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    I really love the second one. That is just gorgeous. The fourth one too.

    I'm in no position to 'critique' any of it though from a technical perspective, as obviously you know a lot more about that than I!! They look good to me!

    One thing I've thought about though regarding water shots in particular is that a lot of it seems to be subjective, no?? In terms of whether the audience likes it a lot. For example, the first one is probably exactly what you wanted, and intended, to capture -- the water movement and the effect. However, another photographer might have wanted to capture the water quite differently -- crisper, or more blurred (so..shutter speed? Ha. I'm such an amateur ). So that's where photography becomes an art, and what is aesthetically perfect and exquisite to one person, might not capture a certain essence to another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    I really love the second one. That is just gorgeous. The fourth one too.

    I'm in no position to 'critique' any of it though from a technical perspective, as obviously you know a lot more about that than I!!

    One thing I've thought about though regarding water shots in particular is that a lot of it seems to be subjective, no?? In terms of whether the audience likes it a lot. For example, the first one is probably exactly what you wanted, and intended, to capture -- the water movement and the effect. However, another photographer might have wanted to capture the water quite differently -- crisper, or more blurred (so..shutter speed? Ha. I'm such an amateur ). So that's where photography becomes an art, and what is aesthetically perfect and exquisite to one person, might not capture a certain essence to another.
    Oh, yes, quite, quite subjective. Having said that, with water, it looks a bit odd, usually, if it is frozen in place by a fast shutter. From that morning at Mill Falls in the National Park I have about 20 pictures of which the first is the one *I* like best. I took some with a super fast shutter and it doesnt quite work. I took some with a very slow shutter and it came over a little too soft. Having said that, I had limited patience as I was a mosquito-takeout.

    So, subjectively, I preferred a picture somewhere in the middle. Here's a couple for comparison though...

    Sharper, freeze frame close up from the same spot, 1/1250 of a second.



    The second is a side stream that feeds the falls. This is a 2.5 second exposure



    So the second shot is about 3000 times longer

    Anyway, as you say all of this is subjective!

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    Well, I certainly like the first photo in your OP much better compared to the one you just posted of the same locale with the fast shutter speed -- but that said, I'm not sure it's an 'even' comparison -- since in the one you just posted, it was only a closeup of the water itself, without anything else to balance it out. It might have just been the composition itself of the first one that didn't speak to me as much. But yeah - 100% subjective.

    But my goodness, the second shot in your last post is ethereal. I love it. I totally conjure up images of Middle Earth.
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    I really like the middle one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minako-bot View Post
    I really like the middle one.
    Thanks! It makes a good desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    Well, I certainly like the first photo in your OP much better compared to the one you just posted of the same locale with the fast shutter speed -- but that said, I'm not sure it's an 'even' comparison -- since in the one you just posted, it was only a closeup of the water itself, without anything else to balance it out. It might have just been the composition itself of the first one that didn't speak to me as much. But yeah - 100% subjective.

    But my goodness, the second shot in your last post is ethereal. I love it. I totally conjure up images of Middle Earth.
    The closeup works for me, because of the composition in abstract. I could see it as a large abstract, borderless, on canvas in an office. There are some corners that give it a frame from top right to bottom left. At least that's what I see!

    The etherealness of water, taken slowly, is good, isnt it. Just imagine if I could find a little stream like that amongst bluebells or poppies. The elves would fair fly out of the photo

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    Love your photos, Geoff. Truly an inspiration (to go and throw a lot of money on a better cam. I know, it's not all THAT expensive, but it'll still hurt a bit.)
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    I'm sure this has been asked before but, are you a proffesional photographer, or just a hobby? either way I always love your photos. I know these are just for fun, but I mean did you go take classes or learn all this on your own?
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Sa-weet, they are too cool, particularly love the third one in your first post.

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    That's making me want to travel. I'm really enjoying your pictures. =)

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    Nice photos. There's interest. More, please.

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