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Another shot from the secret falls. After having a conversation with =Alex37 I've decided to give this a warmer saturation which creates a more magical atmosphere, a lot like it was with my own eyes when I was taking this shot. This place has so much potential, I have one shot in particular that I'm yet to capture. I'm just waiting for the perfect conditions, early morning mist and sunlight coming in through the trees, hopefully I can get some sun rays.

*re-edit* Gave the golds some more punch, increased saturation and contrast slightly. Also corrected white balance in the water and gave it a slight cyan cast to suit the mystical atmosphere.

I have this printed 12 x 18 in the Bellingen photography/art competition. For sale $350 - if interested note me.

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sepia-rose Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the golden glow of the sunlight, and the slight tinting to the water really does add to the overall feel. Gorgeous work.
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zaionczyk Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is absolutely breathtaking!
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Whimistery Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
What could be called art after that..:love:
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Darkroom317 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Beautiful shot
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SpellboundMisfits Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student Photographer
this is heavenly
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:iconkhaaalid-aldarae:
khaaalid-Aldarae Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Beautiful nature

Your camera and Creative Commons

Thank you brother

Hallelujah, What beautiful your creation!
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D Just spectacular!!!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate!
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D My pleasure my friend!!!
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:iconanettv17:
anettv17 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student General Artist
i ♥ all your pics, really nice colours :)
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blkmtnstudio Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
the lighting is so good on this!
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:iconshadowroth:
ShadowRoth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God. I can hardly believe a place like this exists! So beautiful, I want to be there! I hope you get that shot!
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flukeylukey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
wow, those beams of light coming down through the trees are so immense and the whole shot is simply stunning. well done
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:iconriickard:
riickard Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great shot luv the golden hightlight ,were the lepricans
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:icongoat99:
goat99 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Nice job saturating your yellows I'll have to try a similiar approach on my next shots. Could get a good effect with moss
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:iconmakeyourchoice:
MakeYourChoice Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010   Photographer
This picture is absolutely gorgeous and has such an amazing feel to it
As you said, its magical
A beautiful capture brought to it's full potential with your thoughtful editing
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HigekiHigure Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so refreshing.where im at its currentl a swamp so its not that pretty,looks like it smells like fall.our yard smell like sewage. :(
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XxRevolutionaryxX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had a dream exactly like that once o_o it was awesome
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:iconsnappingsausage:
SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :'D
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:iconperturbed-badger:
Perturbed-Badger Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
God, what stunning photography. I've been thoroughly enjoying your gallery. You have a gift!
But Cannon... really?
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah canon. Why does that come as a surprise?
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:iconperturbed-badger:
Perturbed-Badger Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
No, it's in no way surprising. I was just playing off the whole Nikon/Cannon debate. Keep on raging with that Cannon thou :]
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:iconjarheadjoy:
JarheadJoy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
View of joy! Wooow! :+fav:
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:iconstetre76:
stetre76 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning light and excellent long-exposure!
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LastGlance Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Seriously, this is amazing. Magical doesn't quite cover it but it's the best I can come up with. I really think you made the right choice with the warm saturation, well done yet again! :)
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
sweet light and comp dude, killer!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks man, glad you dig it :)
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:iconwhimsical-dreams:
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Photographer
This is simply amazing, the beauty of the falls in itself is breath taking.
Well done on a perfect capture. Your photography is inspiring.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:icontriforcezz:
TriforceZZ Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
nice shot
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switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Photographer
Very nice! Great composition and light. :+fav:
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:iconjon-rista:
jon-rista Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Phenomenal! I really love the lighting in the background, absolutely amazing. The warmth of the shot is really great. I'm not sure what the previous version looked like, but this one is superb.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
You probably wouldn't be able to notice any difference even if you did see the original. Just minor tweaks with saturation basically :)
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lighting is fantastic, great processing, it does give it a magical quality. :D
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TheZiggyStardrugs Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Terrific. : O
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:iconseraphro:
seraphRo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
splendid use of light!
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little79bear Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, the autumn yellow is wonderful. Wondering where you managed to find a waterfall in Aus with decidious trees. Saw your photo in [link] aussie photographers feature.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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mazmoore Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Features this :jawdrop: piece here [link] with some other talented Aussies to celebrate Australia Day :wave:
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SebastianKraus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have go once again trough yours photography! You still suprise me!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks Seb, I appreciate your kind words :)
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SebastianKraus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem
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NestR Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Perfection.
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t0mboyRampag3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
You seem to always surprise me with amazing shots :)
love it :)
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FlyingMantaRay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
very nice done my friend
a perfect place, a perfect moment for a perfect shot!!
Phil
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate!
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:iconlightsided-angel:
lightsided-angel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a gorgeous shot :)

I can't wait to get out there and do waterfall shots when I finally get my SLR - pictures like this are something I can aspire to til then :]
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shesamelonhead Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
wow, truly beautiful shot, i love the rays of sun shining through, i looks dreamy and film like...
well done!
:hug:
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding light, very dreamy place.
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