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Old May 15, 2005, 10:41 PM   #11
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To get good results with waterfalls I've found it very helpfull to use an ND filter. I use an ND-8 on any that I have posted here and shoot in S mode with roughly 1/2 sec shutter speeds. I take a few shots of each at different shutter speeds and pick the best one later. The ND filter basically lets you use longer shutter speeds without changing the colors of your shot. For other water shots I have been using a polorizing filter...hmmm...maybe I'll stack them next time and see what happens.
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Old May 15, 2005, 11:01 PM   #12
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There isn't too much water movement in this shot and there are some yellow/greens that are washed out somewhat but I wanted to show it anyway. I was shooting from in a shadow into the light rather than facing the sun and shadow as your first shot looks to do. I find it very hard to get a decent shot with bright light and deep shadows in it. This shot was taken with a Hoya linear polarizer on it to keep unwanted reflections out.

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Old May 15, 2005, 11:53 PM   #13
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Your pic just needs a little TLC I did a basic touch up in photo shop for you. It came out not too bad. But you do have to learn the camera to get the best shots. Try different settings and practice Practice PRACTICE.
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Old May 16, 2005, 12:14 AM   #14
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A few attempts of my own at water falls
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Old May 17, 2005, 10:49 PM   #19
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Hi;

I also have a new FZ20, and had the opportunity to take some waterfall pics the other day.

The waterfall is unretouched except resize and a wee bit of compression to fit the filesize limit. The GIF (next message) is the set of EXIF setting that are captured and shown in Paint Shop Pro version 9. Hopefully the settings will give a range to start with.

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