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Lower Falls at Aysgarth

By ade_mcfade      
Not really sure what category this one should go into... I was looking at Paul Indigo's BLOG earlier and he had a list of 88 different ones (and is looking for more incidentally - mail him if you can think of any)

I digress...

Lower falls at Aysgarth, below the falls in fact - climbed down the little crevice and slipped and slided up to the falls themselvs to get a few shots.

Going for something a little different, so made a stab at getting the bright green mosses in there as a balance to the silky water.

Had 5 stops of grad diagonally over the waterfalls to get the greens to come up. the far side was totally black of course, so played with a curves layer to see if there was any detail lurking in the dark - and by god, there was loads. Got to love the sensor on that 5D - the thing is pure magic.

3.2 secs & F11

Tags: Specialist and abstract

Voters: TheImagepoint, draxwayze, tepot and 51 more

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tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
3 May 2006 10:09AM
if the colours and detail here are due to the 5D sensor, then i have no choice but to save for one, absolutely stunning Ade.

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draxwayze 14 74
3 May 2006 10:09AM
Well, I'll have to stay with my Coolpix 5400, for now Andy. But this is a nice shot, however you classify it. Gotta love the textures to both sides of the falls.
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 10:11AM
Beautiful photo. Love the moving water

Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
3 May 2006 10:14AM
Another cracking shot.

juldon 15 78 England
3 May 2006 10:16AM
Fantastic colours and the water looks fab as well.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
3 May 2006 10:16AM
there is a 1500 pixel version elsewhere but I will be turned into a pillar of salt if I mention its location.


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I think i've oversharpened this a little, the greens are a bit harsher than they should be

Toppix 13 56 1 England
3 May 2006 10:16AM
Excellent detail. Lovely colours. The water effect finishes it off very well.
John_Frid 12 514 57 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 10:29AM
A lovely photo with a real sense of depth and movement.
tonyjf 12 Ireland
3 May 2006 10:32AM
beautiful shot. great exposure.
rania 14 1
3 May 2006 10:35AM
Absolutely superb...and thanks for the explanation and the technical info. I am learning a fair bit! (though still don't have the software)
PeterBee 12 35 5 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 10:40AM
Excellent movement captured - you've balanced the tones very well too (was interested by your explanation - thanks for that)
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
3 May 2006 10:51AM
awesome Adrian!

MarkT 13 119 2 England
3 May 2006 10:58AM
Excellent exposure, colours and comp.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
3 May 2006 11:06AM
Lovely capture Ade, maybe just a fraction oversharpened but a stunning image all the same.

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
3 May 2006 11:44AM
Great capture superb moving water
vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 11:52AM
this is absolutely superb shot with excellent details and colour - well photographed

GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
3 May 2006 12:31PM
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
3 May 2006 1:36PM
wonderful work Ade, nicely done mate.

martinproe 12 293 5 England
3 May 2006 1:46PM
THis is a terrific shot of this place. wonderful deep colors around a terrific exposure on the water.
chrisfroud 13 521
3 May 2006 2:31PM
Stunning colours - well captured! Photos like this make me want a 5D Smile
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
3 May 2006 8:33PM
Textbook perfect.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 9:43PM
Superb work Ade, Congrats on the HC - thoroughly deserved.
AlanBW 12 20 England
3 May 2006 10:51PM
Congrats on the HC - this is superb
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
4 May 2006 1:26AM
thanks everyone - was really pleased with this one so glad it's gone down well on here

may even splash out on a nice big print of it.

I'd say that if you're yoying with the idea of a 5D and have the cash, stop delaying and get one. If you're not convinced, as Big Bri - he's over the moon with his as well.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
4 May 2006 3:28AM
An extremely accomplished image. great in every detail.
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
4 May 2006 7:06AM
How about putting this in the 'intimate flowing waterfall with rocks' category? I don't remember seeing that one in there!

I love my 5D so far. Unfortunately, in the three weeks since I bought it, I have not seen a single cloud other than some coastal fog. Great weather but bad light for photography. I am getting the urge to retake every shot I've uploaded so far just for the higher quality.

Not only are there more pixels, but each one has less noise and quality of each is much improved!

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
4 May 2006 1:52PM
me too patrick - I compare the 10D shots of aysgarth from a year or 2 ago and just can't believe the difference.

I have learned a hell of a lot since then, not all down to the cameras, but the level of detail you get from a bit of L and a 5D is just astounding. probably too much for my needs, though I do hope to get some of these things sold when I get my arse in gear, so who knows Smile

but for my own satisfaction, the only other camera I'd thik of right now (relistically) is a 1Ds II, nothing else would interest me.
liparig 13 233 United States
4 May 2006 3:01PM
fantastic waterfalls shot
LauraD 12 1
14 May 2006 12:06PM
Love the movement of the water!! Finally got my hands on a decent slr digital and took my first slow shutter water shots today. This is wonderful thou, especially with the contrast in reds, white and green!!
NorthernEdge 13 535 England
21 May 2006 8:28AM
best shot I've seen of these falls. very impressive!


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