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Falling Silver


Falling Silver
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Copyright: David Phillips (riverfriends) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 222 N: 1906] (7569)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Action
Camera: Olympus E-10
Exposure: f/2
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Water Splashes, 100 points or more!!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-04 8:17
Viewed: 6332
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 116
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello My TrekLens Friends:
[Please see Workshop for a Closer View]
SILVER FALLS, Oregon:This was my last stop of the day, and a late evening capture. It was cloudy and about to rain in this rain forest. After this I still had to drive over the Santiam Pass, Cascade Mountains to the town of Sisters, Ore. On this capture, to avoid noise and grains my ISO was set to 80. The aperture was open all the way to F/2 and shutter speed was as slow as 1/0.77 Sec. I wanted to use all the ambient light that I could with exposures. The light meter told me F/4, but I would rather over expose half a stop and not under, since there was hardly any light there.

Silver Falls State Park:

"Nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon's Cascade Mountains lies a temperate rain forest. It is here that the
Trail of Ten Falls/Canyon Trail (770k) (Acrobat required to view map) can be found. The Canyon Trail and the falls descend to a forest floor covered with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You will also find stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. While thousands visit the park every year, it is large enough for you to find quiet places to sit and watch for birds (download a bird list as a text file.)
The Canyon Trail is a nationally recognized trail system that leads hikers along the banks of the north and south forks of Silver Creek.
It takes you to 10 majestic waterfalls, ranging from the grand South Falls (177 feet), to the delicate Drake Falls (27 feet). Four of these falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding where you can walk behind the falls and feel the misty, crisp spray." [Taken from:Silver Falls State Park Site]

Thanks for visiting and sending all those helpful suggestions & comments.


David

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Critiques [Translate]

Hi David, great photo, the water effect is beautiful, great colors and Saharpen, your comments is good to.

This is such a beautiful shot David! Love how the water just pops out from the shadows! You did a fabulous job here! Love your cropping!
Linda
B-)

nice long(er) exposure
give a really nice view of the waterfall
good composed pic
keep doing this kind of good work

Hi David
This place looks amazing.. you have captured it perfect.. I love the look of the water ...
Thanks for the notes.. I learn something with every post! =)

Tricia

Hi David.
Wonderful picture,good sharpness,capture and note.Well done.
Regards
TFS

* Piotr *

David,
Wonderful photo of the falls. I love the smoothness of the water that you've captured with the slow speed setting and how it spills out at the base of the falls. Great lighting effect. :)
Linda

Hi David.
Beautiful photo and place. Very good exposure, colours and sharpness.
Regards,
Wojciech

Hi David.
Beautiful colours, details,sharpnes and wonderful waterfall.well done.TFS.
greetings.
H.Ayhan

Beautiful falls great contrst and gorgeous pov. TFS
Christan

the smooth waterfall is awesome, as if somebody
painted a white stripe down the mountain,
well composed with the green stones and nature surrounding it.
lovely job & best wishes, thor.

Hi David,
Great picture, The colours and sharpness are great.
Tfs Andy

hi david, excellent landscape , good colors and compostion, good shutter speed,
well done,tfs,
scott

Hola David,
Excelente toma!
El efecto del agua es impresionante. Y los colores muy buenos.
Saludos,
Mical :)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-06-04 18:25]
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Amazing! Lucky you -- great colours, superb comp
TFS
silke

Hello David!
Beautiful falls and good point of view!
Lovely colours and nice frame!
Excellent done!
Lili

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-06-04 20:46]
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Yes David this is real great waterfalls shot. I love it.
Tom

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-06-04 21:25]
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Hi David,
lovely shot, the scenery is very well captured. POV, colors and details are lovely.
Wonderful exposure, gave the waterfall a nice milky color and texture.
TFS..Sky

Hi David,
Beautiful image! I love the soft water effect here against the dark surrounds. Beautiful colours and lighting. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Good morning David

Well.... WOW.. this is superb. I tend to be attracted to darker images with vibrant colours. This is just lovely, the water somehow has a wonderful softness to it. As ever superb notes.

TFS kindest regards Helen

Hi David,
What a superb waterfalls shot.İmpressive exposure.Well done.TFS.
Regards.

hAyAti

:) later

Hello David, I really like the smooth waterfall great work with your exposure excllent detail svery crisp Well done

TFS Kyle

Hi David, Good long exposure of this waterfall! Captured a relaxing feel.
Good deep colours ! Nicely presented!
*** Ursula ***

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-06-05 8:37]
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Hi David ,this is wonderful waterfall,beautiful effect,I like the wonderful compositions with sharpnes and lovely scenerie.
Best wishes.
Eva

Hello David.
Excellent picture of the waterval in full glory.
Good use of the shutterspeed and very well presented.
A Beauty.
Jan

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2007-06-05 11:42]
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Great shot.
I like your PP work.
This woterfall is wonderful with amazing effect

A pleasure for the eye David. What a nice serene place you show us. TFS
John
** tomorrow

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-06-05 14:28]
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Hello David,
It is got a colorful picture with class detail the correctly good mood after visit. Excellent quality of the photograph. It felled me very. Beautiful scene.
Best wishes.
Janusz

Hi David, splendid waterfall with wonderful colors and lovely presentation, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi David,
The water looks like a neon light! The colorful vegetation at the front makes this lovely view even lovelier. Perfect sharpness and detail.
TFS
Regards,
Lurdes

Hi David,
I love the satiny texture of the waterfall, it really does look like quick silver. Great notes on this beautiful scene, colorful and with great clarity in the photo! Thanks for sharing,
Fran

Hi David,
falling beauty!
Very nicely capturated and presented!
The WS is beautiful too.
Good job my friend!

