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Living Water

Living Water
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Copyright: Richard Vincent (earthtraveler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-21
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 13:03
Viewed: 5759
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this image, on Resurrection Sunday, to the Father of all creation and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gave his life for the sin of all mankind.
Praise God death could not hold Him and the power of the Holy Spirit raised him from the dead.

This waterfall, seen at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, is filled with life, phytoplankton and zooplankton, microscopic plants and animals.

There is also a river that flows from the throne of God full of life and unspeakable joy. Revelation 22:1, Psalms 46:4 This river is the Spirit of the living God.

Jesus said " If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me out of his inner most being will flow rivers of living water. John 7:37b,7:38. And also, "I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost." Revelation 21:6c

Wishing you all a happy Easter, Resurrection Sunday.

Here is a verse that came to me in my morning worship as I was singing to my Heavenly Father. I thought of this posting as I received it and how it applies to the image and note.

Streams of glory
Revelation stories
Flowing down
In a waterfall of light

As I was worshiping today this song came to me from the flow of His Spirit after I heard Him speak to me.

Oh lord, my God, I'm blessed to hear your voice
Speaking so sweetly within my spirit
To hear the sound of the words you speak to me
Bring life, your love, once again

So I bless your name, I give you praise
Honor you as I sing today
Abba Father, my Love, and my Life
I bless your name, I give you praise
To my Lord I sing today
Abba Father, my Love, my Life

Thanks for taking a look and sharing your thoughts.

eqshannon, goldyrs, NinaM, kmr13777, Luis52, Alex99, JoshLewis has marked this note useful
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Hello Richard,
This is a fine piece of paradise of waterfull well captured!
good use of the fg element in perfect sharpness, natural colour and details
the exposure and focus is spot on
very well done
best regards

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-03-23 13:48]
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Powerful words to go with this beautiful image , thanks for both.

Happy Easter


looks like a fabulous place. you captured it well. Looks like a difficult scene to capture, the water looks a little washed out in places, of course if you metered for the water everything else would be too dark

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-03-23 17:12]


A lovely place on earth. Well presented here. Shame to world has become a rat's race. faster and faster, I could sit and watch and listen to the falls all day.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-24 0:54]

Hello Richard,
Well composed and exposed photo of this beautiful place with very nice details and colors. Happy Easter

An awesome shot!Yes, the living waters flow!And how!
Very nicely composed!

You speak the Word as a true man of God. Your images and sight are gifts from him and you pass them on to us in your share of Grace. May you be Richly Blessed!
Rev. Robert S Shannon Sr. H.P.Th.D.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-24 7:45]
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Even though I do not practice my religion (can you believe at first I wrote "my relation" instead of religion!!), catholic, your words vibrate and are powerful and profoundly spiritual. They accompany your beautiful picture very well. This waterfall amidst the green tropical forest is fantastic, beautiful and very well captured. Thank you Richard for this moment of beautiful meditation and prayer.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-24 10:28]

Richard, Lovel dedication and good note. Nice note. Ganesh

Aaah, a fine landscape with a beautiful waterfall taken from a daring looking POV Richard, the plants in the foreground create a nice feeling of depth for this excellent composition my friend, TFS and cheers,

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-24 15:00]

Hi Richard
this is very nice image
well done.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-24 18:14]
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Hello Richard,
Beautiful image my friend and wonderful notes to go along with it to be sure. Thank you Richard for both.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-24 20:18]

Hi Richard,
Wonderful shot of this gorgeous falls and you have freezed the water flow very skilfully. I like the natural dense habitat and the cool ambience. Must be such a charming place to be at. Excellent DOF and a well chosen POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Richard,
Good use of a slow shutter speed to capture the milky effect in a waterfall. Very nice and appropriate light.

Great note and dedication Richard!!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-25 15:45]

Hola Richard.
Este hermoso lugar debe ser un exelente sitio para admirar la naturaleza. La caida de agua luce admirable desde el punto de vista de la toma. Finos detalles y gran colorido.
Un Saludo Y un Abrazo Richard.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-27 11:45]

Hi Richard.
You managed to create and true three-dimensional image of so cute place with rich colours, crisp sharpness and artistic freezing of the water fall. I like impressive framing of the image and POV. Well done and kind regards.

The deep greens gives this scene a very lush appearance. Nicely captured. Did you take any other exposure with a little longer timed exposure to capture a little more image flow?

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-03 7:31]

Hello Richard

A lovely composition of this waterfall.
I love shots like this with lush greenery and cascading ,and refreshing water.
Well focused and composed.
The POV is well done.


This is very nice! And I hope you had a wondeful Easter! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-04-05 14:54]

Very refreshin image of this waterfall. Very beautiful rainforest setting, with so much green all around. Great composition with great clarity. Lights and color well balanced. I love to visit Costa Rica soon after seeing some images from there, it will be sooner.

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