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By ade_mcfade      
Alternative crops of this in the MODS section

When you're in Goredale Scar there's usually only one way to point the camera and that's at the waterfalls, but when the light bobbed thruogh the clouds, I quickly got this HDR at 15mm to get the lovely greens in the shot, before they disappered.

I've done 3 crops of this, this is the biggest and I like it cause of the water at the bottom, but think it may have the stone a little too central.... not sure, I think it works as it is, but will include 2 other crops in the mods to see what you, the jury, think.


comments on the HDR appreciated.... slowly getting to grips with it, less exposure than yesterdays by lowering the "white clip" and "luminocity" quite a bit.

Tags: Cold Yorkshire Tarn Fence Dales Hdr Malham tarn Landscape and travel Malham07 Skipton Goredale scar

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23 Jan 2007 6:52PM
Hi Ade
Another great shot from your Sunday trip to Gordale. The light looks amazing and I am now gutted that I called it a day at lunchtime!

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msnapz 11 74
23 Jan 2007 7:03PM
What amazing light on those hills.
ian.daisley 13 96 6 England
23 Jan 2007 7:19PM
Works well and composition is nice also.
Overall balance looks good to me.
Cheers, Ian.
I think you got it bang to right Ade, this is the crop for me. The composition is fine, the weight of the boulder is near centre maybe but it works. The colours around the gorge are very special indeed and the light brings out all sorts of detail right down into the FG water, which has just enough movement to make it look real.
A great shot my friend with fine light and the very special Ade McFade treatment.

All the very best
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
23 Jan 2007 7:23PM
The crop you've got here is the most successful for me Ade. Took me a while to figure out where this was exactly but now I know.

Has a somewhat surreal feel to it with the light on the distant slopes, almost like some scenes from the LOTR films. Works for me though.

Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
23 Jan 2007 7:49PM
Trust me to be awkward but although all the compositions work for me I like the first one in the mods best. I think the edge of the gorge is better on the one in the gallery though LOL Sandra
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
23 Jan 2007 7:59PM
cheers for taking time for these detailed comments folks - for me it's either this or mod 1, so we're all pretty much agreed there Smile

think I may get this one blown up to a 20 by 30 inch print for the hell of it!
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 8:09PM
Rules are rules and as such are made to be broken, when and if you feel it's right. Yes this works. It is different, I doubt that many have caught this from a similar POV.
wamp 11 276 8 England
23 Jan 2007 8:20PM
Nice comp, I like the detail that can be seen throughout and the linghting really adds to the image

stevenj 14 2.0k England
23 Jan 2007 9:23PM
See, yuo CAN do HDR mate!

It's got plenty of impact and this crop is the best. Stone centrally placed is ideal, there's lots of detail in it - enough for it to be a focal point almost!

Sky looks better than when we were there the other week - clouds make it so much better than just plain bright blue!

Blow it up, it'll look good!

PS - is this on top of the falls?
User_Removed Junior Member 11 51
23 Jan 2007 9:27PM
Subtle differences Adrian but I like this the best. I think it is down to the balance between immediate foreground and the rock. It splits the layers into equal thirds making it easy on the eye. Nice image.

viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 9:29PM
The light on the rocks and the hillside is really beautiful.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
23 Jan 2007 9:34PM

I'm just uploading an A3 version to photobox - it'll be in a public gallery if anyone wants a copy Smile

I've got 20 by 30 inch shots but never get them out as they are too hard to handle and no one ever has enough room to put them on their walls!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
23 Jan 2007 11:03PM
Beautiful lighting and depth to this image.Want to step into this scene Adrian. Ron.
ripleysalien Plus
11 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2007 7:13AM
Damn late again, great shot, Dosnt look HDR but thats the point i guess. Cracking.

24 Jan 2007 8:24AM
Love this viewpoint, maybe because it's different from the others but it is a lovely view and you have captured it well.
Tandberg 14 1.2k 2 England
24 Jan 2007 8:54AM
Got to say Ade
Its a cracker for me
The comp and the flow of water are just right and as paul says the colours are almost sureal and very enjoyable to view! At first i thought where is is? and then "bang" you realize where it is....
So far its the best from here and the Hdr has worked a treat..

How many exposures is this from

My longest comment this on Epz mate and i do not mind when the image is as good as this

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Jan 2007 11:52AM
cracker.....remember to take the E out of Gordale when you hang it in the gallery old boy.

the trick with HDR I've found is be clever with the adjustments - you are always better than default and the slider all the way to eleven.
24 Jan 2007 12:57PM
Stunning shot, great light.
juldon 14 78 England
24 Jan 2007 6:05PM
Oops late again, a very well deserved HC Ade.

I like the sense of scale on this one with the trees and the lighting just arrived at the right time.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
24 Jan 2007 7:12PM
wow - a HDR with a HC!

cheers Pete

been in an all day meeting today so only jst spotted this Smile

ta for the coments everyone.

it's a shot with 5 of 7 exposures, each 2 stops apart. The really dark and really bright ones were not worth keeping.

the viewpoint was dictated by the sudden outbreak of sun! we'd been sat in the car with the windscreen wipers on for 10 minutes when we got there - just playing with the angle finder.

got some more HDR's to come... though goig traditional today :=)
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2007 8:20PM
Its a super, strong image Ade. Well done on the HC.

Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2007 12:21PM
All been said above, so a *click* from me cos I like it.
sooty 36 13 14 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 11:28PM
Almost missed this one. Great comp and the lighting and colours are spot on. Very nice shot.
28 Jan 2007 1:07PM
I don't what this HDR is all about, but the wide-angle perspective it produces, is impressive. A bit like a fish-eye view, without the curved distortion.

Love the colours, and close-up smooth flow of the water over the rocks.
The glimpes of sky, perfectly creates a real sense of being there.
IRaddict 14 34
2 Feb 2007 9:19PM
Grand take, for me this is the best view of the Scar, I tried this shot years ago but failed miserably because of the high contrast.
HDR looks sound and the comp feels very good to me.
I'm looking forward to trying this HDR now I've updated my OS.

What software you using BTW?

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