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    Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    This mansoon is ideal for capturing waterfalls at hilly areas.I tried to take one at Mungpoo ,near Darjeeling.I donot have nd filter.I used slow shutter speed and a tripod.I used NIkon D5100 with Nikkor 18-55mm lens.Colours are subdued due to fog.C&C welcome. Waterfall of Mungpoo.

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    I love the "other worldlyness" of this photo. I think it works well!

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    Thanks.

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    I like it. I like the composition.

    I think that you have ever so slightly blown highlights in the water, and there seems to be a slight colour cast on it too (yellowy-green). I also think it could do with some local contrast enhancement and a bit of sharpening.

    I hope you don't mind but I had a little play with it in Photoshop and tried to address all those points I have mentioned (apart from the blown highlights) and came up with this. I finished it with a subtle vignette.

    Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    I am off to Sri Lanka on Friday for two weeks where I hope to be able to see some nice waterfalls like this

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    Tommy - Where are you going be in Sri Lanka?

    I think Tommy's suggestions do have a positive impact upon the image. But that notwithstanding, it is a very fine image. Beautifully composed and the lighting on it is magnificent. Well done.

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    On reflection, this may now appear more British and less Indian / Tropical forest. I'll leave it up there to see what you think, but meh... ...well. I dunno

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Tommy - Where are you going be in Sri Lanka?
    We need a chat room on this site

    Spending a few days in the tea country in Nuwara Eliya, then to Sigiriya and Polonnuara followed by an evening jeep safari in Minneriya. Then a few days on the beach in Trincomalee, where my Grandad was posted in WW2 followed by a couple of nights in Anuradhapura with a couple of days on safari in the Wilpattu National Park.

    I know you have been to Sri Lanka, Donald. Does that sound like a decent itinerary? Anywhere you'd recommend?

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    We need a chat room on this site

    Spending a few days in the tea country in Nuwara Eliya, then to Sigiriya and Polonnuara followed by an evening jeep safari in Minneriya. Then a few days on the beach in Trincomalee, where my Grandad was posted in WW2 followed by a couple of nights in Anuradhapura with a couple of days on safari in the Wilpattu National Park.

    I know you have been to Sri Lanka, Donald. Does that sound like a decent itinerary? Anywhere you'd recommend?
    I'm jealous you're going to Trinco. The war was still on when I was there and the north and east were off-limits. Sounds like a brilliant trip. The road from Nuwara Eliya down through Kandy and then on to Sigiriya is magnificent, as you come down thousands of feet through the tea plantations (watch out for all the Scottish names of the plantations) .

    I'll be thinking about you.

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    Wooo! We have our own personal driver for the whole time we are there, so no problems getting him to stop for photographic opportunities!

    Did you go to the "End of the World" near Nuwara Elyia? Apparnetly it's about a 90 minute drive away and then a fair old hike up. Sounds and looks pretty cool though!

    Can't wait!

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    Lovely image with a wonderfully exotic name... I think that I like the original image (without sharpening) a little better because it seems more exotic looking; although both images are lovely.

    Now this is nit-picking a very lovely image and please dont take offense. While lots of photographers absolutely love the cotton candy effect of an extremely slow shutter speed; I tend to like a bit faster shutter speed. A bit faster shutter speed, to me, shows the action of the running water better. Too fast a speed will stop the water in its tracks and I don't like that either. But, this shuter speed slows down the water a bit too much for my likes. I like a shutter speed somewhere in between because, to me, it shows the acton of the water even better.

    That is just a personal opinion and by no means takes away from this lovely image.

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    I don't know . . .. While the water is a bit clearer, the vibrancy of te mosses and such is lost. That is one of the aspects I really liked. You don't get that in just any part of the planet.

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    While lots of photographers absolutely love the cotton candy effect of an extremely slow shutter speed; I tend to like a bit faster shutter speed. A bit faster shutter speed, to me, shows the action of the running water better. Too fast a speed will stop the water in its tracks and I don't like that either. But, this shutter speed slows down the water a bit too much for my likes. I like a shutter speed somewhere in between because, to me, it shows the action of the water even better.

    That is just a personal opinion and by no means takes away from this lovely image.
    I fully agree with all your comments here, Richard. I like the effect of a slightly slower shutter speed to indicate the water's movement but, in my opinion, it should still look like water.

    Philip
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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    As I like taking image of flowing water, you get a feel for shutter speeds, however each one is different so what I do is to take a number of shots at various shutter speeds trying to find the sweet spot for that image. Some times I have put two images together one slow and one fast then blended them to get the effect I want.

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    Re: Waterfall of Mungpoo.

    Thank you Tommy for valuable opinion.Definitely i can see improvement of the pic in postprocessing in your hands.I am just started learning pp.Hope i will catch up.Thanks to other viewers also for their comments.

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