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Lens: DA* 16-50 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Field, British Columbia 
Posted By: daacon, 07-15-2012, 10:11 AM

On our way west to Venon , BC we stopped at Takakkaw Fallls wikipedia. The water was pretty high almost at it's peak (early July). Water was melting off the glacier, gushing over the mountain and finally dropping into the fast cold river.

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#2 You can see someone climbing up there in the lower third, left hand side of the frame for scale.


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#4 Another HDR attempt kind of like this one


And I am slowly starting to remember the K5 does video as well

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07-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Excellent shots, every one of 'em.
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Incredible shot (#3). Coincidentally, I posted a shot of Gavarnie on my blog (in the signature).

What I learned was that waterfalls are deceiving to photograph. I don't know if you're in the same boat, but the fact is, the closer I got, even with a wide lens, the harder it was. I finally settled on what was stitched together from a distance. Compounding the problem was high DR and mist.

However, when one nails a waterfall, to me, it's like magic because they are truly tough. Good work. I particularly love three.
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Nice shots Dave of a rugged looking area.---charliezap

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The person climbing in your second pic was me.......(in my dreams)
Very nice, I can hear the falls
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Wow Dave! It makes me feel like I am standing right there! Just plain superb! Thanks for these!

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love the mist coming off of the falls, what a beautiful area. Is Karen getting ready for your Traveling Bubble Show, keep having fun buddy.
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Wow, tell Karen she needs to get much clser to the falls next time. Too funny. Was that the famous Brid Dance I seen in the video?? JIM

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Excellent shots, every one of 'em.
Thanks luftfluss glad you liked them

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Incredible shot (#3). Coincidentally, I posted a shot of Gavarnie on my blog (in the signature).

What I learned was that waterfalls are deceiving to photograph. I don't know if you're in the same boat, but the fact is, the closer I got, even with a wide lens, the harder it was. I finally settled on what was stitched together from a distance. Compounding the problem was high DR and mist.

However, when one nails a waterfall, to me, it's like magic because they are truly tough. Good work. I particularly love three.
Thanks snake appreciate you stopping by to comment. In this case yes I was using the 16-50 and could have put on the 12-24. I find it hard to present scale as some of those rocks were several feet high and hundreds of pounds to try and give a scale of the place.

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Nice shots Dave of a rugged looking area.---charliezap
Thanks Charlie unspoiled country for sure.

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The person climbing in your second pic was me.......(in my dreams)
Very nice, I can hear the falls
Thanks theoicarry - you and me both - the climb might have been ok , getting back down would be a challenge I think.
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Wow Dave! It makes me feel like I am standing right there! Just plain superb! Thanks for these!
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Thanks Rupert appreciate the kind words.

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love the mist coming off of the falls, what a beautiful area. Is Karen getting ready for your Traveling Bubble Show, keep having fun buddy.
haha Thanks Bob, she's a great sport. She missed a few days of Boot Camp while we one Holidays so I was trying to get her to do some lunges and I would post the video on Facebook. Did not want to talk to I was using hand signals , she took them to mean dance which worked out well.

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Wow, tell Karen she needs to get much clser to the falls next time. Too funny. Was that the famous Brid Dance I seen in the video?? JIM
haha thanks Jim and I think there were components of many dances.
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