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Quiet River by BriceChallamel Quiet River by BriceChallamel
We know the source and we know the destination. Yet we manage to navigate in infinite journeys through the deceptive stills and scary falls of the river...
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:iconfridaythe13th:
fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful photo :heart: it gives such a lovely calming feeling, though the one thing I would change, is removing the stick at the very bottom, I find it to be a distraction from the rest of the piece =)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Interestingly, I always thought of this as a photography of a branch floating like a feather at the brink of a dam... If I remove it I must rethink completely the photograph! But then again, it only takes a beat of the heart or a blink of the eye so why not? ;)
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fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ooh I see, I can totally understand wanting to keep it in for that reason, but maybe try it out without it and see which ya prefer =) cause you're right, it is super quick to try! hehe
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MariJoanna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I am in complete awe of your work.
And the fact that on top of being insanely talented, you are kind and selfless enough to put up all your work here in great resolution, available for download, that just blows my mind.
Much respect to you!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for this wonderful comment! :cuddle:
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Rukawa-11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This definitely took my breathe away! Damn it's good!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. It actually took mine too when I saw it. Glad you appreciate it... :)
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Rukawa-11 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really spectacular.

And thank you for sharing this wonder picture with us. =D
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Inarita Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful pictures! the river looks incredible. The composition is really good :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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Jucali Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this is lovely. I'm not a really big fan of the background, especially the sky: it seems too flat when compared to the rest of the photo.

But the water foreground is beautiful and really peaceful.

:+fav:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree about the sky. Been waiting for something to appear almost an hour (cloud, bird, UFO... just anything!) and finally I settled for long exposure and careful framing towards the tree and away from the disappointing bright blue sky! ;)

Thanks for sharing and your kind words! :)
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brolli11 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
can't take my eyes out of it!!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Then don't... ;)

Thank you for your kind words! :flame:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Priceless capture!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: !
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makepictures Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Very interesting because I consider the image to be reversed for some reason. The flow is right to left instead of the way western language reads. Half the world might see it as oddly off and the other half as just normal. Which means that the actual intention of the artist becomes less relevant in that respect. I like it oddly off, by the way and would not like it as much the other way around.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for this kind and utmostly insightful comment! I like to think that the other half of the world will cross the river to get a fresh perspective... And prefer not to mention which half this is, just to keep it slightly mysterious as a river in a forest is meant to be ;)
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this different angle on a waterfall. And the long exposure really gives it a sheen. Agree with all the previous comments about the exposure and texture!

Grant H
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for this kind comment! :flame:
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Il-Guano Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Surreal. Love it
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :flame:
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solefield Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot - I just want to reach out and touch the smoothness of the water. Captured the wonder of nature, for sure. :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I almost jumped in myself but felt like saving the camera and restrained... ;)
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morbidthegrim Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Superb Charlie :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Kaffegaffel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Beautiful picture!
Itsn't there a movie with the same title though? :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, and it is my inspiration for this title. Jumped to my mind and I couldn't get rid of it so... I'm waiting for their lawyers to call now! ;)

Thank you for your appreciation of the picture :flame:
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Kaffegaffel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Haha., i think you'll be safe. =)
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MishaART Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So soft and calm.
And sharp and vivid at the same time...

Great work!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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MishaART Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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existentialdefiance Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
This is lovely - excellent composition
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :flame:
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LoveHealsYou725 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Woah, just woah.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, but really thanks! ;)
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matt-h-mitchell Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
It reminds me a bit of a natural yin-yang symbol: smooth and serene on one side of the line, churned and tormented on the other. I wish you'd been able to make a bit more of a feature of the stick because then you could've made it the subject that teeters on the brink. :D

Regardless of that, the scene looks magical; worthy of Lothlorien mate :aww:

:+favlove::clap:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It does have something of Yin-Yang now that you mention it! I was actually standing on a wall bordering the waterfalls to create a passageway for the boats and the stick was just on the border of the wall, so for all my efforts I couldn't get it to be a nice center piece, and eventually chose to make it gently underline the photograph. But I do agree with you on this and really wished it had been ten feet further down: I would have jumped in the water to get this one!

Wait... Maybe it saved my life that the stick was so inconveniently placed! :O

Oh well, what's life when you have a nice photograph to make? ;)

Thanks you for your comment! :flame:
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justeline Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Never know what to expect from you, never can imagine what's next, always can safely bet it's gonna be something different and delightfully wonderful!

Amazing how you captured an image that looks like two photos in one, the left half blurred, indicating endless movement and the right half so perfectly still, a perfect mirror!

Only thing I can say is :faint:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
As for your first paragraph, I'm amazed because it's exactly what G. told me yesterday night! :D

As for the second, nature is full of surprises including this one... I love to notice these rare placed or events and have a camera with me, even if it's not always something spectacular.

Only thing I can say is :thanks:
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Loving the exposure time.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. It really called for it! ;)
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Hengki24 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Excellent Charlie.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! Your comments are always appreciated, as I keep being inspired by the simplicity and depth of your work... Couldn't quite settle for black and white but I'm moving my way to square format though...

:flame: ;) :flame:
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Hengki24 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
My pleasure, welcome back mate.
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lucifersdream Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
this is superb! long exposure?
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, 30 seconds exposure and polarizing filter. Thank you for your kind words! :)
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lucifersdream Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
the picture is amazing, you're welcome!
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LaManie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, that's a wonderful landscape!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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