Nature's Gift: Refreshing Water

© Carol Teal

Nature's Gift: Refreshing Water

Uploaded: December 07, 2007


This is a resubmit from last year. Taken at Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon, FL in January (can you believe it?) Orton applied and sat/contrast boost.
I blew this one up to 11x14 for my parents' sunroom which has a jungle theme. I took it to them on my recent trip to AL. It turned out so well that I have to get one enlarged for me now

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/25 seconds, Flash: reserved, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 31.00 mm, Model: Olympus E-500


Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 08, 2007

Wow, this is gorgeous!! #803637

Evy Johansen level-classic December 08, 2007

WOW, wow, wow.... Outstanding image, Carol!! So very beautiful!! #5181874

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe December 08, 2007

Beautiful clarity and colors, Carol! The water action is outstanding! #5181882

Anna Diederich December 08, 2007

Carol, this is just beautiful!! I can see why you printed it large! #5181883

Carolyn J. Connolly December 08, 2007

WOW, Carol - this is an EXCEPTIONAL capture!! I L-O-V-E *everything* about it...and can surely understand why you enlarged it for your parents home!! I'm sure that they LOVED it!! Your enlargement will be a FABULOUS addition to the decor in your own home, too!! WONDERFUL work, my friend!! :o) #5181898

Jennifer L. Alder December 08, 2007

Carol, this is FANTASTIC!!
Oh my goodness!
GORGEOUS lush color, light and the silky water is stunning.
:) #5181928

Ray Clarke December 08, 2007

Very relaxing and beautiful shot Carol #5181943

Paul E. Earl December 08, 2007

WOW! This is truly beautiful, Carol! Great work! #5181964

Jennifer L. Alder December 08, 2007

I am adding this to my favs! #5182004

Chua Wee Boo December 08, 2007

Wow! This is so beautiful,Carol! #5182103

Nemil B. Chabebe December 08, 2007

Very beautiful, great silky effect and composition, the colors are excellent. #5182120

Les Rhoades level-classic December 08, 2007

Wonderful waterfall Carol!
I'm sure it was a hard decision to place this in the MT category. Good Luck with it! The ferns are very nice, color, and sharpness are spot on. #5182203

Rhonda Burger December 08, 2007

Just stunning Carol. Beautiful in every way. Rhonda #5182271

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 08, 2007

Spectacular beauty, Carol!!!
--Lisa #5182829

Angela Azzinnaro December 08, 2007

BEAUTIFULLY captured Carol!!!! Just gorgeous!!!!! #5183475

Phil Stith December 08, 2007

Just a delightful scene, Carol. Wonderful effects. Great job!!! #5183786

Tiia Vissak December 08, 2007

A beautiful image! #5183859

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 08, 2007

Carol - I LOVE this!!! So green and delicate ... Perfect in every way! Into my favs too :-)) #5185220

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 08, 2007

Can hear the water flowing. Beautiful capture Carol! COnderful color, calrity and comp!
Have a super night! #5185306

Laurence Saliba level-classic December 08, 2007

This is super beautiful Carol!!!! #5185810

Carol Teal December 09, 2007

Thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging comments, and thank you Cindy and Jennifer for thinking enough of this to add it to your favs. I am honored!

This is the third time for this image, and I can see a big difference in this one and the last. I used Orton on the last one, which gave it too soft a look. This time, although I used a bit of Orton, I sharpened it afterwards. This place is such a beautiful place to visit, and the closest FL gets to realistic-looking waterfalls. The flowers and bright greens were so gorgeous to see in January, so I think Justin and I will make another trip there this January, and the nice part is we can take a swim while there if we go on a warm and sunny day. The spring stays a constant 72 degrees year round, which is a lot warmer than our pool (we don't have a heated pool so no winter swimming for us). And I will get the chance to photograph the falls again! That was the first time I had the chance to try my hand at waterfalls, so it will be fun to try again! :) #5185970

Teri Soares December 09, 2007

Carol, this is one of the prettiest waterfall images I have seen. The DOF is outstanding. You've created a shot where I feel like I could walk right in to it. Gorgeous!

