Crystal Pool under Monsoon - Baja California, Mexico

Photographic Insights • At first sight of this waterfall my initial thoughts were to photograph it with alpen glow on the peak. Let me share why I photographed it this way instead. Palm oasis always have the mirage or desert paradise type of feel to them and with alpen glow on the peak there would be no sparkle to the water. That sparkle is what gives it ...that tropical paradise kind of feel or mood. The water has to be moving or you need to see ripples to catch the crystal look as direct sunlight hits it. The first few clouds of the monsoon added drama and almost pushed the peak higher into the sky.


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Here is a link to my first time lapse video taken on the way there *Caution, you may laugh or smile!


By the way I created a new photography group here on Flickr


Check it out and post some photos!!


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• You never see the same thing twice! Except Halley's comet if you're lucky.

• Always keep a master file before adding blur, glow, orton, type of techniques.

• Don't let your viewfinder or lcd limit how you see! We don't walk around in 2x3 vision.


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  • Kurt Griczen 4y

    Wonderful composition, the water is awesome ; )
  • Brad 4y

    Beautiful capture, the color of the water is awesome.
  • Renata Souza 4y

    Fantastic place!
  • Jordan Ek 4y

    Nice shot. Beautiful capture. The water color is incredible.
  • CameliaTWU 4y

    Seen in: AWESOME NATURE'S SCAPES ! (Post 1- Comment 1)
    Thank you for sharing !!!
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  • Panorama Paul 4y

    Excellent composition and stitching here... I'll add some of my images to your group... if you add this one to my Vertoramas group! LOL!
  • alan metheringham 4y

    Lovely Capture

    Seen in: AWESOME NATURE'S SCAPES ! (Post 1- Comment 1)
    Thank you for sharing !!!
    PLEASE comment on photos of others to show your APRECIATION!
  • maryanne 4y

    now THIS is WICKED~! rock it Sieren!
  • ROLIDIA1 4y

    This great capture was seen in:

    A Lot of Water
  • Osman Levent ERYILMAZ 4y

    This photo is truly a Winnr! Congratulations and thank you for adding it to the group.

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  • s0ulsurfing 4y

    outstanding work
  • Paul Martin 4y

    beautifully colored water; great shot!
  • Dave Curtis 4y

    You are truly a winnr!
  • Steve Mendenhall 4y

    NIce image the water the way you chose to capture it.....
  • VibroOne 4y

    If you like this Steve, you need to head to Utah next to the Paria highway 89 intersection is Rim Rock TeePees and water pouring off in the spring into the canyons. Amazing pools and formations.
  • Jeff Clow 4y

    This is great stuff. Really great.
  • Scott Gibson 4y

  • Dave S 4y

    Fantastic shot Steve
  • Russ D 3y

    Just a stunning shot!!
  • karla fierro 2mo

    Where is this place?? Its beautiful Baja california south? What is the name
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Taken on May 13, 2011

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