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Geoff Chandler
03-25-2005, 12:46 PM
I'm starting it for you. I am off on holiday so when I come back I hope to find lots of lovely Waterfall pics.
I have to confess this is not strictly the right place for this one as it is not a digital pic (sorry) It's pobably from my old OM2, (though it might even be on an Old Practika!!) South Of France 1990 The scan made it about 12.5mp - I have reduced it obviously.
Hope you like it anyway - just thought it might start the ball rolling...

Bluedog
03-25-2005, 03:20 PM
No natural waterfalls where I live but maybe the bathtub overflowing. Nice shot you got there.

DiJ
03-25-2005, 06:42 PM
Just a very small one but this all I got. Hope to get more next time.

D70FAN
03-25-2005, 08:38 PM
Just a very small one but this all I got. Hope to get more next time.

C'mon DiJ. That's a water fall, because water is falling (about a foot). We need Niagra, Victoria, Yosemite, here. ;)

Good picture though... Thanks.

DownByFive
03-25-2005, 11:02 PM
Palouse Falls, southwest Washington. 200 ft, about 30 ft taller than Niagara...

http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mitc5502/_dsc2419.jpg
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mitc5502/_dsc2447.jpg

Norm in Fujino
03-26-2005, 02:28 AM
This little stream is about 10 minutes' walk from my house, and flows under a little footbridge on the trail to the mountain where I walk my dog. There's not much water in it in the winter, but after a typoon or seasonal rain it puts out a bit more. Not really much of a falls, tho :o

D Thompson
03-26-2005, 02:07 PM
This was taken a couple of months ago while it was snowing. It's not the best since I forgot my tripod, but anyway. Canon 20D with 18-55 kit lens @ 34mm, tv-.4, av-22.o, ISO100.

Dennis

DiJ
03-26-2005, 05:34 PM
Palouse Falls, southwest Washington. 200 ft, about 30 ft taller than Niagara...

http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mitc5502/_dsc2419.jpg
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mitc5502/_dsc2447.jpg

Spectacular! And taller than niagara? While it does not look that way I do believe it is. The edges looks steep I wouldnt go near them.

D Thompson
03-26-2005, 07:14 PM
This was about 3 years ago taken with Canon ae1 film.

Dennis

chrismw2
03-27-2005, 07:26 AM
another waterfall,shoot with canon ps a75,manual mode with f=8, ss= 1/05.
location ibogor indonesia.
http://i137.exs.cx/img137/457/img048435me.jpg

Bluedog
03-27-2005, 07:34 AM
another waterfall,shoot with canon ps a75,manual mode with f=8, ss= 1/05.
location ibogor indonesia.

Very impressed with your results using the A75. Do you have an on line gallery to your effort?

DiJ
03-27-2005, 09:49 AM
This one gets my vote! Awesome picture. What post processing did you use?


another waterfall,shoot with canon ps a75,manual mode with f=8, ss= 1/05.
location ibogor indonesia.
http://i137.exs.cx/img137/457/img048435me.jpg

EAP
03-28-2005, 10:42 AM
This waterfall is found off the North Kaibob Trail at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Taken last Thanksgiving.

JTL
03-28-2005, 11:02 PM
I knew I had a waterfall somewhere! Taken in 1987, long before I knew what I was doing. Scanned on my crappy HP3300...

Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii
http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/18479152-L.jpg

JTL
03-28-2005, 11:05 PM
This waterfall is found off the North Kaibob Trail at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Taken last Thanksgiving.This is such a great shot, that I feel sad for my sorry looking shot...

chrismw2
03-29-2005, 02:42 AM
another small waterfall around my city, nice. some reply for DIJ & BLUEDOG : thanks man I appreciated, sorry I don't have on line gallery.
http://img214.exs.cx/img214/6109/p20200128fm.jpg

brispug
03-29-2005, 03:16 AM
hey chris how you get those black borders around your photos

EAP
03-29-2005, 08:56 AM
This is such a great shot, that I feel sad for my sorry looking shot...

Oh, not to worry, all waterfalls are beautiful and it's wonderful to see them on this site. If you jump over to the lighthouse thread, you'll see my sad photo of a lighthouse in Maine taken with a point and shoot film camera and scanned (not well!).

emalvick
04-07-2005, 01:46 PM
This is Burney Falls in Northern California, south end of the cascades, between Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta.

http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/8591a5c2/bb57/__sr_/1fc1.jpg?phDGaVCB0_DNOEHQ

http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/8591a5c2/bb57/__sr_/144e.jpg?phDGaVCBq9Od7Fan

D70FAN
04-07-2005, 01:50 PM
This is such a great shot, that I feel sad for my sorry looking shot...

If I had a dollar for every shot I wished I could do over (with better film, better lenses, or with a dSLR) in the past 30 years I would have a nice house very close to where you took this picture.

emalvick
04-07-2005, 01:57 PM
This is a photo of Punch Bowl Falls near Cascade Locks, Oregon.

-Erik

sherlock
04-07-2005, 07:16 PM
This is a photo of Punch Bowl Falls near Cascade Locks, Oregon.

-Erik

Hey,

I love Punch Bowl Falls, I went there once but that was before I knew what I was doing. This composition seems confusing as there is a lot of brush everywhere, and an out of focus leaf is blocking the falls, the main subject. Hope this helps.

Andrew S.

Geoff Chandler
04-07-2005, 11:56 PM
I am SO impressed ith all the 'wonderfall' pictures everone has posted here, thanks to all for your contributions and please keep them coming. Here's one more from me, taken while I was away ~ a pic from the Yosemite falls, one of many I took.

Geoff Chandler
04-08-2005, 12:01 AM
Sorry about this - but I couldn't resist a close up of the top of the same falls - the trees looked like crystals in the orig higher res pic.

Sea_Slug
04-08-2005, 02:37 AM
Hi, not much of a waterfall I know but I am new to this and would appreciate any feedback! :o Taken with a 20D in December last year.

L

Bluedog
04-08-2005, 04:48 AM
Wow beautiful shots Geoff Chandler. Sea Slug thats nice too but the overall image looks kinda flat to me but still very nice.

emalvick
04-08-2005, 08:35 AM
Hey,

I love Punch Bowl Falls, I went there once but that was before I knew what I was doing. This composition seems confusing as there is a lot of brush everywhere, and an out of focus leaf is blocking the falls, the main subject. Hope this helps.

Andrew S.

Well, for what it's worth, that photo was taken with my old digital camera that was fully automatic and digital photos were not my priority. I would take quick shots with the digital and then compose better photos with my SLR. It was actually tough to get through the brush that day for a photo... Even the SLR shots didn't turn out too good... Oh well....

Geoff Chandler
04-08-2005, 11:41 AM
Hi, not much of a waterfall I know but I am new to this and would appreciate any feedback! :o Taken with a 20D in December last year.

L
That is a really nice photo - nice slow shutter speed giving the dreamy effect on the movement of the water. I noticed that bluedog made mention of the picture looking a bit flat - sometimes the truth is a bit flat - if you want to liven it up quickly, and you have a suitable graphics package, try a gentle lift in the middle in curves, maybe even a tiny lift to the red as well? - then apply a slight bit of unsharp mask - this should add a breath of additional life to it ~ I'm at work at the moment without any packages - but maybe someone else will do it and show you... if not I'll maybe do an example after work.
Great pic!, & thanks for sharing

chrismw2
04-09-2005, 09:45 AM
Hi, not much of a waterfall I know but I am new to this and would appreciate any feedback! :o Taken with a 20D in December last year.

L
woww very good man, i love this pics,bravo.

D70FAN
04-09-2005, 11:59 AM
Silver Falls, OR taken in July 2000 with a Nikon 990 (1/700, f2.5, ISO200, 38mm). One of the neat things about silver falls is that you can walk behind it near the top.

chrismw2
04-10-2005, 09:13 AM
another small waterfall,just for fun,enjoy. olympus c-770.f=8
http://img47.exs.cx/img47/5429/img053824zp.jpg

Sea_Slug
04-10-2005, 09:34 AM
Thanks for all the comments! I will try playing around in photoshop and see what happens! :)

Sea_Slug
04-10-2005, 01:48 PM
Just remebered I had this from a trip to Australia last year. Taken with a powershot A70. I can't remember the name of the waterfall! can anyone help? :(
Hope this picyure is a better size than the last one I put up!

ricekiller2003
04-10-2005, 11:09 PM
Sorry about this - but I couldn't resist a close up of the top of the same falls - the trees looked like crystals in the orig higher res pic.



That pic is simply amazing! For some reason it just stands out.

