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Thread: Peaceful flowing water

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    Default Peaceful flowing water

    New user here =D

    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Lighting and composition
    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    a very "peaceful" feeling
    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    was out with a happy mood
    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    i think that the stone infront is quite extra?

    thanks =D

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    Default Re: Peaceful flowing water

    Lighting wise, pretty uniform. Nothing bad, but nothing good too.

    Composition wise, the stream flowing out via the bottom right corner is good. But the mini waterfall's right in the middle. Not very effective i feel. Also, maybe just crop away that little bit of sky at the top.

    Can be even more peaceful if you use an even slower shutterspeed to smooth out the water.

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    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
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    Default Re: Peaceful flowing water

    I see a lot of rocks, rework you composition

    lighting wise, it is flat, increase contrast will help
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    Default Re: Peaceful flowing water

    thanks =D will work on it thanks!!

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    i need to feel the peace.... and the water.... nice veil effect but less of the rocks pls

    the camera seemed to be taking a general exposure reading

    if possible to re-do I'd suggest using a ND that reduces the light by another 4 to 8 stops .... get up close to the water and plants and expose for the whites of the water
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close

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    Less rocks, zoom in more to the waterfall. A CPL would help to bring in better contrast and colours and cutting away unwanted reflections

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    its a nice capture actually.. you just need to work a bit on the processing.. add a bit of drama to the picture to make the image snap and make it more compelling.
    Last edited by laposto; 20th February 2010 at 06:51 PM.

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    I prefer no PP by looking the the above, just me.

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    Default Re: Peaceful flowing water

    Peaceful water should show horizontal flow, not vertical.


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