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Fairyland Falls by MarcAdamus Fairyland Falls by MarcAdamus
Rainforest - beautiful, lush, dank, dreamy, fantastical, all those things. The morning, sun starting to break through, illuminating this canyon deep in the forest. Capture the experience!
I used a technique here, I call my 'condensation method'. I blew a layer of fog onto my lens four seconds into a six second exposure. This creates a soft halo around the highlights without sacrificing sharpness. It is an in-camera trick that works well in light such as this. It is similar to some variations of the photoshop 'Orton' effect. For me, it enhances the mood.
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inkdoodler Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
The condensation trick worked perfectly. I've seen a lot of nice forest photos, but this might be the greenest.
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Litopopogi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Great!
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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous photo!
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So green !
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods-- featured [link]
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warren-wol Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
so that condensation method; is that copywrited?
i would love to be a fly on the wall during your process in the field and post.
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sinawali Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice method, nice picture, nice area.
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vodkafraise Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
quiet beauty ! perfection !
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:iconbadonion:
BadOnion Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
simply beautiful :)
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:iconmeali-adk:
MeAli-ADK Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Such a beauty :)
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Paddington-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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MudBug93 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing. Take me to this place. :love:
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MontanaSkies Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Please tell me where this was taken! The first word that came to my mind when I saw this photo was "Eden"...I'm not a religious person at all, but when I saw this it truly looked like a more perfect place than humankind could ever create.
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Ali3D Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
looks like heaven itself
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dresdenblue Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Oh, hey, that's clever. I've had that happen to me accidentally a few times for sure and have enjoyed the results, but it never occurred to me to just do it intentionally. =P Thanks for the tip!
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful capture ~ this place just breathes ~ lovely work! :deviation: :rose: Coco

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Lithwood Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009   Photographer
This is precisely the stuff i like most and strive to achieve myself! Cool method!
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lifecapture Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Awesome, easily a fav!
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Tristessa-dreams Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
This is beautiful. Reminds me a little of Keith Parkinson. Also feels as if something is watching me behind one of those lush green plants.
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M-M-X Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009   Photographer
How did you blow the fog? Straight on the surface of the lens or from side just in front of it?
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pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous.. you could make calendars with your photos. :)
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Mytebemagick Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
This has to be Heaven on Earth!
This photo (An all your others) are AMAZING!!
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articraft Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
that's the real fairyland on Earth!
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Angel-Daria Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Photographer
another Lothlorien :) <3
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MissStark Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the slight glow around everything; it makes it feel like the forest itself is emanating magic.
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pengu82 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
how do you do the orton effect?
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tehuti Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous. :love: The technique is interesting too!
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sbraunginn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Photographer
brilliant...absolutely brilliant. appreciate sharing your technique!
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FaerieOfAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing
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miss-lazurde Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow .. it's like imagination ..
i like it so much

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ageofthedragons Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Brilliant and well-done. Thanks for sharing your tips!
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blhayes87 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
are your images HDR or all just longer exposures. they are all, every one, fantastic.
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memod Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional
The technique you used is really interesting :nod: Fogging the lens sure sounds like something that could be useful on a bunch of occassions.
Here it really lead to a verey dream-like look, definitely fitting this location. It almost looks somewhat alien, like in some of those films where people get lost in jungles which look nice first and then get really dangerous...

Nice work :D
Daniel
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
awesome shot and great explanation wish I would have a DSLR allready to try this. This place looks magic I nearly expect some fairies lurking hidden :XD:
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Lucy-art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing landscapes features: [link] :heart:
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mentaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! You have been featured in a news article here:
[link]
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tigerpaws Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Photographer
That's a wicked cool trick!!! It looks so dreamy! =) Beautiful!
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enigmatichus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Your work has been featured here: [link] ! =)
Hope you enjoy this...
Luca
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velvet-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot... wonderful focus. It is so impressive! I love composition, magical atmosphere
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SchmauserPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
The gloriousness of this astounds me, and I will definitely be trying your (hopefully un-patented =P) condensation method on my next trip to the woods!
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DreamEyce Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your work is so amazing. I'm in such awe of your style, and how willing you are to teach. Attending one of your group classes is a goal of mine in the future *G*

I plan on taking some photography classes at LBCC, or OSU. Do you know anything about the courses they offer? If so I'd love any suggestions you have on them (My interest is animal/pet photography)
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pjs15204 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Student Photographer
One of the nicest waterfall pics I have ever seen it defines magical WOW!!
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PorSiempe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Very beautiful! I like how theres so much green in so many different shades.

*Not from the inner geek*: As a technicality, this isn't a rainforest. It's a mossy forest.
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strangelight Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Very nice effect. Thanks for sharing the tip; I'll have to try it sometime.
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Cedautinger Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So peacefull... :)
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bayugly Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :clap:
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synax444 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Amazing shot, and really cool technique! Do you have any other shots using this method?
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Wolfe-GTP Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008   Photographer
Great technique, i'm going to have to try this, thanks for sharing.
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Trunn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Photographer
magical :p beautiful picture
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wardevil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
awesome shot
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