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Took a trip out to Betws-y-coed yesterday with Adam (Sherlob)
This was the first time for me to photograph streams and waterfalls and has a learner i would appreciate any comments good or bad to help me improve.
Hello Gordon, I must say your photography is improving fast, good on you.
Probably the best suggestion I can make is to take water shots on an overcast day, that way the Fuji will cope better with the water exposure. On a bright day like this I find the extremes of exposure difficult, on way you may see a difference is to take two images, one exposed for the high lights and one for the low lights. Check out the epz tutorials for one on blending, if you can't find one send me PM.
Like the composition and colours, the exposure is a little bright on the water but could be toned down using a burn tool on it.
Lovely Autumn colours and composition.
a nice autumnal image.
Like the autumn colours and composition, just the water burning out that spoils it, but very good effort none the less. It's one of my favourite places in North Wales
Excellent shot really if you are an improver, some very sound advise being offered here
nice shot of one of my fav places, I agree with the above, but as a beginner myself, not one to critisise, I have not tried these water shots yet so well done I say.
On the plus side, the composition works very well. Using the foliage to frame the water is a great way to direct attention to the subject.
However, as someone else has already pointed out, this sort of image works better on an overcast day when the light is less contrasty. In sunny conditions, you risk blowing out the highlights (i.e. turning them pure white) as the exposure range from dark to light is more than your sensor can cope with.
The other point to watch with long exposure shots of water is that it is very easy to blow the highlights even in overcast conditions. Generally, it is best to meter from the whitest part of the water and adjust the exposure compensation to around -1.5 to -2.
A pretty scene, nice colours. Good advice about the light, and you may have oversaturated a bit.
GOOD SHOT. Good Autumn colours, good composition, good advice about the exposure compensation. well done this being your first at this type of shot.
Great shot i like the composition. Itīs not easy taking photos thats for sure, but you got some good advices above.
Thank for all who took the time to have a look and i appreciate the constructive comments.
Lovely composition and colours. It's been already said about the burnt out areas so I'm looking forward to the next version. Cheers, Martin
Great colours and nicely composed. Excellent advice off joolsb.
Quote: A nice autumnal image.
i totally agree.
Beautiful colours, lovely shot
Nicely composed shot. I too would recomend setting your camera on a tripod and taking a shot exposed for the foliage and taking a few more exposures at say -1 and -2 Ev. Make sure your camera is set to Aperture priority or manual and adjust the exposure by altering the shutter speed not by changing the aperture. When you look at the under exposed shots the foliage will look very dark but don't worry as you will only be using the water from one of these images.
In photoshop open the two images and place the image with the correctly exposed foliage on top of the darker image by selecting the lighter image ( Ctrl + A ) ,copying it to clip board ( Ctrl + C ) and then click on the darker image and paste the lighter image onto it ( Ctrl + V ) and then use the eraser tool to carefully rub out the burnt out water to reveal the correctly exposed water from the image below.
I hope this is of help to you and also as has been said above it helps to take these type of images on dull days.
wonderful shot and colours
Beautiful colours in this scene, Adrian
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