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Old Jun 11, 2003, 10:42 PM   #1
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I own a Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom. I would Like to know if anyone can give me clear instructions on how to take pictures of waterfalls so that the water looks "puffy" or like cotton. Also, how to photograph waterfalls in order to capture the rainbow.

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Old Jun 11, 2003, 11:01 PM   #2
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for puffy waterfalls use slow shutter speeds. i.e. 1/30s or slower. probably much slower. as for rainbows, not sure.

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Old Jun 11, 2003, 11:09 PM   #3
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djb is correct... in case it's too bright for slower shutter speed a neutral density to cut down the light will help (but don't forget that tripod!).

As for the rainbow you need to be at a certain angle, and also where there's some mist from the water for the light to shine through (but usually not @ a good angle for your composition)...therefore you can get a filter with a rainbow effect:
http://www.minoltausa.com/cokin/filters.htm

If all else fail there's always Photoshop! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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NHL: How do I do a "neutral density"?

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You have to buy an ND filter available @ most photography stores since it has to be uniform across the whole area, ie you can't 'do' one.

You can also get a graduated ND type which darken only 1/2 of the picture, but this may or may not be what you want in this case...
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I did get a three filter set. I'll check to see that one is "neutral density". Is it okay to use a ND filter over a UV filter?

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It's probably OK, but to the purist less will be better!
If the combination is too thick you might run into vignetting...
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the best way to get a neutral density filter, buy a Canon G3



http://www.pedro.dk3.com
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