2012 Photography Challenge – Waterfalls

by Susan Myers on October 27, 2012

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Our challenge this week was to take a photo of a waterfall.  This photograph was taken at DeSoto State Park in Alabama.  And the young man sitting on the falls just happens to be my nephew.  He apparently has no fear of heights.  I, on the other hand do.  So, I stayed on safe ground and just took photos.

DeSoto Park as lots of great hiking trails and picnic areas, and really isn’t a bad drive from my side of Atlanta.  It is a favorite day trip, and my family has lots of great memories there.

So how did you do?

Email your ‘waterfall’ submissions to me!  Check out the Submission Guidelines.  I will post your photos here along with any information that you would like to include.  If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site!  I will be taking ‘waterfall’ submissions all week!  Feel free to send your original photo!

Our theme for next week is “Photo Editing”.  See the information at the bottom of the post for details!

This weeks Submissions:


 
Tiny waterfalls going over the dam in the river at War Eagle, Arkansas. This was the best I could do for this challenge.
We are rather short on any kind of water in Western Oklahoma at the moment.  The second photo is from my sister Cinda Freitas when she was in New Zealand. Now that is a waterfall. ~Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK- Cats, Kids and Crafts

I fell in love with Multnomah Falls when on a vacation with my parents years ago. Recently I was trying to teach myself to use the My Digital Studio scrapbook program and chose photos from that trip for my first project because it has such great memories for me.  You can read my story at peaceloveandjoyce.blogspot.com ~ Joyce

I live in California. I took this photo while I was in Utah.  It is Bridal Falls in Utah along the Provo River. ~Carolyn

This picture was made at Bald River Falls off of the Cherohala Skyway near Tellico Plains Tennessee. This is a beautiful place that is accessible without a hike off of Forest Service Road 210. ~Jean- Alabama

Next Weeks Challenge- Photo Editing

Next week, we are going to play with photo editing.  The free website, picmonkey.com offers a ton of different options for editing.  So lets do some experimenting!  Choose a favorite photo, download it onto picmonkey.com and play around with it!  Then come back here next week and show us your work of art!  Want to see a few examples?

This is the original photo

Using the “Posterize” setting

Using the HDR Setting

Look like fun? Well, start playing with your photos!  I’ll see you here next week!

 

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1 Joyce Fisher October 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Hi Suzy,
Oh my gosh!!! I am absolutely FREAKING OUT!!! For you to choose my project about Multnomah Falls to feature on YOUR blog is such a great honor!!! Suzy, I know that I’ve told you before, but for anyone else reading this, Suzy’s blog is one of my absolute FAVORITE blogs. She is an amazingly talented woman and she’s such fun to read. She’s also one of the very few blogs that I show on the “Blogs I Follow” list on my blog. Thank you again Suzy for your vote of confidence!
Peace, Love & Joy,
Joyce
peaceloveandjoyce.blogspot.com

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2 gina argyrou October 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

Suzy! I thank thank thank you so very much for posting the above photo editing link for picmonkey! wow! I have been searching for a tool that will help me with photographing my jewelry. After trying dozens this is the one for me. I am now able to get clarity and contrast where I want it in my jewelry, which for me is a hard thing to do as I am photographically challenged! lol Since reading your blog this morning, in Greece, have been re-editing all my photos in my etsy shop
thanks so much!
Gina

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3 Suzy October 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

You are very welcome, Gina! Picmonkey.com has an awesome software editing program. It is user friendly and free! Can’t get much better than that. Those of us that have Etsy shops know how important a good photo can be. Keep up the great work. Your shop is amazing.

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4 Debra October 27, 2012 at 7:57 am

Your nephew is VERY brave. The thought popped into my head what if that rock slips with him on it. Terrible horrible no good thought. I like the New Zealand one too.

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5 Suzy October 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Oh, believe me, it popped into my head too! You can’t see behind him, but there was actually a small line of folks waiting their turns to sit there and get their photos taken. Crazy.

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