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Old Mar 21, 2005, 9:56 AM   #11
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Great shots. 1 & 3 are the favorites for me. The way the water looks smoothed out.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 3:35 PM   #12
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#1 Is my fav.
nice shots under contrasty light, bracketing was wise.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 4:02 PM   #13
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I'm about to go to Yosemite in a few weeks and will have tons of chances for waterfall pictures.

So what settings are best?
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 5:23 PM   #14
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Thanks for the positive comments guys. Its nice to see you like different ones.

Settings: Used "P" mode usually and for the nice soft effect used f2.8 and 1/4s. I usually use the auto bracket feature to get a selection of exposures and select the best. I really come down to how long an exposure you can hold the camera steady for. For me about 1/4s is my limit. A tripod is good if you want much longer exposures but its added weight to carry.

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Old Mar 21, 2005, 7:24 PM   #15
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Damn those pics are making me jealous as far as I know there's no waterfalls like those in the UK at all! No 1 & 3 are my favorites. Did you use any filters - ND or polarisers?

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Old Mar 21, 2005, 9:08 PM   #16
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Thanks. No filters used, I do have a ND8 (.9) filter but didnt use it. If I had a tripod I would have used it but I didnt want to carry it around all day. There wasnt much light around so using f8 gave me a 1s shutter speed but I couldnt hold the camera still for that long.

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Old Mar 21, 2005, 9:13 PM   #17
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Something a little different, and beautiful. Like how you used a slower shutter speed to show the motion of the water.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 9:27 PM   #18
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#1 Is definitely poster quality. The lighting is magnificent
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 11:23 PM   #19
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Cheers Nick and Guaz. Nature provides the subject I just take a photo of it. Guaz, the lighting on the first was adjusted slightly. I under exposed it slightly (I couldnt use a longer exposure without causing blur due to camera movement) and then brightened in PS. Its the great thing about under exposure, the detail is retained. If you overexpose you cant get any detail back but with underexposure you can.

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