Mt Spokane River C&C Welcome

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  1. Sachphotography

    Sachphotography TPF Noob!

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    These four shots were taken on Mt Spokane. The river runs down the mountain and due to the fact it is snow run-off, it is pretty clean water.
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    These have a light orton effect. I know some people dont like it but its all good. 2 and 3 are my favs.
     
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    I was going to ask about the Orton effect. I really like number one, but the Orton effect hurts my eye and makes it difficult for me to look at a photo that has it applied. Otherwise, I think that number one is such a strong image!
     
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    Composition on all these is not ideal, looks like a very pretty river.
    Last couple are tilted.
    Crop 1/3 off the bottom and 2 is the best photo.
     
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    How could the composition be better?
     
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    I love moving water. The blur is awesome. I'm not a huge fan of Orton, but you didn't overdo it at all.
     
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    1 the forground is distracting the background is blown out, the best composition would have been the middle third of the photo just above the center line.

    3 is tilted to the right. The foreground is cluttered on this one. crop from the right as is. If you get a chance to reshoot take it closer to the first water fall or use a very wide angle and make that square rock sticking out of the water in front of the first waterfall you foreground element and the focus of the photo.

    4 is tilted to the right. Foreground element is distracting. No detail in the background behind the waterfall. Something funky going in mid frame on the left maybe a half done clone job or ? on a branch. If you can reshoot take from a lower angle closer to the waterfall crop tight above to take out the dark background, focus on the water fall and just below.

    If you want to use a foreground element it has to be in focus and needs to stand on its own, can't be cut in half or be poorly composed. Try using a higher f-stop try not to go much over f-14 or things can get blurry in a hurry.
     
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    Yeah I think you are right on with most of what you said. I like 2 and 3. Truth be told, this creek is tough to shoot. It is about 3 feet off the road and it is hard not to get the road in the shot. These were more for learning I would say. The 4th shot is actually much sharper than I shot it. Whenever I get around to it. I will upload the raw file. Most of these required a few dif layers. About three for each.
    1 for the water in the creek, 1 for the falls area of each creek and one for the foliage areas.

    Thanks for the tips. I will show the raws when I find them.

    Oh.. and it will be a long time till i can reshoot. The creek is a block of ice now...... -10 will do that!!!!
     
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    Yeah it is a process. Check out Naturescapes.com to really see what the best photographers are turning out for landscapes. Looking at their photos is a great way to learn.
    I can relate, I was raised in Cd'A so know what the winters are like up there.
    I am in Boise now and it is not much warmer.....
     
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    It looks like a nice place to shoot. Composition-wise, I'm not sure I like them, but I'm sure it was a tough shoot.....without getting wet!
     
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    Are you a Boise Fan? Boomer Sooners .....Boomer Sonners.... LOL.... Good luck at the Feista Bowl!!!!!!
    I think it is Naturescapes.net not .com
    the .com site is a weird zenergy site????/ LOL


    It's all good. Like I said. it was more for a learning experience. I have learend a lot this year and hope things will continue to get better. And um..... I did get wet.... LOL
     
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    Right .net, awesome site for serious photography.
    Yeah Boise State is awesome!!
     

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