Waterfalls (hand-held)

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  1. Kristie

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    I took these photos on a slow shutter hand-held because I forgot my tripod.
    C&C welcome along with any comments :)

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    The problem with slow shutterspeeds for waterfalls and rapids is blown out highlights and lost detail in the water. Sometimes a faster shutterspeed works better.

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    Nice shots! I like 3 & 4 the most. We're you using the VR function on your 18-200mm? I'm looking at that lens myself.
     
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    I've heard of people using Neutral Density filters when photographing waterfalls to compensate for the long exposure times.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Ryan- yes I was using my VR lens :) To be honest though... I actually haven't noticed a difference with that feature on any photos (except maybe these)
     
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    Kristie - Ya, that 18-200 VR is very tempting. It gets great reviews and it would be nice not to have to switch lenses (between my 18-55 & 55-200VR)
     
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    Now take the same shot but with a tripod. :D
     
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    I would, but these were taken 4hrs from where I live....
     
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    Very nice pics :)
     
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    Nice shots! You must have a very still hand to take those without a tripod! My only criticism is that the greens look a bit over processed to me, but that could just be personal preference.
     
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    Thanks you Miaow and SeaMyFeet!

    SMF-you'd think I did alot to those pictures in PS but I actually hardly touched them... it really was that green in there (had just rained)! I see what you mean though... the green in the 3rd photo is very bright.
     

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