Digideb
04-11-2005, 12:38 PM
There's so many great waterfalls here I wasn't sure about participating in this thread, but I couldn't resist.
I'm submitting this in the 'miniature, wimpy waterfall catagory'. We just don't "grow 'em" as big over here on the Calif. coast. I took this shot this weekend, in the woods next to my house, with my little Oly C-60. :)

D70FAN
04-11-2005, 02:40 PM
There's so many great waterfalls here I wasn't sure about participating in this thread, but I couldn't resist.
I'm submitting this in the 'miniature, wimpy waterfall catagory'. We just don't "grow 'em" as big over here on the Calif. coast. I took this shot this weekend, in the woods next to my house, with my little Oly C-60. :)

It may be small, but it has 4 drops (falls). Nice shot. A "framer".

Cody
04-16-2005, 01:19 AM
Here is one I took in Squamish BC. Fuji-Film S3000
http://members.shaw.ca/vifc/baru_16.jpg

Geoff Chandler
04-16-2005, 01:24 AM
That pic is simply amazing! For some reason it just stands out.
Not as amazing as being there! - It is a wonderfull place.
I will put some more of them on my web site shortly ...

kornhauser
04-16-2005, 08:18 AM
There's so many great waterfalls here I wasn't sure about participating in this thread, but I couldn't resist.


I was going to avoid the thread also, but couldn't resist when I found this picture. From Zion National Park in Utah, taken from the top of the waterfall, looking down. Not much "water" but was a heck of a view!

Geoff Chandler
04-16-2005, 09:57 AM
I was going to avoid the thread also, but couldn't resist when I found this picture. From Zion National Park in Utah, taken from the top of the waterfall, looking down. Not much "water" but was a heck of a view!
Great idea! and a refreshing change to get the view from the top instead.
Cheers!

gary_hendricks
04-16-2005, 06:16 PM
Hi Geoff,

I'm interested in starting a Sticky about Singapore. I've tons of Singapore photos I want to share but I'm not sure how to do it. How'd you go about creating a Sticky?

Also, I've many tips and techniques to place in the Tips section too. Again, I'm not sure how to create a Sticky there. :confused:

Geoff Chandler
04-17-2005, 06:34 AM
Hi Gary -Yeah - I see Jeff has already answered this one. I wasn't responsible for tackifying the post.
Great idea - The tips have been great and I'm sure beneficial for many. The Singapore would be very interesting - hopefully there would be some other contributers as well.
I just titled my one and posted the 1st pic and away it went - when I got back from my holiday I was delighted to find lots of great Waterfall pics.
BTW - next week I hope to put a few of my recent holiday pics on my Picture site - take a look in a few days...

JTL
04-17-2005, 07:01 PM
The Green Acre Park "waterfall" on E. 51st St. in Manhattan. :D

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/19903783-L.jpg

AllanC
04-18-2005, 02:57 AM
This picture was taken handheld in march in the Brecon Beacons National Park, cant remember the name of the waterfall.

Camera settings were; Auto landscape mode so camera chose, F/2.9, 1/80 sec.

C&C welcome.

Allan

Geoff Chandler
04-18-2005, 03:15 PM
I am really enjoying all the contributions people are making here. There's some really lovely shots been submitted. Here's another much smaller scale one from me - still at Yosemite, so it's a recent one. A200, settings ~ 1/30th sec (hand held with AS) F4.5, ASA50, 108mm (35m equive), cloudy white, Natural colour (not vivid), +1 contrast, +1 Sat - for those interested. (More Yosemite pics now on my Piccy site)
Keep them coming guys!

DiJ
04-20-2005, 11:06 PM
The Green Acre Park "waterfall" on E. 51st St. in Manhattan. :D

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Thats the best waterfall I have ever seen. :D So nice and straight!

JTL
04-20-2005, 11:29 PM
Thats the best waterfall I have ever seen. :D So nice and straight!LOL!!! :D At least someone appreciated my little jest!

sbnr
04-25-2005, 12:36 AM
YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA...

Note: I didn't shoot these pix myself. My friend from work took these in the spring of 2004 with a HP Photosmart 935 if you can believe that..

Enjoy. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/snbr21/yosemite1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/snbr21/yosemite2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/snbr21/yosemite3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/snbr21/yosemite4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/snbr21/yosemite5.jpg

Geoff Chandler
04-25-2005, 12:51 AM
I like the Yosemite pics (above) looks like it was a nice day - I would have loved to have more time there - but we were on a school trip which was great ecause we saw a lot of things - but there wasn't time to go off and do your own thing.
Good job - whoever took them

sbnr
04-25-2005, 02:04 AM
I like the Yosemite pics (above) looks like it was a nice day - I would have loved to have more time there - but we were on a school trip which was great ecause we saw a lot of things - but there wasn't time to go off and do your own thing.
Good job - whoever took them

I clicked on your sig. You definately have some great shots of Yosemite. Hopefully this summer, I'll get some vacation time and go up there. I plan to take lot of pix and hopefully they'll be great... :)

folonik
04-27-2005, 11:10 AM
God I wish I was on my vacation now so I could take pictures of a 25m waterfall for you. You will probably never guess where it is :)

It is so nice, a river which is all flat-alike, not that deep, flows into (water falls down unto) another river which is really really deep which carved the mountin so that there is a wall of stone(mountin on top of it trees) on the other side from where I will take the pictures...

Im going to take lots of pictures of it in July and will be returning in august, ill post some then.

Geoff Chandler
04-30-2005, 09:39 AM
folonik
Well hold you to that then - looking forward to seeing them
Geoff

emalvick
05-02-2005, 01:50 PM
The waterfalls thread inspires me. I like living in California. There are many great waterfalls here. Of course, I've found many across the country. However, I've had the most opportunity for photos here. If I get a chance I will post some fantastic photos I did in Yosemite a few years ago on a stormy day.

Interestingly, in the fall I went to Yosemite and saw Yosemite falls completely dry for the first time. I will try to post that as well.

For now, I will post a photo I took while at Burney Falls last summer. For those unfamiliar, it is a smaller waterfall (by Yosemite standards) in Northern California. It is between Lassen Peak and Mt. Shasta in the southern Cascades near the town of Burney, CA. It is about 130 ft tall.


I shot this with my recently replaced Fuji Finepix camera. It was a cheap point and shoot camera that served me the best it could.

Ray Schnoor
05-02-2005, 01:54 PM
Very nice.

Ray.

Geoff Chandler
05-02-2005, 03:02 PM
emalvick
Very interesting water falls there - lots going on.
Yes please - do dig out those shots you spoke of - it would be very interesting to see them.
Geoff

emalvick
05-02-2005, 03:38 PM
I'll try to get the photos I talked about this week. As for the Burney Falls shot. It is an interesting waterfall. I can't say much about the exposure because that camera was very minimal in what it gave or told. I would probably do much better with my new camera.

Geologically, those falls do have a lot going on. The area is famous for lava tubes and it is very volcanic. The basalt layers formed by various lava flows are extremely porous. They soak up the water like a sponge and the falls left water out everyhwere. The waterfall never dries up and flows at the same rate all year round (a rarity in California). It is a crowded place, but that is relative. If you've been to Yosemite in the summer, McArthur-Burney Falls state park will seem like heaven.

jeisner
05-02-2005, 08:20 PM
Some recent waterfall shots...

http://jiki.pbase.com/u13/joele/upload/42549337.waterfall2.jpg

http://jiki.pbase.com/u13/joele/upload/42549315.waterfall1.jpg

http://jiki.pbase.com/u13/joele/upload/42549366.waterfall3.jpg

Norm in Fujino
05-02-2005, 08:46 PM
Those are really nice shots JEISNER; where were they taken?
I think they could use a bit more saturation in the greens.

jeisner
05-02-2005, 09:25 PM
Those are really nice shots JEISNER; where were they taken?

Thanks, they were taken at the bottom of lake mountain (stevensons falls) about 1.5 hours out of Melbourne, Australia.

It was far from ideal conditions for digital, very bright day so very strong shadows....

EAP
05-09-2005, 12:09 PM
Here's a waterfall taken while I was out dayhiking yesterday, in one of the most beautiful coastal canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains.

http://bethsadventurepics.smugmug.com/photos/21656668-L.jpg

Geoff Chandler
05-09-2005, 06:23 PM
Here's a waterfall taken while I was out dayhiking yesterday, in one of the most beautiful coastal canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains.

http://bethsadventurepics.smugmug.com/photos/21656668-L.jpg
Beth (?)
Lovely natural shot - slow shutter speed if I'm not mistaken, creating natural flowing look with the water.
Thanks. :)

EAP
05-10-2005, 09:58 AM
Thanks. Yes, I had it at a low shutter speed, I forget what exactly, but I think 1/4 second. It was handheld, as I didn't have a tripod with me, and there were no rocks positioned well enough for me to do a timer shot. I'm actually surprised that the rocks were in focus. I usually don't do well with hand-held at low speeds!

