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Old Oct 24, 2009, 2:29 AM   #1
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Hey, I would like to hear which one you think is the best of these two pictures.



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Old Oct 24, 2009, 7:13 PM   #2
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Great capture but I seem to prefer the first image. The shining spots of water in the lower right of image 2 (which I presume are from the flash stopping the splashing water) are bothersome to me.
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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Depends on what use you are going to placing the frames to many of the bottom will bring more of a chance of less work on a moving framed for use on a site while the single shot above with out is great for the actual wall hangings.. What are you shooting with and what type of hot shoe give all the specs. with some thing like this and a recording to go with one can make a live ammie for a site of choice and if a one could get a fish jumping up stream to over lay it thru in its steps ahh the magic of cameras now days ...

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No 1 is great.
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#1 has a much more natural look to me.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 1:41 PM   #6
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#1 has a much more natural look to me.
Ditto. While both shots are nice, number one looks natural.

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I like both of them, but the unfortunate fact is that it's impossible to really capture the sight of moving water, especially a waterfall, in a still image.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 2:47 PM   #8
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thanks all for your great comments. I do also prefer the first one
This really just came out of accident. On the side of the Nikon D60 there's a quick button for flash and one for self-timer. I accidentally pressed the flash button prior to pressing the self-timer button hehe.
I couldn't really see the great difference between them on site, and I'm not the one to delete images while shooting, hehe
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The 1st photo looks more natural.

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Old Oct 29, 2009, 2:42 AM   #10
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I must be the 'odd'-one out, seeing things differently than all the rest. I quite like the second one!!

I agree, that the first one looks 'more natural' than #2 - but does it always have to be so 'natural'?

The small, shiny flash-spots bother me - yes, but apart from that, # 2 is so much more full of life than #1. At least the top of the picture, gains from the flash. Look at the moss on the centre-stone, that increased depth and additional details all around.

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