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Wicked Dark
03-20-2010, 07:14 PM
So...I was scouting a location for a meetup my local crew and I are having tomorrow, just giving them an idea of what's there, checking trail conditions etc. It was sunny and when it's sunny it's really hard to photograph forest streams. Despite this shot being underexposed and therefore noisy, I liked the structure of the falls enough to experiment with it. In some ways it's a success - that the messy nature of the photo accentuates the messy nature of the falls (it had just rained heavily for a few days and there was a lot more debris in the falls than usual). But I also think this is a bit gimmicky. Maybe. I am trying my hand at finding a 'style' when it comes to out of the bounds of reality post processing, which means trying bunches of stuff. I tried other monochromatic variations, but the coldtone seemed to work best given the subject matter.

So does this work? Not just as a representation of the falls, but as a photo...I'm kinda torn.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Pulpit-Rock/P3164384/813233036_QLb88-XL.jpg

casil403
03-20-2010, 07:41 PM
I dunno about this one WD...I hate to say this and I'm not trying in any way to be mean but I look at the water and I keep thinking mouthwash.....sorry. :o
Other's opinions might differ but for me I can't seem to get it out of my head. :)

Wicked Dark
03-20-2010, 07:49 PM
Yah, I know...that's kinda what I mean, it's too open to interpretation. Maybe I could sell it to Scope or Listerine. : )

casil403
03-20-2010, 07:56 PM
Maybe I could sell it to Scope or Listerine. : )
Way to make lemonade here Girl! :highfive: :clap: :thumbup:

QuietOne
03-20-2010, 08:17 PM
The color just didn't work to my eye. Maybe a different shade? Or maybe some shading to the dirt, to balance it? I do like the structure, though; you're right there. That part works.