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Bog River Falls
Bog River Falls

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Bog River Falls
Date: Feb 26, 2012
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2012

A 3-exposure (-2 ev/0/+2 ev) HDR merged and tonemapped with Photomatix. My first attempt at HDR.

Place: 159 out of 296
Avg (all users): 5.7703
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.7212
Avg (non-participants): 5.8864
Views since voting: 301
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 148
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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03/10/2012 09:23:54 PM
Hello from the Critique Club.

This is a difficult image for me to Critique mainly because I like it and can't honestly find much to improve upon.

Lets start at the top, the tree framing the top left is very nice but maybe the cloud on the right could be more white? I like the snowbound trees in the mid ground and they add depth to the image but think I'd like to see more focus/sharpness in the small falls as (for me) they should be the center point of the image.

The snow in the midground has a great exposure and with some lovely shadows. The foreground water works well in this image for me and not overly blurred (something I tend to do).

I think the overall exposure is spot on but sat here with my 2 pieces of cardboard I'm wondering if cropping out most of the sky would have helped your score (though losing the framing branches).

Free studies can be tough but I do think 5.7 is underscored, I didn't vote in this challenge but would have gone with a 7.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2012 09:43:45 PM
How I miss the beauty of the melting snow .. thanks for the visual .. 7
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03/07/2012 06:35:00 PM
Beautiful shot.
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03/07/2012 02:48:03 PM
Beautiful dappled light!
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03/07/2012 02:10:51 PM
That looks really cold but worth it to get a photograph like this. I like that you have created the motion blur in the water without making the water look like a mist
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03/06/2012 09:47:44 PM
nice image with some nice light falling on the water and the trees
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03/05/2012 02:38:45 PM
Good composition good capture of the running river maybe a slower speed or use a ND filter too give the running water some better effect ..Well done
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03/01/2012 01:02:26 PM
the light makes this, beautiful spot
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03/01/2012 11:09:55 AM
A very scenic place to be. This photograph makes me want to visit. It's calming in its nature. And the hint of sunlight spread here and there add interest. Very nice shot.
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03/01/2012 06:46:10 AM
Gives a magical feel the way the light touches here and there. Nice.
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