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Sep 20, 2015 16:10 |  #1

Went out with another local photog yesterday, to try and capture some of the fall color foliage down at Mt Rainier. As it seems want to do whenever we go down there, it was socked in and drizzly on the Mt when we got there. He knew of this little fall just off the road so we went and scouted it out. Here were a few different angles/compositions; I know which ones *I* like, but would be curious to hear your thoughts on them, too.

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Hope you enjoy; and feel free to leave comments on framing and such...thanks!

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Sep 20, 2015 21:34 |  #2

I like all of them - they are gorgeous shots. If I had to pick, I am torn between 2 and 3. But, as I said, I like all of them. I see the exposure time varies between 2 and 30 seconds, but the appearance of the water is very similar. I have shots up to 8+ seconds and the water doesn't look as good. Do you have a secret (that you're willing to reveal)?


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Sep 20, 2015 22:42 as a reply to  @ FPP's post |  #3

Thank you! Exposures just got longer as the light got lower; I should have shot more at the 2s-ish time, as I like the texture in the pool there.

No real secret other than being sure to have a good, quality polarizer on hand when shooting water like that.


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Sep 20, 2015 23:44 |  #4

all really nice, Eric, but i like #6 the best... the colors in the foreground and the line of trees above the rocks really set off the falls nicely. Ruby Falls is one of those that's actually prettier at low flow; in spring, there's so much water and spray, it seems like just a mass of white.


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Sep 20, 2015 23:51 as a reply to  @ squirl033's post |  #5

Thanks for looking in, Rocky! I liked the lines in that one, too.


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Sep 21, 2015 00:29 |  #6

have to say #1 is my fav, love how the fall on the right arcs and keeps the line with the rocks downward and to the left - great comp!


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Sep 21, 2015 00:56 |  #7

sundevilstormin wrote in post #17715360 (external link)
have to say #1 is my fav, love how the fall on the right arcs and keeps the line with the rocks downward and to the left - great comp!

Thanks! There was somewhat limited space to shoot from, so that's what I was going for there; framing the water with the surrounding land/foliage. I also like the water the best in that shot.


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Sep 21, 2015 01:01 |  #8

All of them are a little too tight for me... I like to see where the waterfall starts.


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Sep 21, 2015 01:11 |  #9

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17715375 (external link)
All of them are a little too tight for me... I like to see where the waterfall starts.

That's fair; you can see the top in shot 1; unfortunately, there is a pretty ugly, concrete bridge right there, hence the tight crops at the top of the images.


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Sep 21, 2015 01:26 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #10

These are all spectacular. I can't decide which one I like best, but it would be one of the first five.


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Sep 21, 2015 05:30 |  #11

Snydremark wrote in post #17715381 (external link)
That's fair; you can see the top in shot 1; unfortunately, there is a pretty ugly, concrete bridge right there, hence the tight crops at the top of the images.

Makes sense then that being said, I like them... #1 & 6 being my favorites.


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Sep 21, 2015 11:28 |  #12

Great series, with #6 being my favorite.


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Sep 21, 2015 12:18 |  #13

Beautiful series. Nice work.


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Sep 21, 2015 12:27 |  #14

Nice images makes me thirsty. We long for rain down here in CA.




  
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Sep 21, 2015 15:29 |  #15

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17715484 (external link)
Makes sense then that being said, I like them... #1 & 6 being my favorites.


AndyE wrote in post #17715903 (external link)
Great series, with #6 being my favorite.


tom1s wrote in post #17715975 (external link)
Beautiful series. Nice work.


duhgster wrote in post #17715984 (external link)
Nice images makes me thirsty. We long for rain down here in CA.


Thanks All!

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