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Flow
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Copyright: Joshua Lewis (JoshLewis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 2 N: 248] (909)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-05
Categories: River
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Exposure: f/8, 1/2 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-25 18:08
Viewed: 3114
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Water is one of the most important parts of life because of its Flow. To me, I get this strange energy that flows into me when in the mountains and when I'm off running. It compells me to endure even when the times are bad, to the point were I want to quit. Some would call this a spiritual energy, and others would call it will. Either way, it is one of the unique things about me. Without this flow of energy, I feel my self almost wither up, and lose site of what is important. When I am thirsty, or if it is hot, I feel as though I am with out emotion, without the disire of trying, and this happends on almost a daily bases! But even so, I wait, and eventually get water, and feel like myself again. But you know, I am quite diffrent from so called "Normal People". I do not seek luxury, because I do not have the luxury of luxuries.... or atleast most of the time. If I chased after such things, that would ultimatly defeat my purpose. Every day, I feel my understanding of the world constantly growing, and that, it is important to seek after all that is important, and do not let anything get in the way! To me what is important is Love, Kindness, Compassion, and of coarse Mountains and Nature. The #1 enemy of important is luxury, because people these days let them selfs get way to caught up with it, until you see that you don't (or atleast I don't) see a lot of people helping other people, nor going out in nature, but instead people hang out, and do not really live! I like t really live y life, and really go out into the world.

Anyways, about the photo, I used a half second exposure and cropped this a little fro the original. This was taken on my trip up Vesper in August. It was a beautiful orning with the sun shining, but we had to cross the river, so I thought it would make a nice photo. Enjoy :-)

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To joey: Thanks Joey!JoshLewis 1 11-02 14:23
To livius: Thanks Livio!JoshLewis 1 11-02 14:19
To tuslaw: Thanks Ron!JoshLewis 1 11-02 14:16
To eqshannon: Thanks Bob!JoshLewis 1 11-02 14:14
To SunToucher: Thanks Niek!JoshLewis 1 10-27 11:48
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#1 because of flow...in geologic terms yes...but I think number two would be a 10X tie for many things....and now with over population perhaps just in water that is drinkable for people and nations who are in the most desperate need. Beyond that almost political statement...a fine photo with a good note to go...
Bob

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-25 19:16]
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Wonderful shot Josh,
Love the feel of motion it gives you as you view this nicely composed image. I really like the way you used a slow shutter to give that silky look to the running water. Great notes!!
Ron

Hi Joshua
beautiful release. the contrast of the shadings is a lot interesting between water and dark cliffs. The water effect gives movement to the photography.
Livio

Hi Josh,
Nice action shot of the little rapid. Unfortunately the photo has, what seems to be, a heavy tilt to the left and the exposure caused for a large OE spot in the center. (the tilt could be an optical illusion) I also find the dead twig in the FG disturbing and would have loved to see a little more color by, for example, some foilage.
TFS,
Niek

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-27 12:13]
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Hi Josh,
fantastic shot of this beautiful rapid!
The POV is really dynamic.
Excellent movement from the blurred water.
Great light.
I think the stick in the FG is slightly distracting but that is the only negative point about this photo.

Very well done,
Joe

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