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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Djarum, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Was going through some more of my pictures from North Carolina...

    Took this one with one leg of the tripod in the creek:eek:





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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Looks ok DJ. I'm not one to offer an opinion or even make a suggestion. I certainly would never do that .... far be it from me to even plant a seed of an opinion.... Not me Sir!
    Don
     
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  3. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    This was a really tough shot. I'm not an acrobat, and thats what it took to get it.

    Any suggestions would be wonderful.
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    In the history of western culture, there is a rumor that only 5 images were meant to be in b&w. DJ, I think we just found the sixth. By converting this image to b&w, you could be setting the course for all photographers to follow us in history to come.
    It's a huge responsibility DJ but I think your and you alone can handle the task.

    This post comes on a Sat nite after a few shots to relax the weary head of the shooter...
     
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  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    A very nice cascade! Waterfalls are among my favorite subjects.
     
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  6. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    What he said. I suspect that a B&W of this great shot will make it spectacular.

    Oh - and make a print of this one. Please.

    On the other hand, I've had a few shots too, so take that into account...
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Try it, Jason - humor the old Shooter and some o' the rest of us.

    It's a beautiful cascade you've captured here.
     
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  8. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I will when I can. Sorry its taken so long to get back. I've been out all day with the misses shopping, LOL.

    I have made a print, but ran into a few problems with windows printer driver conversion.
     
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  9. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    SS,

    My good man, I think you are right about the B+W. I think it needs more tweeking, but I do like it.

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    This is the original image here:

    https://www.mu-43.com/gallery/data/500/medium/P9293791.JPG


    Because of the precarious spot I was in, its obvious that the image was not lined up exactly. I had to do some rotation in the image to get it to look like the one I posted.
     
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  10. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, the B&W is very nice.

    May I make a tiny suggestion? Just for your consideration. Try cropping a bit off the bottom. There is a 'natural' horizontal line there. Cropped to cut off most ( but not all) of the large rock I sense the direction in which the eye is drawn is even more powerful.

    Nicely made photograph just as it is.
     
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  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    It's Alive.... It's Alive......!
    It's starting to breathe......
    We are all holding our breath untill you finish it...
     
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  12. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    That's a beautiful shot!

    All the best,

    Colin
     
  13. I reckon crop the bottom to make it a square format, increase the contrast, and you're there. Nice work.
     
  14. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    OK. Pass the bottle. :rolleyes: :smile:
     
  15. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I was playing with it earlier, and I just couldn't bring myself to make it square. The flow of the water really needs something I think longer than square, at least 4:3.

    I realize the rock on the left is a tad distracting, but in some ways I think it grounds the picture a little.
     
  16. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I would continue to work on the first image as well - the rocks seem to have more substance in color - the moss adds some life (literally) to the picture.
     
  17. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Narnia,

    I agree. I think a slight boost in saturation might fix it. Hopefully I can do some playing when I get home.