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Enchanted Wood

By catherinekp79  
Here is my first go at slowing down the water (sorry not sure of the term for this!) I took this in a local wood this morning and rushed home to see how it had turned out. I then had a play with the clour and added a border. I must say that I'm quite pleased with the outcome. Thanks again to you all for your recent comments on my other images, I really appreciate them. :0)

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: mitchellbanksphotography, dianah, jeb2012 and 14 more

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dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 9:15PM
You deserve lots of votes for this..I wish I could take water as well as you can. Excellent contrast between the water and the vegetation is very dark in Goliatha have done really well !

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23 Nov 2010 9:21PM
Thank you. I am very proud of this one! :0)
23 Nov 2010 9:42PM
Loverly composittion Cath..Can i say you need to brighten your images up a little..Exposure is very important..Regards John
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
23 Nov 2010 9:45PM
Excellent and well composed and exposed


Quote:Can i say you need to brighten your images up a little..Exposure is very important

cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 9:49PM
A lovely shot to be proud of well done

23 Nov 2010 9:52PM
Thank you so much for your comments. I do quite like it with the exposure that it's set at but lightening it a little wouldn't be a problem. :0)
Tony_M 14 342 England
23 Nov 2010 11:21PM
Fine as it is, but I agree that a little extra mid-range brightness would lift it without spoiling the mood. The flowing water has turned out very well.
Ian_R 7 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 7:06AM
Excellent capture but the darkness does not take anything away from it - Ian
24 Nov 2010 12:27PM
Excellent first shot Catherine, feels great when a first attempt works does'nt it? Did you use a lens filter of any kind or just a low iso setting? either way it came out very good Smile
The only critizism i would offer is the background is a little dark for me but that's just my opinion, maybe try a slightly longer exposure?
Super effort, well done Smile
24 Nov 2010 12:58PM
This shot was taken with an ISO setting of 100 F32 0.625s 42mm. I have done a copy and lightened it slightly aswell so that I can see the difference between the two. :0)
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 11:28PM
Very well composed and a great first attempt at blurring the water. The river must really have been raging to get that much blur in only five-eighths of a second! I also think this is a bit dark — the water's great but the surrounding forest is rather dark, which makes the whole scene look dark. Making a curves adjustment with a control point at input 75, output 100 brightens the forest while leaving the water almost untouched, which is important to avoid over-exposure there.
CHRISB911 12 54 1
15 Jan 2011 9:31AM
well done to you you have captured this to perfection highlights are in check beautiful movement, i spend a lot of time there love the place its magical
15 Jan 2011 10:03AM
Thanks Chris. It is a beautiful place and it's not all that often that I get to go there without the children. This was my 1st attempt and I did have to enhance the colour to get this effect as it was rather flat looking. Thanks for your comments. :0)

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