Teri #5189541

Nikki McDonald level-classic December 10, 2007

This is just beautiful, Carol. No wonder your parents and you are pleased with the print. Great composition and lush colors--really a gift. Perfect for the Monthly Theme. Congrats on the EP. #5194010

Corinne M. Thompson December 11, 2007

Absolutely gorgeous image! #5195306

Ken Smith level-classic December 14, 2007

Perfect exposure on the water, Carol. It doesn't get much better than this! #5206700

Mary K. Robison December 14, 2007

I've been looking at and loving all your latest barn and countryside shots, Carol, but this gem of a waterfall photo pulled me up short!
I've had a "tropical waterfall" photo hanging in our master bedroom for a decade, but yours puts it to shame.
There is no doubt that the EFP plaque is just the beginning of many awards this photo will receive, in any contest you submit it.
MARVELOUS capture! #5208609

Su Sana E. P level-classic December 18, 2007

Carol, I entirely agree with Mary's comments. I'm just crossing my fingers and wait for the Gold. Good luck to you!! #5225212

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic January 25, 2008

Beautiful Carol! Congrats on your Finalist! #5392775

Michelle L. Frick January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Carol! #5392797

Jennifer L. Alder January 25, 2008

BIG BIG Congrats, Carol, on this well deserved finalist-- best of luck in the next round!! :) #5392894

Dianna Hauf January 25, 2008

Congratulations on an awesomely beautiful capture Carol!!!! #5392933

Susie Peek-Swint January 25, 2008

Wow this is pretty Carol ~ congrats on your finalist! #5392944

Jeana Clark January 25, 2008

Just Beautiful Carol!!!
Congrats on this fantastic finalist!!!

~J~ #5393209

Dr Silly level-classic January 25, 2008

beautiful finalist, Congratulations Carol. :O)

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations Carol!!!! #5393520

Tammy Espino January 25, 2008

congrats! #5393676

Sherry L. Davis January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Carol! This is gorgeous! #5393749

Colleen Farrell January 25, 2008

WTG, Carol!!! The 3rd time's the charm! Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist! #5394121

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Carol!!! #5394343

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 25, 2008

BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalst!!! Best of the luck in the next round!!! #5394394

Angela Azzinnaro January 25, 2008

Congrats Carol!!!!!! :) #5394487

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Carol! #5395656

Renee Doyle level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Carol!!! #5396029

Phil Stith January 25, 2008

A well deserved finalist, Carol. Way to go!!! Best of luck in the next round!!! #5396038

Phil Stith January 25, 2008

A well deserved finalist, Carol. Way to go!!! Best of luck in the next round!!! #5396041

Sam Britt January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Carol. Beautiful finalist! #5396098

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Carol!! #5396608

Corinne M. Thompson January 25, 2008

Congrats Carol, glad to see a Finalist for you! #5396645

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Carol! #5396689

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congrats, Carol, on your finalist! #5397154

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 26, 2008

Congrats Carol on your wonderful Finalist! Jeff #5398356

Les Rhoades level-classic January 26, 2008

Congratulations on your FINALIST! #5398530

Michael G. Marshall January 26, 2008

Outstanding presentation Carol! Congratulations on your finalist! #5400652

Cheryl E. Molennor January 26, 2008

Simply Gorgeous. I can hear the water falling. Congratulations #5400791

Nemil B. Chabebe January 26, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist. #5400810

Nemil B. Chabebe January 26, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist. #5400811

Ken Smith level-classic January 26, 2008

Super job, Carol. This is the vivid greens in this. Congrats!! #5402076

Steve M. Harrington January 26, 2008

Another waterfall finalist! Good on you, Carol. :)
Steve #5402082

Patrick Rouzes January 27, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS,CAROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5402941

Sherry Sturgis January 28, 2008

Wow! A Stunning, beautiful capture of this waterfall, Carol!!! BIG Congratulations to you!!!! I'm sure it looks just glorious framed on your wall. #5408166

Carol Teal January 29, 2008

Thank you all so much!! I am still working my way thru the finalists/winners, so if I haven't gotten to you yet, I will! :) #5416354

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 20, 2008

I know you will be thrilled to see this--I was. Congratulations on your finalist in the cash contest, Carol. #5523512

Carol Teal February 20, 2008

Nikki, I am confused...I didn't enter the cash contest. But I am appreciative of your kindness in congratulating me because you thought I did! :) #5523591

Michelle Smith June 10, 2008

Carol, I am way behind on galleries, sorry that I am so late in congratulating you.
This is certainly a well deserved finalist image.
It's stunning!
Shell #6042552

Michelle Smith June 10, 2008

Carol, I am way behind on galleries, sorry that I am so late in congratulating you.
This is certainly a well deserved finalist image.
It's stunning!
Shell #6042553

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