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Upper Falls
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Upper Falls
Upper Falls
Letchworth State Park, NY
PhotoStitch of 2 picts
0.3sec, F7.1 ND plus polarizer

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Canon PowerShot G5...
 
 
 
Gloria B. Wood
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    Wow Gregory...this is beautiful...I like it all...especially the detailed flowers showing in the left lower corner! Great composition...well done!

9/19/2004 4:26:20 AM

 
Jill A. Johnson
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Beautiful Work Gregory!!! :)

9/19/2004 4:27:29 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Beautiful! -K

9/19/2004 4:47:55 AM

 
Deborah A. Sharkey

member since: 5/7/2004
 

Gorgeous Gregory!!!!!

9/19/2004 8:10:31 AM

 
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Super image Greg! Love the pano crop, action of the falls and the BIG DOF to keep the delicate flowers in the foreground sharp!! Well done.

9/19/2004 8:34:35 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Outstanding landscape, from flowers to falls!

9/19/2004 6:04:40 PM

 
Greg Cooksey

member since: 3/2/2004
 

Thanks everyone!
This was a fun picture to take: tripod standing in thick ground cover and hanging on the edge of the cliff. Kept the camera strap in my hand! Used remote to fire the camera once it was set up, then gently rotated for panorama (for larger resolution compared to crop).
Letchworth State Park in Western NY, the Grand Canyon of the East (though it's more like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone), is a waterfall lover's paradise (and not as crowded as Niagara).

9/21/2004 11:37:30 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Very nice panorama stich Gregory. I especially like the blurred water cascading over the falls. Did the polarizer keep the image from becoming over-exposed with the slow shutter speed necessary to blur the water?
Cool picture; hope to see more.

9/21/2004 11:55:14 PM

 
Greg Cooksey

member since: 3/2/2004
 

Hi Kip,
The polarizer helped do several things. First, it knocked down the exposure about 2 stops, allowing longer exposures for more smokey water (this was also aided by using a small aperture and my camera's built-in neutral density filter). Second, it reduced the sharp reflections off the flat water on top of the falls. Third, it enhanced the greens by knocking out the reflections from the leaves (try this, it's great!).

9/22/2004 9:33:39 AM

 
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Congrats Greg!

10/15/2004 7:27:10 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations!!!

10/15/2004 7:27:59 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

Greatly composed, beautiful lighting job, could be a winner! Congrats!

10/16/2004 6:56:01 AM

 
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