Waterfall Country


thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 18:06
Spent some time in the area around the Vale of Neath, often referred to as "Waterfall Country", at the bottom of the Brecon Beacons in late winter/early spring. Here are some of the results... all K3/K3 II, 55-300, 17-70...

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All thoughts, observations, comments etc gratefully received as ever...

Best
Bill

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McGregNi

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 19:11
10 and 11 hit the spot for me, really because they give a sense of the location and nature of the beast (I can truly feel the force, the chill and the air pressure from those ones!) ... excellent.

The others, whilst showing some nice lines and shapes, have that sense of constriction and claustrophobia I've mentioned before, and perhaps needed some stronger light (?).
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Mag07

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 19:24
Fantastically dynamic.
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derek897

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 19:39
No 1 reminds me of a pint of Guinness settling

Of the isolation shots, 1, 2,3,5,6 and 7 really work for me, with 2 being my pick.
I have tried and failed miserably to emulate this type of shot in the past, just can't get it. The movement in the water coupled with the light and inky blacks just nails it.

Of the set, no 10 is just fantastic, not much more to say about that one.
Followed closely by 11.
Fantastic set, if I ever get over the pond again I might try and visit that area.

Derek
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Nigelk

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 20:36
A lovely set, I like all of them.
No.2. The light brings this one to life, brings out the colours.
No.3 Black and Tan. Great shapes, forms and patterns with a strong diagonal.
No.13 It works, it just works really well, well framed composition.

Love them all really.
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Nigel

nocturnal

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 21:54
I like most of them. A square matrix set of prints would look good and facilitate the theme, maybe in monochrome to make them even more of a theme?
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alfpics

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 22:11
A great set. No 10 is my favourite, although I like the randomness/ softness of no 5 and also no. 2 with its little sparkle/ spalsh of water on lhs.
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richandfleur

Link Posted 30/04/2017 - 22:53
Wow!

How please?

MrB

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 00:27
I prefer those shots that have a bit less blur, and number 11 is my overall favourite.

Cheers.
Philip

DaveKitson

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 00:52
Lovely set of images..

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 01:29
I like 6 for its pure simplicity (but all of them are first rate)
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senn

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 08:40
wonderful set here; .. particularly like 2, 8 and 11
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 08:45
Superb vision to see the potential of these images at the creating stage - really not easy to do! I've got the odd accidental or partly planned OOF image that has worked quite well but these are clearly not happy accidents

From the comments it's clear that different shots appeal to different viewers, which is why it's a good idea to include so many images. As with much of your other work they are screaming "large" and "prints" to me, picking favourites is usually difficult as your standards are so high but this time there is one shot that is near perfect in my eyes - No.5 - it almost conveys Turner style brush strokes for me

Thanks for sharing Bill
LennyBloke

pschlute

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 11:23
Great collection...2+3 are hits for me, but I think 10 captures a mystical mood and so is my favorite
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davidtrout

Link Posted 01/05/2017 - 12:24
# 2, 7, 11, and 13 are the standouts for me - particularly #11 which has great beauty. Surely this one would be a contender for a future POTW except I think only Gallery pictures can be selected for that.
David.
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