This is the first of a series of shots from these falls in Shenandoah National Park. The falls are only 1.5 mile off the Skyline Drive, the only road through the park. However the 1.5 hike back up was painful since I was carrying about 30 pounds of phot gear on my back and I guess being a smoker did not help.
So I am very proud of these pics because they have been the most painful of all.
I am including another version of this shot in which I used Melacolyntron to create a moody atmoshere. Tell me what you think.
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sixTL (8596) 2005-11-02 23:46
Hi Nikos, very excellent photo. I like the composition, frame, depth and colors. Excellent sharpness overall. High quality photo. I like it a lot!
Cormac (26563) 2005-11-03 0:13
This is a magnificent shot! Obviously te cascade is the cetral feature here, and the positioning in the frame is good, with the falls very close and detailed. The rocks are well presented too, with water on the rocks giving a good shine. The fallen leaves in front provide some valuable colour. Superb!
Tone (101) 2005-11-03 0:32
wow, this is just perfect its really beautiful. brilliant composition, the colorful leaves add nicely to everything. i like the clarity of the rocks, the waterfall looks stunning. excellent lighting. nice frame, i dont really like the font though. A+!!
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2005-11-03 0:36
Great shot. Just a great composition with spectacular metering. You captured some great colors and I applaud you on a great job. Nicely seen,
serenadanesi (944) 2005-11-03 1:22
I suggest you to stop smoking so you can give us other so beautiful picture without pain!
The photo is really amazing, with wonderful colours and you can feel relly the humidity and the water-sound of this place.
Thanks for sharing!
DarkoG (8) 2005-11-03 1:49
Beutifull shot, of wonderfull place. I think it's worth of any effort to come to this place, and of course your smokers loungs get a little cleaning. (Just a joke)
Photo is nice. I look at your other version, but this one is much more appealing to me.
utamaputranto (186) 2005-11-03 2:18
yup this is got to be a top shot calendar photo... thanks 4 sharing.. btw why does the stream is blue-ish?
venus (748) 2005-11-03 4:17
I like the blue shade of the water. It's a very good compo.
feather (51130) 2005-11-03 6:08
You have every right to be proud; this is going into my favourites. I have struggled with waterfalls in the past and realise how difficult this must have been. The motion blur, the colours and sharpness of the surroundings are spot on. One tip though - give up on the smoking :)
jjbach (9324) 2005-11-03 9:39
Οι φωτογραφίες με καταράκτες (έστω και μικρούς) με γοητεύουν. Πάντα θέλω να τραβήξω και εγώ τέτοιου είδους φωτογραφίες, με τρεχούμενο νερό και αργή ταχύτητα κλείστρου, άλλα δυστυχώς εδώ στην Ελλάδα τα ποτάμια (με νερό) σπανίζουν.
Αυτό που μου αρέσει πιο πολύ στην συνθεσή σου είναι το σημείο που "σκάει" το νερό πάνω στο βράχο και μετά ακολουθεί μια μικρή "έκρηξη".
kludwig20 (437) 2005-11-03 9:52
Beautiful shot! Great composition with the colorful leaves in the foreground. Also nice choice of shutter speeds for the silky look to the water. Thanks for sharing.
donluicu (24724) 2005-11-03 10:20
very goood work here..
the technic is perfect...and the compo too.
jbweasle (9393) 2005-11-03 13:24
Hello Nikos, this is a wonderful time exposure. I've never quite been able to capture this silky water and rich forest light as you have here. The colourful leaves in the foreground are particularly attractive.
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-11-03 14:49
Very nice diagonal, good fill effect on the water.
singuanti (15250) 2005-11-06 22:46
Hi Nikos. It's nice to see a shot from the other side from where I posted mine. The compositon and fallen leaves really make this my favorite of your Dark Hollow Falls shots. Yes the hike is short but steep, 440 ft of climbing to be exact. I always laugh at the peeople who go umprepared for this hike. If you want a tough hike try this: Upper Doyles River Falls. Excellent shot Nikos.
chaity (1539) 2005-11-06 23:09
Hi Nikos, among the 3 photos of the same place, I like this one most as the I can the surrounding of the falls.
photovolos (931) 2005-11-10 17:28
Hi Niko. Sou stlno ayth tin kritikh apo ton Volo.
mou arese h fotografia sou patrioth.Isorophmeno
kadro,oxuthta,xromata zesta mprosta,sosth epilogh
taxhthtas oste na exeis thn kinhsh tou neroy .
BRAVO Niko poly kalh.
Yiannis p.s Excuse me for not speaking english.
Photograph2u (0) 2005-11-13 12:40
Great one too. The tone of the photo is more blueish bringing a different mood.
A wider perspective on the water falls.
p.s. I prefer this one to the ws.
Mistral (15402) 2006-01-09 17:00
Beautiful pic with lots of colours.
Great composition too!
yogi32 (823) 2006-02-04 9:04
hi, exccellent photo and good composition, regards Igor
pady (4800) 2006-09-17 12:09
Lovely scene. You choose a good time of exposure which crates a cascade of milk.
I like these kind of picture.
zenskat (656) 2006-10-25 19:47
great waterfall shot, the colours of the fallen leaves in the foreground are sublime and the misty watewr perfect. Jez
melmcree (18) 2007-05-18 23:28
Was this photo in any photography magazines? I can swear that I have seen this image before. Wonderful light, focus and color. Your slow shutter speed makes a beautiful scene here.
- Copyright: Nikos Bournas (nbournas) (3229)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM, RAW @ ISO 50, B+W Circular Polarizing MRC
- Exposure: f/16, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Waterfalls, Shenandoah National Park [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-02 23:41
- Favorites: 5 [view]