04.09.2019 Falls a bit closer

Sorry for the previous post which I deleted.  I’ll repost that once I have uploaded and can better control the size.

From Saturday’s visit to Sunderland. The are three levels to this falls.  Here is the upper section and right below, to the left, is another.  Further down is the third which now has two fallen hemlocks at its base.

Most people shoot this from the other side but both views are equally enjoyable in my opinion.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 04.09.2019 Falls a bit closer

  1. Are you ever tempted to process a picture like this one with a little more detail visible in the darkest areas?

    You’ve created a mystery, at least for me, in mentioning a phantom post.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I couldn’t figure out why this falls seemed a little odd to me. Finally, I decided it feels more like a fountain than a falls. With no obvious stream above or below, it seems to just “be there” — although I don’t see any evidence of a recirculating pump!

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    • One could say that the recirculating pump is the hydrologic cycle. You’ve hit on one reason why foreground interest is desirable in landscape photography. It is very difficult to include the brook that feeds this waterfall, but easier to show where it is going. I have that angle too, but there is quite a collection of twigs and branches at the bottom that I am not sure makes for an attractive image.

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  3. I like the mystery. This image is like a showcase for the falls and everything else recedes. I’ve learned a lot from my mentor, Les Ismore.

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  4. I rather like the approach that you used to photo this falls. I also like the contrast of the surrounding landscape.

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. So much of art is subjective. I’ve made many images that I thought were fine work only to receive little validation and others that I wasn’t sure of that got lots. Hard to say. I recently submitted three landscapes to an annual local art show where I have had much success in the past only to have all three rejected.

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      • Oh my goodness. I don’t know how you stomach rejection of your beautiful photos. Did you submit any of those that I have suggested would make gorgeous prints?

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      • To be honest, Yvonne, I don’t recall which you recommended printing. But no matter, I’m a big boy and get over it quickly. The first few moments of realization is a bit confusing because I have sent what I believe to be good work, much of which have received kind remarks here and elsewhere. None of the three judges, in this case, were photographers. But all were accomplished artists and everyone is entitled to their opinion. So I just accept it for what it is and move on. On the bright side, I just delivered a framed print to a customer this past Tuesday. $ 🙂

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    I like this one, Steve. The higher contrast works well to showcase the falls. And there’s still enough detail in the darker areas to keep my interest. As you’ve said, it’s all subjective and there are so many ways to finish a photograph. Sometimes I’ll try several versions before settling on one, other times I just do the one.

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    • I do the same, although often months or years apart. I made sure to retain detail in the shadows which was a lot easier without any extreme highlights to capture as well. I usually expose for the water which allows me to raise the whites and the darks. Thanks, Todd.


  6. bluebrightly says:

    Very effective, Steve!


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