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Looking into the falls
Looking into the falls

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2007

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09/14/2007 05:02:38 PM
Wow, 60 views and no input on this as you had requested!

I like that there is a fairly rich range of tones in this image. However, the exposure was long enough to lose detail in the highlight areas. I think, perhaps, a shorter exposure would have helped. In another way, too, lessening the exposure would change the jagged shape of the white water in the lower pool.

The composition is not pleasing to me. I think the boulder on the right acts more as a block to the rest of the image than a leading line and I would be tempted to crop it severely. The main feature is very centered making a dynamic subject static. Because of that, I don't think merely cropping would really help in this case...a different angle upon taking the shot probably would.

This also doesn't strike me as a good candidate for horizontal arrangement. The subject and motion are vertical so, in this frame, the water begins from nowhere and flows into the bottom of the frame. The flow is also broken by the rock at the base of the first "landing"...Follow the water down, then stop, look left, continue...see? Broken.

So, overall, there are pleasing tones but some areas seem improperly exposed, the subject has potential but the composition stands in the way of realizing it.

Now that I've offered a harsh critique perhaps some other folks will come along and tell us why I'm wrong. :)

edit: while i was writing there were 14 more views and 2 comments :)

Message edited by author 2007-09-14 17:03:21.
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09/14/2007 04:52:29 PM
I have never been a big fan of waterfall shots in B&W. Although, this is a really good setting for one, the rocks add a real nice "texture" to the overall image, which is more or less why this would work as a good B&W image. The blown out spot at the top of the fall is very distracting, it was the first thing my eye went to when I pulled up the image- that might also be that I shoot alot of waterfalls and that is the most common spot I find my blowouts. I would be nice to see a little more detail in the fall itself.
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09/14/2007 04:47:33 PM
It's a nice shot of what seems like a secret waterfall, a hidden scene of some sort. Seems a bit on the dark side on my monitor. What does the color version look like, if you have one? THe water seems a bit hot to me. All in all, it's a nice shot!
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