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Equipment & Techniques => Landscape & Nature Photography => Topic started by: luxborealis on July 17, 2015, 05:47:25 pm

Title: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: luxborealis on July 17, 2015, 05:47:25 pm
I don't know about you, but to me waterfalls have the same effect as a campfire - time just seems to slip by staring into them.

Here are three from yesterday. Kerry Little and I hiked up Spencer Gorge from the bottom to get to the base of Tews Falls in Dundas, Ontario - a 41m (135ft) waterfall over the Niagara Escarpment. Many possible photographs along the way, with many cascades and a natural river valley.

These were done using a D800E and a polarizing filter. It was a bright sunny day which didn't bode well for this kind of photography. I used the Photographer's Ephemeris (http://photoephemeris.com/) to plan on being there around noon when the lighting was best for the waterfall. It turned out well because as the sun drifted westwards, the rock behind the falls picked up more and more texture. For about 20 minutes we just stood there, making photos as the wind would blow the falling water into different streams - mesmerizing.

I included the fourth photo just to give a sense of place.

1 - Logie's Creek Cascade II: 35mm 16@1.3sec
2 - Detail: Tews Falls III: 70mm 16@1/13 -1 1/3 EV
3 - Detail: Tews Falls IV: 122mm 11@1/20

C&C welcome.

Title: Re: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: Mike Brown on July 17, 2015, 06:39:54 pm
I really like the third, with the colour. The greens look really natural to my eyes, I always find it difficult to get green right in shots around water like this. There is a lot I like about the first also, especially the softness of the water which I feel comes across really nicely. My only suggestion would be that I find the dark band of rock in centre a little distracting.

Thanks for sharing. Nice to see water looking smooth and soft but not an ethereal cloud. 
Title: Re: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: Arlen on July 18, 2015, 04:50:11 pm
The first one is really outstanding in my view. Very well done.
Title: Re: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 19, 2015, 07:00:15 am
The first two are my favourites, particularly the second one
Title: Re: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: stamper on July 19, 2015, 07:18:30 am
All are fine images in different ways. #1 best for me.
Title: Re: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on July 21, 2015, 09:05:16 am
Good series, my favourite is #3, as it combines the falls with the other elements in a nice and balanced way.
Title: Re: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: Rainer SLP on July 21, 2015, 10:35:48 am
Great images all four of them.

My favorite is #1
Title: Re: Yes, more waterfalls
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on July 22, 2015, 02:43:32 pm
The first two are my favourites, particularly the second one

My thoughts exactly.

Jeremy