Dead River Falls

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  1. bogleric

    bogleric TPF Noob!

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    These are the highlights from the second set of falls, Dead River Falls, I visited during my last trip. Unfortunately the information I had said the falls faced west, they actually faced east so the lighting is not ideal. I do plan to go back on my next trip in that area. Once again, I could have done better if I had remembered the ND Filter.

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    All are really good, but I especially love the fourth one! Sweeeet!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah. Rushing water pics!
    I tried to catch some today, but the range of f-stops my compact digital offers is too small to achieve much. Hmph. And I tend to get camera shake with the large SLR... and the new tripod I got at Christmas is already broken (and not because I mistreated it). Hmph. So I must enjoy other people's rushing water pics, such as yours :D. Thank you.
     
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    elsaspet: thanks for the comments. I was a little undecided about #4. I like the shot except for the light flare and the strange stick stinking up in the bottom left.

    LaFoto: I like taking pictures of waterfalls. Sometimes it can be challenging to portray them to their fullest in a picture. Before getting my new camera it was much more difficult to get good images. My tripod is cheap, but it does the trick... for the most part. A bit of a pain to adjust.
     
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    How do you do waterfall pictures? I really like these ones, and I've seen others on the forum too... and I can't figure out how you can make the water looks rushing, and everything else still...
     
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    Waterfalls are great to get pictures of but I especially like the last one and how the water spreads into a shower.
     
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    thanks for the comments. There are a couple of tricks to waterfalls. The moving water effect is created by slowing down the shutter speed. In these shots it is around 1/10 to 1/13. I use a polarizer to help with light reflections and bring out more color. As you can image to get the best pictures you need good light either early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Therefore I use a Neutral Density (ND0 filter to reduce the amount of light entering the lens. Without the filter it can be difficult to not blow out or overexpose the white of the rushing water. You can also use a smaller apeture to reduce the light, but you would need around f/22 or higher which really dimishes the depth.

    Hope this helps, if you have more questions let me know.
     

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