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Old Jul 1, 2003, 11:57 PM   #1
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We just got back from Whistler, BC and stopped at Shannon Falls.
Converted from RAW to JPG and scaled to 1000x750 from the 2560x1920 so it is still fairly large, 750KB - I wanted to balance size and prevent loss of detail

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http://www.pixett.ca/pix/ShannonFalls.jpg

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Old Jul 2, 2003, 2:51 AM   #2
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This is the comments from the Danish Jury - :lol: :lol:
Very nice compose and a fine catch of the waterfall. I like the blurry water you optained by the long shutterspeed. Very good IMO!
The photo lacks somehow of details in the green areas which is allmost black (this could be your intention to get the "fall mood", if so forget the rest!). This could be corrected with some lightness on the black/green and afterwards some saturation. It would bring life to your great shot. If you do so, try not to destroy the water!
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 4:16 AM   #3
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What were your camera settings when you took that shot?

I am still having a terrible time trying to get the "cotton" look to my waterfall pictures cause they are way over exposed.

During a typical sunny day, a shutter speed of say.. 1/5 in the shade with a +2 exposure compensation seems to do an ok job, but it is still somewhat over exposed (or blown highlights)

One day I shall be able to take shots like the one above! Or I should get the adapter ring for my camera, and go find a low density filter
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 6:41 AM   #4
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To get that long shutter - you have to be on the spot around sunrise or sunset. The light is beautyfull and warm.
Try this guy at:

http://www.kgcphoto.com/Reviews%20&%...hotography.htm
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 8:02 AM   #5
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and the marks from the German Jury .....

Like it but then I'm a sucker for waterfalls.

Gimli

I have had no problems with this effect as you can see on any of my waterfall pics - but then again low light and grey skies are not unusual in the north of the UK :lol: So slowish shutter speeds are the norm.

Klaus

Haven't ckd yr site for a while if u haven't already do you have any intention of covering the after the picture taking "tweaking" this is something I am clueless on.

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Old Jul 2, 2003, 8:05 AM   #6
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Default another waterfall

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Here is one example, though not the most "cotton" liek one

http://images.fotopic.net/?id=711256...ze=1&nostamp=1
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 10:01 AM   #7
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Stefank.

What do you mean by "tweaking" ?
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 10:17 AM   #8
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you know paintshop pro, irfanview. photoshop etc.

All the improvements in the image with software after the picture taking.

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Old Jul 2, 2003, 10:44 AM   #9
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I actually plan to make a section with the most important things to improve in a shot and also manipulation step by step and easy to understand. I also plan make a Nikon Capture help section But that's sofar only for users of the Nikon digicams D-series, coolpix 5000, 5400 and 5700. But it will after my vacation and I can't put any dates on. So keep an eye on my website once in a while or subscribe.

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Old Jul 2, 2003, 10:48 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments everyone :-)

To be perfectly honest, the camera was mostly on auto. I was about 80 feet from the base of the falls. No zoom, no cropping just resized for ease of viewing. The sun went behind very thin clouds so it made the area where I was even darker. Hence the trees do lack their 'real' green. I just wanted to post an 'as is' photo as many monitors are setup differently and I personally don't trust most of them

In a way it does make the falls stand out even more, which is the main subject
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