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Cypress Falls Revisited with Overcast Lighting

 
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Apr 16, 2009 11:55 |  #1

Went back to Cypress Falls in West Vancouver and got some much nicer pix this time as the lighting was even.

All are blended exposures, with the last two being panoramas as well. C&C welcome.

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Thanks for looking. The rest of the images are here: http://www.millionflam​e.com …Waterfalls/Cypr​essFalls02 (external link)

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Apr 16, 2009 12:23 |  #2

lovely set!
"blended exposures" i am not familiar with but i guess its an alternate to HDR? these do not look like HDR, which IMO is a very very good thing :)
i personally would like to see a bit more contrast, or drag the black clipping slider, to give some more depth to the images. having said that i am sure my monitor is not 100% reliable so...




  
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Apr 16, 2009 12:33 |  #3

These are very well done. Nice work.


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Apr 16, 2009 16:40 |  #4

sally_tomato wrote in post #7743106 (external link)
lovely set!
"blended exposures" i am not familiar with but i guess its an alternate to HDR? these do not look like HDR, which IMO is a very very good thing :)
i personally would like to see a bit more contrast, or drag the black clipping slider, to give some more depth to the images. having said that i am sure my monitor is not 100% reliable so...

Technically, yes they are HDR because I've increased the dynamic range of the shot, but what I meant was I took 3 exposures and blended parts of each to make the best photo. One for the highlights, one for mid tonnes, and one for shadows.

Thanks for the comments.


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Apr 16, 2009 17:16 as a reply to  @ MrGreen's post |  #5

All are very nice. I like #5 the best. #1 seems a bit over exposed on the left side.


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Apr 16, 2009 20:45 |  #6

Very nice photos, but maybe its my computer but the water in some pictures looks toofake.


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Apr 16, 2009 21:56 |  #7

It could be my monitor, although it is calibrated, but these all seem a tad on the flat side. I suspect a slight contrast boost would help.


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Apr 16, 2009 22:32 |  #8

Great set. Relaxing looking. #5 and #8 my faves.




  
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Apr 16, 2009 22:57 |  #9

Nice set Mr.Green. I agree about pushing more contrast and the blacks a bit more.




  
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Apr 17, 2009 11:15 |  #10

GorgeShooter wrote in post #7744994 (external link)
All are very nice. I like #5 the best. #1 seems a bit over exposed on the left side.

Thanks for the comment. That area with the lack of contrast is from the spray.

DLitton wrote in post #7746167 (external link)
Very nice photos, but maybe its my computer but the water in some pictures looks toofake.

Thanks again. Fake how? The blurred water effect??

jgrussell wrote in post #7746597 (external link)
It could be my monitor, although it is calibrated, but these all seem a tad on the flat side. I suspect a slight contrast boost would help.

I'll try that out, thanks.

chantu wrote in post #7746848 (external link)
Great set. Relaxing looking. #5 and #8 my faves.

Thanks.

jdizzle wrote in post #7747003 (external link)
Nice set Mr.Green. I agree about pushing more contrast and the blacks a bit more.

I blended in another exposure to get rid of the deep blacks and get back shadow detail, but I can always try clipping the blacks some more and see how it looks.


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Apr 17, 2009 12:48 |  #11

I quite like #3 and #5!



  
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Apr 17, 2009 13:14 |  #12

Great set of pics I also like #3 & #5


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Apr 18, 2009 12:25 |  #13

NeverSummer wrote in post #7750482 (external link)
I quite like #3 and #5!

Goggs wrote in post #7750620 (external link)
Great set of pics I also like #3 & #5

Thanks, my friends and family are liking those a lot too. Looks like I'll be printing those ones out for sure!

I did some edits last night based on the comments I received. I'll post a few side by side so you can see the difference. I just did some slight contrast changes.

Thanks again for the comments. Left is original, Right is re-edit.

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Apr 18, 2009 12:39 |  #14

Great shots Aiden.

The vegetation is so rich and really adds a great feeling to these.


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Apr 18, 2009 13:20 |  #15

Very nice shots. They seem just a tad yellow though...or perhaps the greens are not green enough. Try upping the green saturation a bit.




  
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