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Got the tripod down as low as I could yesterday at Padley Gorge, and tested out my new 10-20.
Additional Info added: Settings were iso 100, f.18, 25 sec exposure with a Hitech 2 stop ND filter to slow the shutter speed.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Low down at Padley Gorge
Username:vulcanxh558 vulcanxh558
Uploaded:6 Oct 2010 - 6:55 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Padley gorge, Peak district, Waterfall
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2010 - 7:20 PM

Beautiful image,well composed.
saeid

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bones316
bones316  4
6 Oct 2010 - 7:58 PM

Great image.......Adam

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2010 - 8:46 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Tim-Its been nicely done a left to right diagonal composition and the water's movement has been well frozen, my only suggestion is that the rock protruding up from the bottom of the screen distracts a bit, alternatively i think it would have had good impact if you had stepped back a bit and included it completely in the composition.

Cheers and hope this helps

PS: - Always a good idea to include your camera settings in the description Smile

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banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2010 - 9:09 PM

Youve definitely good the smooth water effect here Tim, and overall youve done well. For such a long exposure the foliage didnt move which is nice.

Personally though I think the smoothness is overdone to the stage where it just doesnt look like water any more. Perhaps an exposure of 5 or 6 seconds would have given you a smooth effect while retaining the sense of water?

Remember also that if youre using a very wide angle lens, you can get excellent dof using a much wider aperture, - though I understand that we were going for a longer exposure in this shot.

As it is, - I agree with the suggestion to get even lower, and in the mod Ive cropped tighter at the bottom and sides to place the start of the falling water more on a third. I think some more contrast helps also and in the mod.


Hope this is helpful,


regards



Willie

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TONKSPHOTO
6 Oct 2010 - 9:57 PM

Rock solid..Great image..JT

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vulcanxh558
7 Oct 2010 - 7:19 PM

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment on the image. I perhaps ought to say that I was purposefully testing out my new Sigma 10-20 and new nd filters, so the smooth water effect was the one I was after. I appreciate that such an effect is not to everyone's taste, but I actually tend to like it. I do wish I had done something better with the rock at the front, and will try and improve next time. Particular thanks for Willie's modified version.

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