TOLady said:Beautiful silky shots, Craig, however, I notice that some of your shots seem to lean a touch to the right?
I just love waterfall pics - what exposure did you use on these - you've captured them beautifullly.
Thankyou Joel. exposed to the right as possible without blow out. it was partly cloudy. Processed inACR.increased brightnes and backed off the contrast some while raw to open the shadows some. Then open as psd and use a soft lighght/bightness/contrast layer. sometimes a minor bump right in the middle with curves. I don't use the S&H command too much. it can look too hoaky to me somtimes.jkamphof said:Very nice, I also really like number four. Did you do any highlight or shadow adjustment (or D-Lighting)? The exposure is great.
Thankyou Gale .I agree they could use a little more snap. I was tired when processing did not take my usaul anal time with them last night.Gale said:Beautiful images for sure.
Think I would play with paint with light and give a bit more pop and character.
I have noticed my images on the net get a bit dulled. So this just very well might be the case..
Final test is in the print and would they sell.
Sell ?? yeah I definately think so.
tamachan said:I love this last picture... but I prefer a little more contrasty images. Here's the same picture from CS that I selected the shadows (CTRL-ALT-~, CTRL-SHFT-I, CTRL-J, USM 30-60-6) and applied USM in a separate layer. I then adjusted the opacity to my liking -- 65%.
Since it's a 'wet' picture, the added contrast should add more pop. Also, I like to have the rocks on the sides to stand out more to frame the falls.
This was just a quick adjustment... techniques vary, but you know how that goes...
Thankyou Chbar for your compliment. The tilted appearence of the first shot is skewed perspective. if you rotate the image so the mid platform is level the waterfall will tilt in an unatural manner an appear to defy gravity. not much I can do. would have to shoot this particular composition with a view camera that allows good tilt and shift movement to get it visually correct.chbar said:I like the saturation and the silky white curtains. These are surprising, when you notice that the leaves and twigs do not show sign of movement. Just great. I prefer all in all the originals for their detailed and full range. The tilt on the first and second posts is a bit annoying. Great light and superb exposure.