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    Waterfall. C&C welcome

    I took, I care to forget how many shots of this waterfall, this may not be the best shot , but will be happy to receive comments

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    Greyfield Woods by andy_mendip, on Flickr

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    Re: Waterfall. C&C welcome

    Hi, Andy

    With longer exposure shots especially, it would be helpful to post with your EXIF data. Your shutter speed and aperture are huge here, and would really effect any comments.
    The small size of the image doesnt show well in the lytebox so your original shot may appear different, but it appears you have used a "tweener" shutter speed- not fast enough to give a natural look to the water, but not slow enough to give a really "silky" look.
    I think you could use a touch more contrast overall and maybe a about a 1/2 stop less exposure, and that might bring out some more detail in the falls. Looks a great place to practice the waterfalls techniques. Hope this helps,

    Kevin

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    Hi Kevin,

    I knew when I started to shoot I would have problems with light as this is in the middle of a wood, the EXIF data is 2 sec F/11 ISO 100.

    I plan to revisit this waterfall to practice more with it also when it is not so busy with walkers.

    Andy

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    Re: Waterfall. C&C welcome

    When you go back up, try shooting it with an ND filter or circular polarizer.

    btw, send new photo's on this thread to see how you progressed!
    Last edited by orlcam88; 27th August 2012 at 01:39 PM. Reason: added sentence.

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    Hi Orlando,

    Thanks for the tip, I will do that, I hope to go back this week if I get time if not it will have to be next week, | do have to say the area at the bottom is very restricted to get a shot looking back up as the waterfall has two levels to it, this shot being at the upper of the two.

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    Re: Waterfall. C&C welcome

    All, I realise I have made mistakes with F stops, but here are a 2 more examples taken. I am on a very steep learning curve, I believe as long as you learn from the mistakes it adds to the experience.

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    26.08.2010 / 649 by andy_mendip, on Flickr

    EXIF exposure:- 1/5 secs, F/4, ISO 100 Kit lens 18-55mm

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    26.08.2012 / 671 by andy_mendip, on Flickr

    EXIF, exposure:- 0.6 secs, F/11 ISO 100 50mm lens, I think the F stop is to large but I was going for the DOF in other shots.

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    Re: Waterfall. C&C welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy in Mendip View Post
    I am on a very steep learning curve, I believe as long as you learn from the mistakes it adds to the experience.
    Exactly. And it's something we should never stop doing, even once we are experienced.

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    Donald,

    thank you for your comment, as ever, I am humbled by the C&C I receive, which is what makes this the site it is

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    Hi Andy.

    The water in your images looks like it has a yellowish cast to it. I downloaded waterfalls 1 and 3 and then opened them in Photoshop. I opened a selective color adjustment layer, chose the white color from the drop-down choices list and dialed back the yellow slider. In the third image, I think I added a slight bit of red. Now there is less of a yellow cast to the entire image(s) and the water looks white. You might want to experiment to see the effects and find what you like.

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    Re: Waterfall. C&C welcome

    Andy: I am going to suggest you try f8 ,f11, f16, and even f22 and f29. This way you can see the difference each f-stop makes as it slows the shutter down and the resulting increase in of depth of field. Remember to set the camera to "A" apiture (I just can not spell) and use your tripod. Remember if you are shooting in RAW you can adjust the colour balance later. Also look at your histogram to make sure that you have not clipped the highlight, if you have, bring the histogram back to the left so you are not clipping the highlighs (just a slight bit will not hurt as you can adjust for that in post production). If there is light shinning on the water it is hard to not blow out the highlights, practice, practice, practice, and when you feel that you have got it practice some more, I know I do that all the time.

    Cheers:

    Allan

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