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08-07-2011, 04:32 PM

08-07-2011, 09:38 PM
Nice work on the pano, the colors though seem to be a bit off. The water and sky I think is to over exposed and there is some lost detail and the plants have an unnatural tone to them. This one does look like it would be a nice challenge to photograph.

Wicked Dark
08-08-2011, 07:54 AM
composition wise, I think you're on the right track, but that white balance is really off. And that dead sky isn't doing you any favors. Try dawn or dusk...while the sun is still below the horizon. That may work. The exposure looks off, too, as Chris says. With waterfalls or white water you need to expose for the highlights, which is the white water itself. I wrote an article a while back that might help the next time you try - Smoke On the Water Wicked Dark Photography (http://wickeddarkphotography.com/2011/04/28/smoke-on-the-water/)

08-08-2011, 09:20 AM
Everyone else had called it and I agree. I just wanted to offer a solution (for the blown sky) which is a graduated neutral density filter. That would hold back the sky so it could be properly exposed.

Wicked Dark
08-08-2011, 09:43 AM
I agree with you in principle on that Marko, but in this case I don't think it would help for 2 reasons - the sky appears to be overcast and there is a large tree in the skyline. The filter would be enhancing a blank sky and darkening a tree which would need help in post production to make it look good. It could be that it would introduce more problems than it would solve, but who knows, it might be worth a try.