Horseshoe Falls

I have a image of the same falls from way back in 2013, but its taken from behind the waterfall, I would link it here, but google+ has just become craptastic and you cannot find your freakin' lunch let alone a post from a few years back. Flickr on the other hand makes it easy, so here's a link to it on there 🙂 https://flic.kr/p/eYyVAD

Anyway, the relatively minor amount of water coming over the falls meant that I could get right up close and personal with the falls, it was a bit of a challenge to capture the full dynamic range, even with the overcast day there was plenty of shadow under the ledge. This shot is a 4 shot panorama with each frame bracketed, the picture then manually blended to maintain the shadows.

4 shot (landscape orientation) panorama

D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f14 and Shutter Speed: 13s (normal exp) 1.6s (under exp) 30s (over exp)
ISO 100
Out front – Hoya CPL & ND

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13 thoughts on “Horseshoe Falls

  1. +Gerard Blacklock Funny you should say that Gerard, I've been thinking the same thing about my images of late. 🙂 For this one, in the "thumbnail" in the post it does look dark, but when it's full size I think the image is well balanced, plenty of detail in the shadows under the rock, foliage off to the left is quite bright and some good solid black in the rocks at the top and bottom left of the image. For me, this works really well, the only caveat to my comments is that I tend to like images a little on the dramatic side, so I might be biased 🙂

  2. +Chris Sutton
    good point regarding the thumbnail – it definitely looks dark but when viewed full res the detail and brightness seem to come back a bit.. i have tweaked up another version which is a bit brighter, however it does lose some of that dramatic feel (as you rightly noticed) .Thanks for taking the time to respond, much appreciated

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