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Old May 18, 2005, 1:48 AM   #1
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I've been messing around with my FZ3 for a week now and I finally got a waterfall shot that isn't completely terrible I think...
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Old May 18, 2005, 6:22 AM   #2
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oh yea , now your talking , i like it alot
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Old May 18, 2005, 7:21 AM   #3
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Thanks... I got a ND4 filter the other day, but I didn't have it with me when I took this one. I was surprised to see that it worked without at least that or a polarizer.
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Old May 18, 2005, 2:14 PM   #4
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Thanks... I got a ND4 filter the other day, but I didn't have it with me when I took this one. I was surprised to see that it worked without at least that or a polarizer.
it probably worked because you were shooting on such a cloudy day (judging by the absence of any sunlight or shadows), the camera selected a slow shutter speed just to get the right exposure! nice pic, but it seems a little dark for my taste...


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I agree, it's too dark overall. The ND4 filter on a cloudy day or in the shade should work great. You may need an ND8 or maybe stack the ND4 with a polarizer for sunny shots. How close to these waterfalls are you? I have to travel quite a bit to find any around me but you seem to be fairly close.
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yeah, it's dark, but it's still a lot lighter than it was straight off the camera...lol. I'll lighten it up some though and see how it looks. Like I said, I'm still fuzzy on a lot of the settings, but that was in full manual mode at 1/4 second exposure. I did adjust the aperture, and I think it needed to be wider than I had it set for.

And Troy, I live right along Lake Erie, so everything pretty much drains into it in this part of the state anyway, so there are plenty of creeks. I actually had a hard time finding ones that were small enough to have waterfalls like this. I don't know what else is out there because I'm new to the area, but I found a nice little creek (the one I was at for this photo) down in the woods behind a friend's barn last night. There seemed to be a lot of good opportunities there, so I'm going to go back tonight and see if I can get anything else. That picture was taken about a half an hour before sunset in the woods, so it was really dim outside anyway.


Edit: I just lightened it up, but it's still a little dark
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