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Falls of Clyde.

By DeeJayNeilson  
A photo i took of the Falls of Clyde, Scotland. taken on a cold afternoon as you can see the ice covering the rocks in the foreground, any comments are welcome Smile

Tags: Ice Of Waterfall Slow shutter Long exposure Falls Clyde Landscape and travel Falls of clyde Lanark Lanarkshire

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Nice work GrinGrinGrinGrin
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
3 Apr 2018 10:06AM
Welcome both to the site and to the Critique Gallery in particular, David.

This is the area where you can't get votes or awards, but will get detailed feedback on your pictures.

And what we've got is a nicely-composed picture of a very attractive waterfall, with a large but not-too-intrusive logo in the corner. It's not an effective deterrent to theft, and adds nothing to the image, so I'd always suggest posrting without one.

I assume that you chose f/22 to get the slow shutter speed for the white water effect - sheer quality will be suffering as you stop down that far. Depth of field would be fine anyway, I think, if you focussed 1/3 of the way into the depth of the image. For instance, on the mossy rocks that are the main subject of the picture.

Two thoughts. First, i think I detect an HDR-type filter - it owuld be good to see the unedited image as it came from the camera. True HDR can be great for bringing out detail in shadows and highlights, melding data from several exposures at different settings, but HDR filters tend to reduce contrast while muddying detail.

And second, is there a slight tilt to this? The way the water is falling, I wonder if a degree or so of clockwise rotation would be good.

A lovely location, and a competent image - I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.
3 Apr 2018 11:06AM
Looks a great location! I really like the darker main image, the modification looks quite tilted to my eyes. 👍😎

Regards from Helen Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2018 12:57PM
Welcome from me too.

John's rotation was the first thing that came to my mind on opening this. It may be an optical illusion created by the angle of view that makes the original look tilted, but the modification does look more stable!

Nice subject. I'd like to go in closer on those icicles, but that could mean getting cold wet feet...
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
3 Apr 2018 1:05PM
Its a good effort.

Uploaded a mod, slight rotation, white balance, sharpen.
10 Apr 2018 1:38AM
Thanks everyone for their comments, this is still a learning curve for me so its good i can have feedback Smile i think i did sligtly rotate the image in post and yes i adjusted the levels to bring the ice out. if i go down again i will try the lower aperture and see what i get, thanks everyone Tongue

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