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Apr 29, 2013 09:42 |  #1

I'm trying to get a hang of black & white photo. First seasonal shot, critiques are more than welcome.

Personally, I find the contract between the top and the bottom of image not well balanced.

And yes, those are water drops in the lens :(


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Apr 29, 2013 09:55 |  #2

Sadly, the whites are really blown out. Can you dial down the exposure on that area?


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Apr 29, 2013 10:17 |  #3

I find the angle of this shot to be too straight on... is it possible to move 10 feet to the left? I dunno, just doesnt hit the spot for me...




  
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Apr 29, 2013 12:23 |  #4

Thanks guys!

Flo- yes I can try that. I shoot RAW. Let me try that again.

Raf- Unfortunately that's as far as I could go. 2 ft more and I'm hitting a cliff. Closer and I was getting water in the lens. Further and it was a spectacle of rocks and rubble. Sometimes I have to work with whatever the situation gives me..




  
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Apr 29, 2013 12:45 |  #5

Well I just realized that Silver Effects might not be my best friend right now, maybe I should learn how to properly convert images before using plugins that boosts contrast and blow white off the charts.

Here's a manual attempt. I didn't bother with sharpening this one up too much, I'm just trying to balance the image properly...

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Apr 29, 2013 21:18 |  #6

I like the shot, but I agree with a different angle. Maybe even back a few more feet.


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Apr 30, 2013 01:09 |  #7

B&W doesn't do it for me in a shot like this... Need some colors to balance all that sheeting water!


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Apr 30, 2013 14:25 |  #8

revluke wrote in post #15881654 (external link)
B&W doesn't do it for me in a shot like this... Need some colors to balance all that sheeting water!

hmm yea, OP, what does the color one look like?




  
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Apr 30, 2013 14:41 |  #9

Unrising Muffin wrote in post #15879310 (external link)
Well I just realized that Silver Effects might not be my best friend right now, maybe I should learn how to properly convert images before using plugins that boosts contrast and blow white off the charts.

Here's a manual attempt. I didn't bother with sharpening this one up too much, I'm just trying to balance the image properly...

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Love that you figured that one out! Many rely on all the toys to get what should have been manually done:D This one as far as the whites go is far far better than the first.


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Apr 30, 2013 19:26 |  #10

I would like to see the color version also. There are some very nice scenes within this scene that cry out to be explored. I would return here in the early am or late pm depending on the sun angle, or on an overcast day and work this over really good.


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Apr 30, 2013 20:43 |  #11

The left side of this shot is where my attention is drawn to, the water is more interesting / textured there plus I like the tree. Are you close by this area? Maybe try lower to ground and focus on the interesting water on left side of the falls more? You'll get a lot more than just silky white that way.


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May 07, 2013 08:06 |  #12

Thanks guys, feedback much appreciated! I'm trying to learn B/W to remove the wow factor of colors. My understanding is that some images will wok better in color, this might be one of those. I'm about 2hrs drive away from the area, but not impossible I'll go back later in the season so I'll print your comments and re-shoot the scene: closer, more to the left, lower, etc.

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May 07, 2013 10:46 |  #13

I think the image needs more blacks so I pumped up the blacks and saturation in the color & converted to b&w and pumped some more.


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