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  1. #1061
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    Here are a few of mine from early this morning
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  2. #1062
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    Eddie, I really like the lighting in the first shot, as well.
    C & C most welcome - no matter how harsh, as it helps me learn.

    Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm II, 55-200 VR, 50mm 1.8D, ML-L3 Remote.

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  3. #1063
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonD View Post
    Eddie, I really like the lighting in the first shot, as well.
    Thank you guys.....I got lucky!
    My mild winter is about to change in a few hours as we have snow on the way

  4. #1064
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    Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

    Triple Falls


    Horsetail Creek


    Ponytail Falls
    Last edited by Syndam; 01-26-2008 at 11:17 PM.

  5. #1065
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    Syndam, thanks for sharing your waterfalls. I always love to look at them

    I like the "milky" water effect you achieved with your shutter speeds. However, it looks like the water may have become overexposed,
    especially in #1. This happened to me the first time I shot waterfalls (I also wasn't using my tripod correctly, resulting in the blurry foliage.)
    I loved the way the shots looked on my monitor, but when I printed them, the white part of the water was just flat and lifeless in the print,
    because it was actually overexposed.

    If you want to avoid overexposing the water, there's a few things you can do. The easiest is probably to use a smaller aperture.
    In the first pic, you had a 2.8 aperture. Stopping it down to 5.6 or 8 would probably keep the water from being overexposed.
    It would also have the effect of keeping the background foliage sharper.

    Another option is to use a neutral density filter. It's like "sunglasses" for your lens, and cuts out some of the light, so you can have a long
    exposure without overexposure.

    Also, you could consider going to the waterfall at a different time of day, when it will be in the shade (such as right after sunset,
    or a time when the sun is blocked by the landscape.) This naturally reduces the level of light and is my favorite method. In my opinion,
    it brings the brightness of the water closer to the brightness of the background foliage, so the colors of the foliage stay bright and well-exposed.

    Watch the "blinking highlights" feature on your LCD to tell you if the water is overexposed (a few blinking specks are okay,
    just not the whole waterfall.) Or, if you prefer, you can use the histogram and make sure you don't have a lot of it stacked up on the right.

    If you find that the colors in the background become too dull and underexposed if the water is properly exposed, you can process the
    background separately from the water when you do your post-processing. That way you can bring out the colors and the brightness in the foliage
    and leave the water as it is.
    Last edited by toriaj; 01-27-2008 at 01:10 PM.
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  6. #1066
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    Quote Originally Posted by 52fazer600 View Post
    Here are a few of mine from early this morning
    these are interesting shots - whereabouts are they??
    quite difficult to do the scene justice - you did well.
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

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  7. #1067
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    Thanks Geoff
    The power station is at Ratcliffe on Soar, just on the east side of the M1 motorway near J24, and the sunrise shots are approximately looking over Stapleford, which is also east of the M1, just north of J25.
    All of the shots were taken yesterday morning between 7.20am and 8.15am (my wife thinks I'm a bit mad ), from a field between Dale Abbey and Risley, two villages west of the M1 near J25

  8. #1068
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    Quote Originally Posted by 52fazer600 View Post
    Thanks Geoff
    The power station is at Ratcliffe on Soar, just on the east side of the M1 motorway near J24, and the sunrise shots are approximately looking over Stapleford, which is also east of the M1, just north of J25.
    All of the shots were taken yesterday morning between 7.20am and 8.15am (my wife thinks I'm a bit mad ), from a field between Dale Abbey and Risley, two villages west of the M1 near J25
    Thought they looked familiar - I did a high voltage course there a couple of years back - guess what - I had a perfect view from the hotel but didn't take a camera!!!!
    Last edited by Geoff Chandler; 01-27-2008 at 05:45 PM.
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  9. #1069
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    Quote Originally Posted by toriaj View Post
    ... ...However, it looks like the water may have become overexposed...
    Hey Toriaj,

    Thanks for the observations and input. I'm still very much an amateur at this so any advice is appreciated.

    J.

  10. #1070
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    Landscape in Miniature


    From a lava rock found while hiking
    Last edited by Syndam; 01-28-2008 at 11:22 PM.

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