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Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« on: February 26, 2011, 08:19:58 PM »

Hi chaps,

At Milford Sound on the south island of NZ at the moment. Took a boat trip along the sound and got a pretty nice (I think! :)) capture of one of the waterfalls. Comments/feedback welcome.


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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 02:37:45 AM »

Yes, very nice; a good sense of movement, even the ripples at the bottom help to focus the attention towards a single point.
Perhaps I would like to see it a bit brighter (not too much, without breaking the mood), but I guess you preferred it this way.
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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 02:41:53 AM »

Yes, very nice; a good sense of movement, even the ripples at the bottom help to focus the attention towards a single point.
Perhaps I would like to see it a bit brighter (not too much, without breaking the mood), but I guess you preferred it this way.

Thanks kindly for your comments! It's a rather rough edit as I've been working off my laptop in a smelly camper van on the side of a hill :)

I've made a re-edit:


and a colour edit:


which are a bit brighter

Cheers!

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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 03:22:47 AM »

Alastair

That's really superb. Keep it in B/W, the tonality is fine, the framing and light speak for themselves. Print it big!

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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 04:06:51 AM »

The color version does not add anything, in my humble opinion; I would also stick to the B&W version. I would play a little with the curves and make it even brighter, but that is just my (very arguable) personal taste; it is your photograph, try to please yourself, not others.
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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 03:08:30 PM »

Liking the second B&W, though it starts to lose some of the tonality in upper center , with the new edge too much like the wonderful forms below and drawing one off the top of the page...there is just so much to like about this one...can see pleasurable time working with the image down the line... I'd like it to be one of mine...
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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 05:20:19 PM »

Unusually for me, I find myself liking the colour version more than either of the b&ws. I'm not sure why: I think the very muted colours appeal.

FWIW

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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 05:34:01 PM »

Interesting... I prefer the second B&W over the first, but I'm with Jeremy here - I like the subtle colours - the muted greens on the sides and the blues at the bottom.

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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 05:37:16 PM »

My compliments on the second B&W!

I think you succeeded in finding a good compromise between two extremes: milky streams, ubiquitous with most waterfall shots, and every droplets frozen in the air.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2011, 05:39:32 PM by Slobodan Blagojevic »
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Re: Waterfall at the Milford Sound, New Zealand
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 01:50:14 AM »

Thank you all for your positive comments! It seems rare that I capture an image that I'm actually really pleased with and this is one of them. When I look at my photos, it definitely seems to be a case of "less is more" and I should probably strive to try and not get every last detail in an image as I have a tendency to do!

Thanks again!
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