Geoff Chandler
05-10-2005, 11:26 AM
Gosh - very well done indeed !!
It can be hard - but clearly you managed. I usually hold my breath and try to steady myself in those situations - you seem to have achieved a nice un-wobbly photo.
Looking forward to seeing more of yours....

JTL
05-15-2005, 12:35 AM
My brother-in-law's backyard in Princeton, NJ...

Canon SD500, auto
http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/22101623-L.jpg

Bald Eagle
05-15-2005, 08:53 AM
I can only wish my backyard was as nice as your brother-in-laws. Very nice. :)

JTL
05-15-2005, 04:59 PM
I can only wish my backyard was as nice as your brother-in-laws. Very nice. :)So do I! Below is a link to a shot looking the other direction...at his bridge! He owns the property on both sides of the creek. Some people have the life...although he's jealous that I live in Manhattan. I guess the grass is always greener...

Thanks for the compliment on the shot! Feedback is always appreciated!:)

http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/22167515-L.jpg

Bald Eagle
05-15-2005, 08:49 PM
Excellent shot of the bridge as well. It looks like an great place to take photos.

Geoff Chandler
05-15-2005, 10:13 PM
Lovely shots. I Realy enjoyed those ~ got me thinking
we could start a bridge thread next....?

JTL
05-22-2005, 10:38 AM
Ramapo Reservation, Bergen County, NJ...30 minutes from midtown...

Canon SD500, auto
http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/22744421-L.jpg

Bald Eagle
05-29-2005, 09:43 PM
Ramapo Reservation, Bergen County, NJ...30 minutes from midtown...

Canon SD500, auto
http://jtl.smugmug.com/photos/22744421-L.jpg
One of the problems with living in Florida, is all the flat land. This is not a true Waterfall, just my attempt at one. Hope you like. opinions always welcome.

Geoff Chandler
05-30-2005, 02:37 AM
BE - Love the second one - nice swooshing effect using slwer shutter speed.
Great shot.

Bald Eagle
05-30-2005, 05:50 AM
BE - Love the second one - nice swooshing effect using slwer shutter speed.
Great shot.
Thanks, thats exactly what i was trying to do, I need some practice though, its a little soft around the edges. :rolleyes:

ReValveiT
05-30-2005, 08:31 AM
Got this'n earlier today:

http://www.dtsabers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pics/waterfall_1_small.jpg

Bald Eagle
05-30-2005, 08:47 AM
Wow, extremely nice. thanks for posting it.

pbt1234
06-05-2005, 07:39 AM
Here is one I took on a trip back in March . . .

Taken with Panasonic FZ-20.

pbt1234

D Thompson
06-05-2005, 02:58 PM
Comments/suggestions always welcome.

Dennis

Canon 20D, EFS18-55, 1 @ f22, ISO100, cropped a little and adj exposure to match scene in converting RAW. Area was shaded except for a few spots.

Bald Eagle
06-05-2005, 03:40 PM
D, extremely great shot. Here is my improved attempt, hope you like.

D Thompson
06-05-2005, 04:02 PM
D, extremely great shot. Here is my improved attempt, hope you like.

BE - thanks for the vote of confidence :D . I like your last shot a lot, combines flowers & waterfalls - cool!!

Dennis

Bald Eagle
06-05-2005, 06:34 PM
BE - thanks for the vote of confidence :D . I like your last shot a lot, combines flowers & waterfalls - cool!!

Dennis
You always take great shots. Here is another attempt. please share your opinions and comments. thanks. :)

D Thompson
06-05-2005, 06:59 PM
You always take great shots. Here is another attempt. please share your opinions and comments. thanks. :)

BE - thank you, I don't always take good shots, but I do try to post them :D . I'm glad you think so, that's a great compliment as I like many of your shots. You have a great eye and technically your shots always have great color & sharpness. Thanks again.

Dennis

Bluedog
06-10-2005, 05:16 AM
Well I finally got one to add to this thread finally.

Focal Length 18 mm > Sigma 18-125mm
Exposure Time 1/60 sec
Aperture f/8
ISO Equivalent 200

http://www.pbase.com/smith_xt/image/44550322.jpg

jessie25
06-10-2005, 11:12 AM
This was taken BD (before digital) with my trusty little Fuji Zoom Date that got stolen on the same trip. It's a waterfall at Rara Avis, Costa Rica.

jessie25
06-10-2005, 11:22 AM
And here's why I moved to digital as soon as I got home... this was taken on the same day, just down the path, by my friend who I was travelling with, using her Kodak CX-6445:

Bald Eagle
06-10-2005, 07:19 PM
And here's why I moved to digital as soon as I got home... this was taken on the same day, just down the path, by my friend who I was travelling with, using her Kodak CX-6445:
Beautiful shots, sorry you had your camera stolen, same thing happened to me in Germany, but, it eventually opened the way to Digital photography.

jessie25
06-14-2005, 07:34 PM
Beautiful shots, sorry you had your camera stolen, same thing happened to me in Germany, but, it eventually opened the way to Digital photography.

Thanks, and sorry yours was stolen too. These things happen when you travel, though, I suppose. I was more upset about losing my film than my camera - irreplacable memories and all that.

At time time I was grateful my camera wasn't digital, because I would've lost an entire memory card (maybe the whole trip) and instead I just lost one roll of film. But now I figure I'll just have to download my photos a lot when I travel, just in case.

gstafleu
06-14-2005, 07:46 PM
This was taken BD (before digital) with my trusty little Fuji Zoom Date that got stolen on the same trip. It's a waterfall at Rara Avis, Costa Rica.

Ah, the Fuji Zoom Date, that was my BD camera as well. Here is a waterfall I shot with it, in Triberg, Germany:

http://publish.uwo.ca/~gerard/photos/WatervalTriberg.jpg

glennaa
06-19-2005, 08:43 AM
Here's a panorama of the Garganta del Diablo, the Devil's throat, at Iguazu Falls, Argentina.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/glennaa/Iguazu/garganta.jpg

Can someone suggest good panorama stitching software? So far I've just been using what came with my Canon.

glennaa
06-19-2005, 08:59 AM
A view of Victoria Falls from the Zambian side during dry season.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/glennaa/victoria.jpg
Taken with a Nikon Coolpix E800 in 2000

Belrick
06-19-2005, 08:28 PM
Hehe back of my house after one days heavy rain.
Not impressive in size i confess lol

http://www.ec-photo.com/1351-2/Flooded.JPG

Jiayaw
06-27-2005, 08:39 PM
http://images.fotopic.net/yayu2m.jpg
Canon A80 + ND 8 filter 5 sec exposure F8
what do you think?

c4him
07-02-2005, 07:57 PM
Here are some waterfalls at a gorge about 5 miles from where I live.
They were taken with a 3.2 MP HP Photosmart 733 p&s. I hope to take more with my new digital Rebel.
I hope you enjoy!

ishan.g
07-06-2005, 09:59 AM
A few days back I'd been to a friend's farmhouse with our group... It was large and on a hill. Behind the hill there was this small dam for irrigating the farms which overflowed in the rains and all the water ran through an outlet which was this waterfall....We friends had a lot of fun out there. After everyone returned to the top I ventured down alone to take some pics....Having done the work I had a difficulty finding my way back to the top and was quite tensed but I guess it was worth it....
Sony Cybershot DSC P150 ... without a tripod or a ND filter

phistio
07-07-2005, 04:25 PM
nothing too special... :confused:

http://www.digitalwraith.com/images/phistio/photos/waterfall.jpg

MikeK
07-08-2005, 05:30 PM
Looking Glass Falls, near Pisgah National Forest in the Smokey Mountains of NC.

pbt1234
07-08-2005, 07:40 PM
Great shot MikeK. I too was there recently and got the shot below. As you can see from the sun rays peaking in at the top left of the waterfall, we had a lot of light making it difficult to get the blurring effect with the extended shutter speed and not over expose the photo. Did you see other falls while you were there? We visited Slick Rock, Sliding Rock (took no pictures) and Moore Cove. The road to Jackson falls was closed so we could not see it.

pbt1234
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http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/falls_of_pisgah_forest.html
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3xposure
07-11-2005, 09:27 PM
very nice pics guys! although.. wheres one of the niagra falls???!??! ;) first time user with camera here and i just wanna know how u make the water falls so smooth and silky?? is it manual exposure? im getting a canon a95 very soon so i guess i can use that right?

emalvick
07-12-2005, 12:18 PM
very nice pics guys! although.. wheres one of the niagra falls???!??! ;) first time user with camera here and i just wanna know how u make the water falls so smooth and silky?? is it manual exposure? im getting a canon a95 very soon so i guess i can use that right?
A longer exposure is what you need. However, you do have to worry about overexposing the shot if you do go that route. I think a lot of people will add a neutral density filter (or 2 maybe) to force the camera to need a slow shutter speed for that silky look.

