Oxford Falls

The best light for taking images of waterfalls is typically overcast and early morning or late afternoon, the soft light from the clouds and the less top down light create a much more dramatically lit scene than one at say close to midday and with the sun streaming down unabated. That said, and the last time I checked I can't control the weather.. (yet 🙂 ), hence sometimes you have to run with what nature throws you.

This was one such time, the sun was high, the shadows harsh, I had already promised myself to come back in more favorable conditions but I thought I would give it a shot anyways..all things considered I reckon it turned out alright. Its a 3 frame panorama with extra frame bracketed, the image was first blended together and layered which then allowed me to subsequently mask and select what shadows / highlights I wanted. This helped reduce the effect of the harsh conditions..

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 24mm Aperture: f13 and Shutter Speed: 8s (normal exposure) 1s (underexposure) and 30s (over exposure)
ISO 100
Out front – Hoya 4stop ND and Hoya CPL

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20 thoughts on “Oxford Falls

  1. +Gerard Blacklock I have to say I'm always in awe of those who have the skills to do this sort of stuff. Like the shot from the Cahill Expressway earlier, I would have had no idea that you'd layered in part of another image if you hadn't said so 🙂

  2. Thanks +Chris Sutton i would not say i have that many skills in the PP department, just stuff I have picked up over years and learnt by trial and error 🙂 I wish I had some organising skillz so i could properly catalogue my images 😉 oh wait thats probably just time skillz 😉
    have a good weekend mate.

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