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Gentle Chaos

Gentle Chaos
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Copyright: Mike Ryan (mpr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, Hoya 72mm PRO-1 DMC UV LPF
Exposure: f/16, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mes coups de coeur... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-03 20:44
Viewed: 1550
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Northern California is very dear to me. It's one of my favorite local parks to visit as it offers both great hiking and much to photograph. Sugarloaf is beautiful year round but for me it really comes to life in the Winter and Spring when the creek and waterfall comes alive and the wildflowers dominate the rolling hills.
Unfortunately, my moments of joy may be limited in the future as the park has been listed for closure due to a state budget shortfall. Luckily, local advocacy groups are working hard to re-open the park for all to enjoy. As it would be a shame for everyone including myself to not see this park come to life once again this winter.

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  • Great 
  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-12-03 21:09]

Hi Mike,

I love the result of f/16 with 15 seconds shutter speed.... the water fall looks so soft and teh pond is full with movement that you have beutifly capt

  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-03 23:07]

HI Mike,
A stunning result of this waterfall with the perfect Camera settings you opted to produce such a motion effect and a considerable DOF!
Perfect light management and details especially on the moss gathered with the rocks.
The swirl effect of the water in the FG is a piece of art in itself!
Well done,

Francis Xavier

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 898 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2011-12-04 2:03]

wonderful work Mike! I really like the flow of the water in the front.
Great colors and sharpness in the green and all over very nice details. I really like this shot.


Hi Mike, you really got a nice milky waterfall in this one.The swirling water in the fg makes me dizzy. Love the greens.Hard enough getting to sights like this without them making them off-limits. Fiona

  • Great 
  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2011-12-04 16:55]

Hi Mike,
Lovely river view, perfect exposure with great swirls in the water

very nice..

  • Great 
  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2012-01-17 19:14]

Hey Mike, great shot. This is one of my favorite styles of photography, and you captured it superbly. Nice exposure, saturation, and feeling of movement.
TFS Dave

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