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A small, but unique waterfall in South Korea

 
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Oct 28, 2012 18:42 |  #1

Waterfalls are probably my favourite things to shoot...but sadly there aren't too many truly impressive ones on mainland Korea. However, the other day I went hunting and found this...it's unique because thanks to the water coming in on the side of the pool (rather than the middle, like most waterfalls), it creates a swirling effect. Couple that with some leaves floating around the surface, and I noticed it slowly spinning as I was sitting there...so...a quick 8 second exposure and we have this:

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Oct 28, 2012 20:32 |  #2

Really like the ripples in the pool




  
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Oct 29, 2012 00:29 |  #3

Nice.


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Oct 29, 2012 00:39 |  #4

Great capture of the swirling water in the pool. Beautiful shot!!


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Oct 29, 2012 04:12 |  #5

You found a waterfall no one has pictures of? Shhhhhhh!

Good eye. I personally think the image could do without the right side of the image though. I might even consider a tighter crop to emphasize what's happening in the scene (motion of falling water, whirlpool, and moving leaves).

I'm actually planning on coming to Busan in May/June with the potential to do some landscape shots. Got any suggestions? I might even be jumping over to Jeju for a week too, so if you got suggestions there too, I'm all ears.

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Oct 29, 2012 10:52 |  #6

nice shot


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Oct 29, 2012 22:40 |  #7

Thanks for all the comments, everyone, I really appreciate them!! :)

John: I completely agree with the crop...I tried and I tried to crop it tighter, but nothing was to my liking, so I decided that that was the "best crop" for this shot. But then you posted what you did and that got my brain gears turning again, and then I realized that I was looking at this thing all wrong. I had been trying horizontal crops, and those just didn't work...so I tried a vertical crop...what do you think???

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I like it much better...let me know if you do too...and thanks for you post, this is the kind of positive, helpful feedback I love receiving!!

As for landscapes...sadly Korea isn't exactly a scenic country. For one thing, it's all mountains, so you won't get any sweeping landscape shots. Your best bet is to find a mountaintop and take landscape shots of other mountaintops, which can look good, thanks to haze/pollution.

Seascapes can be very nice, though...Korea has coasts on 3 sides, and they're all awesome. I'd highly recommend Jeju...I absolutely loved it there. They call it Korea's Hawaii (perhaps a little too optimistically)...you may not be blown away by it since you live in the real Hawaii, but it's wroth visiting, I think.

Otherwise, take a look at my Flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/​tamasv (external link) ) and browse through my shots to see if you like any of the locations. I have tried to geotag the pictures and put up location descriptions, so hopefully that can be of help to you. And feel free to message me anytime about shooting in Korea, I'd love to help in any way I can!

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Oct 30, 2012 03:35 |  #8

Thanks for the information. I'll be sure to cruise your Flickr and find something to my liking (hopefully!). I'm actually looking forward to Jeju, as I have heard the comparisons as well.

As for the crop, I think that you have chosen a good one. The emphasis is now on the whirlpool in the foreground, with a nice waterfall as a backdrop without all the distractions from the mess that was on the right side of the image. If you ever go back, I would consider getting closer to the water's edge as to put the emphasis even more on the whirlpool of moving leaves. In my opinion (so take it as you will), the scene lacks the anchoring object in the foreground, and those moving leaves could do just that.

Hope this helps. Thanks for sharing!

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Oct 30, 2012 03:57 |  #9

I like the crop much better, its very nice. The swirling leaves definitely make the shot different.


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Oct 30, 2012 20:45 |  #10

John: Thanks for the advice, sadly this was as close as I could get (I was actually shooting from the edge of a rock ledge across the pool from the waterfall)...this weekend I'm going to go waterfalls hunting again, I think!

Sirrith: Thanks! :)


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Oct 31, 2012 06:00 |  #11

Just for the heck of it...a "behind the scenes shot" :)

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Oct 31, 2012 18:41 |  #12

Get that tripod in the water!!! :)



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wow that swirl trips me out! good job


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Oct 31, 2012 20:24 |  #14

Very nice!


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Oct 31, 2012 20:37 |  #15

nice catch, don't see that everyday


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