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KMRennie

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Luxemburg Waterfall ( new image added)
« on: July 25, 2017, 10:32:33 am »

Spent a week in Luxemburg and Belgian Ardennes. Great for walks but I couldn't get to grips with photographing in the dense woods but went to this famous waterfall (Schiessentümpel). I still like the long exposure look even though it is considered old hat. Ken
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 10:38:46 am »

Beautiful.
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 11:21:15 am »

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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 12:23:12 pm »

Usually, I'm not a fan of long exposures but here it works wonderfully well.
Good job, Ken!
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 05:35:14 pm »

Very nice, well processed.
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 06:43:54 pm »

beautiful,
it also gives a nice insight on natural processes going on when seen over a longer period.
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 08:41:12 pm »

beautiful,
it also gives a nice insight on natural processes going on when seen over a longer period.

Indeed. It takes new pre-visualization skills for doing long exposure time types of shots.

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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 10:36:35 pm »

The painterly feel, the almost abstract qualities of the water flow and the lighting.  This is fantastically interesting and beautiful!
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 04:01:40 am »

All said already, and I concur.

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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 06:50:39 pm »

Very beautiful
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall (new image added)
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 12:10:15 pm »

Thanks for the comments. Bart in a way you are correct about the previsualisation because the long exposure looks very different from how your eyes percieve the scene or how a 1/100s shot renders it but the ability to review the image shows you how it looks. I have been concentrating on taking images like this for the last 2 years and still need to check if I have got the exposure time correct. As soon as I saw the first longish exposure on the rear screen I knew that I had something that appealed to me. Why people make disparaging comments about "chimping" is beyond me. People who never check their images before leaving are either brilliant or on occasion arrive home with sub optimal images. Since this waterfall is approx 800 miles from home I can't run back and retake it. This is the almost straight on version of this shot and I like it but not as much as the first that requires a bit of scrambling that my 60+yr old knees are starting to find difficult.
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall ( new image added)
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 05:48:40 pm »

Allow me to agree and disagree.

I agree both shots are beautiful and painterly ... but (to me) they represent an (overdone) cliche on stopping the water movement.

Sometimes it's nice to see the actual force, energy, and authentic movement of waterfalls and such ... as to the over-done "freezing/blurring-motion" efforts.

I like to see motion, pounding energy, and force too ... as nature is not always on Valium and 'peaceful' ...

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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall ( new image added)
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 06:30:49 pm »

Thanks very much for the comment John. I also like to see pounding energy in images when the feeling grabs me or where that rendering produces a more pleasing (to me) image. This stream is approx 10ft wide and the falls less than 5ft high with, in the summer, a very small flow of water. The fast shutter speed shots show the falls to be insignificant. My way of rendering them produces a graphic image that I like. I agree that it is a much used style of image I think that I have produced 6 such waterfall images and will, in time, no doubt produce a different style when the mood takes me. Ken
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall ( new image added)
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2017, 08:37:50 pm »

I think #1 has a more unified composition. I also like how the flow extends across the pool.
Keep on chimping!

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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2017, 03:18:49 am »

I think #1 has a more unified composition. I also like how the flow extends across the pool.
Keep on chimping!

I fully agree on the composition, #1 is stronger but both are excellent.
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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall ( new image added)
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2017, 08:44:11 pm »

Thanks very much for the comment John. I also like to see pounding energy in images when the feeling grabs me or where that rendering produces a more pleasing (to me) image. This stream is approx 10ft wide and the falls less than 5ft high with, in the summer, a very small flow of water. The fast shutter speed shots show the falls to be insignificant. My way of rendering them produces a graphic image that I like. I agree that it is a much used style of image I think that I have produced 6 such waterfall images and will, in time, no doubt produce a different style when the mood takes me. Ken

Appreciate your response, Ken. Only you have the perspective of 'the moment," and I appreciate your description of your thought process going into it. Very nice work and have a great weekend.

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Re: Luxemburg Waterfall ( new image added)
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2017, 09:44:06 am »

Oh yeah, that's a keeper!
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