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Here'a a shot of the waterfall at the same location and time as the two shots earlier this month, only facing in the opposite direction. Isn't it amazing what a difference light makes? The earlier shots used the golden setting sun to color the water, and this waterfall, though shot at the same time and location, was completely in shadow.
I don't know much about shooting long exposures of waterfalls. I'd appreciate any feedback on this picture: how's the exposure - is it too dark/light/flat/blue/long? What about the framing? I chose this tight framing because the rocks surrounding the waterfall are not that interesting, and I couldn't get in a good position to have a dramatic wide-angle-water-gushing-at-you shot.
I did learn something shooting this shot though - I didn't realize that a polarizer could so dramatically change the appearance of wet rocks. In this image the polarizer was used to decrease the amount of reflected light off the rocks, making the rocks very dark. In reality the rocks were much brighter/shinier and more distracting (I think).
Posted by Gaja at May 29, 2006 08:31 PM
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Simply a gorgeous photo, and thank you for sharing it with everyone!
Posted by: Tracy Scroggins at March 16, 2008 11:25 AM
Nice shot... Beautiful frame!
Posted by: 19 Seconds Of Spring at June 3, 2006 11:34 PM
I like it. The dark rocks play really well with the bright water, almost feel like an X-ray of a waterfall. Even the strong blue tint conjures to this effect. I would not know what to change, it just looks good as it is.
Posted by: Massimo at June 3, 2006 12:52 AM
I think it's a beautiful shot!
Posted by: Leigh at May 31, 2006 07:01 PM
I think it's very dreamy, and unusual because it's so dark. It looks like you were in the woods at night!
I do find it a bit too blue, but maybe it really was that dark and blue when you were there?
As for the framing, I really like the bottom (that nice big rock in the foreground is great) and the sides. But maybe the top is a little tight? I think I'd like to see where the water was coming from.
Posted by: luminouslens at May 30, 2006 08:58 PM
Wow, this is sooo wonderful!
Posted by: Frank at May 30, 2006 02:14 PM
awesome waterfall image! the exposure is very nice..cheers :)
Posted by: david at May 30, 2006 06:51 AM
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