the captivating flow

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by bogleric, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. bogleric

    bogleric TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I have been attempting to get better at taking pictures of waterfalls for quite some time now. A few weeks ago I was back in the UP and went waterfall hunting. Yes, you really do have to look hard for them as they are down unmarked trail roads and 2-tracks.

    With this shot there is not as much flow effect since I used a faster shutter speed. To make the right side look flowing the left side became a blob. If you are interested I have some of those too.

    Anyways let me know your honest opinion.

    Thanks!

    The Original
    [​IMG]


    The Original cropped
    [​IMG]
     
  2. StvShoop

    StvShoop TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Troy, NY
    maybe try using smaller aperture, to darken the water? the overall shot seems a little overexposed. that would make the rocks really dark tho... maybe the lighting is better at another time of day.

    i'm not feeling the scrubby plants surrounding everything, maybe try getting between the waterfall and the plants and focusing just on the falling water and rocks.
     
  3. airgunr

    airgunr TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Delavan, Wisconsin, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You are close but I think I agree with StvShoop that it looks a little over exposed. Did you try a polarizing filter. That might help but could slow your shutter as well.
     
  4. bogleric

    bogleric TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I was attempting to slow the shutter for a flowing effect. I suppose the lighting just was not quite right that day. If I recall correctly it was quite overcast.
     
  5. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,740
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Down the Rabbit Hole.
    I read that Neutral Density filters are almost required for flowing water effects during the day. They are semi-transparent grey filters that do nothing but lower the light so many f/stops.(different filters = different amounts)
     
  6. bogleric

    bogleric TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    i was using a .6 Neutral Density Filter. I think i needed a .9 or a light filter.
     
  7. photong

    photong Typo Queen

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Tornto, Ontario
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    ooo..did you sharpen it? either if you did or didn't, it looks like the pixels have been eaten/munched on in the original :( Of course the cropped looks better because you cropped it...i think. either way, personally, the overly sharpened look (i dont know if you did or didnt sharpen it) bothers me :( but other than that! it's nice ;)
     

Share This Page