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Old Jul 6, 2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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This is one of many small streams leading from Pleasant Mt. in Bridgton, ME into Moose Pond at its base. Taken after a heavy rain. I like the image in the first photo but the waterfall detail better in the second. Your critiques and comments would be welcome.

Tokina 80-400mm lens, 150mm, F32, 3" (-0.5EV), ISO 200, AV mode, CWA, both pictures. Minor levels adjustment and sharpening.


150mm, F22, 1/2" (-0.5EV), ISO 200, AV mode, CWA

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Old Jul 6, 2009, 10:37 PM   #2
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Beautiful capture of the running water in a lovely setting. The only way I might improve them would be to perhaps brings the levels up on the water just a little. Nice work.

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Nice photos! Everytime I see such shots, it inspires me to get out with a tripod and try my hand.
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Water in motion makes for great subjects and you have captured them well! I prefer#1...the tree branches frame the falls better, and I also prefer the smoother effect on the water. I could not read your Exif data...what Tv and Av did you use?
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Beautiful capture of a beautiful scene! Great composition and very effective use of settings. Just personal taste, but I might clone out the two dark sticks just right of middle on the lower falls area (just below the wet rock).
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The only way I might improve them would be to perhaps brings the levels up on the water just a little. Nice work.
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Paul,

Thanks for your kind comment and suggestion. I will try and adjust the levels in the water when I get back home and on my desktop. I am never sure what I am seeing on the laptop. My PP skills still need some improvement as well

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Jim,

Thank you. Give it a try, it's a lot of fun slowing down the water flow and seeing the different results you can get!

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Water in motion makes for great subjects and you have captured them well! I prefer#1...the tree branches frame the falls better, and I also prefer the smoother effect on the water. I could not read your Exif data...what Tv and Av did you use?
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Sorry, it was late when I posted and I incorrectly stated the EXIF data. I have corrected the post to reflect the proper data and included the TV setting that was omitted. thanks for pointing it out and also for your nice comments.

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Beautiful capture of a beautiful scene! Great composition and very effective use of settings. Just personal taste, but I might clone out the two dark sticks just right of middle on the lower falls area (just below the wet rock).
Mole,

I thought about removing those twigs but in the end did not as they seemed a natural element. Here is the picture with them removed and you are right, it is an improvement.

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Very nice Lou!
Very peaceful looking.

PS.
I've been meaning to ask you about your Avatar photo, what is your camera mounted on? looks something like a Bush hawk or similar.
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