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Old Apr 25, 2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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Here's the same waterfall but bottom view.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 8:13 AM   #2
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It is apparent that you wanted to show the falls. However the bush in the center is quite distracting. If your subject was supposed to be the bush, that doesn't work either. The bush is fighting with the falls for the viewer's attention.

The color is good and the image is sharp. The highlights of the falls appear to be blown out a bit. I think spot metering on the white of the falls would have helped although it might make the rest of the picture darker.

I haven't looked at the rest of your photos yet, but I think a different shooting location that more prominently featured the falls would be better.

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Thanks again for commenting, Cal. I wish that tree at the center wasn't there. Unfortunately, access to the falls was limited and I could not find a good clear spot to capture the scene as a whole. I did take many shots for the place was just beautiful but the view of the falls was reduced from just about any place else. As for the blown out water, I did spot metered on the water and since it was a very cloudy day, I did not think the image would be over exposed. I should have lowered the exposure by 1/3. That'd do the trick.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 12:21 PM   #4
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I think decreasing 1/3 would be perfect. The blown highlights are not that bad. Just a slight loss of detail in the water. If you camera LCD is capable of flashing blown highlights, you should have seen only a couple small spots flashing.

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Although the H1 is a great camera, it does not have the flashing capability. It does have a live histogram, which I have it on 100% of the time but slight over or under exposures like that are difficult to detect since the histogram shows the image as being well balanced. There is an excellent white paper on the H1 and the author suggests the exposure to be set at -1/3 all the time. I think I will take his advice.
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