A jaunt to Kananaskis Country

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  1. bantor

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    I was out and about today, but I decided to go out to the mountains instead of down town. It was a pretty little drive, the sun was out, all was well... anyways here are some pictures I took while out. Enjoy.

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    2. Elbow Falls
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    3. Elbow Falls again.
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    4. Elbow Falls one last time.
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    5. Some horses
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    Comments and Critiques always welcome.
     
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    Wow, 3 would make SUCH a striking black and white!
     
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    The composition is excellent in these. The sun is kinda bright and distracting but excellent photos nonetheless. #4 is my favorite with #2 close behind! Great work! :thumbup:
     
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    Calliope: Thank you kindly, the sun is indeed slightly destracting but I was trying to get shots with extreme brights in them and still keep detail in the rest of the picture, just a random exersice.

    Verbal: Hm, I am not sure if I like it as much as b&w.
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    However, I think I like it with extreme desaturation, just short of full on b&w
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    you most definitely have a few excellent compositions...i would try to avoid shooting directly at the sun.
     
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    I like #2 the best of them all, but you did an excellent job with capturing the falls! : )
     
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    these are great shots, i'm having a hard time deciding if i like them into the sun or not... #2 is just awesome, great job! i like 4 too, but there is a slight sun flare that I am picking up on, and i even like #3 just because i know shooting into the sun was obviously done on purpose and it's different...
     
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    Great shots but excuse my ignorance, When pictures are taken of running water and you get the bluring effect, i understand that the shutter is open longer, but how do you set your camera to have a longer exposure but not let too much light in to have the picture turn out almost completely white?
     
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    Wow, the lack of snow at elbow falls is a bit weird for January (though I haven't been there in the winter since I was a kid).

    Nice shots there. I need to get out of town soon myself.
     
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    I love #2! It is just beautiful, despite the very bright patch on the water
     
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    Thank you all very much

    Normally the trick is to go out closer to night after the sun has set, I was a bit early so all I did was set my exposure for long, my apurature was small, and that was about it. I also took them in RAW format on my camera so I could adjust the exposure a bit more at home. Hope that helps.

    I think that I am gonna have to make another trip out there a little later in the day, get some shtos without the giant fire ball.
     
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    WOW :thumbup: these are so gorgeous!!! I love the radiant sun flare. Did you have a polarizer on and that is all? Or what else, if anything? These are beautiful!
     

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