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Old Apr 27, 2010, 1:11 AM   #1
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Taken in Treman State park, Ithaca New York. Input please.
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 1:14 AM   #2
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I like the silky water effect. Did you use a ND filter or longer exposure or a combination of both?
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The shot was taken at 1/13 sec, f/18 with iso 400. No filters on this one, the slower shutter did the work. I shot off a mono pod so it's a little soft but I liked it.
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Here's another that I like.
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Nice subject...I like waterfall images.

White balance seems a bit off though..water looks more blue than white. I could not read the Exif...what aperture where you shooting at? The reason I ask is that the images seem a tad soft. You may get better clarity if you shot with an f/8 or so. You may have to use a ND filter to slow the shutter down especially on a bright sunny day.
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I played with the original in photo shop. Here is the original, do you think I overdid the Blue?
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I like the original better, there was to much blue in the first sample.
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WB definitely better in the original. I typically use the "remove color cast" option in Photoshop Elements (8) and click on a white area (in this case I'd use the water)--it usually results in a natural level of white. I saw futher up in the thread that you used a f/18 which may be causing the softness that I see. I'd try an f/8 which is generally a sharp aperture on most lenses. You also want to use en exposure of about 1 sec to get a nice smooth flow for the water. Anything over one sec to me looks too silky. Try lowering the ISO to 100 and if the selected shutter speed is too fast, your option is to get a neutral density filter, wait for a cloudy day, or pick a time of day when the sun is low. I've used an ND filter with good results. If you are not already using one, use a tripod with a remote release (or use the self timer) to avoid any kind of camera shake.
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I would try f8 at 100 iso over 400, it should give you a longer exposure time to get the silky effect. If it is still to fast use a ND of .3 or .6.
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jelpee, you beat me to it.
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