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    A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    At the Hidden Valley Spring Resort in Alaminos, Laguna, Philippines.
    exposure 10 sec., f/8, ISO100, focal length 22mm, AWB
    Last edited by meltimtiman; 27th January 2011 at 12:40 AM.

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Wow, Mel. Your image is really awesome. The exposure and the water movement is nicely captured. Good work! 5 thumbs to you!

    I forgot to say... A big welcome to CiC!

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    Very good! I feel like diving there!
    Congratulations and very welcome!

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Fantastic colours, contrast and exposure length.

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    This is so beautiful! The green is just lush and glowing!

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    Very nice, I like how you have managed to capture the fast flowing upper springs and created the softer effect on the lower falls.

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    Thanks for welcoming me here and I hope to learn more from all of you. I would appreciate both positive and negative comments, and suggestions how i could further improve on my hobby.

    Warm regards from Manila Philippines

    Mel

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Hi Mel and welcome to CiC.

    If you want some negative comments I suggest you post an image that has something bad in it - but not this one.

    I particularly like the depth (third dimension) you have achieved in the shot and like John (Shadowman) says how you captured the silky movement in the bottom of the falls but not at the top. I assume it has to do will flow rates and distance from the camera. The iamge is also beautifully sharp throughout.

    The other thing you have to do is also add comments to others posts as we also learn from your observations as well as your images.

    Well done.

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    You could probably add a nice frame to your images if you want, Mel. It would make your images nicely presented. Just a suggestion.
    Last edited by jiro; 27th January 2011 at 04:34 PM.

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Hi mel,

    I think everyone has said it before me.

    Well done, a great picture,

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Graet Pic. Mel.
    Welcome to CIC.
    I am new here too.
    Amolsan

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Hand Held?

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    Mel--
    That is a really, really strong image, and I will add my appreciative comments to all the others. I like the 3-dimensional feel to it--the composition seems to me to be very carefully thought out.

    I am also a relative newbie, and I think you have done an excellent thing to start with an image that you should be proud of--I look forward to seeing more. Richard

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Thanks again for the kind words, ladies and gentlemen.
    @jiro: noted. will add a frame on my next post.
    @amolsan: hand held? no way. this was done with a sturdy tripod, 10 seconds exposure to smoothen the water.
    @richard: thank you so much for appreciating my photo.

    You might not have noticed a few blurred leaves. There was a slight breeze when the shot was taken.

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Still from the same area but different location. Another long, 25 sec exposure, F/8, ISO 100, with B+W 6-stops ND filter

    A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Bear with me for a while, Jiro. Still learning how to make frames

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    You could probably add a nice frame to your images if you want, Mel. It would make your images nicely presented. Just a suggestion.
    Oh, I don't think so! A photo deep, sharp, alive and breathing! To print only in the big format and any photoframes! Borders only narrow freedom, instead of protect it

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Also very good image. Love the blurring of the water with the long exposure. What was your thinking about using a ND filter?

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    Re: A touch of Paradise... my first post.

    Hi Richard. I use the ND to make my exposure longer than normal and if I can prolong the exposure, the running water becomes silky smooth just like in the picture.

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