Erik

pbt1234
07-12-2005, 06:28 PM
All my shots are with ND filters. I have a 64 and 8. Depending on lighting - determines which one I need. Using these does foul the camera into thinking that it is darker outside, therefore allowing for LONG exposures. I have gotten 8 second (max my camera will do) in middle of the day. As emailvick pointed out though - over exposure is a real problem. You can see more at my website if interested. Water is a great thing to photograph - at least I think so.

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
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Panasonic DMC-FZ20

Phill D
07-16-2005, 12:15 AM
Haven't looked at this thread for a while & it was treat coming back to it - well done guys. Don't like to single one out but I have to say Glennaa that panorama just blew me away I could feel the spray, excellent capture. As for panorama software I just use the Arcsoft programme that came with my Panasonic. I've only used it once though, on a Grand Canyon picture posted in an earlier thread, but it was very easy to use & worked pretty well.

Bluedog
07-16-2005, 12:55 PM
Here's an indoor water fall taken in The Mirage Hotel & Casino Atrium.

Canon EOS 350D/XT
Focal Length 18 mm > Sigma 18-125mm DC
Exposure Time 1/60 sec
Aperture f/8
ISO Equivalent 200 > RSE ver. 1.1.3

http://www.pbase.com/smith_xt/image/46275664.jpg

jeff31
07-16-2005, 01:24 PM
A selection of 3 recent shots taken in pyrenees. Hope you like tem.
http://sonyv3.free.fr/pont_Espagne_1.jpg
http://sonyv3.free.fr/pont_Espagne_2.jpg
http://sonyv3.free.fr/pont_Espagne_4.jpg

pbt1234
07-16-2005, 05:16 PM
jeff31 - I am totally in love with shot number 3. One of the most beautiful falls I have ever seen. Have any idea as to how tall they are?

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
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Panasonic DMC-FZ20

jeff31
07-17-2005, 01:14 AM
THanks pbt1234.

http://sonyv3.free.fr/waterfall_1.jpg
http://sonyv3.free.fr/waterfall_3.jpg
http://sonyv3.free.fr/waterfall_4.jpg

Bald Eagle
07-17-2005, 06:03 AM
Jeff, your Waterfall shots are fantastic. Awesome work. It is always a pleasure to see new photos that you have taken. In any thread, be it small or large. Thanks for sharing such wonderful shots.

jeff31
07-17-2005, 09:08 AM
BE > Thanks a lot for your kind words.

kenewton
07-17-2005, 04:59 PM
Some really nice shots here. They inspired me to go out and try my hand a taking some waterfall shots at a nearby nature preserve. The waterfall is man-made, but it's still pretty nice.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/knewton/Landscape/IMG_1468_signed.jpg

3xposure
07-24-2005, 12:33 PM
last time i checked there wasn't any pics of this fall so i decided to head south and get a pic of the falls! afew pics actually ;)

a panorama
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3B56%3B39ot1lsi

and now some random shots of the falls
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp3%3Enu%3D325%3B%3E485%3E468%3EWS NRCG%3D3232%3A75958757nu0mrj
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A4%3A3%3C3ot1lsi

this was above the falls, on the niagara river about 50-100 meters away from the falls
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp46%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A49653ot1lsi

http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A478%3A%3Aot1lsi
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A4964%3Aot1lsi
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A478%3B7ot1lsi
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A478%3B%3Bot1lsi

3xposure
07-24-2005, 12:35 PM
oops forgot two more.. these are another set of falls at niagara falls

http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A49656ot1lsi
http://images.snapfish.com/3445463923232%7Ffp45%3Dot%3E234%3C%3D576%3D559%3DX ROQDF%3E2323984%3A49659ot1lsi

jeff31
07-26-2005, 02:25 PM
I don't know if i can really post this one ;)

http://sonyv3.free.fr/graph_260701_1.jpg

EAP
07-26-2005, 05:01 PM
Why not? It's water falling... :p and quite a nice shot also.

snowrdr
07-26-2005, 05:14 PM
Middle North Falls at Silver Falls State Park from July 23.

http://www.pbase.com/image/46778293.jpg

Siberian
07-28-2005, 02:08 PM
Hi guys - think your shots are fantastic! Like Jeff, not sure if this will be considered appropriate, but I think it's interesting anyway. Just liked the the ripples on the water & the tiny spurt from the fountain. Let me know what you think, please...

Siberian

Siberian
07-29-2005, 01:39 PM
This was taken in a local park - have put it in B&W in processing for dramatic effect (background was too distracting otherwise). Anyone else got any little waterfalls to post?

Siberian

pbt1234
07-30-2005, 06:05 AM
Another fountain - I agree that fountains should be included as they are beautiful. Great shots to everyone!

pbt1234
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http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/index.html
Panasonic DMC-FZ20

pbt1234
07-30-2005, 06:06 AM
Another fountain, same place . . . .

Weird DOF . . . .


pbt1234
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http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/index.html
Panasonic DMC-FZ20

Bdrum1
07-30-2005, 11:53 AM
Nice fountains shots!!! :)

Bdrum1
http://sitekreator.com/Bryandrum

Sherance
07-30-2005, 04:59 PM
Nikon D100

gstafleu
07-30-2005, 06:45 PM
In St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada, two rivers come together at a place where there is a two meter drop. Here is an overview shot:
http://photos22.flickr.com/29820373_fc0c2cdaf1_o.jpg

This is taken from the other side:
http://photos23.flickr.com/29819953_ab5a029946_o.jpg

And finally a close-up, with a shady seagull:
http://photos21.flickr.com/29819961_d25c3b8d44_o.jpg
The usual thing is to take a longer shutter speed to create a sense of movement, but I rather like the pattern formed by the "frozen" water.

Tyger
07-30-2005, 09:03 PM
i agree Gerard, i like the frozen look, nice captures. It's cool how all those birds are lined up at the top.

Niagra falls canada

http://img319.imageshack.us/img319/3465/nfalls5wu.jpg

http://img319.imageshack.us/img319/547/nfalls27wg.jpg

Coltess
07-31-2005, 11:45 AM
I took this with a Minolta Dynax/Maxxum 8000i while on vacation in Taiwan, December 2001. (It has been cropped)

val123
08-03-2005, 01:43 PM
I have just been browsing this wonderful thread, there really are some super pics. Ahh one day !!

Still for now a small waterfall that I shot at Wookey Hole caves, Somerset.

Hope you like it.

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/30793808-L.jpg

Tyger
08-06-2005, 08:04 PM
tried my best hand held, but would have been better with a tripod so i could slow down the shutter speed more.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/214/waterfall4cz.jpg

pbt1234
08-09-2005, 06:43 PM
Great shots everyone! Keep 'em coming.

Got this pic on a recent trip to an area grist mill that has been converted to a museum. Lucky for us the dam still stands and provided this oppurtunity.

pbt1234
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http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/index.html
Panasonic DMC-FZ20

debbie_v
08-10-2005, 08:46 PM
Love those greens

Tyger
08-17-2005, 06:38 AM
pbt1234- that's amazing shot!

here's another of the same water fall on a different angle and using a tripod:)


http://www.monzoncreations.com/waterfall2.jpg

And a masking technique for fun,

http://www.monzoncreations.com/waterfall-bw.jpg

expat
08-17-2005, 09:45 AM
Samui Falls (I think thats the name, but could be wrong), Koh Samui, Thailand. Its a whole 4 meters high. This is highly, highly compressed in Photoshop. And it shows up really big here for some reason ....

sredd68
08-19-2005, 08:58 PM
This photo was taken on Thanksgiving 2004 with a Kodak DX7590. On a very cloudy, rainy day.




http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/sredd68/Waterfall/100_1216LargeWebview.jpg

Geoff Chandler
08-21-2005, 10:29 AM
Samui Falls (I think thats the name, but could be wrong), Koh Samui, Thailand. Its a whole 4 meters high. This is highly, highly compressed in Photoshop. And it shows up really big here for some reason ....
That's because the image size is large for posting - try resizing in photoshop
down to a width of between 700 & 800 (or even less) you'll need less
compression as well once you've done that.
Great pic though!

Pat Collins
08-24-2005, 06:30 PM
Excuse me but I am new to this site.
How do I post on it?
Please do not think of me as a complete idiot.
Thank you.
Pat

bklassen
08-24-2005, 06:46 PM
Hey all, I just recently joined these forums and have started posting some of my "work" here in the Photo Gallery forum, so hopefully you'll be seeing more of my shots as they happen (or as I dig into my archives). Cheers!

