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Jan 24, 2011 14:25 |  #1

I've just started into photography and I went up to Niagara Falls to shoot this past weekend. It was very, very cold. Everyone's gotta start somewhere, so I decided to take the plunge and post these photos to be critiqued.

Rather heavy edit in Lightroom on the branches to bring out a really chilly feel. A little blurry though. I used the 50mm f/1.8 too wide open I think.

The 2nd photo was just edited to bring out the colors in the lights shining on the Falls.


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Jan 24, 2011 15:09 |  #2

I like these, very well captured. I like the editing in both.


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Jan 24, 2011 16:03 |  #3

nice shots...



  
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Jan 24, 2011 17:15 |  #4

I like the shots and edits. Wondering about the white spots in 1 st shot


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Jan 24, 2011 17:51 |  #5

Is it the spots between the branches in the top right?


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Jan 24, 2011 19:42 |  #6

With the first shot, I think that a longer exposure time would help give more detail and that would give it a more chilly feel. Did you use your tripod for the shot?

With the second photo, what did you do exactly to bring out the colors?




  
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Jan 24, 2011 22:05 |  #7

frugivore wrote in post #11707632 (external link)
With the first shot, I think that a longer exposure time would help give more detail and that would give it a more chilly feel. Did you use your tripod for the shot?

The shot was handheld. 1/80 sec @ f/1.8.

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With the second photo, what did you do exactly to bring out the colors?

I used DPP and Lightroom to edit. Cropped. I cooled off the color temperature a tad. I fiddled with the contrast and tone curve. I also gave it the slightest bit of an exposure bump and recovery.


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Jan 25, 2011 07:59 |  #8

Nice job. Next time it would be nice to see some bigger versions.


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Jan 26, 2011 17:41 as a reply to  @ Qbx's post |  #9

I love #2. Great shot.


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Feb 08, 2011 08:41 |  #10

Very nice indeed. Born near the Falls in Batavia and been there many times...but never in the winter. You certainly capture the winter wonderland there. Hope you upload more.


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Feb 08, 2011 09:21 |  #11

I really love the 2nd photo. Nice capture!
The 1st one is nice too, especially with the blue, but it doesn't pop out to me like the landscape one. Have a look at my waterfall picture (external link)


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Feb 08, 2011 21:42 |  #12

Both good shots, but the first is absolutely fabulous


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