Cedar Creek Cascades - #2

Another from my Cedar Creek session the other afternoon. This shot was also somewhat precarious with the camera about 6 inches from the water.

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View all photos taken: Monday, 29th October 2007, This photo: 3:23pm

Previous Photo: Moonrise

Comments

  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    I actually prefer this to the latest one posted David. Simply because I think the exposure is spot on. Love that foam. Like a Latte top.
  • David de Groot said:
    What I really needed for the other shot was a graduated neutral density filter. I'm not 100% happy with the foliage in the upper portion of the image, but the falls themselves are very silky.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Or CS2 or 3 using the Shadows/Highlights tool. I guess you could dupe the layer and darken it till happy with the foliage (I agree with the foliage issue you mentioned) Then add a layer mask and paint the area around the foliage back to normal. This would fix it David. Otherwise I agree it has a lovely look about the rocks and the falls.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    In this one you have done a beautiful job of selecting the right settings. I noticed you had the settings on manual. Way to scary for me. I venture out to Ap priority and if required shutter priority, but manual.....never LOL.
    I also mentioned of late. In particular my recent Melbourne trip where I was really not used to their light, I set my trust in auto and it did a far better job that me in most instances. The ones I botched no one will ever know I took LOL.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Oh yes, I have a polarizer filter I must dig out for summer. May need to buy another as I don't think it will fit the Sigma lens.
    I'm a lot happier with the lens now I have come to realize the image it produces is way, way different to a canon lens. More soft and painterly I reckon. But you know me I'm no techy.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well true, I could selectively post-process. I usually don't, preferring just a few quick edits in Lightroom.

    As for the manual mode, I tend to use that a lot with the 10-20 as I can get consistently better results than the Av mode, and I put that down to the camera's light meter not handling the ultra-wide field of view this lens provides. I also use manual on the 50mm when I'm shooting a lot under the same light conditions, it's set and forget most of the time ;-)

    I have two polarizers, one 77mm for the 10-20 lens, and one 58mm for the 18-55 but I've got a step down ring to use that on the 50. However, the 50 doesn't focus correctly with the polarizer on.
  • photo by Alison said:
    I like the composition of this one... lovely light and angle. And yes, very smooth water. Beautiful shot, David! Don't know if I'd risk my camera for it though....
  • David de Groot said:
    Well risking the camera wasn't the plan ;-)

    I've put up an edited version on Ipernity, but pasted it in the comments of the other shot. I think it's better, but I'm no longer convinced the original was as good as I'd planned.
  • Adrian in Japan said:
    This is a superb shot. Well framed and beautifully crisp. I am a big fan of waterfall shots, and this is a great one!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) It wasn't the shot I wanted but given I almost fell in with the camera, it was good enough. I'm hoping it will rain enough to make these more impressive soon.
  • photo by Alison said:
    did you get rain today? We did! ...woohoo!
  • David de Groot said:
    No rain today Alison, I was hoping for some, but nothing's come of it yet.
  • photo by Alison said:
    It's gotta come soon... :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Hopefully :)