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Low down at Padley Gorge

By vulcanxh558  
Got the tripod down as low as I could yesterday at Padley Gorge, and tested out my new 10-20.
Additional Info added: Settings were iso 100, f.18, 25 sec exposure with a Hitech 2 stop ND filter to slow the shutter speed.

Tags: Peak district Waterfall Padley gorge Landscape and travel

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
6 Oct 2010 7:20PM
Beautiful image,well composed.

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6 Oct 2010 7:58PM
Great image.......Adam
devlin 7 653 39 India
6 Oct 2010 8:46PM
Hi Tim-Its been nicely done a left to right diagonal composition and the water's movement has been well frozen, my only suggestion is that the rock protruding up from the bottom of the screen distracts a bit, alternatively i think it would have had good impact if you had stepped back a bit and included it completely in the composition.

Cheers and hope this helps

PS: - Always a good idea to include your camera settings in the description Smile
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3862 Canada
6 Oct 2010 9:09PM
Youve definitely good the smooth water effect here Tim, and overall youve done well. For such a long exposure the foliage didnt move which is nice.

Personally though I think the smoothness is overdone to the stage where it just doesnt look like water any more. Perhaps an exposure of 5 or 6 seconds would have given you a smooth effect while retaining the sense of water?

Remember also that if youre using a very wide angle lens, you can get excellent dof using a much wider aperture, - though I understand that we were going for a longer exposure in this shot.

As it is, - I agree with the suggestion to get even lower, and in the mod Ive cropped tighter at the bottom and sides to place the start of the falling water more on a third. I think some more contrast helps also and in the mod.

Hope this is helpful,


6 Oct 2010 9:57PM
Rock solid..Great image..JT
7 Oct 2010 7:19PM
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment on the image. I perhaps ought to say that I was purposefully testing out my new Sigma 10-20 and new nd filters, so the smooth water effect was the one I was after. I appreciate that such an effect is not to everyone's taste, but I actually tend to like it. I do wish I had done something better with the rock at the front, and will try and improve next time. Particular thanks for Willie's modified version.

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