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Posted By: thomasjmpark, 07-03-2008, 10:00 AM

Ive seen a few waterfall pics on here recently so thought I would post some that I took today. The biggish waterfall (1st pic) is called Aira Force which is the biggest in the Lake District where I live. The others are from the same stream. Ive never benn there before and was really in awe of the place, another reminder of how lucky I am to be in such a beautiful place.

I cant seem to get past the blown highlights again though. I used a polarising filter which doesnt help the highlights but is good when shooting water, I am seriously considering getting proper ND grad sets to see if they help, more money!!












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Tom - Those are beautiful. I like the way the water is so velvety looking. Nice shots. -Paul
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I think these look great Tom, I sometimes envy where you live, for the history and scenery.
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Thankyou both There is some wonderful scenery here, I need to get into it more though! Shortly after these shots the heavens opened and we had thunder and lightening so we have all seasons in 1 day here to!

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Those are great, how long of an exposure did you use to get the water like that?

I think the first one is the best but they are all really good
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Thankyou, I think (but could be wrong) it was about a 2 sec shutter speed at something like f22 (although I did go up to 8secs at 1 point). Somewhere around those figures I will look at the exif data and post later the exact numbers
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Good Idea on the ND filters.. I have some friends who take nature shots like this and they use the ND filters to knock the light down so they can use the long exposure times.
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Are the highlights really blown? They don't look that way to me. Love 2, 3 and 5. If you go for ND filters I don't think you want grads for this sort of work, but rather solids.

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I don't think you want grads for this sort of work, but rather solids
yes, I think thats what i meant to say! I dont know alot about them, what i meant is a solid filter as appose to a graduated one, just something that will help to bring down the highlights.
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I was reading in another thread here that a way to get the silky water effect would be to do multiple exposures. You'd of course need a tripod and set the exposure so things didn't get too blown out.
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These are beautiful shots Tom. It shows that you take a lot of care and planning before you squeeze the shutter button. This is something I really want to try, too. The result is worth the effort.

Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Jeff I got very wet feet taking some of these shots and the rocks were like walking on ice! I was using the tripod to keep my balance most of the time but had really good fun scrambling around the river to get different angles. I spent about 7 hours there until the rain came.
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Beautiful shots Tom, I think they turned out really nice.
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Thanks Fred
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Very good captures.
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