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Desolation in HDR

By ade_mcfade      
There's something about a new technique or toy that makes an old and familiar location a completely different experience to the last visit.

This was on Sunday at about 11:30 and my first attempt at HDR at the place, and also more exitingly, the first with an angle viewer

Also, I'd never seen icicles on the thing either.

You can just about make them out on the middle of the flows.

I've started taking 5 shots of every HDR so batch processing is easier, so it's over 10 stops here - any more I've found doens't really add that much in most situations, though there are exceptions of course.

Not a great deal in CS, though added contrast and a little dodge and burn here and there.

what a few weeks or waterfall worship I've had.

Loads of other stuff - but these really stand out of the pile

Tags: Bolton abbey Hdr Desolation Wharf Bolton priory Landscape and travel Desolation valley

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C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
5 Feb 2007 7:56PM
Incredible Ade - like a painting...

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Geegiana82 10 4 England
5 Feb 2007 7:56PM
I love this! great colour!
Geegiana82 10 4 England
5 Feb 2007 7:58PM
I love the movement and colour in this. There is something about this image I really love, i don't know if it's the angle or what but there are a lot of waterfall images on this site and this one really caught my eye
ESP 10 26 England
5 Feb 2007 7:58PM

Excellent shot ...and what you've done with it......Amazing!

sneazy 12 74 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 7:58PM
The technique works really well here. Well executed image...

phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 8:00PM
Beautiful waterfall and excellent colours,great work here.

looboss 10 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 8:00PM
LOVELY!! Smile
Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 8:02PM
Wonderful work Ade, exquisite light and textures.
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
5 Feb 2007 8:03PM
nicely done Ade

Take-a-View 13 293 5 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 8:08PM
5 Feb 2007 8:10PM
stacks of detail Ade.

Stewy Plus
10 102 2 England
5 Feb 2007 8:10PM
Really good.

HDR at it's best.

AidanT 10 49 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 8:10PM
Love the golden colour of the boulders in the lower part of the stream.
5 Feb 2007 8:16PM
Another great shot Ade - and another waterfall...
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
5 Feb 2007 8:24PM
cheers everyone

I had little faith in HDR after the first few outings....

just stick with it kids, it comes with a few practices and you get to realise which scenes will benefit...

I'm certainly getting a lot of waterfall shots in - but they are of different falls Smile


ann_g 12 19 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 8:27PM
This is excellent, beautiful work, large view really shows off its beauty.

Ann Smile
Carl40 11 18 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 8:30PM
Wonderful looking image.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
5 Feb 2007 8:52PM
I for one, certainly find it difficult to find fault with this one Ade. Even the sky looks right which is an achievement in itself.

Nice composition and some fabulous detail throughout.

Congrats on the HC too mate, well deserved.

juldon 13 78 England
5 Feb 2007 8:57PM
Well an HC and I must say well deserved.

I love this but you know what that means Ade! Many questions lol.

The picture is fab and just has to be viewed large to be appreciated.

NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
5 Feb 2007 9:23PM
Best landscape image I think I've seen here, blown away by this.
MarkT 12 119 2 England
5 Feb 2007 9:42PM
Congrats on the HC - Superb work.

stevenj 13 2.0k England
5 Feb 2007 9:45PM
Buckets of wide ranging colour - pretty good Ade! Congrats on the old HC mate, HDR pays off in the end!

Steven :o)

PS - have you left any waterfalls for the rest of us?! ;o)
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
5 Feb 2007 9:48PM
I hear there are a few in Wensleydale that I've not seen Steven Smile

This one's not that much further for you than Malham....
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 9:58PM
very very nice, well done
bricjen 10 United States
5 Feb 2007 10:11PM
This is such an amazing place! Great capture!
garymc 11 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2007 11:39PM
an excellent image, really like the treatment you gave this.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
6 Feb 2007 2:50AM
It is like seeing it with new eyes, isn't it? This one has a soft focus effect to it. Congrats on the HC!

Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
6 Feb 2007 8:24AM
Its the colour and the feel Ade that i like..

Grand shot all round mate
nuts 10 Netherlands
6 Feb 2007 9:56AM
gr8 capture nice colors and compo and exposure grt aj
Chriscj 11 96 1 England
6 Feb 2007 12:18PM
Beautiful detail throughout. Looks like a painting. Congrats on your HC.

paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 9:03PM
Nice job, this

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