DuPont Forest Waterfalls - Transylvania County NC - Part I

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by kundalini, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's my annual pilgrimige to the mountains. The drought in the Southeast has severely diminished the colors and watershed that are normally afforded visitors. This is my first attempt with waterfalls with a "real" camera. How did I do? After a six hour drive back, several shots after getting home, this is the best I could come up with. I think there's a few more in the bunch, but I couldn't be @ssed to do much more than this at present. I'll work them out over the weekend. These falls were in the film "Last of the Mohicans".

    Enjoy and please comment on what you like or not.

    Hooker Falls (lower falls)
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  2. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    My interest was piqued by the idea that a large chemical company had a forest named after it - tell me it ain't so!

    Not a bad start I don't think, there are some nice colours going on in there and it's an attractive spot with potential. The main things I'd suggest would be to look around a little more for better angles to the falls - somewhere to the right of #1 & #2, and left of #3 would probably give you an improved viewpoint - assuming of course that you can get in position to take a shot. #3 has a lot of 'dead' space in front of the falls, zoom in a bit. Finally, use a variety of shutter speeds - you don't necessarily have to use the longest shutter speed you have to capture movement in the water and you would get away from the burnt out effect you have here.

    Hope that's of use to you.
     
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    Very nice Fall photos. They do seem to be a little dark on my calibrated monitor. How long were your exposures?

    I brightened your 2nd one just see the difference, hope you don't mind. I brightened everything slightly except for the brightest portions of the falls.

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  4. Joxby

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    v cool, the water looks like ice, I think theres a nice contrast between the monochromatic look of the icey falls & dark water surface, and the vibrant colours of Autumn.
    I want turn the 3rd to portrait orientation, center the falls, have equal sky/trees and water surface.
     
  5. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    very nice, i'm gonna have to go out and see what i can do now
     
  6. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sorry to dissapoint Chris, DuPont had a facility there and sold it and 2,700 surrounding acres to Sterling Diagnostic Imaging in 1996 plus 7,600 acres to the state of NC. Sterling, in turn, had a private bid for 2,200 acres in 1999 that included the three major falls. The winning bidder was to agree that residential development was prohibited, but guess what? In 2000, the governor and Council of State invoked eminent domain on the property to stop the owner from developing.

    Is this what you had in mind?

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    I actually shot that one in protrait, but there was a lot of distraction above and below originally IMO.

     
  7. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    The park is also right next to what used to be a large Agfa plant.
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I already commented on all six of your photos presented here on this particular outing to the DuPont Waterfalls in the second thread and I still like the first photo of the second thread best of the entire series, but if you forced me to pick out a favourite of these three alone I'd say "the last".
     

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