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Oct 12, 2009 13:54 |  #1

Thoughts on this one I took yesterday

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Oct 12, 2009 13:56 |  #2

Number two...taken at the same place

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Oct 12, 2009 14:14 |  #3

Tripod+ 1 sec exposure= cool waterfalls


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Oct 12, 2009 16:34 |  #4

That is very true, but I was hoping to find something that could have made these better


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Oct 12, 2009 17:37 |  #5

i like the way the color pops better in two. one seems bland. they are nicely composed from what i can tell, but the color in number two really gives my eye something to look at/for. the rocks get lost in number one, imo.


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Oct 12, 2009 18:00 |  #6

the water looks blown out to me from over exposure. maybe a nd filter would help or a smaller aperture to let in less light. tripod for sure.


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Oct 13, 2009 07:48 as a reply to  @ reddyroc007's post |  #7

Thank you... White stuff getting "blown out" is giving me a headache. Cant seem to get it quite right......Nice thing though is the practice is fun


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Oct 13, 2009 08:41 as a reply to  @ EricNY's post |  #8

I've got same issues regarding blown whites too. Lucky you have a very inspiring scenery to practice on.

The second one, while I like the 'pop', the focus is on the ledge in the foreground, making the main subject, the waterfall and its surroundings, look blurry (even if it is not, but by virtue of front-focus). In combination with the colors, it looks like an example of giant purple fringing and lack of sharpness complaint picture of any given lens in the lens forum.



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Oct 13, 2009 12:42 |  #9

I would suggest using an ND filter in combination with a polarizer to give you 4 or more stops of exposure without blowing out the water.


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Oct 13, 2009 12:52 as a reply to  @ GorgeShooter's post |  #10

Really like the composition of the first.lots of texture for my eyes for sure.had a fast edit play

Increased the saturation, some tonal contrast, and GND on the upper.

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Oct 13, 2009 14:15 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #11

Sweet Flo! Nice improvement!

I definitely need better PP soft ware. Gotta start rolling pennies


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Oct 13, 2009 14:16 |  #12

GorgeShooter wrote in post #8814055 (external link)
I would suggest using an ND filter in combination with a polarizer to give you 4 or more stops of exposure without blowing out the water.

Good idea. Amazing I was just thinking that. It would be an inexpensive way to add to some shots.


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Oct 13, 2009 17:35 |  #13

EricNY wrote in post #8814683 (external link)
Good idea. Amazing I was just thinking that. It would be an inexpensive way to add to some shots.

I use Cokin square filters (about $25) but they are only available up to 3-stops. I recently bought a 6-stop and a 10-stop B+W ND screw-in filter (about $80 each). You can really slow things down with these. Here's a 4 minute exposure with the 6-stop during the day (albeit cloudy). I was getting 8 minute exposures with the 10-stop.

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Oct 13, 2009 17:52 |  #14

Simply Beautiful!


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Oct 17, 2009 13:10 |  #15

EricNY wrote in post #8812384 (external link)
White stuff getting "blown out" is giving me a headache. Cant seem to get it quite right......

Me, too, brother!;) But I like #1.


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