This shot was taken at a suspension bridge park near Vancouver, BC., although this particular pic was taken off of another, normal and smaller bridge elsewhere in the park, looking down at a cool waterfall. Kind of a different view from the "norm" I guess...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/bklassen/e6918bea.jpg

Coltess
08-24-2005, 07:02 PM
Excuse me but I am new to this site.
How do I post on it?
Please do not think of me as a complete idiot.
Thank you.
Pat

Resize your picture to about 700-800 pixels on the widest side.
Start a new post by responding to a current thread or starting your own.
Click on the "Manage Attachments" at the botton of the post writing.
Add your file(s), and you're good to go.
FYI: If you attach more than one picture, they will only show up as links.

Glenn Kennedy
08-28-2005, 11:18 AM
from a helicopter, on Brazilian side of the falls.

Taken with a Nikon D70.

First upload - so all I expect to get is an error messge.

here goes !!

Glenn Kennedy
08-28-2005, 11:21 AM
It worked - picture uploaded without error !! Here's another one - from the Argentinian side of the falls. No idea who she is - but added a nice foreground.

Phill D
08-29-2005, 12:07 AM
Glen very glad you got the upload to work that last shot is absolutely fantastic. Could you post camera settings? Can't wait to see some more - keep posting.

Anjules
08-30-2005, 12:17 AM
This is probably the best waterfall I've come across. A little bit overexposed, so if I can get back up that way I'll try a reshoot. Hopefully with some blue sky in the background instead of the white haze.

Ciliak
08-30-2005, 02:27 PM
just a small one...on the way up to snowdon north wales, via the pyg track

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/razorgiant/snowdon.jpg

bklassen
08-30-2005, 10:34 PM
I took this one on a hike I went on this summer...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/bklassen/7e387190.jpg

Big Jay Dog
09-09-2005, 10:21 AM
Grand Tetons National Park.

jsla
09-09-2005, 11:32 AM
I took this one on a hike I went on this summer...



That's nice. What did you use to shoot it?

bklassen
09-10-2005, 08:15 PM
Thank you, I've been using my simple Pentax Optio S4 point and shoot so far...greatly anticipating my purchase of the FZ30 :)

Ciliak
09-14-2005, 01:20 PM
I went up Cadair Idris today, in north wales, these were at the bottom of the mountain

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/razorgiant/idrisfall2web.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/razorgiant/idrisfallweb.jpg

mkline
09-16-2005, 09:07 PM
I went to Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton PA today.Despite being dry around here I took a chance that there would be some water running.I will be going back again when it is a bit wetter :) .Here are some pictures of the many falls that are there.

http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_029a8.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_032a7.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_038a7.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_043a6.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_061a1.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_062a5.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_087a5.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_100a7.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_104a6.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_112a6.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_123a6.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_015a7.jpg
http://www.mkmotorsports.net/assets/images/db_images/db_016a13.jpg

Mike

Geoff Chandler
09-16-2005, 09:47 PM
I went to Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton PA today.Despite being dry around here I took a chance that there would be some water running.I will be going back again when it is a bit wetter :) .Here are some pictures of the many falls that are there.
Mike
Mike - great series, I'm so mean! - I wouldn't have shared that many - really
glad YOU did. I liked the swirling water in the first one - and I like also the
foreground branch and dead leaves in (I think) the 7th. Did you use a
tripod? - the shutter speed clearly had to be quite slow in most or all of them -
but everything else is nice and steady.
Thanks for sharing these - really enjoyed them
Geoff

mkline
09-16-2005, 10:21 PM
Thanks Geoff,
Yes I was definately using a tripod.Most of the shots were at between 3 and 10 seconds I think.And believe it or not some were shot with a Quantaray 28-90mm lense without any ND filters on and they came out great :) Including the one that you liked with the branch in it..I have alot more nice ones that I may put up later.I even skipped some of the falls because of alot of debris that were in the way.


Mike

mkline
09-17-2005, 12:37 PM
Here's a variation of the one pic that I posted earlier.A little closer shot and it was underexposed but I liked the way it brought out the colors in the leaves.I shot it on manual mode 6 sec. shutter,f/22, ISO-100.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/mulch64/085a.jpg


Mike

Mr. Bone88
09-17-2005, 09:36 PM
Wow, excellent pictures everyone! :)

Take care,
~Mr. Bone88

Phill D
09-17-2005, 10:18 PM
Haven't looked at this thread for a while so I really enjoyed catching up. There are lots of excellent images here guys. I've tried to capture waterfalls but so far have failed to get the dreamy quality you all seem to get. I'll keep trying though. I noticed that Mike you didn't use any ND filters to get the slow shutter speeds quoted here, how about others? I can only get f8 with my FZ20 so should I be investing in some filters to capture misty waterfall shots?

mkline
09-18-2005, 07:03 AM
Ahh yes Phill,
I failed to mention that I was using ND filters on my 50mm lense but not on the 28-90mm.The last pic that I posted I was using my 50mm with 3 ND2 filters stacked.I'll be sure to add those details in the future ;) .


Mike

pbt1234
09-18-2005, 02:02 PM
Phil D -

Yes for the FZ20, you need ND filters. For use with my FZ20 I have a ND8 and ND64. Get plenty of use out of each, depending on the lighting situation.

pbt1234
Panasonic FZ20
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite

Phill D
09-18-2005, 11:07 PM
Thanks guys looks like I'll go & invest. I read on the panasonic thread that lovelife was suggesting using two linear polarisers stacked together to get a variable ND filter has anyone tried this on waterfalls? It seems quite a good idea, are there any drawbacks?

mikeym
09-25-2005, 12:14 AM
hi guys. here is a sample of my waterfall pics from the canadian rockies in banff, enjoy. camera is a canon powershot s30

mkline
09-30-2005, 07:55 PM
One of the falls at Worlds End State Park in PA.
19mm,1sec shutter,f/9,ISO-100
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/mulch64/0002a.jpg

Mike

Phill D
10-09-2005, 12:34 AM
Hey I finally got a misty waterfall :) . Not as impressive as most here as it was only a small fall in our local park. I tried to get the blurred falling water and also capture the background reflection on the feeder pool. Didn't quite pull it off but I was quite pleased as it was hand held & without any filters or post processing.

Shot details - FZ20 at 1/3s, f8, iso 80, 8mm focal length, spot metered & exp comp -0.7

oleander63
10-11-2005, 07:31 PM
This was taken in Maui near Hana last week

mikeym
10-12-2005, 12:19 AM
a few more pics from banff taken in oct.

mkline
10-15-2005, 07:00 PM
The top part of R.B.Ricketts falls from Ricketts Glen State Park.
19mm,.8 sec shutter speed,f/22,ISO-100
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/mulch64/0024.jpg

Mike

mkline
10-15-2005, 07:12 PM
This is a shot of the same falls from the other side of the stream.
35mm,.8 sec shutter,f/29,ISO-100
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/mulch64/2948.jpg

Mike

mkline
10-19-2005, 10:36 PM
Kitchen Creek at Ricketts Glen.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/mulch64/IMG_3256c.jpg

Mike

Esoterra
10-23-2005, 08:07 PM
D70s Sigma 18-200 DC. POS Tripod. Took the picture right at dusk F40 and 25second shutter.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2176/sundaybliss191xt.jpg

D Thompson
10-25-2005, 04:45 AM
Cumberland Falls, KY

Canon 20D, EF85 f1.8, ISO100, .8 @ f22

Glenn Kennedy
10-25-2005, 10:39 AM
I posted a couple of different shots of these falls some time back. If you get a chance - go there. It's a hoot. There's no question of getting gently wet under the mist from the falls. They tell you to put your camera into a plastic bag, rev up the engine and they then spend the next 10 minutes roaring in and out of the water. You cannot get wetter if you went swimming...

Erad
11-03-2005, 08:56 AM
not quite the biggest.

American Nomad
11-03-2005, 05:40 PM
Very nice everyone! Mine won't be as nice but I think the story is good. Almost 6 months ago I moved to a town near Hartford, CT. The local tourist info listed a waterfall as one of its attractions. I went hunting for it and even asked a police officer if he knew where it was. He just laughed and sent me here. When I first found it there was only a trickle and not very pretty and I failed to take a picture of it. I went back after our record rainfall and captured this. I thought it would be out in the country somewhere but it ended up being right in town!

tekriter
11-04-2005, 07:32 PM
Not much to pick from for waterfalls in St. Louis...

