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Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago
First time shooting waterfalls today. Had to sneak through a target range to get to the creek, but it's worth it. For about a kilometer at five meter intervals there are small waterfalls.
Was a bit too bright today to effectively use low shutter speeds, but not bright enough to freeze the action. Will either have to come at down for soft, dreamy waterfalls, or noon for those freezes.
Anyway, fairly happy with the result given the conditions. Took about thirty different pictures. :p
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#2 13 years ago

nice have you tried a longer exposure to blur the water more? i used to do that with my old 35mm film camera, makes it look like a liquid gas rather than water


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#3 13 years ago

Like I said, the lighting didn't allow for it. It was stuck in between the gas and the freeze. Wish my camera had an ISO range of 8 to 3200... :p




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#4 13 years ago

something like this, i used to take loads of them,but my digital camera doesnt have long exposure settings :(


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#5 13 years ago

Yeah, my camera is limited to a three second shutter speed... Next time I'm also going to bring my SLR, good old Canon A1. Thirty seconds...




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#6 13 years ago

or i used color filters for a different effect. theyre a bit messy as they are scans from film


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#7 13 years ago

I should try using slightly color tinted sunglass lenses to see if I can create a makeshift filter. I feel like I am cheating by using PS, even if it's for such things as burning and dodging which can be done in a darkroom. I really should have thought about that sooner, would have been able to get some slower shutter speeds without overexposing...




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#8 13 years ago

if you can fit filters there are ones called neutral density that reduce the light coming in, not sure if you knew


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#9 13 years ago

The problem is that I have a point and shoot camera that doesn't accept lens or filters... :uhm:




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#10 13 years ago

i love taking pictures of waterfalls. i like them better when you use a very fast shutter speed, though.