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Fire Water by SharpPhotoStudio Fire Water by SharpPhotoStudio
Lake Surprise, Watchung Reservation, NJ

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Shimmerin-Moon-Tears Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely gorgeous; I'm most definitely faving! What effect did you use for it to turn out like this?
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
I merged 3 images in photomatix pro 4, and applied the painterly 4 template.  After that, I did a few lighting adjustments in photomatix and then process the final image.  The final image was then moved into Lightroom 5 and Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 where I spent a good two hours changing the colors of every leaf (as well as those in the reflection). 
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
nice colours :)
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
my really pleasure :)
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losgeloest Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
the colors are gorgeous <3
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.  This picture is one of my very favorites.  It is also the only one where those colors were added by me, and I think it was for the best.  
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losgeloest Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
You're welcome :hug:
It was definitively the right decision, the result is stunning.
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nesdam Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see the other one is actually here! :o Guess I should have my morning coffee before typing anything at all! :D
Just didn't find the one you had on top on PhyPhy ^^
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Yeah!!!!  Finally some beauty from Jersey!!!!  This is beautiful!!!  I'm a nature of New Jersey and it's nice to let others know that Jersey is not all smelly city scape!!  Thank you!!!:)
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.  Also, all my photographs are from NJ, just so you know.  The I only have 1 that was taken in NYC, and that is the Marching to the End of the World, picture. 
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I used to live up north, Sussex county, but have moved around a lot but settled in ocean county by the shore.  Keep snapping those photos!!!  lease let me know where they were taken if you can!!  I have not been to the area of Watchung is it? What county is that? Middlesex or Somerset?
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
The Watchung Reservation is part of Somerset County.  

As for the location, the majority of them were taken on the trails at the base of Lake Surprise (easily found on Google), and then off some beaten path's near the Deserted Village.  Fire Water was taken in the middle of the summer and all the leaves were green and yellow, but the felection came out so perfectly that I wanted to make something special of the image.  I am going to go back there today though and try and retake the picture but with natural Autumn colored leaves.   

I will be sure to let you know when I get that picture done, but it might be a while because I want to finish the set of photo's with my first model (Shayna Craig) (you should check her out), and then I will post some more landscape shots before I start my next set with two new model's. 
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Thank you so much for the info!!  I've never been to that part of NJ, so I'll have to take a drive and check it out!!!  I did see your model shots and they were good!!!:)
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad to have been of help.  But if you go up to the Watchung Reservation, you should bring a hand held GPS and mark your entry coordinates.  It can get confusing moving through the trails. 
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Thanks!!!
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Emiko-Fubuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, i love the fire of forest ! (colors) is sooo coool!! 
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.  It was all done in editing but I am going to try and take the same picture during Autumn when the leaves are actually that color.  
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ShyPrincess27 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, really well done! I love those colours! :-)
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.  I'm glad you like it.  I will be going back to this location when the leaves actually look like this.  I want to see how close I got it from memory. 
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meszarts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredibly beautiful! :)
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.  It really is a beautiful place so I hope some more picture opportunities show themselves this upcoming season. 
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KayleeRydder Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh! i love the colors!
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. It wasn't the brightest day, so I wanted to do something interesting with it.
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KayleeRydder Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
interesting with it? you did something fantastic!
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well thank you very much.   I hope that you find some other works that you like in my gallery. 
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eclaire291 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow! I'm a sucker for waterscapes, so I was naturally charmed by this photo. The fiery lighting works so well and offers and interesting concept when paired with water. It's something that appeals to my senses. Great work!
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. A lot of work went in to this image, but I had a look that I wanted and when I had the look and feeling to it, I was able to give it a proper name.
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: My Gods, that picture is beautiful. Absolutely lovely photo. :love:
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your kind words. There was a lot of work put in to this image, so I'm glad that you like it so much.
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Pseudinymous Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that's okay! Not a problem at all. :)
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;OOO; omg this is beautiful! Love how vibrant and colorful this is!
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. I'm glad to hear you like it. I had to play with the colors in this one, because the water looked dirty, so I had to find a way to make it look better. Good to know I chose the right settings for it.
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem c: and ah I see.
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XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. I just uploaded another version of this image taken from further back with less editing, but still in HDR, if you are interested in taking a look.
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sylverface Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice !
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. I'm glad you are enjoying my new work. There will be more to come soon. I promise.
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sylverface Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OK and no problem =D
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TheIronWillAlchemist Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness! I thought it was a painting! It's absolutely breathtaking.
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. I really appreciate your words; especially since they are just what I needed to hear to continue to produce images like this one.
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angelsdescend Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is awesome!! Keep taking sick photos!
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SharpPhotoStudio Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you like it buddy. I'm gonna keep trying to do more like these, as I find nicer and nicer surroundings.

I also have a huge surprise coming this summer.
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Date Taken
Apr 30, 2013, 4:58:21 PM
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