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running hot water

By peterjay80
The tip of an Old Faithul event. Have tried to capture droplets against steam and sky.

Tags: Yellowstone Landscape and travel

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2019 12:24PM
Well you certainly captured the flying water droplets, 1/640 second saw to that!

Have you done some work on this? There's a lot of noise, which I wouldn't expect at 200 ISO.

I've added a mod, I brightened a bit and then made a Levels adjustment to boost darker tones.
Regards,
Moira
dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
1 Aug 2019 1:14PM
I'm looking at the camera and date of the picture - 10mp, and shot around 10 years ago, so it's possible that the technical limitations of the day affected quality/It's also possible that this is cropped in a good bit from a distant view...

I wish there was a bit more detial in the highlights, and I certainly want to crop a bit... To me, a portrait format might come naturally for soemthing tall: but my main feeling is that I want to offset the geyser from the centre of the frame. I've tried a square crop.

I tried a second mod with the softening of Nik Efex Polaroid Transfer filter, but this has turned the image into a set of shapes and masses, rather than softening the noise. OK in itself, but not true to yoru idea of crisp droplets...
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
1 Aug 2019 1:19PM
You did get the drops!


Old image, 10 years back with a 40D, and I suspect it also been cropped closely, hence visible noise.


Tried a quick mod.


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Thank you all very much, your mods and comments ae greatly appreciated. I promise I won't give up the day job.

Regards

Peter
dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
2 Aug 2019 7:01AM
We all do this for fun, Peter - and your sense of joy in your pictures comes through well. That's an ingredient that's often missing from pictures, and it matters!

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