View Full Version : Salmon River With Waterfalls - C&C
08-17-2008, 10:07 AM
These are taken around 22:30 when it was getting dark. Me and my friend were driving around to find some picture material to take pictures of. We saw this waterfall from the road and decided to plant ourselfs there and take some pictures of it. After 10 min, a man in car came by and told us to pack our gear because this was a private road and private fishing place. So didn't manage to take a lot of pictures but this is the outcome.
All the pictures have a blue tone to them and it is deliberately done. Which composure do you prefer.
All comments and criticism welcome.
08-17-2008, 10:21 AM
I love all 3 of those! It sets a great mood and the composition is wonderful. I love how in the middle one, the rocks in the foreground look lit up, but the background looks very dark.
08-17-2008, 10:58 AM
Your camera position in #2 & #3 is less straight on to the on-coming stream, and gives it a pleasing, slightly diagonal entry into the picture. I just wish one of the shots from that position also included those pretty distant hills and sky as in #1.
Lacking a wide enough lens, you can always take two (or more) pictures from the same exact spot (using Manual mode so your settings are the same in each shot) such as one including the sky/hills and one incuding the near rocks & reflected sky. Then it's easy to combine them in PS or whatever editor you use. I've had to do that even though I had a 17mm (35mm equiv.) lens on my camera.
Beautiful scene well captured. Thanks for posting.
08-17-2008, 11:30 AM
Beautiful....All 3 good but # 1 grabs me.
08-17-2008, 11:37 AM
I like shot 1 best Snoopy - it tells the bigger story of the location, no one part (foreground, mid-ground, background) dominates, all areas have interest and the composition works wonderfully well. The top of shot 2 is unsatisfactory. In shot 3 the foreground dominates without having sufficient interest to do so.
08-17-2008, 05:45 PM
Thank you all for your comments and criticism, I highly appreciate it.
08-17-2008, 06:25 PM
Snoopy, the first shot does it for me too. It's a very nicely proportioned image, and your good composition combines with that to make a pleasing image.
08-17-2008, 07:21 PM
I like 3 best as the crop mimics the geometry of the river; it leads very nicely to the falls and incorporates the mountain, too..
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