Virgin River Take 2

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  1. LittleMike

    LittleMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    After posting up some pictures of the Virgin River last week, I took some of the critique and went back today. I still just can't seem to get the water to look right. I may just need to wait till the water level drops a bit and the river settles down. The light was a LOT better today though. Having the direct sunlight bouncing off the cliffs behind me added even more of a reddish glow. Anyways, here's my attempt from today!

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    f/22, ISO 100, @ 1 second.


    And here's one more I got on my way out of the canyon. Looking downriver toward the Watchman Peak:

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    f/22, ISO 100, @ .8 second, with grad ND filter
     
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    I remember your last shots and the water looks way better this time. Second shot looks fantastic as well.
     
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    Nice shots... I like #2 the best. The cool water and warm rocks make for a nice contrast. I would like to see the trees a little more in focus. It kinda looks like you over saturated the greens (?) in the trees... Is that something you did in pp? Good job though.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys :)

    Neither one of them really has too much PP work done to them. The first one obviously has a little more than the second, but mainly just playing with contrast. Here's the original of the second one:
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    The reason the trees look slightly out of focus is because there was a gentle breeze most of the afternoon, including when the picture was taken. But I'm sure there will be plenty of calm days to try again.
     

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