Brazilian Waterfall

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  1. brazilnutjr

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    Last Thursday I shot some waterfalls near Capitólio, MG in Brazil. This one is called "Cachoeira do Grotão" or "Big Ravine Waterfall". Please let me know how you think it turned out. Thanks!
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    Beautiful capture. Perfect shutter for the waterfall!! :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you Eric!
     
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    You really captured the flow of the water! The colours are good, but I would have included the top of the waterfall as well. You cropped it a bit close to the top. Maybe a vertical orientation would be better? To emphasize the length of the fall and the falling water.
     
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    Thanks pmsnel! The lighting was giving me fits that day. I didn't crop the picture, but I framed it to leave out the sky because it was blown out. This waterfall is in a ravine, so there is a huge difference in the light at the top and bottom of the falls.

    I have included a vertical variation below. Although it is probably the best vertical I shot that day, I am disappointed that I did not increase the DOF to include the rock that is in the foreground. I think it would have been much better if that rock were in focus.
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    Thanks again for the comments!
     
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    Although not all the rocks might be in focus, this photo has a far more interesting composition than the horizontal one! It has much more depth and waterfall feel! The other picture anyone can take, but this is far more special and personal.

    I agree that the lighting is really difficult. I admire your attempts though! Keep it up!
     
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    Waterfall is a wonderful scenery in Nature. Beautiful capture. Perfect shutter for the waterfall!! i would say forest because of the tan oak trees.
     
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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, pmsnel. I feel a little less disappointed about this one now. I will definitely revisit that spot and try again!
     
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    Thank you, CalanthiaKaryn. I'm not sure I understood the part about the tan oak trees... Looking forward to seeing some of your work here though. Welcome to TPF!
     
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    waterfalls are always fun!

    great captures. dreamy water. cooooooooooool
     

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