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beautiful in desolation

By paulrankin
Beautiful, Posforth Gill Waterfall in the Valley of Desolation (hence the title). Taken on Saturday afternoon, the sun was quite strong and i had to wait until it was slightly diffused by light cloud, 5 stops of ND filter to lengthen the exposure. Played with the composition for quite a while on this the large rock dominated at certain angles i tried composing without but i'm happy with this, i think its balanced quite well with the large rock to the right of the waterfall, but please let me know what you think. I have also added a slight vignette in the processing to focus attention onto the waterfall.

Tags: Waterfall Yorkshire dales Wharfedale Landscape and travel Posforth gill

Voters: gazlowe, stuart1963, User_Removed and 21 more

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Steve-T Plus
15 56 66 England
14 May 2012 7:02PM
Well captured - fine flow of water perfectly exposed. Steve
nsutcliffe 16 90 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 8:18AM
Lovley shot. Well controlled exposure and well composed. I was interested in the fact that you were in Av mode and the shutter speed was 0.4 sec. It was obviously enough to smooth out the water though. I was taking pictures of waterfalls a couple of weeks ago and the weather was rubbish. I needed to be in Tv mode to ensure that I had at least 2 seconds to smooth the water. I suspect that the flow rate of the falls is quite different.

Anyway, enough rambling, I had great fun taking my pictures and I think that you did to!
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
15 May 2012 10:42AM
I like the perspective on this, and the inclusion of the sky and trees to give scale and depth. Not always keen on milky water but it seems to work here and I can see your quandrary re the boulder.

11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 11:34AM
Great pre-narrative,combined with a stunning photograph .

Regards Nathan.

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paulrankin 16 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 12:49PM
thanks Nathan, i'm definitely amateur in both

thanks Dave, im not a big fan of overly milky water either.

thanks Nigel yes i was enjoying myself not the best light and a return at a different time might be on the cards. I was in AV mode as a wanted maximum depth of field and a pin sharp image (above f14 with the CMOS sensor and defraction starts softening the image) i then swapped ND filters about to get required shutter speed.

steve thanks for the early comment yesterday
Briwooly 16 454 6 England
15 May 2012 2:54PM
Looks good to me Paul and the exposure looks spot on and a nice bit of sky as a bonus

Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
18 Jan 2020 6:23PM
A beauty!


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