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Tried this location a couple of times but not really had much success. I did try the big stopper but just a bit over the top. This was without filters of any type and almost out of the camera, just the raw converted in LR.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Blackwater falls
Username:Phil_Restan Phil_Restan
Uploaded:31 Jan 2011 - 9:20 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Waterfall rocks


BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 9:28 AM

Superb, Phil!

I've been trying to capture something like this for years and still haven't quite managed it.

I love the almost metallic quality of this - it's almost like mercury!


31 Jan 2011 - 9:35 AM

Cheers Bill, The effect I think can be attributed to the fast water and 1/20 second exposure, not enought to give me cotton wool but enought to smooth it out a little.


Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 9:51 AM

Like the choice of shutter speed in this Phil, it has captured the water movement well.
Regards Richard

kaybee  103823 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 10:04 AM

No Phil - the water is white..... the rocks are black

31 Jan 2011 - 10:14 AM

Quote: No Phil - the water is white..... the rocks are black

Never did understand the name of this river

31 Jan 2011 - 10:18 AM

really like this Phil.. as has been mentioned already a real metallic feel to it

31 Jan 2011 - 10:47 AM

very nice and very tranquil

TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 12:38 PM

Nice one, Phil, very well captured.
TrevB Smile

31 Jan 2011 - 2:34 PM

Thanks all for your comments, always knew this would not attract too much attension so your comments are very welcome

RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 5:30 PM

I do like to see water in a scene like this look like flowing water, rather than the milky smoothness with the big stopper.

lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 6:07 PM

Great 'freezing time' shot Phil, that's the way to 'shoot' the rappids Smile

John Smile

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2011 - 8:19 AM

You're using roughly the same exposure I use depending on the speed of the water, I like a bit of movement but not silky milky. The slight tint of colour is very nice adding to the metalic feel mentioned by Bill.


Cowser  4 Scotland
1 Feb 2011 - 11:40 AM

Great capture.


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