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Right Angle Falls

Right Angle Falls
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Cokin P121F
Exposure: f/16, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2007: Scotland
Theme(s): Waterfalls [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-14 11:25
Viewed: 4254
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The River Etive rises on the peaks surrounding Rannoch Moor, with several tributary streams coming together at the Kings House Hotel, an old inn on the A82 road at the head of Glen Coe. From the Kings House, the Etive flows for about 18 km, reaching the sea at the sea loch of Loch Etive.

This is the Right Angle Falls located half way between the entrance of the Glen and the Loch. Emma and I were able to park our car and climb the fence to this rocky outcrop in the River Etive. We both took several photos and enjoyed the scenery for a while before we continued to the loch.

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Hello Niek,
You captured well too with the right angle for the beautiful falls!
good exposure and focus in sharpness, well saturated colour and details in it
thanks for sharing and the useful notes

Hello Niek,marvelous picture,good composition.Well done

Looks like this one was a tough shot to properly expose. FG and BG are good but the area around the falls is a bit dark.

A wonderland, such a pretty place, I love it and would like to see it with my own eyes.
I realy can see the silky effect of the water, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-14 12:01]

Hi Niek,
the thing that strikes me most about this image is the colour of the water..it looks like a pool of Guinness!
Excellent DOF and exposure, although composition wise i think maybe the rock in the foreground is a tad too dominant for my liking, although is does add alot of detail and texture to the image.
Very well done, i wish had had enough time to explore this area during my visit...

Hello Niek,
I can actually see the water is brownish, indicating there is a flood after heavy rain...
A lovely composition with strong foreground interest and a fine feeling of depth!
Tech wise superb quality!
Pablo -

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-14 12:14]

Hi Niek. As Paul said it looks like a pool of Guinness. being topped up by the waterfall. a very good compostion with so many good colours. and fine detail . I would love to see up the valley . very well done TFS.

I'm surprised with that slow a shutter speed that the falls looks so tan. I read an article the other day saying if a stream etc. has a lot of brown silt in it, use a slow shutter speed and it will make it look white. It is interesting that the foreground rock mirrors the shape of the sky. Part of me likes it and part wonders if it might be a bit static because of it. I'm not sure. Nice sharpness and colors even if a bit on the dark side.

Evelynn : )

You really had nice "summer vacations 2007" Niek! Look at this place. I love this composition and POV. As I said before, what a great mix of landscapes photographers: Niek and Emma!!!

This is a great exposure that brings out dramatic colors and details with great DOF and very good choice of shutter speed. Well done!
PS, I dying to try some filter too but I don't know much about them. I see the difference when they are used in a picture though and the effect is superb!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-14 23:27]

Hi Niek

I must have driven past this place loads of times without knowing it was there!!

Great exposure control and excellent composition.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-15 0:08]

Niek, I like this landscape shot and very nice nature showing the lovely natural. Ganesh

Absolutely beautiful shot Niek.
Excellent exposure and DOF.
Lovely colour and composition.
Very good work indeed.

Hola Nieck
Una composición muy interesante al incluir esa piedra en el primer plano, le da fuerza a la foto. Una exposición correcta y buenos colores.
Un saludo

Hola Niek,
Preciosa imagen de este bello paisaje, bonita composición con luz y colores preciosos, saludos
José Ramón

Hello Niek,

You have used an unusual but very efective POV. The tip of the plant takes the eye straight to the 'moving' waterfall. The sombre colours give a mysterious feeling to the glen.

Scotland is so beautiful!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-15 11:47]

Hi Niek

Wonderful colours and perfect exposure giving a nice effect with the water. Great composition - it gives depth to the shot



A wonderful scenic shot Niek. Your work stands out so very much. What font do you use? I don't believe I have that one.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-15 14:19]

Fabulous depth of colour, Niek! and I love the PoV that gives us a context for those lovely little falls

Hi Niek.
Looks like you didn't have the best weather, but the over cast skies have created a beautiful light. Great POV. Nice slow shutter speed. Very beautiful.
Best regards, Steve.

Hi Niek

Great shot. You have pulled the colours out really well and the patch of blue in the sky really adds to the colours. The colour of the peat in the water shows really well...


Hi Niek
I like how this landscape is balanced in thirds. A rugged yet beautiful location. A little on the the dark side but that's just me. Details, colours and composition are great.
TFS Janice

Dear Niek,
This is such beautiful work: the upper two thirds like a chinese ink-drawing, the lower third (foreground) in lighter colours - a counterbalance to the somber ambiance to the upper part..
Focus, hues everything JUST RIGHT.

However, I think your image would look even better, if the frame was not so broad, heavy.

Enjoy the rest of your day,
Kind REgards

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