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O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« on: May 22, 2013, 12:06:24 PM »

Here's a photo of O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood near Killarney. It was my second visit to the waterfall. The last time it, started to rain and I ran out of time. This is about a 180 panoramic. A 360 just looked a bit strange because the waterfall lost some impact. I decided to convert the image to a black and white photo as opposed to a colour one because the tones were quite muted.

The photo consists of a bunch of images captured with a 28mm Schneider Xl on a Cambo Wide DS with a Hasselblad H3D 39 digital Back.



You can view it in a larger size by clicking here

All comments about the watermark will be ignored! :D
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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 05:00:13 AM »

Very nice, looks like a wonderful location, with a feel of "primeval forest".

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 04:54:12 PM »

Very well presented (except for the watermark). Thanks for sharing!  :P

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 10:58:49 PM »

Another lovely view, Enda.

(But it's hard to make out the w____m___ ...)  ;D


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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 07:20:53 AM »

There is a lot to like here Enda.
Very enjoyable viewing.

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 11:05:50 AM »

... the tones were quite muted...

I think I would rather see muted green than muted gray.

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 11:29:59 AM »

Thanks for all the comments guys. Jayney Isaac I hope anyone would "dare" to comment on the photo good or bad. I don't really think it would be a good idea to crop in. I wanted to include the step in the stone on the right and include the whole arch of the dead wood on the left. You can't really see it at this size but there is lovely grain in the timber.

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The colour doesn't work as good as the black and white. I wanted to give it a moodier look. Do you think the greys look muted? It works for me  ;)

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 12:44:32 PM »

I like it just as it is. Any cropping would ruin the composition, and the gray tones look just right to me.

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 01:55:18 AM »

I wonder what we'd say if this same image had been posted by Joe newbie?

Maybe someone would dare to ask what the left 1/5th added to the experience, or suggest snipping a bit off the right-side?

I only look at the image, not the name associated with it, and I only comment if I like an image or feel I have something constructive to add.  If it simply doesn't appeal to me I just pass. I wouldn't crop the left of this image for example because I think the branches on the left of the frame are important and you snip them off if you crop it.  If you chopped much off the right you'd lose the balance of the image.

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 05:50:15 AM »

I only look at the image, not the name associated with it.

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 12:06:39 PM »

I only look at the image, not the name associated with it...

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(in other words: i disagree)

If true, then this would be a required reading for you and Enda: Great Photographers on the Internet

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 12:15:04 PM »

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(in other words: i disagree)

If true, then this would be a required reading for you and Enda: Great Photographers on the Internet

Funny website. Rather tongue in cheek

I prefer to judge if a photo is good or not rather than be told it's good or bad because a photographer is well known or not (which in reality of course it if the photo is to my taste. Just because I say it is a good or a bad photo, doesn't mean it's good or bad. It's just a subjective opinion)

BTW. I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT ME IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM IN REGARDS WELL KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHERS. I'M A LONG WAY OF THAT. I'M TALKING ABOUT THE LINK YOU POSTED  ;D

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2013, 12:59:06 PM »

As a simple practical matter, I think you see the name along with the image.


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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 01:00:09 PM »

... the left corner sky hole just draws attention away..

Good point Isaac... while in itself it doesn't justify cropping, a simple darkening would at least downplay visually the hole. Selective darkening in general would add to the "moodier look" Enda was after, away from the muddy gray. Just a subjective opinion, of course.  ;)

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 04:15:13 PM »

Not sure I understand your point about cropping justification, Isaac.

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Re: O'Sullivan's Cascade in Tomies wood
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 11:35:32 PM »

Maybe I've just seen too many of those never crop squabbles elsewhere on LuLa :-)

Well, I am not religious about it... on the contrary.

However, in this case, cropping would cut into what appears to be a part of that log, and which provides a natural lead-in. Just as well, if the only reason for cropping is to get rid of the hole, there are other, less radical solutions (e.g., darkening).
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