Spin Cycle

Uploaded: January 31, 2009 22:44:20 | Entered: October 18, 2019 04:38:26


Taken with a 1.6 second shutter speed, this is the leaves moving in the natural Eddy of this waterfall. I used a ND filter and a GND together since it was daytime and there was some backlighting1.

This is "upper Niskayuna falls" for lack of an official or better name. It's a two tiered falls -- the only major one in Niskayuna (my town) that I know about. Just about 10 feet behind where I am standing (in the water) with the camera, this water goes down a 50+ foot falls. Unfortunately, the bigger falls is really hard to photograph given all the trees, and lack of a good place to stand to see it. So I make due with the upper falls.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 16/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 12.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90


Tammy D. Ferren February 01, 2009

Beautiful work. Gorgeous scene and colors. I love the movement of the leaves you captured! #1076596

Randy A. Baumhover February 01, 2009

A true beauty, very well done! RB #7113531

Guy C. Crilly level-classic February 01, 2009

Nicely done. #7113571

Summer A. Kozisek February 23, 2009

Great work Neil, this is a beautiful image. Good luck in the next round! #7198786

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Congratulations on this very beautiful and well deserving finalist, Neil!! Good luck on the next round!! #7199969

Alex T. Mizuno February 23, 2009

Fantastic work Neil! The movement of the water in this quiet landscape makes the whole image special. Congratulations on your Finalist!! #7200239

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist Neil!! This is gorgeous! #7201357

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 23, 2009

Congrats Neil and best luck for the next round !! (This is Big Winner IMO) #7202031

Cathy Barrows February 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist...cool #7202741

Jean-Pierre Ducondi February 23, 2009

Congrats Neil. Well done.
JP #7202775

Sandy Powers February 23, 2009

Yayyy! Congratulations, Neil! A no-brainer choice for a finalist -- and a winner! :) #7203270

Jennifer L. Alder February 23, 2009

Wow! What a gorgeous image, Neil. Congrats! :) #7203897

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Wonderful image, Neil. Congratulations! #7205528

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 23, 2009

A gorgeous capture. CONGRATS on this superb Finalist entry and good luck in the next round, Neil. A Winner in my books!!!

Usman. #7205662

Erin Kirsten February 24, 2009

I absolutely knew we would see this again! I would imagine we will see this in the winners circle too! Congrats to you! #7207661

Dennis S. Brennan February 24, 2009

Love the movement in those leaves. Congrats in the final. #7207835

Ben M. Trapnell February 24, 2009

I am truly taken by this image, Neil. Congratulations on a well-deserved "finalist." #7208501

Remi Trepanier February 24, 2009

You have beautiful pictures. I really enjoy this one :) #7210112

Corinne M. Thompson February 24, 2009

Wow, this is so beautiful! Congrats on your finalist! #7210568

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 26, 2009

Still not believe this image is not a winner.. Maybe, BP chose randomly from the finalists. #7218987

Neil R. Shapiro February 26, 2009

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. There are so many awesome photos here, it's an honor just to get a finalist. And there's always next month!

Jenny D March 06, 2009

Congratulations on this GORGEOUS finalist!! #7252448

Michael J. Bandy April 20, 2009

Wow! Amazing shot! Beautiful painterly feel excellent sharpness! #7423663

Robert Baer June 19, 2009

what an amazing image. love that natural eddy that you capturedd. #7652382

Eugenio Diaz June 20, 2009

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist! #7655724

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