You Light Up My Life

Uploaded: August 31, 2004 05:23:50


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


Marcie A. Fowler August 31, 2004

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!! #164010

Marcie A. Fowler August 31, 2004

Sorry got so carried away I forgot to say that the title is abosolutely perfect as well!! #746956

Diane Addonizio level-classic August 31, 2004

Outstanding image, Darren!! #746987

August 31, 2004

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. #746992

Casey A. Hanson August 31, 2004

Another beauty Darren.
Very nice. #747015

Joy Brown August 31, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous, Darren! #747028

Wally Orlowsky August 31, 2004

Absolutely stunning, Darren. The extra sunlight really makes the moss covered rocks pop. #747029

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 31, 2004

Gorgeous, Darren, and the light is perfect! #747030

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 31, 2004

Oh, wow, Darren!! Just a super shot!! Well worth the trip! #747064

Michael Khoury August 31, 2004

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... #747072

Darren K. Fisher level-classic August 31, 2004

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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Marcie A. Fowler August 31, 2004

Okay in a few short words Michael described exactly what I was trying to say about this image!! #747150

Sharon Day level-classic August 31, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous!! Very pleasing to view. I love everything about this one! Beautiful colors and lighting. #747163

Donna J. Taff August 31, 2004

Beautiful image, Darren!!!!!!! #747182

Robin L. Wehrman August 31, 2004

WOW WOW WOW! This is magnificent, Darren! Spectacular colors, detail and lighting. Everything is perfect. This is truley Breathtaking!!!!! #747200

Bonnie C. Lackey August 31, 2004

Michael chose the definitive word - magical. You just get better and better at this! #747228

Murry Grigsby August 31, 2004

WOW -- dripping with color Darren! Wonderful deep woodsy feel and smooth movement!! #747245

Cathy Gregor August 31, 2004

Beautiful... even though it's sunny :)
-cathy #747272

Heather L. Jacks August 31, 2004

Darren, this is a stunning image. Well done. #747388

Marie Fields level-classic August 31, 2004

AWESOME image, Darren!!! #747439

Colette M. Metcalf August 31, 2004

WOW is right, Darren!! This is absolutely amazing!! #747578

Jennifer Rennison August 31, 2004

Wow!! Wonderful colors and lighting, stunning image, Darren! #747621

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 31, 2004

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 #747703

Kathleen Clemons August 31, 2004

Wow from me too, Darren. This is gorgeous. #747791

Gianna Stadelmyer August 31, 2004

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:-) #747873

Mary K. Robison August 31, 2004

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. #747883

Michelle R. Kovach August 31, 2004

Beautiful Image Darren!
Absolutely breathtaking!
Great job!
Have a great day!
Michelle #748050

William C. Raco level-classic August 31, 2004

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 #748196

Janet Detota August 31, 2004

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! #748258

Paula Showen August 31, 2004

Oh my gosh, Darren...this is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE these images of yours. They have become your signature! #748278

Rita Richter September 01, 2004

It is sooo beautiful Darren! Wonderful light! #749937

Ed Heaton September 01, 2004

This is another great image! To be honest I think the hint of the sun hitting the water adds to this...
Well done! #750096

April Bryant September 01, 2004

Even so, this is a beautiful photo....
A. #750103

bob cornelison September 01, 2004

Ok! I love everything about this shot Except the title...brings back old memories of my first wedding...AAAHHH! #750340

Cathy Barrows September 02, 2004

Wow, Darren...another have just enough sunshine hear to give some snap to the's perfect. #751042

Alisha May Furbish September 13, 2004

Congrats, Darren!!!!!!!! #774206

Mary K. Robison September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren ~ and good luck next level! #774211

Mary K. Robison September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren ~ and good luck next level! #774214

Janet Detota September 13, 2004

WooHoo, Darren!! Congratulations on this gorgeous shot and good luck next round!! #774227

Ed Heaton September 13, 2004

Hey Darren,
Congrats on your finalist!

