Crystal Pool under Monsoon - Baja California, Mexico

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    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!

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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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    1. hillsee 47 months ago | reply

      The way you have caught the light here draws the eye straight to the emerald magic of that clear water, and then to the palms which really stand out. Intelligent work.

    2. Kurt Griczen Photography 47 months ago | reply

      Wonderful composition, the water is awesome ; )

    3. BBrown57 47 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture, the color of the water is awesome.

    4. jordannek 47 months ago | reply

      Nice shot. Beautiful capture. The water color is incredible.

    5. CameliaTWU 47 months ago | reply

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

    6. Panorama Paul 47 months ago | reply

      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!

    7. Flickr Al 47 months ago | reply

      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!

    8. little m:) 47 months ago | reply

      now THIS is WICKED~! rock it Sieren!

    9. ROLIDIA1 47 months ago | reply

      This great capture was seen in:

      A Lot of Water

    10. levent_eryilmaz 47 months ago | reply

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

      Please comment on 3

    11. s0ulsurfing 47 months ago | reply

      outstanding work

    12. photogg19 47 months ago | reply

      beautifully colored water; great shot!

    13. sunset1uk 47 months ago | reply

      You are truly a winnr!

    14. Steve's Reflections 47 months ago | reply

      NIce image the water the way you chose to capture it.....

    15. VibroOne 47 months ago | reply

      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.

    16. Jeff Clow 47 months ago | reply

      This is great stuff. Really great.

    17. Colskier1 39 months ago | reply

      Just a stunning shot!!

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