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simon_r

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Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:07:59 AM »

I finally got my Nikon 14-24 f2.8. I am very happy with my new aquisition and just wanted to share my initial results.
All feedback & CC greatly appreciated.

Wentworth Falls running well for a change after heaps of rain

Wentworth falls by simon_r_l, on Flickr

Wentworth Falls 7 image stitch

Wentworth_Falls_Panorama A by simon_r_l, on Flickr

My post apocalyptic impression of the Blue Mountains from Wentworth Falls. I think the constant rain has affected my creativity (3 image stitch)

Wenworth_Falls_Panorama B by simon_r_l, on Flickr
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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 05:42:24 AM »

...My post apocalyptic impression of the Blue Mountains from Wentworth Falls. I think the constant rain has affected my creativity (3 image stitch)...
You are not the only one - between work and the constant rain there has not been much chance of decent image making.
I have swopped my camera, tripod, and remote for snorkels and flippers up here in Queensland.
Well maybe later this week.
Oh well, at least I can continue to tidy up my catalog!

Tony Jay
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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 06:51:48 AM »

You are not the only one - between work and the constant rain there has not been much chance of decent image making.
I have swopped my camera, tripod, and remote for snorkels and flippers up here in Queensland.
Well maybe later this week.
Oh well, at least I can continue to tidy up my catalog!

Tony Jay

Queensland has copped it heaps work than Sydney, I really have no right to complain really given what you guys have been getting, with the floods and all
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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 12:33:46 PM »

Quite impressive. In number 3 possibly a bit too much clarity slider?

Cheers, Boudewijn
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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 12:52:05 PM »

I find the #2 offers an excellent starting point for further processing. Not in the direction of #3 though - nothing wrong with the direction itself, just that #2 works very well in the "normal" mode just as well.

I like how the lone, drifting cloud in the far right balances the waterfall compositionally. It is quite a serene image, in spite of the storm in the background. Or perhaps because of it - the clearing of the storm heralds serenity?

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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 08:04:29 PM »

I really like #2. Hope you enjoy this lens.
#s 1 and 3 seem to have some over-exposed areas. It would be nice to have more structure in the water in #1 and darker sky in #3. IMO.

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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 04:53:10 AM »

I like #2.

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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 05:28:11 AM »

I'm joining the #2 supporters. For me, #1 is cropped too tight, especially at the bottom (I understand that trees might block the view). Image #3 looks a bit weird, the sky seems monochrome.
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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 07:40:52 PM »

Thank you all for your feedback. Very much appreciated.
Please excuse my newbie ignorance, but could some one please explain what Slobodan means by "normal mode"?

I have also reworked #3 and would really appreciate some feedback. I am struggling with getting my crop right. Unfortunately the look out isn't central to the view and I am struggling to balance this image up. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Wentworth Falls_3 by simon_r_l, on Flickr
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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 09:41:25 PM »

... could some one please explain what Slobodan means by "normal mode"?...

By "normal" I meant believable, natural, not HDR, grungy, gritty or over-processed.

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Re: Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains West of Sydney
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 11:24:05 PM »

By "normal" I meant believable, natural, not HDR, grungy, gritty or over-processed.



Thanks Slobodan  ;D.
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