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I welcome all comments & critiques. This is my first attempt at a milky effect. I didnt quite get there but I still really like this.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S3300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Sep 2011 - 1:32 PM
Focal Length:5.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/9sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Waterfall
Username:butterflydiva72 butterflydiva72
Uploaded:22 Sep 2011 - 9:11 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Water, Waterfall
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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 9:25 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I do quite a bit of work with water and long exposures so here are a few ideas and a little critique for this shot. (others may have different opinions or methods)
Because of the nature of the shot (long exposure) a tripod is essential as is a circular polariser. The CP should be rotated in such a way that it reduces any reflections from the light on the water which will result in a nice shot of the stones under the water. A wide angle lens will result in the opportunity for foreground interest. Shooting in bright sunlight can result in over exposure on the rushing water on which the light is shining. A low viewpoint is always an advantage as it allows you to get that foreground interest in that I mentioned.

Looking at your shot, you've got that bright sunlight I mentioned, this can be compensated for in post production a little. It looks like you have shot looking down onto the subject...maybe had you got down even lower (and probably got wet and dirty) you may have had a more pleasing shot. I find it's always quite difficult getting the result "just right" when working with small waterflows like this. Maybe my technbiques are better suited to larger waterfalls.

Hope that helps a little, have a look at some of my shots using long exposures either in my portfolio on EPZ or on my website: www.colouredimages.com, in particular the waterfalls section

Cheers

Mike

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butterflydiva72

Thanks Mike. This is the best shot I could get as it is actually a water feature at a flower show. I squatted down and that is as far down as I could get.

I appreciate everything you have said Smile

I have a 26 w lense on my Fujifilm S3300 camera.

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banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 5:14 PM

Mike is the waterfall expert, so I will look at this from a different perspective. especially as youve written some more details about it.

Its a very good effort under the circumstances you described, - location, light, and camera. I personally find the colour a little oversaturated, - and apart from that and the very bright light spots resulting from the available light, its good.

the frame is different, - I havent seen this effect before, - its interesting.



Ive loaded a quick mod with the highlights toned down a touch and saturation decreased.



regards



Willie

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Thanks Willie Smile

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DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2011 - 9:33 PM

Wow - the effect is fantastic - you should try even slower then 1/9sec Smile to amplify the milky effect, but don't forget your tripod - great tone colour and presentation

Dan

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butterflydiva72
24 Sep 2011 - 11:40 PM

Thank you Dan.Yes i know i should have had mt tripod, big mistake on my behalf.

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