Lush Surroundings

© Carol Teal

Lush Surroundings

Uploaded: June 25, 2008


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


June 25, 2008

Very Nice! #949139

Renata Gusciora June 25, 2008

Wonderful image,Carol! #6107871

Cecil Whitt June 26, 2008

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

Ray Clarke June 26, 2008

Great find and wonderful work Carol #6107903

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 26, 2008

spectacular Carol! #6107918

Lynne Morris level-classic June 26, 2008

Stunning capture Carol! #6107929

Renee Doyle level-classic June 26, 2008

Absolutely stunning Carol!!!!! #6108004

Tommy E. Burgess June 26, 2008

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

Lynn M. Whitt June 26, 2008

beautiful.... #6108132

Ronald Balthazor June 26, 2008

Nice capture and treatment, Carol. #6108402

Mary Timman June 26, 2008

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

Bonnie Gearhart June 26, 2008

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 June 26, 2008

So beautiful, Carol. #6109046

Mary E. Lake June 26, 2008

Very pretty Carol. :) #6109145

Carol Teal June 26, 2008

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.

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 La Mattino Pagakis July 01, 2008

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

Sherry Sturgis July 02, 2008

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

Jennifer L. Alder July 04, 2008

Absolutely stunning, Carol! wow!! #6140290

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 19, 2008

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic July 21, 2008

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

Michelle L. Frick July 21, 2008

Beautiful finalist Carol! Congratulations! #6206225

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton July 21, 2008

Gorgeous.. Congrats Carol!! #6206448

Tiia Vissak July 21, 2008

Congratulations! #6206483

Jennifer L. Alder July 21, 2008

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

Nadya Johnson July 21, 2008

Exquisite, Carol! Congratulations on your finalist! #6206531

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe July 21, 2008

Congratulations! #6208358

Mitch Spence level-classic July 21, 2008

Congratulations, Carol. It's beautiful. #6208958

Stephanie Frey July 21, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #6209309

Colleen Farrell July 21, 2008

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

Sam Britt July 21, 2008

Congratulations, Carol!! #6209602

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 21, 2008

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Carol!! #6211119

Dr Silly level-classic July 22, 2008

Congrats Carol on your finalist. :O) #6211406

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 22, 2008

Gorgeous Carol -- congratulations!!! #6211461

Kristy A. Keene July 22, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist!! #6211771

Ana Guzman July 22, 2008

Lovely... #6212255

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 22, 2008

Congrats Carol on your excellent Finalist! Jeff #6213084

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 22, 2008

congrats on your gorgeous finalist Carol! #6213772

Erica Murphy level-deluxe July 22, 2008

Congratulations Carol! GORGEOUS! #6215221

Pat Gamwell July 22, 2008

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

Sylvia Rossler July 22, 2008

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist :O #6215767

Corinne M. Thompson July 22, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist for this magnificent capture! #6216001

eileen bedford July 22, 2008

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

Avril Young July 22, 2008

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

Amy JACKSON July 23, 2008

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 29, 2008

HUGE Congrats!!! #6245395

eileen bedford August 22, 2008

Congrats Carol, awesome view.... #6350536

Danny B. Head level-deluxe June 11, 2010

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

Carol Teal June 11, 2010

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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