A dry April


loadoftripe

Link Posted 28/04/2022 - 14:54
In search of water as I wanted a waterfall to photo, so to Shaugh Prior on the south west of Dartmoor. Always some water here thankfully. Not a great waterfall but at least some tumbling down over the rocks, any comments appreciated
K1 mkII and DA*11-18 with a ND4. Mainly 18mm and 1/4 sec, possibly up to f11 /& f16 too,

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2. different angle;

loadoftripe

Link Posted 30/04/2022 - 12:15
I have polished the first picture for the blown highlights, (hopefully not a turd )
Any comments appreciated, the original was probably blown' by using gimp, this one is cleaned up properly I hope by using Rawtherapee. Still learning, this is my first waterfall shot on digital and any help accepted.


JAK

Link Posted 30/04/2022 - 21:03
Couldn't you have moved the tree trunk to one side before you pressed the shutter!?
John K

loadoftripe

Link Posted 01/05/2022 - 10:52
"Couldn't you have moved the tree trunk to one side before you pressed the shutter!? "

Ah, I don't possess the brawn to have transported it Seriously though I know it may not be to everyone's taste but I saw this scene and went immediately to it, wanting the tree trunk in. Perhaps my mistake but I prefer it there, but it's obviously a distraction! You live and learn.
Thank you for your comment

K10D

Link Posted 01/05/2022 - 10:58
loadoftripe wrote:
"Couldn't you have moved the tree trunk to one side before you pressed the shutter!? "

Ah, I don't possess the brawn to have transported it Seriously though I know it may not be to everyone's taste but I saw this scene and went immediately to it, wanting the tree trunk in. Perhaps my mistake but I prefer it there, but it's obviously a distraction! You live and learn.
Thank you for your comment

It is what it is. Natural. There's a huge tree trunk at Richmond falls that has changed the "normal" usual scene, As with your situation, too big to move without risk to yourself and kit. So it becomes a true record of the scene.

Second image works for me as the tree trunk draws you into the water.

Best regards

loadoftripe

Link Posted 01/05/2022 - 11:02
Thank you K10D for the comments, cheers.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 02/05/2022 - 09:22
Agree with the above. As a rule you leave the open space as you found it. You can adjust the image using your feet for differing the composition to remove or reduce distractions but in this case it looks like no matter how much walking about you did, that isn't gonna change that fallen tree.

Personally I like it, I think it acts like a finger, pointing to the subject and aids the composition.

As a whole the framing is good, I like it.

Plus, if you have burnt highlights, take another image under exposed. This way your bright highlight area will be correct, then just open as layers and paint the new less bright area in
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