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    Cascades

    The cascades at West Milton, Ohio. This is a 7 shot HDR image processed with Photomatix. I used Topaz Adjust and painted the effect into certain areas that I thought could use the effect. I also used Topaz Adjust on the water and painted the effect in at low opacity. Just tried to keep the adjustments subtle and not overdone. Comments apprreciated.
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    Re: Cascades

    Very nice, I like the sharpness within the wispy waves.

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    Re: Cascades

    I like the processing. The composition is a bit awkward IMO. The diagonal flow across the frame works but I'm left wondering what it looks like to the left and top.

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    Re: Cascades

    It's a very interesting and satisfying approach to dealing with the water that suits the waterflow very well. However, the greens are overly saturated to my taste.

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    Re: Cascades

    When I saw the title of "Cascades" I immediately thought of the Cascade Range where I live in Oregon. So...I decided to take a look at your post. I was pleasantly surprised with your image. It has all of the technical details in place and is a wonderful image. I would agree with Dan (northern focus) though, in that composition could be improved.

    Let me start by saying that I do not have the compositional skills necessary which would allow me to suggest exactly HOW you could improve this aspect of the image. I have simple been looking at hundreds and maybe thousands of images lately in order to learn more about nature and landscape photography ( I am a lowly, former sports photographer). So when I look at your image I wonder, what is the central point of attention? What are you using to draw me into the shot? This is exactly what I am trying to bring into my photography. Attention to the details of composition and the overall question of "why did I take this shot and why would anyone want to look for more than a few seconds at it". All I can tell you is that I have yet to find an answer to that question when it comes to my own photography.

    Please keep doing what you are doing and keep us posted on your progress. I would love to learn from you.

    David

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