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Watersmeet Waterfall

By lianna  
Good morning all,

Another from my recent travels. This is watersmeet. I was having a play around with shutter speeds and quite liked how this turned out, however i would much appreciate pointers and cc....

Hope alls well with all!!!............

Tags: General Waterfall Lynmouth Watersmeet Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature


metro074 9 8 Australia
17 Oct 2010 10:26AM
I think this is a super capture Lianna. I cant advise you on shutter speed as I dont know enough my self yet, however finding how the camera work is how we learn. Well done

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lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 10:38AM
Thanks frank... this particular bit was taken through the bars of a bridge, there was a lot of sun glare so was difficult to get a shot that wasnt burnt out or over exposed!!! something to take into account... cheers x x
User_Removed 12 31 2 England
17 Oct 2010 12:23PM
I agree with Frank but would say try using a ND filter to reduce the highlights. Or bracket your shot on a tripod to get the highlights and the low lights and merge the set to give a stunning pic. Assuming you have the software? If not try Oloneo for free for a month.
On shutter speed I think its all down to personal preference. Again take a few at various speeds and see which looks best.

Love the pic

Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 12:33PM
Its lovely Lianna, you did the best with the situe.
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 4:26PM
Thanks everyone Smile
wideangler 10 8 Wales
17 Oct 2010 10:03PM
Such a pleasing scene. I love waterfalls and feel that they so lend themselves to photography and to experimentation. My personal preference is for high speed where possible so that each droplet of water is captured but 'milky flows' are very attractive and you have achieved a delightful scene here. This is presumably one of the sources of water that added to the disasterous Lynmouth flooding in the 1950s - it looks all innocence now!
Take-a-View 15 293 5 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 10:42PM
Personally I like the tight crop; focussing attention on the rush of water and nothing else to distract the eye.
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 10:51PM
Smile thank you! Much appreciated x x
NobbytheNobster 10 33 5 England
18 Oct 2010 1:02PM
This is a lovely shot Lianna, have you tried a neutral density filter? these work really well for waterfalls etc or try a polarizing filter with or without a neatrul density filter, this way you can use a slower shutter speed without the sky becoming blown out!
Hope this helps Smile
Well done....Ricky.
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 4:41PM
Cheers Ricky. I have polariser but not the other! Unfortunately no waterfalls near me to try it on, but will have a play about when the sea gets rougher Smile x
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4045 Canada
19 Oct 2010 2:52PM
Its a very good shot. Theres a few tweaks to improve it, but overall it works. It does focus on the water obviously, so the tight framing works if you think of it in the context of a water flow study, rather than a waterfall, when you would expect to see more context. it can even work with the leaves removed altogether as an abstract.

Theres a good point above about an ND grad filter which helps in longer exposures when the top of the image is a lot brighter than the bottom.

What helps this in post processing is to tone down the very bright areas, - which I did using the highlight tool in CS4. I also increased sharpness and contrast, and increased colour saturation in the water only to bring out the green. Its a similar track that wideangler is on with the first mod, with the different being that I increased contrast by darkening the blacks.

Hope this helps, and gives you some ideas,


ianrobinson 10 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2010 12:25AM
great image and the crop is nice it adds interest and gives you a feeling of wanting more.
try a tinting filter to take away the glare as mentioned earlier it works for me,
its really good for all those really light glare moments we all have with photography.
filters are a piece of magic.

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