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#1 Eb Mueller

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 22:05

Images taken through a waterfall. There are lots of permutations and combinations, shutter, aperture, focus. These are my picks from the lot!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 22:17

Superb collection, my absolute favourite is image No3 though they all work for me.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 22:36

Eb, I really like these shots and the idea behind them, well done. #2 does not work for me composition wise - I find the path(?) coming in diagonally from the left and the red flowers (?) bottom right draw my eye, so it ends up a bit confusing. I like #1, but the simplicity of #3 & #4 are the picks for me.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:55

Superb collection, my absolute favourite is image No3 though they all work for me.
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Thanks for the enthusiastic endorsement, Tony! It is an impresionistic technique that I first experimented with about 3 years ago. However, with the D3S, the high iso quality brings it up a few notches. Here are some of those earlier samples:

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:00

Eb, I really like these shots and the idea behind them, well done. #2 does not work for me composition wise - I find the path(?) coming in diagonally from the left and the red flowers (?) bottom right draw my eye, so it ends up a bit confusing. I like #1, but the simplicity of #3 & #4 are the picks for me.

Thanks fof the detailed comment, "enough!" I had similar thoughts with regard to #2, but since it is my own image, feeling more forgiving, pronounced it good! :good: It may not be for everyone! Perhaps there will be more opinions!
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:00

I particularly like the shots where the water droplets have elongated into short streaks.

The streaky one from your older set has the added allure of the droplets becoming prisms and diffracting the light.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:26

An interesting technique and some good shots. I have to try this some time.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:40

Good thinking Eb.

As a collection, it quite thought provoking. However for individual shots, I prefer the ones with more still droplets. Any of these makes a fine abstract study.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:57

This is a very good idea. The second and third stand out for me. The second would be ideal if the droplets were really sharp or static. The third is perfect for me as it is!
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:06

cool thinking out of the box. no 3 is also my favourite
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:13

I like the idea and the outcome, specially the very last one of the second post. I think I -too- will keep this one in mind for whenever the opportunity shows itself. Thanks!
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#12 Eb Mueller

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 18:46

I particularly like the shots where the water droplets have elongated into short streaks.

The streaky one from your older set has the added allure of the droplets becoming prisms and diffracting the light.

Thankyou, Ann! The elongated droplets / short streaks seems to work the best for me, too! The combination of possibilities seems "endless" with this one technique alone!
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 19:03

This is a very good idea. The second and third stand out for me. The second would be ideal if the droplets were really sharp or static. The third is perfect for me as it is!
Olivier

Thank you, Oliver! Agreed - I did try for sharper droplets in some versions. To establish shallow focus on falling droplets is much trial and error. As far as static droplets, even at 1/8000 sec., there is still the slightest elongation. But, with #2, there definitely was room for improvement since speed was at only 1/1250 sec. and iso 1600!
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 19:04

I am quite happy for everyone's comments! Thank you, Tersn, Colin, Elsa, golunvola!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 13:21

glorious set and could not pick out a favorite.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 19:49

glorious set and could not pick out a favorite.

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Thanks, Lew! I'm glad you enjoyed!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 19:59

My favourite is #2. The lady (vertical line), red flowers (horizontal line), hat (a point) and tree (two diagonals) work well together, also because they are all different colours.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 22:16

I prefer the first set because the pastel colors just make it for me! The complementing colors of the woman's top and the bench is really magical. The only one that I don't like in that set is the second one. That's because of the diagonal path and the interrupted line of red flowers (as opposed to the image that has the same flowers extending all the way across the image.

If you had not mentioned that you were shooting through a waterfall, I would have thought that the images that stop the action were shot through a window pane with water droplets or ice on it. The abstract nature of the images makes me think that the viewer doesn't need to know what you were shooting through.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:16

What a great idea. I'm going to have to try this. I like them all, thanks for sharing. Regards, Gerry

#20 Eb Mueller

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 18:46

Thanks a lot for your comments, Pasi, Mike and Gerhard! It seems like no two people will agree about #2! It just shows how subjective art/photo aesthetics are!
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