To be effective, I like to see waterfall shots either in freeze frame or ultra-smooth. Any exposure in between is viewed as amateurish.
And, who pray tell made up this silly rule? Geeze, Louise.
I view smooth as an ugly cliche, and frozen water as a bit amateurish. Neither is naturalistic, both exhibit a failure to be sensitive to the scene.
You're an obnoxious jerk.
Top landscape photographers follow fads, because they have to, and these days in particular are producing ugly cliches to sell to rubes who will buy them because they match the couch. Milky white creaminess has not always been the fashion, and in due time it will no longer be the fashion.
My point was not specificlly to namecall, but to point out that saying something offensive, and then jamming a smily, or "lol!" or "I jest! I jest!" after it doesn't make it ok. A point which I suspect you understood, but are electing to feign ignorance of, since you lovingly edited my "I jest! I jest!" out.
Ansel Adams was a pretty well known landscape photographer once upon a time. You might want to check out his waterfalls. Just sayin'
While your support is certainly appreciated, I'm not a better landscape photographer than really anyone. It's not my thing, for starters, and I'm a better critic than a photographer anyways. That said, I'm quite a good critic. I pay attention, I am moderately aware of historical precedents and trends. ceeboy's picture falls doesn't comply with contemporary fads among the high volume cliche-meisters of today, but it's well within historical norms. To claim that I am jealous of their success is simply absurd. It's a cheap shot based on nothing whatsoever, and it's also wrong.
And that's enough pissing match from me, I think. You may have the last word.