Prasad Rao Mocharla
- Title: Waterfall
- Goal: Capture smoothness of flowing water
- Source: Canon D60. 24-70 MM 1/6 second.
- Technique: capturing the motion with slow shatter speed.
- Processing: Just lowered exposure a little bit.
Study Group Comments and Scores (N, T, P, E, Total)
(only members of Study Group Two may critique this image)
Review by BelindaK., Jan 28, 2014
You achieved a silky effect in the water. Looking around the image, I see other natural aspects that could be enhanced. I especially like the textures in the rock and the light through the greens in the foreground to right. Also, there are some interesting pops of red from berries or flowers. The image is a little dark for me, and brightening might help reveal the details in the image. Overall, the image might benefit from being composed from a different angle and/or greater depth of field. I would like to see the falls from a greater distance away (but, you may not have been able to back up without falling in!)
N=3, T=2, P=2, E=0, Total=7
Review by LisaA., Jan 29, 2014
Waterfalls can be fun to photograph. This looks like a strong fall, and you captured its power. I like the bit of sky at the top of the image.
I would like to see more of the area around the fall. Could you have either backed up a bit more or used a different focal length to include more of the scenery around the water fall? You did not tell what length you did use. Also, the exposure of rocks and trees could be higher. There is an added nature story in them as well.
N=3, T=2, P=2, E=0, Total=7
Review by BogdanB., Feb 16, 2014
Prasad, you have captured a beautifull waterfall. I don't miss the details on the sides, because it's the main object, which can stand out. I like central composition in this case and colorful trees above the waterfall.
N=2, T=3, P=3, E=0, Total=8
Review by RickC., Feb 11, 2014
You have captured what you set out to and have done a good job on it. The slow shutter works well to provide a sense of motion and yet still keep enough clear that the structure of the waterfall comes through nicely. I would like to see at least one full stop of additional exposure in the waterfall with, perhaps a little less than that in the surrounding area, which currently is blocking up a bit. If you have Elements or Photoshop try creating a background copy player and change the blend mode to screen. If the result seems too light, dial back the opacity of the layer. Judge the proposer level by the water and not the surroundings. Alternatively, if you have HDR software such as that from Photomatix or Nik, try doing a tone mapping on this single image to see what you can bring out in the way of details. I would still get the water lighter before doing the tone mapping. I am attaching a copy of your image processed along the lines I am suggesting relying primarily on using a Screen blend mode layer that is dialed back in opacity and then masked slightly on the surrounding area to let the waterfall dominate.
N-2, T-2, P-2 =6
I am software professional. Photography is my passion, I am still in the process of evolving my Photographic style. As of now I help my community, I photograph all the community events. This year some of my pictures are in the display in my town's Historical Museum.
I am still evolving my style. I am attracted to night, nature and close-up.