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Rivers of Gold

Rivers of Gold
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Kenko Pro1 CP
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Trentaure at its Best [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-26 12:24
Viewed: 5430
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
They say there is gold in the rivers and streams that run through the glens of Antrim, well now I believe!

Golden light from the trees above shimmer in the river below creating an fantastic illusion of liquid gold. Careful adjustment with the cir polariser brings this to best effect as I balance for reflection and contrast. Of the nine Glens of Antrim "Glenariff" is referred to as the 'Queen of the Glens'.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-26 12:54]

Hi Stephen,
a beautiful scene you've captured here, the effect of the trees reflection in the water is stunning. As usual a superb composition and perfectly exposed throughout...very well done indeed!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-26 13:03]

Steve, this is just fantastic!
A wonderful moment captured in what i consider to be a perfect composition! It simply had everything - a great waterfall, a magnificent golden reflection, splendid colors in the vegetation and those amazing mossy rocks sprinkled with lovely leaves.
It just doesn't get any better than this!
Definitely a favorite!


PS: is this a simgle exposure shot or a multiple one?

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-26 13:10]

Hello Stephen,
The golden reflections on the water look so magical and beautiful. Colors, POV, composition, scenery and exposure control are very good. Well done and TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-11-26 13:17]

Fantastic picture.
Colors are the most imporant here, that golden reflection makes the picture - together with the waterfall.
Composition perfect too!
Regards, Jon.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-26 13:33]

Hello Stephen
Amazing picture with such beautiful colors and composition! You captured all the magic of the place.
Magnificent job!

You've done a great job bringing out the reflected colour Steve.
Another excellent capture in your own distinctive style.
Beautiful work.

Hello Stephen,
Good work as always.
Wonderful colours!

Hi Stephen,

perfect sharpness and DOF. Very beautiful colors.

Vell done!



Great image,
The golds and reflection is giving the compo all it needs,
Great observation,
Lovely details,


Wouaw Stephen,
fantastic shot, wonderfull colors and point of view is amazing,
Very beautifull lighting and composition is just great,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-11-26 21:15]

Hi Stephen!

You have realized an outstanding picture. The golden reflections are superb, and you didn't overdo the blurred effect of the water. I imagine it was difficult to find the right settings for the exposure and it would be interesting to know them. The whole picture generates a romantic atmosphere that pleases very much to me.

Kind regards


Ahh... now this one really is something! I think you used a little bit faster shutter speed than you usually do ?? which I like on the falls. The "liquid gold" is amazingly wonderful! I like how it is balanced by the light and color above the falls. It isn't just liquid gold... it is a priceless photo... go sell it!!!!

Evelynn : )

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-11-27 0:51]

Fantastic hue on the water! Amazing shot.

Heaven on earth Steve!
All I can say is you've cashed in on a "golden" opportunity :)
I think I've already told you how special I think this one is? Anyway,
You da man!

Hi stephen

Great light and well composed with good long exposure.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-29 11:47]

Wow Stephen, rivers of gold indeed. That colour is stunning. Wonderfully composed with excellent DOF and a superb low POV. Really lovely



Hi dear Stephen ,
this is lovely shot .it has excellent light and amazing colours.
well done

Hi Steve,
How wonderful that the light has iluminated the golden leaves and reflected it onto the water. The motion in the water has surely created a smooth mirror.
I really like the light on the falls, the bottom has this great white color while the top is more golden.
Another great example of your knowledge and creative eye.

I am very impressed with this shot, you've captured everything perfectly, I love this shot, it will be a favourite! Great work!


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