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Dave (Isle of Skye)

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Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« on: October 02, 2019, 12:52:22 pm »

Another intimate landscape shot of part of one of my favourite waterfalls. Which again is catching the reflected light from the early autumn foliage on the trees on the opposite bank, being harshly lit by the sun under a gin clear blue sky. Whereas the waterfall and the spot where I am standing, was now in full dark shade.

You can actually see the blue of the sky being reflected in the arc of the water, as it flows over the edge of the rocks.

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 01:01:35 pm »

Lovely nature abstract.

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 01:08:30 pm »

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 01:59:12 pm »

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 03:00:04 pm »

Very nice, color especially
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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 03:51:58 am »

Well seen.

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 06:02:24 pm »

I am very fond of this one, Dave.
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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 04:38:59 am »

I like the soft colors combination, it's very relaxing.
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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2019, 08:00:11 am »

Excellent.

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 05:54:44 am »

Thanks everyone :)

This is perhaps yet another example of what we photographers would normally refer to as being 'Bad Light', but which turned out to be perfect light for this alternative view of the scene - in other words, if you can't get what you went there hoping to get, then try to look at what is on offer and shoot that the best way you can instead and hopefully walk away with something that might just turn out to be better than your original previsualised ideas.

I find that some of my more enjoyable (and satisfying) photography, comes about when the shot isn't easy and I have to work hard at it. You know the type of thing, when you turn up hoping for calm weather and reflections etc, but nature has decided to ruin it all with high winds and rain, then you have to stop and think and push yourself and your craft, and be willing to think 'well how am I going to shoot this and what do I need to do to get something out of it'. And that is when the magic can often happen (for me at least), when I am forced to think about every aspect of the shot, rather than just use my tried and trusted preferences - it's like trying to solve a complicated puzzle, but that when I do come up with a work around, it can often open up many different opportunities that I would never have seen otherwise, or even been looking for in the first place.

So thanks again everyone  :) ;) :D ;D

Dave
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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2019, 07:39:57 am »

Dave, you're hittin' them out of the ballpark lately.
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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 11:31:28 am »

Dave, you're hittin' them out of the ballpark lately.

Thank you so much  :)

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 12:48:12 pm »

Dave, you're hittin' them out of the ballpark lately.

Yes.

I wondered about cropping a little off the top and bottom to make the elements more equal in impact and increase the graphical nature of the image. 2 cents.

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Re: Early Autumn Reflections (2)
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2019, 12:20:13 pm »

Yes.

I wondered about cropping a little off the top and bottom to make the elements more equal in impact and increase the graphical nature of the image. 2 cents.

Yes I did try that and in fact I have already cropped it a little to get away from the long thin vertical 3:2 format, which I have come to loath these days, for my own images at least and much prefer 4:5, or 4:3 or even 1:1 or the good 'ol pano format. So yes I could perhaps give it a little haircut off the top, but to be honest, I will never print it, so I feel as though it has gone about as far as I am ever going to go with it and so to use that cliched old line from a John Wayne movie I believe, "My work here is done".  ;) :)

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