Erad
11-04-2005, 11:23 PM
its not exactly a waterfall, but the water is falling and is pretty small.

eaglssong
11-06-2005, 10:20 AM
http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8140435/117834374.jpg

Taken at La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California
November 5,2005

mkline
11-15-2005, 04:33 PM
Adams Falls at Ricketts Glen in PA.19mm,1/3 sec,f/14,ISO-100,-1 step exposure compensation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/mulch64/AdamsFalls.jpg

Mike

cayugan
11-24-2005, 10:51 AM
somehow it does not show you need to click..
http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/mka22/Photos/landscape/slides/of_falls_&_gorges_ankara03.JPG

huge artificial waterfall, this image captures only some part..
all water is circulating.. no river or main water supply.. enormous thing.. hard to believe if I had not seen it..
it is in kecioren-ankara-turkey

Esoterra
11-28-2005, 02:47 PM
Went to Park City, UT for Thanksgiving week. Here are a few super close up shots at the bottom of Bridalveil Falls.

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/9946/stickandarock18vp.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/341/stickandarock35lc.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/2529/stickandarock65hc.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1288/stickandarock76vp.jpg

Geoff Chandler
12-05-2005, 08:16 AM
Not exactly a full blown waterfall - I'll agree!
Haven't posted on this thread for a while -
so here's just one little contribution.
Geoff

Kushnirenko
12-08-2005, 11:09 PM
Perhaps the smallest waterfall in the world! Pic. 1. Kharkiv, Ukraine. Fuji FinePix S9500. Dec, 9, 2005

Kushnirenko
12-08-2005, 11:10 PM
Perhaps the smallest waterfall in the world! Pic. 2. Kharkiv, Ukraine. Fuji FinePix S9500. Dec, 9, 2005

nobby
12-11-2005, 08:15 PM
I can't believe that no one has posted waterfalls from Michigan. We have over 100. I'll get some as soon as possible.

Geoff Chandler
12-11-2005, 10:09 PM
Go for it.!
We'd be really interested to see dome.

Esoterra
12-27-2005, 04:16 PM
Aliante Lake. I should have been there at better time of day, the light was pretty horrible.

http://img350.imageshack.us/img350/5572/dsc4182017ui.jpg

Tyger
01-21-2006, 02:35 PM
Taken at Edwards Gardens Toronto. Went looking for the Cooper's Hawk but to no avail so i shot this instead.

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9440/waterfall013xq.jpg

tekriter
01-22-2006, 05:26 AM
Another small waterfall in St. Louis...the flatlands aren't a good place to find natural waterfalls, this one is in the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

snowy egret
01-22-2006, 06:00 AM
[QUOTE=Tyger]Taken at Edwards Gardens Toronto. Went looking for the Cooper's Hawk but to no avail so i shot this instead.


Those Cooper's Hawks are never there when you want them. Waterfalls are ever so much more dependable. The movement here is, sorry words fail me.
Thanks for sharing, I could look at this one for a long time
Snowy Egret
aka Blair

jnev
01-23-2006, 01:47 PM
here's one i took a few years ago with my now-retired fujifilm f700. the waterfall is located in mammoth lakes, ca.

http://jnev.mikrasov.com/gallery/d/123-1/DSCF2035.JPG

bigmike6970
01-23-2006, 08:11 PM
My pic of Boulder falls in CO

thebac
01-24-2006, 07:27 AM
Great Falls Park, VA

penz
02-03-2006, 01:00 PM
This is in Luxembourg

http://penz-world.com/littlefall.JPG

mumbles420
04-07-2006, 09:43 AM
The water is falling.

Chem
04-16-2006, 03:27 AM
Someone enjoying the soothing noise of the Gitgit waterfall in Bali, Indonesia.

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/8278/gitgit9yf.jpg

bvsciguy
04-16-2006, 03:06 PM
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/6960/dscn14689dg.jpg

toriaj
05-31-2006, 10:30 PM
Waterfall under the "Bat Cave," Logan Canyon, Northern Utah, USA

This is the first time I've ever taken pictures of a waterfall. I learned a lot! Please give me comments and criticism on my composition, technique, etc.

12731

12732

toriaj
06-01-2006, 10:41 PM
I printed those two photos, and I was very disappointed. The whitest spots look fine to me on the monitor, but on the print they just look overexposed, a flat white. Would it help if I under-exposed the shot a little? Any other suggestions?

pbt1234
06-03-2006, 05:38 AM
Nice photo of Whitewater Falls bvsciguy. Check out some of mine at my website below.

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/waterfalls.html

Durin
06-24-2006, 05:34 PM
Wife's Panasonic FZ30.
Need to speed up the shutter speeds. First attemps with waterfalls. I used two nd filters, a 1 stop and a 3 stop I believe. Used the self timer to let the shutter off. On the review screen they did not look so burned up. I ran them through photoshop and set the levels, the highlights to 250 from 255. Added 15 to the saturation and did a little with the unsharp mask. Sized to 800x600 and quality to 10 to get the size requirements for the forum.

Please post your comments and suggestions.
I believe I have my monitor fairly calibrated, but if I'm mistaken, please let me know if what I did with the pp was bad.

shutter speed: 4 sec
Apeture Value: f11.0
ISO sensitivity: ISO80
Exposure +/-: 0.00
White Balance: Auto
Quality: standard.
Manual Exposure mode.

Esoterra
06-24-2006, 06:18 PM
Waterfall under the "Bat Cave," Logan Canyon, Northern Utah, USA

This is the first time I've ever taken pictures of a waterfall. I learned a lot! Please give me comments and criticism on my composition, technique, etc.

12731

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Toriaj those are some nice shots. Did you use a tripod? Its a little blurry...and I think a tripod might have helped. Nice colors and I like the velvet water :)

pbt1234
06-25-2006, 01:18 AM
Durin -

I have the FZ20 and use both a ND8 and ND64 for waterfall pictures. I most often find 1/4 to 1/2 second exposures are sufficent to give the "misty" look to the moving waters. It all depends on the amount of flow. Seems like the less moving water the longer shutter speed that you need. I typically shoot in Aperture Priority and let the camera ensure that I do not over expose the shot. I also recommend using spot metering (and metering off the brightest part of the falls) when shooting a large flow of water - helps the camera meter so as not to over expose the shot. Sometimes this causes a little under exposure, but nothing that bumping shadows a bit in PS will not fix. Another great tip - early morning, shade or overcast days. These are natures little helpers! You can see some of my pics at my site below, I think they are pretty good and demonstrate what I descibed above. I have visited several waterfalls in western NC and plan to continue going back as often as time and money allow. If NC is the place, I would also suggest Kevin Adams book "NC Waterfalls", which can be purhcased at Amazon.

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
=========================
Panasonic FZ20 User

Durin
06-25-2006, 08:05 AM
Thank you. New camera and all and I just plain forgot to use the spot metering.

Went to your site and there are some great shots! Thanks for the suggestions and the wonderful site.

Durin




Durin -

I have the FZ20 and use both a ND8 and ND64 for waterfall pictures. I most often find 1/4 to 1/2 second exposures are sufficent to give the "misty" look to the moving waters. It all depends on the amount of flow. Seems like the less moving water the longer shutter speed that you need. I typically shoot in Aperture Priority and let the camera ensure that I do not over expose the shot. I also recommend using spot metering (and metering off the brightest part of the falls) when shooting a large flow of water - helps the camera meter so as not to over expose the shot. Sometimes this causes a little under exposure, but nothing that bumping shadows a bit in PS will not fix. Another great tip - early morning, shade or overcast days. These are natures little helpers! You can see some of my pics at my site below, I think they are pretty good and demonstrate what I descibed above. I have visited several waterfalls in western NC and plan to continue going back as often as time and money allow. If NC is the place, I would also suggest Kevin Adams book "NC Waterfalls", which can be purhcased at Amazon.

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
=========================
Panasonic FZ20 User

Durin
06-25-2006, 04:08 PM
June 24, 2006.
Pisgah Forest
Cedar Rock Falls

Panasonic FZ30
1/100 sec
F4.5
ISO 80

Levels, added 15 saturation, unsharp mask.
Sized to 800x600

Comments and suggestions always welcome.

toriaj
06-25-2006, 06:32 PM
Toriaj those are some nice shots. Did you use a tripod? Its a little blurry...and I think a tripod might have helped. Nice colors and I like the velvet water :)

Esoterra, I did use a tripod, but it's a cheap one. When I push the shutter button, it tends to rock the camera. Do you think it's the fault of the tripod, or I'm pushing too hard, or I just need to get a remote, or ?? Also it was dim light and I had a hard time finding focus.

After looking at the other shots, I can see now how my shots were burned. Next time I'll use faster shutter speed. These were 2.5 seconds and 3 seconds. I'll try 1/4 to 1/2 seconds like pbt1234 suggested. (maybe those long shutter speeds contributed to the blurriness too ...)

