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Sgwd Melincwrt by NicolasAlexanderOtto Sgwd Melincwrt by NicolasAlexanderOtto
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_______Tech Info
   Pentax K5
   Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM
   Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E
   Aperture: f/22
   Shutter Speed: 1/40s | 1/15s | 1/6s | 0,5s | 2s
   ISO-Value: 160
   Focal Length: 10mm
   Filters: Hoya Pro1 ND8
   Time: approx. 11:15am

_____Random Info
   This is the fourth installment of my welsh waterfall series. This time I bring you Melincourt Falls or in welsh Sgwd Melincwrt. I was really lucky with the lighting conditions, definitely one of the very few times something actually worked out the way I had it in mind. I always wanted to shot a sun star above the waterfalls gentle long exposed water as a strong contrast; and on top I even got some decent nice weather clouds.

   I must admit though that this was probably the hardest shoot I ever had with water getting on my lens and filters all the time since the wind was blowing through the valley constantly. At times I was really screaming mad because it ruined my shots all the time. I did 4 different compositions and each with this one being a little higher up I had to deal with the splatters on the camera. I ended up doing about 20 shots for each composition and then merging them in PS after making sure the splatters weren't in the same place so I could get rid of most of them in post work. Actually a pretty handy way of dealing with issues like this. Also I had to try to keep the exposures as short as possible so splashes don't get to much in each exposure. But I assume it worked out quite nicely. I hope you enjoy.

   Oh, and by the way the falls are about 24 meters high, even though it doesn't look like it:…

   Note: I edited this on a regular Acer Laptop so I'm not quite sure about the tonalities and color of the image since Acer monitors aren't the best for editing. So I'd appreciate people to tell me if I got things right just by judging the histogram. :D

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Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012

This work is featured on
The Under-appreciated of September 2012 - part 1

Hey, sorry for the late reply and thank you for featuring me. :)
ragnaice Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an acer and I do all my editing on it. Can you tell me what's wrong with them?
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Yep, I can't calibrate the white balance or the individual color amounts like I can on my Samsung Screen.
TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ich wäre noch etwas nach links gegangen aber sonst top. Auch sehr schöne Bearbeitung bei dem schwierigen Licht.
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Hm, warum meinst du wäre das besser gewesen?

Dazu muss ich aber sagen, dass es links recht steil nach unten ging so etwa 20% Steigung, also auf dem gleichen level hätte man von der Höhe her dann nicht bleiben können.

Und gut, dass dir die Belichtung gefällt. Hat echt etwas gedauert ds zu blenden. :D
TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ich hätte lieber den Bach etwas mehr im Vordergrund.
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Yo, hab ich auch gemacht, allerings war das wegen den Wassertropfen echt unmögl. näher ran zu kommnen. Die Aufnahmen die ich von weiter unten gemacht habe sind leider komplett unbrauchbar. :(
TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hm ok wenn man nicht da war kann man es immer schlecht einschätzen. Die Höhe des Wasserfalls sieht auch viel geringer aus als sie ist.
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Yep, sieht alless etwas nach Miniatur aus; weiß auch nicht genau warum das bei dem Bild so krass ausfällt.
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