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Jul 19, 2017 23:51 |  #2

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It's a lovely scene, but I think it needs a 2 to 3 degree rotate to the right (clockwise) and a boost in clarity of about 40-50 (if you are using Lightroom).


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Jul 20, 2017 00:09 |  #3

thanks for commenting Qbx I agree the water should fall almost straight down


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Jul 20, 2017 16:32 as a reply to  @ mikexlt's post |  #4

I like it but looked for a human or other animal.


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Jul 20, 2017 18:16 |  #5

AZGeorge wrote in post #18407038 (external link)
I like it but looked for a human or other animal.

Look a little closer then ... there is one. Although, for myself, I'm not so bothered either way.


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Jul 20, 2017 18:44 |  #6

i like it...if anything it's a little hot at the top...sometimes what i do with waterfalls is bracket exposures, and then blend in on some of the hot spots with a darker exposure to show more of the flow of the water...but i feel like even that is nitpicking...it looks good


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Jul 20, 2017 19:39 |  #7

Its a very nice shot but agree about the rotation. For me it's also cropped to tight at the top and bottom which would give the scene a little more dynamics or depth if you like. Could have benefited from a vertical Pano to include more of the surroundings.


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Jul 21, 2017 11:43 as a reply to  @ DaviSto's post |  #8

I did. There is. Thanks.


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Jul 21, 2017 12:22 |  #9

Qbx wrote in post #18406396 (external link)
It's a lovely scene, but I think it needs a 2 to 3 degree rotate to the right (clockwise) and a boost in clarity of about 40-50 (if you are using Lightroom).

To get the verticals right, I'd work off the fence posts. There's very little adjustment needed.


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Jul 21, 2017 12:24 |  #10

DaviSto wrote in post #18407695 (external link)
To get the verticals right, I'd work off the fence posts. There's very little adjustment needed.

The trees would be a better guide.


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Jul 21, 2017 12:49 |  #11

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The trees would be a better guide.

Either way, it needs a bit of 'averaging out'. I had a play around just for fun. Plus 1.3 degrees is about right, I think.


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Jul 21, 2017 13:16 |  #12

DagoImaging wrote in post #18407189 (external link)
Could have benefited from a vertical Pano to include more of the surroundings.

This. I think it would have made a fantastic vertical panoramic shot ... from the top of the trees down to somewhere twenty or thirty metres further into the foreground.


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Jul 21, 2017 14:07 |  #13

This appears to be a crop of a 17mm wide angle so using trees or fence posts as a guide is a bit problematic unless you also correct for lens distortion. I think just giving it a rotate until it feels right would work just as well.


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Jul 21, 2017 14:19 |  #14

mikexlt wrote in post #18406404 (external link)
I agree the water should fall almost straight down

But does it really? The water has forward momentum, which is should retain, before beginning to fall.




  
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Jul 21, 2017 14:25 |  #15

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But does it really? The water has forward momentum, which is should retain, before beginning to fall.

Absolutely ... which is where the fence posts come in handy for alignment purposes. If you look at the alignment of the fence posts in the vicinity of the water fall, you can clearly see that it is not the same (taking one post with another) as the fall which is still clearly a little bit off the vertical.

An overall adjustment of +1.3 degrees is about right to align the trees and posts as a whole in an averagely vertical alignment, although it's not completely uniform across the image. That also leaves the waterfall carrying its momentum and slightly off vertical ... and it looks about right to the eye in combination.

If you try to align the waterfall to a complete (false) vertical, you will end up with both trees and fence posts leaning clearly to the right.


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