P.S. OT ... great shot of Bear Lake in the assignment thread!

toriaj
06-25-2006, 06:36 PM
Nice photo of Whitewater Falls bvsciguy. Check out some of mine at my website below.

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/waterfalls.html

pbt1234, the link seems to be broken.

pbt1234
06-25-2006, 07:27 PM
toriaj - Try this one (http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite). It was the one that I posted latest. Been working on the website to better align things a bit and I think the page "waterfalls.html" is now another name.

Also if you have it use the timer on your camera. I use the 2 second timer to allow for the shakes to settle down after pressing the shutter button.


Durin - good luck and glad that I could help. Thanks for the kind words. I think that I am getting better as I go, but that is just my opinion. I have more pictures from this weekend to post - McGalliard Falls in Valdese, NC and my friend and I revisited Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC. Should have them up tomorrow evening.

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
============================
Panasonic FZ20 User

toriaj
06-26-2006, 09:34 PM
toriaj - Try this one (http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite).
I think in the link above, the right parenthesis is in the URL. Once I deleted that, it worked. I love the third one on Shunkawauken Falls.



Also if you have it use the timer on your camera. I use the 2 second timer to allow for the shakes to settle down after pressing the shutter button. Great idea! I will definitely try that.

Esoterra
06-26-2006, 10:23 PM
Esoterra, I did use a tripod, but it's a cheap one. When I push the shutter button, it tends to rock the camera. Do you think it's the fault of the tripod, or I'm pushing too hard, or I just need to get a remote, or ?? Also it was dim light and I had a hard time finding focus.

After looking at the other shots, I can see now how my shots were burned. Next time I'll use slower shutter speed. These were 2.5 seconds and 3 seconds. I'll try 1/4 to 1/2 seconds like pbt1234 suggested. (maybe those long shutter speeds contributed to the blurriness too ...)

P.S. OT ... great shot of Bear Lake in the assignment thread!

I think your D50 has a self timer option. Try using that so that you dont have to touch your camera to take the shot... this way most any tripod should work!

mumbles420
06-28-2006, 05:01 PM
Great photos in here. Keep them coming.

toriaj
06-29-2006, 08:36 PM
Unusual perspective! I really like the idea of you laying on the ground to get that shot ... :D

mumbles420
06-30-2006, 12:30 AM
Unusual perspective! I really like the idea of you laying on the ground to get that shot ... :D

Thanks a bunch toriaj. I didn't lay on the ground myself, the camera did ;) . I didn't have a tripod so I just set it on the ground.

TJG
07-01-2006, 10:11 AM
Here is one from my recent trip to the big island of Hawaii. The first one is probably one of my favorites from the trip. Let know what you think. 13300

TJG
07-01-2006, 10:17 AM
Here is another one from my trip. The colours on this one is not as vivid as I would like. I think this waterfall is around 1000ft it was very beautiful. Comments welcomed.

toriaj
07-01-2006, 11:04 AM
Here is one from my recent trip to the big island of Hawaii. The first one is probably one of my favorites from the trip. Let know what you think.

That's a beautiful shot! If you print it, let me know how it comes out. When I tried to print really white water like that, it didn't work very well, even though it looks great on the screen. What a beautiful area.

toriaj
07-01-2006, 11:10 AM
Esoterra and pbt1234, thanks for the tip about using the self-timer on the tripod. I went to another waterfall yesterday, and it worked great! The shots look much better. And I found that speeds around 1/8 sec to 1/20 sec were enough to blur the water nicely, but I don't think they're blown. I'll post some pics soon. The input I've received on this forum is helping me a lot!

pbt1234
07-01-2006, 04:24 PM
TJG - I really love the first shot and agree with your assessment of the second. However, I believe to be very hard to take a photo like that in bright light and not have the very look that you got or worse. Most of the time mine are worse. Keep up the great work!

toriaj - glad to hear that those things helped. I am by no means an expert, but have taken a few of those waterfall shots (actually my favorite). I plan to visit more on Monday if there are no changes in plans. Hopefully get to see some new water and will have more to post on my website.:D


Regards,
pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
=========================
Panasonic FZ20 User

pbt1234
07-05-2006, 07:13 PM
Got my latest photos posted from the recent trip. You can see them at my website @ http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/updates.html

Comments welcome,

pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
=========================
Panasonic FZ20 User

toriaj
07-05-2006, 08:31 PM
Those are beautiful pictures. My favorite was #10 on Eastatoe Falls. And the shots catching the rainbow in the waterfall are really special!

Esoterra
07-06-2006, 10:21 AM
Here is one from my recent trip to the big island of Hawaii. The first one is probably one of my favorites from the trip. Let know what you think. 13300

I like this picture. Leaves on the moss covered rocks really adds to the picture. Nice job blurring the water.

AaronBBrown
07-07-2006, 07:43 PM
Taughannock Falls, Ulysses, NY

The main fall is 215 ft high, taller than Niagara Falls. The gorge walls rise to nearly 400 ft from the basin.

Taken near dusk.

AaronBBrown
07-07-2006, 07:54 PM
One of an endless number of cascading waterfalls at Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca, NY.

AaronBBrown
07-07-2006, 08:02 PM
Dusk shot of portion of the main falls at Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY.

AaronBBrown
07-07-2006, 08:16 PM
cascading waterfall at Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, NY

Unfortunately, the water was a little overexposed, but I still love this shot.

AaronBBrown
07-07-2006, 08:31 PM
One more for tonight...

Rainbow Falls at Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, NY

pbt1234
07-08-2006, 04:37 AM
AaronBBrown - I really like all of these photos. Fav would be the cascades or Taughannock Falls. I can not decide. That is quite the drop for Taughannock Falls . . . . .

Keep 'em coming!

Regards,
pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite
=========================
Panasonic FZ20 User

Rambler358
07-08-2006, 06:32 PM
A few "smaller scale" ;) waterfalls:

http://www.pbase.com/rambler358/image/54842549.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rambler358/image/55184972.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rambler358/image/55184974.jpg

toriaj
07-09-2006, 10:31 PM
Wow, beautiful shots! Aaron, I really liked your 1st pic ... Rambler, really liked your last one. Thanks for sharing them.

Esoterra
07-10-2006, 11:43 PM
I had a chance to get up to Uintah National Forrest last week early at the break of dawn and had some luck! Here are some pics.

http://chrisross.smugmug.com/gallery/1654824/1/80936263

toriaj
07-11-2006, 08:58 PM
Beautiful shots! My favorite one was #6, with the waterfall and the flowers together. Did you have a nice trip? Sounds like you traveled pretty far!

gstafleu
07-12-2006, 11:45 AM
I have only been able to find one Niagara Falls series in this thread, time to add to that.

We rented a room on the 17th floor of the Oakes hotel in Canadian Niagara Falls. Arriving in the evening, this was the view:
http://static.flickr.com/55/126642378_6937052c42_o.jpg

Here is a similar view taken the next morning:
http://static.flickr.com/47/126642407_4ff85dbc3c_o.jpg

A bit later the sun popped out from behind the clouds, and there was a rainbow:
http://static.flickr.com/53/126642434_705a6c17e3_o.jpg

We also managed to get out of the room and look at the falls from closer up:
http://static.flickr.com/45/126642462_77586e90df_o.jpg

Here is a close-up taken from behind the falls:
http://static.flickr.com/56/126642507_f48453db1f_o.jpg
Not a bad amount of water going over, given that 50% of the river is diverted for power generation.

Talking about close-ups, here is the famous view-from-a-barrel shot you can take from near the visitor centre:
http://static.flickr.com/46/126642521_1b53d7d123_o.jpg

Glenn Kennedy
07-12-2006, 12:14 PM
Good shots of Niagara. Pity there's no sound....

gstafleu
07-13-2006, 11:26 AM
Good shots of Niagara. Pity there's no sound....
Thanks Glenn. Sound would be nice; in our hotel room we could hear the rumble of the falls below, very impressive.

Here are some more falls-related pictures. First a seagull keeping an eye on things:
http://static.flickr.com/44/126642558_c87bd6d05f_o.jpg

The next picture is looking up-river from the falls. The bridge-like structure you see in the distance is the international control structure, it regulates how much water is diverted for power generation. The rules say that during tourist season (everything except winter) no more than 50% can be diverted during the day time (until 10:00 pm). After that, and in the winter, 75% gets diverted.
http://static.flickr.com/48/126642590_593012e926_o.jpg

This is another shot in the same direction. On the right you see an old, defunct, power station. More or less in the middle are the remnants of a boat that has been stuck for a long time:
http://static.flickr.com/50/126642605_40509f45fd_o.jpg

Here we are a bit closer to that boat:
http://static.flickr.com/45/126642629_c577e0d359_o.jpg

And even closer:
http://static.flickr.com/1/126642663_2ca34fa814_o.jpg
(well, at least more zoomed in...)

