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Keith Bauer
07-21-2012, 06:33 PM
Here is a shot from one of my Costa Rica workshops last March. Spent most of an afternoon at this great location working different angles on this beautiful waterfall.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this image.

Canon 50D, 17-40 @ 33mm, 2.5 seconds @ f/22, ISO 100


Ian Cassell
07-22-2012, 11:35 AM
Hi Keith. What a gorgeous spot (and I wish I could join you in CR for your workshop!) Shutter speed is right-on to get that beautiful smooth appearance and the lighting is wonderful. I find the branch on top quite distracting. I might crop off a bit of the top (a touch above the fork in the branch) to make it less dominant.

Robert Amoruso
07-22-2012, 03:14 PM

Composition is nice with the framing on the left and right. I think I would like this better w/o the branch FG top. I suggest local contrast enhancement either with Unsharp Mask on BG copy or Nik CEP Tonal Contrast.

Morkel Erasmus
07-22-2012, 03:36 PM
I love the streaky water here Keith. Nice location it would seem. That branch is a bit distracting, Ian's crop suggestion will work nicely (tried a 'screen-crop') :w3
Overall handling of the dynamic range is good IMHO.