Kindly regards,
Ioana

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  • WTS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 52 N: 275] (1434)
  • [2007-06-05 17:08]
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Once again David not only a great photo but notes as well.
The falls look great but it is the splashes of the other colors throughout the photo that IMHO make this a great shot, the green on the rock cropping, touch of reds and yellow in the plants.
TFS your talent
Wayne

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13342)
  • [2007-06-06 9:50]
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Hello David.
Wonderful scenery presented and well captured. Amazing view and good effect added.
Very, very effective my friend.
Compliments.
Janek Kloss

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-06-06 11:40]
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Hi David my friend ;)
excellent photo, atmosphere, framing...
All the best,
J ;)

Hi David

Nice waterfall shot, nicely composed and a very nice exposure

TFS

Karan

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-06-06 20:23]
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Nice capture David. Your technique worked so well that there resulted more details. TFS.

Konie

David, this is outstanding, beautiful work with shutter speed and aperture. I tried to catch the running water with the blur effect a few times, always the result was overexposed. I need more practise :-) and note like yours is helpful also for me.
TFS!
Jityna

Hello David,
A simple but effective framing!
Attractive atmosphere with the deep colours...
The splash of light in front adds depth!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hi David,
This is fantastic- the waterfall is mesmorizing, your colors and compostion are to be commended - well done and TFS Julie

This is a nice shot.
Looks like a great artwork for a framed painting.

Nicely captured with soft waterfall.
Keeping all the rest in nice contrast, colours and sharpness.

Well done.
Tom

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-06-08 12:24]
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Hi David...
Great sharp capture. Fantastic details of Silver Falls, looks very interesting, well presented and well done.
George

Great title! I love the POV and the smoothness of the water.
well done,
Shelby

Hello David,

Beautiful capture of Silver Falls. Liked the complete view, and slow shutter speed effect. Well composed image. TFS

Vandana

David,
This is a beautiful spot and you captured it beautifully. I really like the slow shutter speed since it makes the falls look exactly like you described... a fall of silver over the cliff. I like the fall colors of the leaves that are also in the shot, little bits of shocks of color really set the whole scene. I also like the almost bare trees, they give the shot emotion. The detail you captured is wonderful also. TFS as always a wonderful photo.
Dayna

Hi David,
Magnificent shot of this waterfall. Your camera settings (low shutter speed) are perfect! The speed in the water makes it an very attractive photo. Excellent explanation in your note, makes things easier for me ;)
Anyway a fine posting my friend.
TFS
Hans

Hi David,
A TN friend of mine has a lot of photos from this area, but I am actually not sure she posted this fall. This is really a wonderful area, which I do want to visit. The exposure in this photo is perfect. I like the fact that you mentioned that you rather over expose the photo to get all details. I do find the greens and blues in the photo a bit too heavy. But that might be my monitor.
TFS,
Niek

Great picture, worthy to include into a tourist guide book! There are so many lovely areas in Oregon - it reminds me of Multnomah Falls I had visited many years ago.
Cheers
Otto

Hello David,

wonderful shot of this fall! great sharp! beautiful colours! The water make coolness feeling. A dream for eyes!
Greetings
Corinne.

Hello David,
you did the right choice, the water so white lights the while shot, and all the image gives the sensation of the dynamic movement. The circular shape is perfect for the thin stream.
Beautiful, ciao.
Violetta

Hi David. This is a very professional looking composition. This photo will be popular to almost all who cast their eyes on it. Inspiring work. Murray.

Hi David,

Lovely capture. Long exposure did a fantastic job. Really looks like silver is falling :) Nice colors and composition. TFS.

Kiran.

Hi David!
Very good shot,great timing and nice composition.
Cheers.
Cezar

David
I found your collection through a reference by another contributor to TL. One of my photgraphic goal has been to take the perfect waterfall picture. Well I haven't done it yet but I have found someone elses picture of the perfect waterfall.

Dan

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  • goomer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 5 N: 50] (699)
  • [2007-07-17 21:44]

Great shot with wonderful POV. Nicely exposed with excellent detail. Nice job!

Hi David,
fantastic looking water - it's wise when you use a tripod for shots like this !
You've done very well here.

Best regards, Daniel

Hi David!
Magnificent work of art, very beautiful and vivid!Great composition.

Hello David.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Fantastic.

Regards.
jose Luis.

Hi!
Wonderful falls!
I like very much!
Great!

Bravo! :)

Jess

Wonderful Capture.

TFS

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