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Water cascade at our local channel after heavy rain taken using HDR

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Cannon 18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Nov 2012 - 6:00 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/4sec
Exposure Comp:-4.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cascade
Username:drjoe_anes drjoe_anes
Uploaded:11 Nov 2012 - 3:49 PM
Tags:Black & white, Landscape / travel
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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 3:30 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The bridge structure is an interesting subject, Joe, but I'm not sure that the use of HDR has helped this image. I would like to see the original.
Your use of negative exposure compensation has prevented any burnout in the water.
I'm not a fan of milky water, but feel that this has been taken a bit too far, so that the water no longer looks real. You were obviously drawn to this scene because the water was so strong after the heavy rain, but the drama of the water has been lost with the "smoothing" of its rush.
I think there may be some detail to be recovered in the sky, which is a bit pale, perhaps just with the use of the burn tool.
The composition may benefit from having a bit more of the left bank within the frame, and a little more of an angle on the bridge.
Your very bold "Adrenalin Addict" logo is spoiling the image for me because my eye keeps settling upon it.
I apologise for being so negative, Joe.
Pamela.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 8:06 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I've almost stopped commenting on logos, but in this case I'll make an exception. You logo completely destroys this image. If you must use a logo, small and discrete.

Not a bad scene, but milky water is not my thing and I think the HDR has compressed the tonal range rather too much giving a heavy flat look.

Paul

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drjoe_anes
13 Nov 2012 - 3:18 AM

uploaded a modification..... please check it out

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 4:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Thankyou for uploading the original, Joe (I assume that is what it is).
I prefer it in colour, and think it's a good image that only needs a few tweaks......and no logo.
I have done a modification using that one and am pleased to say that it was possible to bring out some detail in the water flow.
There is also a slight tinge of pink, so it may have been taken just before sunset.
I adjusted highlights, shadows, brightness and colour, then gave it a levels adjustment and used the burn tool on the foreground water.
Pamela.

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drjoe_anes
14 Nov 2012 - 2:56 PM

wow, that looks really nice. Yes it was just taken before sunset.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2830 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 4:02 PM

Hi Joe, - I took a look at the original. I believe this has an incorrect white balance setting, and the image should be more like the mod Ive uploaded, which is much less blue. Also removed that person on the left edge.

Take a look and let me know what you think.


Willie

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