The old power station has an inlet with an interesting vehicle on it:
http://static.flickr.com/53/126642716_37e3908326_o.jpg
My guess is it was used to open and close the gates on the inlet.

Finally, here is a shot of "down town" Niagara Falls:
http://static.flickr.com/46/126642737_ab21e01ecc_o.jpg
As you can see, down-town basically is a bunch of hotels.

Redbird
07-14-2006, 09:46 AM
One of my favorites...taken at Yang Ming Shan near Taipei

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2185/1070/1600/yangmingshan.jpg

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-Redbird
I recently started a photo blog at ....
http://desolationisland.blogspot.com/

Esoterra
07-14-2006, 03:52 PM
your picture isn't showing.

sjseto
07-14-2006, 06:00 PM
your picture isn't showing.

Try right-clicking on the empty box where the picture should be and selecting "Show Picture" (assuming you have a PC).

That's a beautiful shot, Redbird.

Stephanie

EDIT: No, now that I'm on a different computer, I realize that "Show Picture" doesn't work either. I had to right-click on the empty square, select "Properties", highlight the image link, copy it, then paste in in the address bar.

toriaj
07-16-2006, 11:53 AM
I had to right-click on the empty square, select "Properties", highlight the image link, copy it, then paste in in the address bar.

That worked for me too. Thanks for posting the directions, sjseto. I didn't know how to do that before.

Redbird
07-17-2006, 04:19 PM
Thanks sjseto, I've learned with digital to take LOTS of pictures. Once in awhile, you get one that comes out just right :)

I looked at your galleries. Vancouver is a great place for photographer.

Harper
07-18-2006, 02:25 AM
Morning,
thought id send in my attempt, i love waterfalls and i must commend you on a great selection of them.

shot on a Nikon D50 F22 1/2 s 18mm.... botanical gardens Singapore... lovely place if you get the chance.

hope you like.

AaronBBrown
07-19-2006, 10:43 AM
A little ledge at Taughannock Falls State Park. This < 1ft high 'waterfall' is only a few minutes walk from the 215 ft high fall pictured here:

http://dcresource.com/forums/showpost.php?p=137336&postcount=210

This is also my first attempt at converting to B&W. I think it came out pretty well even if it isn't as dramatic as the big fall. :)

Comments and criticism are welcome.

mickisdaddy
07-19-2006, 11:08 AM
Aaron,

That is a nice shot. I like B&W in some situations. The shadows will say a lot more than color sometimes. I really like the composition, the way the lines are in the shot.

Thanks for sharing
Sean

Kushnirenko
07-21-2006, 12:53 PM
Kharkiv, Ukraine. Fuji FinePix S9500. Jul, 16, 2006

T06
07-24-2006, 03:29 AM
One of the many things to shoot.

GaryS
08-25-2006, 06:38 AM
Chippewa Falls in Northern Ontario
http://static.flickr.com/80/224140913_383f9a4b6a.jpg

Unfortunately, I was there in the middle of the day, and in spite of a polarizer, ND .6 and the smallest aperature on my S2, shutter speeds were STILL too fast!

snowrdr
08-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Here are a couple with a circular polarizer on... :D

http://www.pbase.com/snowrdr/image/65504867.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/snowrdr/image/65548158.jpg

Esoterra
08-26-2006, 07:57 PM
Here are a couple with a circular polarizer on... :D

http://www.pbase.com/snowrdr/image/65504867.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/snowrdr/image/65548158.jpg

Very nice pictures Dave. I like the 1st picture better as the foreground is less cluttered, but you did a great job with saturation, sharpness. Polarizers are a great tool for shooting waterfalls. Well done!

snowrdr
08-26-2006, 09:15 PM
Very nice pictures Dave. I like the 1st picture better as the foreground is less cluttered, but you did a great job with saturation, sharpness. Polarizers are a great tool for shooting waterfalls. Well done!

Thanks Chris, yesterday I bought an ND filter so I need to go back there and experiment some more. :D

zachwass2000
08-27-2006, 04:20 PM
These shots are all from Iguazu falls in Argentina right on the border with Brazil. All shots from the Argentinian side. All taken with Sony T30.

These falls are on the Brazil side. Taken from the Garganta del Diablo (Throat of the Devil) viewing platform.
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1797/dsc00840tx8.jpg

Close up of the same falls.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1015/dsc00848wt5.jpg

Looking down into the Garganta del Diablo.
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6863/dsc00833mr1.jpg

A falls on the Argentine side.
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6047/dsc00803hj9.jpg

Close up of same falls.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5256/dsc00806ks5.jpg


These shots were all taken at a time that was supposed to be an extremely low water level. Apparently at times the falls are all 2x as big.

jeff31
09-01-2006, 01:25 PM
http://jeffdigit.free.fr/pay_190806_25.jpg

http://jeffdigit.free.fr/pay_190806_17.jpg

ReMarkable
09-04-2006, 08:08 AM
Sony DSC-V3 UV Filter Auto

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m38/ReMarkable_2112/Waterfall/DSC00339.jpg

Esoterra
09-04-2006, 05:22 PM
http://jeffdigit.free.fr/pay_190806_25.jpg

http://jeffdigit.free.fr/pay_190806_17.jpg

Very nice pictures Jeff. They are a little over exposed/bright but your eye for composition is dead on and very artistic!

cdnphotographer
09-04-2006, 06:26 PM
I feel inadequet to post these. Especially after looking at the other awesome shots, but you have to start somewhere right?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/EveNSean/Sept430.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/EveNSean/Sept481copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/EveNSean/Sept499.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/EveNSean/Sept498.jpg

The falls are much more impressive in the spring with all the run off from the melted snow. ;)

C&C welcome.. thanks.

toriaj
09-04-2006, 09:34 PM
cdnphotographer, you have great shots! I especially like the first one, because of how it features the curves in the water's path. You may want to try a closer view of the water, using a longer shutter speed and a tripod.

I risked my neck getting this shot ... funny how "getting the shot" becomes more important than the possibility of skidding down the rocky slope, tripod and all! It's not that great of a shot, but I really like it because this waterfall has a lot of sentimental memories attached. :rolleyes:

14968

Any comments?

Durin
09-05-2006, 12:50 PM
CDNphotographer, I really liked the 2nd foto. I normally run with much longer shutter speeds, but that image there worked well for me. I think it was the clarity of the water, the fluid look to it, and then the static, almost ice like quality of the water....at the same time that extra colour. Very impressive image say I. Bravo.

cdnphotographer
09-05-2006, 07:42 PM
toriaj and Durin

thank you so much for the compliements and comments!!

pbt1234
09-18-2006, 06:46 PM
Hi folks -

Been a while since I have been here and wow,the pics are getting better and better. I am posing a couple that I have taken since last I was here. As always visit my website to see more!

Photo #1 Falls on Shoal Creek (Mill Shoals)
Photo #2 Twin Falls on Thompson River
Photo #3 Merry Falls
Photo #4 Waterfalls on West Fork Pigeon River

Regards,
pbt1234
http://www.sitekreator.com/mikewhite/nc_waterfalls.html

Vich
12-31-2006, 12:34 AM
http://FLASHME.smugmug.com/photos/119965329-L.jpg

AdamW
03-01-2007, 09:22 PM
The creek behind my sister's house. I was trying out the slower shutter speeds. One is with and one is without the circular polarizer. And another version, as a bonus!

zmikers
03-02-2007, 07:04 AM
Wulai waterfall. As always, comments are really appreciated. Cheers!;)

Pantanal
03-03-2007, 10:10 AM
Sacramento River at Redding, Northern California

bdod1880
03-17-2007, 01:48 PM
When I came across this thread some months ago I was reminded of an area close by that I used to sneak into when I was a kid. It is still heavily posted "Keep Out" but being a lot older and more sensible (at times) I contacted the owner and asked permission to see and photograph an area that I hadn't seen in 50 years or so. Northern Indiana is relatively flat land, boring and bland but there are a few exceptions to that. This area is called Fitch's Glen just west of the small town of Logansport. It's situated along the Wabash River and has a historic background by being a part of the Wabash and Erie Canal. The falls actually cover about a half a mile with a total drop of around 100 feet. Certainly not spectacular but beautiful nonetheless. My feeble first attempts are attached. Fuji 6000fd. All shot were using 'landscape' setting and of course there were lots of afterthoughts about what settings I should have tried or used. A rank amateur's learning process. :)