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    More Welsh prettiness - sorry about this.

    Cenarth falls. Taken last night on the way back from a river valley walk. I nearly didn't stop, but I'm glad I did. Pretty?

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    Rob,

    Magnificent photos, as usual. I really like #2 and #3, Rob. Any particular reason you did not clone out that bare stick in the top center of the third photo?

    What do you think about a 4x5 crop for the first one, cropping out some of the bright rocks on the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abhi View Post
    Rob,
    Magnificent photos, as usual. I really like #2 and #3, Rob. Any particular reason you did not clone out that bare stick in the top center of the third photo?
    Don't be silly. I'm waiting for Jiro to do it for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by abhi View Post
    What do you think about a 4x5 crop for the first one, cropping out some of the bright rocks on the right?
    Yes, they are a bit bright. I need to darken them a bit.

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    Wow... Lovely place, Rob.
    I look at places like this & I think of retiring. (I am just 26)
    If I had hellllluva money & didn't have to work, this is the kind of place I would love to live in.

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    Cor, was they hand held. Was you lying down on the bank. Nice water colour. Around here it is sort of brownish.

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    You get great shots out of that G1 Rob. No need to comment on photographic skills which can be taken as read. I can't make up my mind between 2 or 3 as my favourite. The mill is too central for my eye in the first.
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    No 3 for me. Beautiful spot and beautifully shot. Must get there one day.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Pretty?
    The adjective doesn't seem enough to do justice to these photos - after all, the letters of the word "pretty" come from only one row of the keyboard. A better word would be "delightful" (2 rows) or, stronger still, "beautiful" (3 rows) - beautiful photos of a real beauty spot.

    The movement of the water is captured perfectly for me - many photographers seem to overdo this effect, losing the liquid behind bands of white fog. Rob's photos conjure not only the flow but also the sound of the stream.

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    Last edited by MrB; 25th May 2011 at 10:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Cenarth falls. Taken last night on the way back from a river valley walk. I nearly didn't stop, but I'm glad I did. Pretty?
    Extremely so! The water is really a beautiful color, too! Ahhh, love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil View Post
    Wow... Lovely place, Rob.
    I look at places like this & I think of retiring. (I am just 26)
    If I had hellllluva money & didn't have to work, this is the kind of place I would love to live in.
    Well, you can just await your turn! I had to wait until I was 50 to retire to a pretty place

    26 indeed. I can remember when I was 26... no, I can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    The adjective doesn't seem enough to do justice to these photos - after all, the letters of the word "pretty" come from only one row of the keyboard. A better word would be "delightful" (2 rows) or, stronger still, "beautiful" (3 rows) - beautiful photos of a real beauty spot.

    The movement of the water is captured perfectly for me - many photographers seem to overdo this effect, losing the liquid behind bands of white fog. Rob's photos conjure not only the flow but also the sound of the stream.

    Philip
    I only managed to get a slight blur on the water, as I used a polarizer and f/22 to slow things down. I couldn't use the 10 stop as it only fits the Canon lenses (77mm). The G1 is different. A polarizer does a good job of slowing the shutter speed, and you can rotate it to increase or decrease the water reflection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Cor, was they hand held. Was you lying down on the bank. Nice water colour. Around here it is sort of brownish.
    I had to use a tripod as the exposures were around the 1sec mark to get the slight water blur. But it was just a small lightweight tripod that I keep in the car. I had a bit of a slippery scramble to get to this position, and I was quite low on the ground to shoot them. I 'improved' the water colour by simply boosting the blue channel in the colour slider in RAW edit. You can do the same in PS by adding a saturation layer and just selecting the blue channel to boost the sky and water etc.

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    Don't be silly. I'm waiting for Jiro to do it for me.
    Sorry, Rob. Can't do it... too complicated.

    I like #1 and #3. For me it seems to tell a distinct story compared to the composition on #2. Stellar shots as always from your side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Stellar shots as always from your side.
    And do you know why, Jiro? Because I used your luminosity layer technique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    And do you know why, Jiro? Because I used your luminosity layer technique!
    I had the feeling you would say that. #3 really looks like a Calendar shot to me with that richness in colors. Too bad I left some of my old scenic calendars in Tennessee. i could have shown you the similarity.

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    Rob, personally, I like #3 the most. The rock in the left hand bottom corner splitting the stream is perfectly balanced by the structure in the top RH corner. Real Nat-Geo stuff, man, I love it.

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    Lovely images.. I like them all but, #'s 2&3 are my favorites. I could easily have spent a whole day shooting there...

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    i realy like the no3 well done Rob!!
    i have to buy a polarised filter

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