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Iguanasan
06-03-2013, 11:14 PM
Went for a walk around my friend's neighbourhood and caught these shots on Saturday evening.

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Runmonty
06-03-2013, 11:27 PM
Very nice shots Iggy. I especially like the first and second. Just wondering if you had you considered a vertical crop of the grasses in the 2nd?

Iguanasan
06-04-2013, 12:23 AM
Thanks, Runmonty. No, I hadn't.... feel free to crop away and post back to the thread with your thought. I'd like to see what you mean.

Runmonty
06-04-2013, 08:37 AM
Not sure about it, but this is what I was wondering about

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Iguanasan
06-04-2013, 08:51 AM
Cool. I like the crop. With my original I was really keen to get the sun reflecting off the water but this one is nice as well. :)

Marko
06-04-2013, 12:08 PM
For shot 2, to my eye that area is too long and wide for so much clipping, it steals the whole show, so i could see Rm's instinct to suggest the vertical crop.
I like Rm's take on the cropping but i prefer the tones in your original image.

I really like shot 3 here. If it were mine I'd likely burn in the bright tree at left by 5-10%.
I'd likely dodge the white water at center all the way to the background by the same amount.
I might play with bringing out a bit more detail in the shadows in the foreground water, and selectively increasing some of the the deepest blacks.
I might even try a version where I cropped out the sky.
My goal would be to get the eye to travel with the water.
Although the setting is gorgeous, what brought you to that particular spot is most likely the water. So that's the story I would try to highlight if this were my image.
Hope that makes sense and it's just my 2 cents :)

Iguanasan
06-04-2013, 01:39 PM
For shot 2, to my eye that area is too long and wide for so much clipping, it steals the whole show, so i could see Rm's instinct to suggest the vertical crop.
I like Rm's take on the cropping but i prefer the tones in your original image.

I really like shot 3 here. If it were mine I'd likely burn in the bright tree at left by 5-10%.
I'd likely dodge the white water at center all the way to the background by the same amount.
I might play with bringing out a bit more detail in the shadows in the foreground water, and selectively increasing some of the the deepest blacks.
I might even try a version where I cropped out the sky.
My goal would be to get the eye to travel with the water.
Although the setting is gorgeous, what brought you to that particular spot is most likely the water. So that's the story I would try to highlight if this were my image.
Hope that makes sense and it's just my 2 cents :)

Thanks for the comments, Marko. I think I actually understand all your points :) Cheers!

Jason
06-05-2013, 02:49 PM
I really like the third one, Iggy. I can almost hear the water reverberating off the rocks.

Randitola
06-05-2013, 03:54 PM
I love the way the light is captured in feathery spores in the first one.

Iguanasan
06-05-2013, 04:01 PM
Thank you, Jason and Randitola.

JAS_Photo
06-06-2013, 12:20 AM
A rather nice neighbourhood you got!

Iguanasan
06-06-2013, 03:09 PM
Thanks, JAS.

Iguanasan
06-06-2013, 03:17 PM
Thanks, JAS.

BradT
06-07-2013, 12:06 PM
The stream shot is amazing you can feel the water. How close to the water were you?

Iguanasan
06-09-2013, 08:24 PM
Thanks, Brad. I laid down sideways over a rock and I had the camera at 18mm on my crop sensor camera about 1 or 2 inches (maybe 3) above the water.

Hillbillygirl
06-16-2013, 06:48 AM
Nicely captured on all Iggy. Really likin that second one, and also agree with Marko, as he has nailed it for me.

Iguanasan
06-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Thanks, HBG. Cheers! :)

Realist
06-16-2013, 07:19 PM
Thanks, Brad. I laid down sideways over a rock and I had the camera at 18mm on my crop sensor camera about 1 or 2 inches (maybe 3) above the water.

Looks like it added some depth getting really low like that.