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    Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    A few photos taken during our hiking adventures in Spearfish Canyon South Dakota, I have never really had a chance to shoot with long exposures and low lighting, I know I still have a lot to learn but thought they turned out pretty good considering my lack of practice. PLease feel free to comment.

    Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    I see these photos are getting a lot of views, does anyone have anything to say about them?? I am not fishing for compliments but this is how I learn what works and what doesn't by getting your feed back. Thanks

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    I wonder how some can leave the thread silent after seeing such beautiful images!!! Really love them

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Wavelength View Post
    I wonder how some can leave the thread silent after seeing such beautiful images!!! Really love them
    Thank you Nandakumar, like I said I am not fishing for compliments (but I will take them ) I am inexperienced and need feedback to know what to do the same or to do differently. Thanks again for taking the time to post, I really do appreciate it!

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    3 &4 have great lighting on water and leaves. Looks like a rough spot for a tripod, you couldn't have hand held these?!
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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy Moran G View Post
    3 &4 have great lighting on water and leaves. Looks like a rough spot for a tripod, you couldn't have hand held these?!
    Lovely.
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    Nancy, it was a pretty rough spot for tripod, just had to get creative! There was no way to hand hold due to the longer exposure. Thanks for taking the time to post and for looking at my photos.

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Kathy, you've captured some beautiful colour in these shots. I find autumn colour difficult to capture when there is little light, spring is so much more vibrant, so I think you've done really well in these

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by kaye leggett View Post
    Kathy, you've captured some beautiful colour in these shots. I find autumn colour difficult to capture when there is little light, spring is so much more vibrant, so I think you've done really well in these
    Thanks once again Kaye, I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment on these photos.

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Kathy: These are all wonderful. Clear, sharp, and colorful. Your shutter speed was perfect to capture the water flow. Well done!

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Kathy,lovelly colours Kathy well done

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by kaneohebud View Post
    Kathy: These are all wonderful. Clear, sharp, and colorful. Your shutter speed was perfect to capture the water flow. Well done!
    Thank you Bud, I really took a lot of photos and tried a lot of different shots, some worked and some didn't but I did learn a lot from doing it. (I also did a lot of research on the subject)Thanks so much for looking at my photos and your input.

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Stunning images Kathy,well done!

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjy View Post
    Kathy,lovelly colours Kathy well done
    Thank you Bernard!!!

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by deetheturk View Post
    Stunning images Kathy,well done!
    Thank you very much David!!

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Really nice images in all your South Dakota posts...
    I played with the last of this group using NIK Color Efex Pro and Viveza. It turns out to be quite a different image, not at all better than yours, just different.
    I used detail extractor filter in Color Efex pro and adjusted the brightness, contrast, saturation and structure in Viveza. While your image is quite beautifully realistic, mine looks like it came from the Lord of the Rings...
    I hope you don't mind me playing with your beautiful image. I will post my edit if you don't object...

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    Really nice images in all your South Dakota posts...
    I played with the last of this group using NIK Color Efex Pro and Viveza. It turns out to be quite a different image, not at all better than yours, just different.
    I used detail extractor filter in Color Efex pro and adjusted the brightness, contrast, saturation and structure in Viveza. While your image is quite beautifully realistic, mine looks like it came from the Lord of the Rings...
    I hope you don't mind me playing with your beautiful image. I will post my edit if you don't object...
    I don't mind at all, I would love to see it!!!!

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Beautifully done, Kathy!

    I particularly like the bottom three because there is a true sense of the falls height and majesty. The first is nice, but there's no way to know if it's 18 inches or 80 ft high. I've done the same approach many times, thinking they'd make a good tight shot, then been disappointed that I'd not done justice to my subject.

    Great job.

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    It is very apparent that you researched well, I would be proud of these.

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Beautifully done, Kathy!

    I particularly like the bottom three because there is a true sense of the falls height and majesty. The first is nice, but there's no way to know if it's 18 inches or 80 ft high. I've done the same approach many times, thinking they'd make a good tight shot, then been disappointed that I'd not done justice to my subject.

    Thank you Kevin, you make a very good point!!

    Kathy

    Great job.

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    Re: Waterfalls and Fall Color in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by rtbaum View Post
    It is very apparent that you researched well, I would be proud of these.
    Thank you Randy!

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