Northern Minnesota Fall Colors-Critique welcome

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  1. Dean Baron

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    Headed up to the north shore of Lake Superior on Wednesday to visit a couple of state parks and check out the fall colors. The trees hadn't changed as much as I had hoped but there were still some nice colors. These are just a couple of pics that I got done, plenty more to go through but wanted to get atleast a couple up. Critique is welcome. All photos were shot with an Olympus E520 with the kit 28-80mm 3.5-5.6.
    Gooseberry Falls State Park:
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    Tetagouche State Park:
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    Not really fall colors but I love these kinds of pics so I'm gonna throw it in there anyway:
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    Great work on the 2 first pics
     
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    I should add in that no editing was done to any of the pics except a little cropping and adding the watermark. Otherwise they are untouched.
     
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    Last two look a little dark to me but first two look great. Looks like a fun place
     
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    Nice shots, i live about 40 minutes south of these falls. Come back in the spring after the snow melts, the falls should be flowing nicely by than, waterlevel is a bit low right now.
     
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    Very nice shot especially # 3
     
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    what are your settings for # 3 ??? Im currently still trying to get the "water blur" effect down better.
     
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    Thanks guys! The water levels were a bit low but I have seen worse. All in all a very fun trip.

    #3 or #4? #4 is the waterfall pic, #3 has a slight water blur but didn't think most people would see it.
    Pic #3:
    Tripod
    Esposure time: 1.6 seconds
    Aperture: f/11
    ISO: 100

    Pic #4:
    Tripod
    Exposure: 8 seconds
    Aperture: f/22
    ISO: 100

    Keep in mind that I was bracketing, none of these pics are the first exposure I tried taking of the picture. Long exposure time is key to the blurred water, how long it is exposed depends on multiple things.
     
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    Beautiful shots!! I haven't been to Lake Superior and Gooseberry Falls in over 20 years. But I still remember how great it was. Too bad I was not into photography at that time.

    As a resident of (southeast) Minnesota, I appreciate seeing each and every one of the pics of this series. They are fantastic. Well done! :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks. Gotta love how beautiful our state is!
     
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    I dunno, the first two don't do too much for me, although 2 does more for me than 1. 3 seems titled and has "branches from hell." 4 I like but I'd step the exposure down slightly.
     
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    Thanks for the input. What would you suggest for the first two pics? Why didn't they do much for you?
     

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