Well deserved :-) #774252

Susan T. Parady September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren!!! #774260

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren!!
Kathleen #774293

Dolores Neilson September 13, 2004

Congrats on making finalist, Darren! woo hooooo! #774309

Francis Cailles September 13, 2004

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

Congrats again! #774315

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 13, 2004

This is wonderful Darren!!! So happy for you! Best of luck! #774331

Gianna Stadelmyer September 13, 2004

Hooray! So glad tos ee this one again, Darren! Congrats and good luck...though I don't think you'll need it:-) #774339

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 13, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist, Darren, it certainly was worth the five hour drive! #774351

Sharon Day level-classic September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren!!!! Beautiful image :) #774353

Terry R. Hatfield September 13, 2004

Congrats To You Darren An Excellent Finalist!! #774389

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 13, 2004

Wonderful image Darren! Many congrats! #774480

Deborah Sandidge September 13, 2004

What a treat for the eyes, congratulations Darren! #774521

Donna J. Taff September 13, 2004

Congratulation's, Darren!!!! #774837

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 13, 2004

I am so glad to see this here Darren! I still love it! Congratulations - well deserved! -K #774964

Jennifer Rennison September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren! #775004

Elisabeth A. Gay September 13, 2004

Congratulations Darren, Well deserved!!
Ann #775075

Paula Showen September 13, 2004

Ahhh...your signature work! I love it! Congratulations, Darren! #775081

S J September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren! Wonderful shot! #775115

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe September 13, 2004

Congrats, Darren! This is one of my favorites of your waterfalls. Good luck in the next round!! #775194

Diane Addonizio level-classic September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren! #775323

Dale Ann Cubbage September 13, 2004

Congrats Darren! So lovely! #775423

Isabel L September 13, 2004

Lovely capture. :)Congrats. Good luck next round. #775683

Joy Brown September 13, 2004

Congratulations on this and all your other winners, Darren! #776005

Cathy T. Vettes September 13, 2004

Congradulations Darren !! This is gorgeous as always.. !!! Best of luck to you.. #776170

Monika Sapek level-classic September 13, 2004

Beautiful capture, Darren! Many congratulations!

Carol Engstrom level-addict September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Darren. This is so beautiful! #776326

Evy Johansen level-classic September 13, 2004

Congratulations, very well deserved, Darren! I'm sure we'll see this beauti again!! #776499

Cathy Barrows September 13, 2004

Congrats!...beautiful...good luck #776515

Susan T. Evans September 13, 2004

Congrats Darren!!!! good luck on the next round, so well deserved! #776612

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2004

Congratulations, Darren ... this is a beaut! Best of luck in the next step!
Stan #776776

Debra Booth September 14, 2004

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Darren!! #776871

Rob Friedman September 14, 2004

Congrats on your finalist! I love this one, good luck!! #777005

Kasia Elser September 14, 2004

Congrats! Great shot! #777325

Kathleen Clemons September 14, 2004

Congrats on all of your beautiful finalist images, Darren. :) #777752

Karen Bacon September 14, 2004

Congratulations Darren! #777769

Marcie A. Fowler September 14, 2004

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!! #777782

Marie Fields level-classic September 14, 2004

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Darren! #777816

Ellen Peach level-classic September 14, 2004

Congrats on this beauty, Darren & best of luck! #777930

Stacey A. Bates September 14, 2004

Congrats Darren very beautiful!! Best of luck in the next round!! #778120

Robin L. Wehrman September 14, 2004

Congratulations to you Darren!! Best of luck in the next round!!! Robin. #778478

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 14, 2004

Beautiful shot, Darren! Congrats! #778661

Karen Engelbreth September 14, 2004

Congratulations Darren! #779008

Patricia Marroquin September 14, 2004

So lovely. Congrats, Darren! :-) #779193

Jill Battaglia September 14, 2004

Wonderful! I love the soft quality. Congrats Darren! #779387

LJ Corliss level-classic September 14, 2004

Congrats :) #779542

Bonnie C. Lackey September 14, 2004

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 :-) #779559

Murry Grigsby September 14, 2004

Congrats Darren! Nice work at Photographer's Edge also!! #780852

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 14, 2004

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... #781010

Carol Brill September 14, 2004

Stunning shot and exquisite exposure, Darren, congratulations and best of luck! #781200

Susana Matos September 18, 2004

Congratulations, this is OUTSTANDING! A winner for my eyes!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #788412

Colette M. Metcalf September 18, 2004

Congratulations, Darren!! #789950

Laura Clay-Ballard October 18, 2005

this one, too! incredible colors. #1966267

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