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By butterflydiva72    
I welcome all comments & critiques. This is my first attempt at a milky effect. I didnt quite get there but I still really like this.

Tags: Water Waterfall Landscape and travel

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ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 9:25AM
I do quite a bit of work with water and long exposures so here are a few ideas and a little critique for this shot. (others may have different opinions or methods)
Because of the nature of the shot (long exposure) a tripod is essential as is a circular polariser. The CP should be rotated in such a way that it reduces any reflections from the light on the water which will result in a nice shot of the stones under the water. A wide angle lens will result in the opportunity for foreground interest. Shooting in bright sunlight can result in over exposure on the rushing water on which the light is shining. A low viewpoint is always an advantage as it allows you to get that foreground interest in that I mentioned.

Looking at your shot, you've got that bright sunlight I mentioned, this can be compensated for in post production a little. It looks like you have shot looking down onto the subject...maybe had you got down even lower (and probably got wet and dirty) you may have had a more pleasing shot. I find it's always quite difficult getting the result "just right" when working with small waterflows like this. Maybe my technbiques are better suited to larger waterfalls.

Hope that helps a little, have a look at some of my shots using long exposures either in my portfolio on EPZ or on my website: [link=][/link], in particular the waterfalls section



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22 Sep 2011 9:32AM
Thanks Mike. This is the best shot I could get as it is actually a water feature at a flower show. I squatted down and that is as far down as I could get.

I appreciate everything you have said Smile

I have a 26 w lense on my Fujifilm S3300 camera.
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3780 Canada
22 Sep 2011 5:14PM
Mike is the waterfall expert, so I will look at this from a different perspective. especially as youve written some more details about it.

Its a very good effort under the circumstances you described, - location, light, and camera. I personally find the colour a little oversaturated, - and apart from that and the very bright light spots resulting from the available light, its good.

the frame is different, - I havent seen this effect before, - its interesting.

Ive loaded a quick mod with the highlights toned down a touch and saturation decreased.


22 Sep 2011 9:08PM
Thanks Willie Smile
DanielD 7 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2011 9:33PM
Wow - the effect is fantastic - you should try even slower then 1/9sec Smile to amplify the milky effect, but don't forget your tripod - great tone colour and presentation

24 Sep 2011 11:40PM
Thank you Dan.Yes i know i should have had mt tripod, big mistake on my behalf.


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