Matt Quinn wrote:Chuck, Agreed. #3 is the best. But I don't find the rocks that attractive. Too brassy for me at the bottom. And for me the angle of perspective , tilting down, is disorienting. I feel I am tipping over as I look at the rocks at the bottom. Sorry, but this one doesn't work for me at all. Got another? Matt
Matt Quinn wrote:This I like. Easier on my balance. And, for some reason, it makes the rocks less brassy. Also, maybe the proportion is what bothers me; the rocks are too prominent or too close, even though they are the primary subject. thanks for replying. I do like the falls/water treatment. Matt
LindaShorey wrote:This is one that needs to be viewed in entirety all at once, not scrolling down a page. I "get" the viewpoint, perhaps because of my own experiences with an ultra-wide angle lens, and yes for me, the subject is the rocks
I love the levels going up and up and back and back. Colors might be hard to accept if one hasn't seen (like our discussions about sunsets and even just the brilliant blue of western, dry air). Super job on the exposure IMO, Chuck, and more interesting with the shadows than if full sun, I expect.
A super presentation for those who are just getting into raw and pp!
(edit - the crop is very nice too!)
Charles Haacker wrote:Thanks, Linda. I recently began using a cool feature that I knew about but forgot: pressing Command or Control and using the + and - keys to enlarge or reduce the size of the entire page...
Charles Haacker wrote:This is in editing because the three pictures displayed here have been reworked in Lightroom from the original file this morning. The original picture is a raw capture from my Nikon P7800, made in September 2015. We took a couple of weeks and made part of the Lake Superior Circle.
Rainbow Falls Provincial Park has many falls, this one perhaps less spectacular than some, but I noted from signage here that this one was called rainbow not for the usual reason but for the brilliant colors of its wet rocks. I had a time getting down here (Daphne stayed safely up on a bench) and it was probably nuts of me to risk a broken leg getting out on wet rocks but we all knows we goes where the pitcher is. I am open to comment and gentle criticism
We were there around 6-ish, golden hour, but I hadn't figured on the sun putting half of the creek in bright sun and the other half in deep shadow. I was glad that I'd spent that entire year shooting everything in raw and learning to work in Lightroom, but I was still cautious not to overexpose the brilliant whites of the foaming current. Shooting hand held while crouched on wet rocks next to a boiling rapid I kept the shutter high, besides which I honestly don't care much for the silky water look. I this it's becoming somewhat cliched and besides, shouldn't a rapid look like a rapid? Anyway, the subject of the picture I was making was the rocks.
My original effort at PP is the middle one. This morning's is last. I feel there is considerable improvement in two years.
davechinn wrote:A two week tour for a partial Lake Superior Circle sounds, Ohh so exciting Chuck !!! I can relate so well to putting oneself in a dangerous situation to get the shot. While visiting Bar Harbor, Maine I ventured out (alone) before daybreak to capture Bass Harbor Lighthouse. If you are familiar with that lighthouse, then you know about all the rock formation. I won't go any further in detail in hopes that you know where I'm going with this, so I can understand the situation you were in to gets the picture.
Of all the photo edits you posted, the last one is by far the one I choose as a favorite. Its not so much over saturated and the point of view/angle is more pleasing to my eye. Yes, a higher shutter stops the action of the water and while you presented it this way being your personal choice. I too, not much of a fan where we see milky water, but for some reason I still do it, only to get a balance between the two. I hope that makes sense? All in all, this is one I would have hanging on a wall.
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