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Postby davechinn » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:48 am

Captured somewhere within Yellowstone. Trying to find a balance between milky water and ..... no so milky. While having the camera resting on a rock and of course still holding the camera. Shot at f22, shutter speed 1/15, ISO 100. Was the goal achieved?
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Postby Graham Smith » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:10 pm

It looks good to me Dave, so I would say goal achieved :thumbup:
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Postby minniev » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:24 pm

Very nice image, Dave. You should do more landscapes! Great composition from the lower angle really works well here, and your choice of shutter speeds gives a really good result. You've preserved both the interesting texture of the water and still conveyed the power of the current running downstream. Nice monochrome conversion shows off the dramatic cloud structures too.
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Postby LindaShorey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:19 pm

In my opinion you achieved your goal and provided us with a very attractive image to enjoy, as well. The low perspective really draws me in. I have to ask, since you are a master of composites, is the sky real? :) It is a beautiful addition, if not.
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Postby davechinn » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:28 pm

Graham Smith wrote:It looks good to me Dave, so I would say goal achieved :thumbup:


Thanks Graham, your opinion is much appreciated.
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Postby davechinn » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:41 pm

minniev wrote:Very nice image, Dave. You should do more landscapes! Great composition from the lower angle really works well here, and your choice of shutter speeds gives a really good result. You've preserved both the interesting texture of the water and still conveyed the power of the current running downstream. Nice monochrome conversion shows off the dramatic cloud structures too.


Thank you Minnie !!! While on this last trip, landscapes were plentiful. I have done some in the past and sort of lost interest, but its coming back. Especially since through the grapevine, my landscapes "suck"!!! Oh wait, did I say that? Although, I do find it interesting how ones interest seems to bounce back and forth. Is it a sign of boredom?

At one time I preferred the milky water approach, but no longer find it all that appealing, but I do try to find a balance to tone it down. I appreciate your comments because it is an encouragement to post some of the other landscapes I took while in Yellowstone.
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Postby Charles Haacker » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:51 pm

davechinn wrote:Captured somewhere within Yellowstone. Trying to find a balance between milky water and ..... no so milky. While having the camera resting on a rock and of course still holding the camera. Shot at f22, shutter speed 1/15, ISO 100. Was the goal achieved?
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I think it was more than achieved! The whole thing is DRAMAtic with a capital DRAMA. I've mentioned before that I am not a big fan of milky water but I do think there is a compromise, and this is a good compromise. (OK)
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Postby davechinn » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:58 pm

LindaShorey wrote:In my opinion you achieved your goal and provided us with a very attractive image to enjoy, as well. The low perspective really draws me in. I have to ask, since you are a master of composites, is the sky real? :) It is a beautiful addition, if not.


Thank you Linda !!! The low approach/perspective does have a way of drawing one in and I think thats one of my reasoning to take such an approach when possible.

Since you asked and since I actually forgot, because I processed this towards the end of September and possibly had a senior moment. Yes, the sky is real in the original, but not with the B&W image. After taking another look at the original I cannot figure out why I chose to replace it. Just wondering though, is your middle name Frankie? Here is the color original version and you can judge for yourself if the cloud replacement was needed. Sorry, but I had no intention to deceive anyone, it was an oversight and memory lose.
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Postby davechinn » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:19 pm

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davechinn wrote:Captured somewhere within Yellowstone. Trying to find a balance between milky water and ..... no so milky. While having the camera resting on a rock and of course still holding the camera. Shot at f22, shutter speed 1/15, ISO 100. Was the goal achieved?
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I think it was more than achieved! The whole thing is DRAMAtic with a capital DRAMA. I've mentioned before that I am not a big fan of milky water but I do think there is a compromise, and this is a good compromise. (OK)


Thanks Chuck !!! I do believe you and I are on the same page with the milky water issue. I love dramatic images and try at most to create such images. However, when and if drama approaches my house of dwelling ... I fade into the wall and mentally shut down.
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Postby LindaShorey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:51 pm

davechinn wrote:Since you asked and since I actually forgot, because I processed this towards the end of September and possibly had a senior moment. Yes, the sky is real in the original, but not with the B&W image. After taking another look at the original I cannot figure out why I chose to replace it. Just wondering though, is your middle name Frankie? Here is the color original version and you can judge for yourself if the cloud replacement was needed. Sorry, but I had no intention to deceive anyone, it was an oversight and memory lose. Dave
Middle name Frankie...too funny. I think the original sky is quite gorgeous, and if I'm being totally truthful, the one in the b&w distracts me a little from the stream and rocks.

But dramatic skies in busy compositions are very much a personal preference, so my ramblings should not persuade you one way or the other. You know what YOU like!

As for senior moments, I think most of us can relate all too well :D
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