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This was taken at McLaren Falls Park, near Tauraunga, on North Island , New Zealand. It shows the pathway through the bush to reach the waterfall.
Thank you so much for viewing my work.

To everyone that favourites any of my work, please accept in advance my sincere thanks for doing so. For those that comment on this or any other photograph, you will always recieve a reply. Demands on my time may mean a delay on occassions in responding, but I will always reply. Thank you for visiting this page, the support of all visitors is truly appreciated. Simon
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xxxYue110xxx Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how, in my eyes, the color green pops out of the photo~! Wonderful! :hooray:
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much indeed my friend really appreciated :)
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xxxYue110xxx Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :iconwelcomeplz:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely, dreamlike capture Simon ~ perhaps vaguely spooky with the reddish cast, but I think this gives the scene a somewhat mysterious mood. :deviation::tighthug: Coco

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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
CoCo thank you my friend always appreciated
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're always so welcome, Simon! :hug::iconsabyworld: Coco
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ElfFriend1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh, this is such a gorgeous site... And such a gorgeous capture! Well done!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much indeed :)
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ElfFriend1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Artist
You're welcome!
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Letheyann-Elethendyl Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
this is so wonderful!!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much :)
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TiereMitHerz Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I have no words :wow: so lovely place! good captured!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nk thank you, thats made my day
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BleachOnePiece Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
wow, i love all the pictures u take of landsscape they are all beatuiful
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So kind, thank you so much
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lullabyphoenix Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so nice :D
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks my friend
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lullabyphoenix Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome :)
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ModvitnirPhotography Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Photographer
So beautiful! Great work, Simon!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks very equatorial with excellent colours and details :thumbsup:
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you as always
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EarthHart Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simon, please redo this. I have to agree with ~Gellidius the colour cast doesn't work ;)
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I will my friend
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Gellidius Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
i would start by getting stronger light tones, by going to Levels and move the lighlight cursor to the left a bit, until the water is good looking.
this should give a bit more life to the image.
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, extremely informative and useful to me
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Gellidius Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
i would like to see what i could do with your original; could you send it to me at gellidius at yahoo.com?
doing it from the one on top of this page isn't even worth trying.
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Gellidius Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
this is a very nice composition, but i think that the overall red tint makes for a flat looking image that lacks sparkle and depth and realism.
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for this J.B., much appreciated observations. I would welcome any suggestions from you as to what I could have done differently. I joined DA to learn, so it's all good for me. The shot is two photos joined together in photoshop, invade that makes any difference. Simon
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Gellidius Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
a lot of the "apparent" contrast changes with the colors you use when you're working on an image.
take a realistic looking street scene, where brightness/contrast and colors are very well done; the image then shows a lot of depth, because it
imitates the original.
if you give an overall color cast to the photo (here, it's red), you will see the semblance of reality go away, the contrast will seem lower, and even definition will seem to decrease. it's somewhat like when you convert a color image to b/w: you may have good tonal separation in the color image because of the colors that supplement tones, but in b/w those differing tones might not be different from one another.
smetimes, it's the color that serves as tonal separation.
a red cast diminishes the diversity of tones in an image.

i don't mean it should not be done, on the contrary, but i think that this image has too strong a reddish cast and because of that it does not look as well as it could.
if you put this red cast using "levels" in Ps., then maybe you could have better results if you changed the image's color temp and see if it gives better results.

i hope this is clear enough and you understand.

hope this helps.
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As with all your comments it really does help. To provide such a detailed comment and advice based on such a wealth of experience your words of wisdom cannot fail but to assist in my development. Simon
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Gellidius Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
don't forget that what i suggest you do is only a guess most of the time.
there can be so many variables in order to finally get to a finished photograph that one likes; and
what i like does not mean you will like.
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Sith4Brains Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
OK, not because I'm a huge Tolkien fan, and Peter Jackson shot the LOTR in New Zealand, but this island IS middle earth. Beautiful shot! :-)
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Constantine, thank you so much indeed, appreciated.
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Sith4Brains Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
:-)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
beautiful:)
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you as always my friend
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kokinomala Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
you are welcome:huggle:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
this looks great
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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KobewarriorJOBE Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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