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June 9, 2009
The Spirit Pool by *LethArt Suggester writes: "The surrealism on this photo makes you stare it for long times and try to understand what you are watching.. But I think that this photo is one of those that we will never fully understand unless we have seen it on real life. AMAZING!!!"
Featured by kkart
Suggested by JacquiJax
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The Spirit Pool



Purchase this print here: [link]

Picture taken in Montana de Oro State Park, California; water entering weathered pool from Pacific Ocean.

Long exposure at site using HOYA ND 8 and ND 4 filters simultaneously, then, in Photoshop, using the camera RAW file, combined 2 different exposure layers. No manipulation was performed, unless you call color curves manipulation, which I do not. (And my version of color curves is not actual color curves -- I use Photoshop Elements, which doesn't have that feature.) I did, of course, change the rock to blue to give the picture a focal point.

[EDIT 6/2/09] Fixed problems with blended layers.
[EDIT 4.30.10] Updated border and improved color.

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[Personal reality check] A DD?! My first one?! I refreshed my internet after being away for a while and discovered this? Wow! I'm so grateful! Thank you to JacquiJax for suggesting and to Kkart for featuring it! I'm so jumpy with excitement right now!

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