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 Post subject: Waterfalls 1st attempt
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Hi all, I thought as I was a Newbie I'd post some of my 1st attempts of waterfalls to get the blurred effect. Couldn't have done it without help from a very decent photographer and also my ND filters which gave me 30 second exposures, Ive only had the camera 5 months, and this was really my first time out, Hope you enjoy. Please feel free to comment on other images and tell me where I'm going wrong, I have got photoshop but don't know how to use it :(

Chris.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriseeeeees/7439927638/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriseeeeees/7439939222/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriseeeeees/7439908404/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriseeeeees/7440046220/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriseeeeees/7440036302/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriseeeeees/7440102068/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriseeeeees/7440126944/

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Great set! All of them are brilliant! My favourite one is the last one although I do like the composition on the fourth one :D Just out of interest what ND filters are you using?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:10 pm 
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jameswilby5 wrote:
Great set! All of them are brilliant! My favourite one is the last one although I do like the composition on the fourth one :D Just out of interest what ND filters are you using?




Hi James , they are just cheapy ebay ones 2, 4, and a number 8, They cost me £7.99...


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220689400797


Pls don't shout at me if we're not allowed to post ebay links, just remove the link lol

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:20 pm 
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I'm sure it will be fine to post the link here :wink: That is a very good price for something that can produce images like that. I'm interested in a set of ND filters but would need a 77mm version

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:17 pm 
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jameswilby5 wrote:
I'm sure it will be fine to post the link here :wink: That is a very good price for something that can produce images like that. I'm interested in a set of ND filters but would need a 77mm version




No worries James, I'm gonna need a set too when I upgrade :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220906124119? ... 1438.l2649

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Thanks for the link Chris. A first glance they looks quite good. I don't really want to spend £100s on ND filters until I know I am going to use them regularly. Something like this might be a good way to have a go!

Thanks again,

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:32 pm 
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jameswilby5 wrote:
Thanks for the link Chris. A first glance they looks quite good. I don't really want to spend £100s on ND filters until I know I am going to use them regularly. Something like this might be a good way to have a go!

Thanks again,

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No problem James, I'm certainly not spending £££'s on Lee Filters or Cokin until I'm a lot more experienced and know what I'm doin,. the cheapy stuff I've got works fine. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:47 am 
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Those are great. I thought 30-seconds would be too long and "was" going to suggest a shorter time without ND's, but then I saw them and they look great. The only thing I could say about those pics is in photoshop bump up vibrancy.

If you need help with photoshop there are good youtube and adobe videos you can search on the net. 2 great books that finally got me going in the right direction is...

Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-CS5-Nature-Photographers-Workshop/dp/0470607343/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1340671277&sr=8-5&keywords=photoshop+for+landscape+photography

and

Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Photoshop-CS5-Photographers-professional/dp/0240522001/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340671443&sr=1-1&keywords=photoshop+for+photographers+cs5

I know this is Amazon USA but you should be able to find these in UK.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:13 am 
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I like them, but have to admit I am not a fan of slow shutter speed for waterfalls. I prefer to see more of the water movement, in the last one its a bit much for me.
Just a personal thing I guess, also the colour of the 5th picture. Not sure if the awb works for the shots, some look a bit too orange or red.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:33 am 
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HikingMike wrote:
Those are great. I thought 30-seconds would be too long and "was" going to suggest a shorter time without ND's, but then I saw them and they look great. The only thing I could say about those pics is in photoshop bump up vibrancy.

If you need help with photoshop there are good youtube and adobe videos you can search on the net. 2 great books that finally got me going in the right direction is...

Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-CS5-Nature-Photographers-Workshop/dp/0470607343/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1340671277&sr=8-5&keywords=photoshop+for+landscape+photography

and

Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Photoshop-CS5-Photographers-professional/dp/0240522001/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340671443&sr=1-1&keywords=photoshop+for+photographers+cs5



Thanks for your comments Mike, Yeah I'm gonna need loads of help with photoshop :|

I know this is Amazon USA but you should be able to find these in UK.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:40 am 
Good job Chris, I like the first and the third one


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Great job, Chris! I reckon your photos shoot down the argument that kit lenses are hopeless.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Great set.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:11 pm 
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Great job, Chris! I reckon your photos shoot down the argument that kit lenses are hopeless.



Thanks Fella, Yup bog standard EF-S 18-55mm Lens With ND Filters :-)

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