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Double Falls for Evelynn

Double Falls for Evelynn
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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: 2009-06-30
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2009: USA
Date Submitted: 2009-08-23 8:23
Viewed: 4010
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After our day at the beach we rushed back to be on time for a special dinner. It was a dinner prepared by Evelynn. The dinner was also our first live meeting. Untill then it has only been through TN, e-mail and a phone call. I can only recommend that when you have the change to meet a TN member, do so. It is so much fun to meet a fellow photographer and nature lover. And, the odd thing is that you already know eachother without having seen eachother.

The next day, Evelynn and husband took us to the most wonderful Silver Falls State Park. Although the summer season doesn't allow for much photography (harsh light and monotone colors) the hike along all the different falls is beautiful. Since I had to work with the bright light, I did not return with many good photos. Those that were good enough to be saved are close ups and experimental shots.

Here you so a pretty close capture of the base of the Double Falls. The filtered sunlight together with the difference in speed of the falling water atracked me to this composition.

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Hello Niek,
Water falls are beautiful to see but are very difficult to capture in full glory.But here you have done it very excellently.
The slow shutter speed have done wonders.
Very well composed image.

Hi Niek
Wonderful photo. I like everything in your picture, especially falling water that is so "soft" (thanks to the long shutter speed). I also like colours and atmosphere of the picture.
Thanks for sharing

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-08-23 13:05]

Hi Niek

I know exactly what you mean. That's exactly the way i met Paul when i was in the UK and it was way better than i hoped it would be! :)
I can only hope that one day i'll be able to meet you and Evelynn, too.

This is a very nice close-up and dedication from you.
The water running down the texture of the rock looks nice and the filtered light makes the colors pop-out so wonderfully. I do feel curious of the larger views of the Silver Falls State Park, i must admit, bit i can always admire these close-ups on various elements that make nature more tangible for us, in a way.
Very good composition, technical-wise, with that lonely rock in the lower left corner setting the picture apart.
Lovely work as always, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Oh Niek! ...this was worth the wait. Thank you for such a lovely image... pour Moi !!! I remember you taking this shot and your dad perched against a rock taking a video of the same falls. The light is beautiful. It is just lovely. I've taken very few shots there in the summer. It is a frustrating place to photograph... but you did well! In addition to this composition I can also see a couple of others hidden in the frame. If you have enough resolution you could crop out another real winner or two. Great work. I hope you appreciate how far you have come with your photography.

We are going to the coast tomorrow and I'll take that new filter along. There is supposed to be a minus tide. I doubt I'll take any prize winners but "nothing ventured... nothing gained" I suppose.

Evelynn :)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-08-24 8:57]

Hi Niek,
I also found meeting fellow TN members to be a great experience, as Hora mentioned. I also hope to meet you and Evelynn one day too!
The light you have caught here is wonderful and the mood as a whole is superb - very fairyland like! I just can't make up my mind whther the rovck in the FG is small enough to be a bit distracting...:o)
(i just don't understand the lack of critiques here either. This is a top quality shot.)

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2009-09-19 10:00]

This one grows on you (me, anyway). The darkness of the setting is kind of off-putting and interesti g at the same time, like missing the top of the falls (the precipice). I find myself lookoing deeply into the details. I think I agree with Paul about the leaf on the bottom left, I don't think it's big enough to provide informal balance, and I think the shot would be stronger with it cropped out. But I strongly agree that this is a very strong shot, easily calendar material.
P.S. I'm glad you got to meet Evelynn. I hope we'll get to meet someday, too.

Hi Niek

You may have struggled with the sunlight and brightness but I think you handled it just fine on this picture.

I like the greens and the upright nature of the shot - but also struggle with the rock in the foreground - I guess it is the left hand side of it that just catches a touch too much light and pulls away from the rest of the picture - I guess if it alone was toned downa touch....

otherwise I really like it and you have caught it well. again I am also suprised by the lack of interest in the shot.


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