Another Waterfall from Hareshaw Linn


tyronet2000

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 18:59
This is the first waterfall on route to the main one. Just trying to get started with LR5/PE8 so C&C's welcome



Regards
Stan

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Glowingblue

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 19:13
Immaculate composition

McGregNi

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 19:16
That's a great start then Stan, both the taking of the shot and processing It all looks very natural, good exposure (the brightest part of the water is the white-point), and you've kept detail on all the rocks apart from the darkest shadow areas which don't matter.

I'd probably crop a bit off the top and the RH side, just to tighten it up. Processing -wise, well I can't think of anything to say ... and I usually can!
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PeterKR

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 19:39
McGregNi wrote:
That's a great start then Stan, both the taking of the shot and processing It all looks very natural, good exposure (the brightest part of the water is the white-point), and you've kept detail on all the rocks apart from the darkest shadow areas which don't matter.

I'd probably crop a bit off the top and the RH side, just to tighten it up. Processing -wise, well I can't think of anything to say ... and I usually can!

I'll go along with those comments - great compo AND good PP.
However, I think I'll disagree with Nigel on this occasion as regards the cropping ? I can see why the right side is left there to include the side fall.

Good work
Best regards
Peter
Last Edited by PeterKR on 06/05/2014 - 19:40

McGregNi

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 19:46
Oh come on I guess thats a good point, its a little bit of extra interest over there on the right, but does it add much? I feel the whole thing would be stronger if the bulk of the main falls was more off-centre, and the upper parts just pull the eye up needlessly ....
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 06/05/2014 - 19:47

Blythman

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 19:57
Nice processing Stan. I was going to agree with Nigel re the secondary fall on the RH side, thinking it weakened the composition.

However I then scrolled the page to crop out the rock right in the front middle, and I now think its this that weakens it. I don't know if it splits the image in two. Without it the rocks that now form the foreground give a lead in to the RH side.

Then again I could be talking rubbish
Alan


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McGregNi

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 20:02
Alan, that was lucky you didn't jump in agreeing with me too quickly I like it also without the very front rock, but that does then unbalance the top edge with a lot of foliage there. Would changing the aspect ratio to wider (by trimming top & bottom) be the ideal solution?
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Stuey

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 20:32
I like it Stan
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 20:57
Here is a cropped version.
RH cropped, Top cropped so top of waterfall is on the third, Base cropped off first boulder.



Regards
Stan

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PeterKR

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 21:16
OK, Nigel - I give in ! THIS version certainly appears more of an artistic composition. There is nothing to distract the eye from the main feature.

However, I liked the original for it's true record of what the falls looked like !

Whatever, good work, Stan

Peter

McGregNi

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 21:24
I'm sure there are other ways of showing both parts of the falls - maybe a straighter-on viewpoint? I'm sure Stan will be able to experiment on a further visit. Or would it work simply as a wider panorama shape, keeping the right side but just less top and the bottom as in this new version?

Its a testimony to the shot that it can take such adjustments!
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 06/05/2014 - 21:24

tyronet2000

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 22:10
Thanks for all the constructive comments. I don't think I'll be going back there for a while, my knees are still giving me gyp
Regards
Stan

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 22:56
A different view with some boring boulders



Regards
Stan

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McGregNi

Link Posted 06/05/2014 - 23:44
I think there's great value in the wider-view 'sense of place' type shots within a series, so thanks for showing that for those of us who don't know the spot.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 07/05/2014 - 09:08
McGregNi wrote:
I think there's great value in the wider-view 'sense of place' type shots within a series, so thanks for showing that for those of us who don't know the spot.

Thanks Nigel.

I'm sure there are some good shots to be had. The path is about two miles from end to end and can be heavy going in places depending on fitness etc. In my mind I can see shots I perhaps should have taken and others I should have made a bit better job of. hindsight is a wonderful thing and were I to go back it would be earlier in the day, mid-week, and spend a little longer at possible sites. Definitely not forgetting the Cream Tea at the end in the Carriages Tea Room, something to look forward to
Regards
Stan

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