tommy E. Burgess 6/26/2008 1:08:58 AM

Well I got faked out, it certainly looks natural to me. Wonderful capture Carol, very pretty and serene looking image. #6108038

Lynn M. Whitt 6/26/2008 2:08:45 AM

beautiful.... #6108132

Ronald Balthazor 6/26/2008 3:20:45 AM

Nice capture and treatment, Carol. #6108402

Mary Timman 6/26/2008 3:40:18 AM

Oh so pretty. Just would be nice to sit and day dream here. #6108487

Bonnie Gearhart 6/26/2008 4:30:25 AM

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! #6108691

Mary Spade 6/26/2008 6:04:18 AM

So beautiful, Carol. #6109046

Mary E. Lake 6/26/2008 6:21:32 AM

Very pretty Carol. :) #6109145

Carol Teal 6/26/2008 8:54:56 PM

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! #6111783

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/1/2008 6:05:14 PM

Outstanding Carol, my favorite for June. Excellent mood and exposure! #6130298

Sherry Sturgis 7/2/2008 8:03:43 AM

Wow!!! Carol, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! #6132350

Jennifer L. Alder 7/4/2008 12:36:04 PM

Absolutely stunning, Carol! wow!! #6140290

Lisa J. Boulden 7/19/2008 5:05:55 PM

Wow!
This is breathtaking!!!
Hope we see this one again!
~Lisa #6199406

Judy V. Kennamer 7/21/2008 12:11:22 PM

Gorgeous Carol!!! Congrats on your Finalist! #6206169

Michelle L. Frick 7/21/2008 12:15:21 PM

Beautiful finalist Carol! Congratulations! #6206225

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 7/21/2008 12:32:01 PM

Gorgeous.. Congrats Carol!! #6206448

Tiia Vissak 7/21/2008 12:34:53 PM

Congratulations! #6206483

Jennifer L. Alder 7/21/2008 12:38:51 PM

A stunning finalist image, Carol! Big congrats to you :) #6206530

Nadya Johnson 7/21/2008 12:38:53 PM

Exquisite, Carol! Congratulations on your finalist! #6206531

Agnes Fegan 7/21/2008 3:26:32 PM

Congratulations! #6208358

Mitch Spence 7/21/2008 4:56:35 PM

Congratulations, Carol. It's beautiful. #6208958

Stephanie Frey 7/21/2008 5:42:03 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #6209309

Colleen Farrell 7/21/2008 6:00:16 PM

Woooohooooo! WTG, Carol! Big congratulations on your finalist! #6209485

Sam Britt 7/21/2008 6:16:58 PM

Congratulations, Carol!! #6209602

Rakesh Syal 7/21/2008 11:48:16 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Carol!! #6211119

Dr Silly 7/22/2008 1:37:23 AM

Congrats Carol on your finalist. :O) #6211406

Cindy Bendush 7/22/2008 2:10:45 AM

Gorgeous Carol -- congratulations!!! #6211461

Kristy A. Keene 7/22/2008 3:11:58 AM

Congrats on your Finalist!! #6211771

Ana Guzman 7/22/2008 4:21:15 AM

Lovely... #6212255

Jeff W. Robinson 7/22/2008 6:12:04 AM

Congrats Carol on your excellent Finalist! Jeff #6213084

Stefania Barbier 7/22/2008 8:02:45 AM

congrats on your gorgeous finalist Carol! #6213772

Erica Murphy 7/22/2008 11:38:36 AM

Congratulations Carol! GORGEOUS! #6215221

Pat Gamwell 7/22/2008 12:31:10 PM

WoooHooo! WTG, girl! GORGEOUS finalist! Be sure to put this in the Gold & Silver file in scrapin! #6215429

Sylvia Rossler 7/22/2008 1:51:31 PM

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist :O #6215767

Corinne M. Thompson 7/22/2008 2:29:08 PM

Congrats on your Finalist for this magnificent capture! #6216001

eileen bedford 7/22/2008 5:40:43 PM

Congratulations Carol, it's just beautiful, geart vert. presentation..... #6217217

Avril Mrs Young 7/22/2008 7:14:52 PM

Congrats Carol...Gorgeous finalist...awesome effects and work! #6218019

Amy Jackson 7/23/2008 6:22:12 AM

Beautiful image, Carol!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!! :) #6220562

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 7/29/2008 9:33:14 AM

WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats!!! #6245395

eileen bedford 8/22/2008 8:27:13 AM

Congrats Carol, awesome view.... #6350536

Danny B. Head 6/11/2010 4:44:26 AM

The slight touch of red (flowers) really adds to this image! #8688014

Carol Teal 6/11/2010 9:44:58 AM

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! #8688702


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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.

Exif: Model: Olympus E-500

Uploaded on 6/25/2008 11:27:50 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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