Rich Sears  


Buckeye Falls by Rich Sears

November 2020 - Buckeye Falls

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At a nearby county park I took an image this past weekend of Buckeye Falls. I believe I have captured not one, but two images and would ask your help in determining the favorable cropping. First, I would envision cropping to keep the upper and middle waterfalls. Or, instead, crop off the top down to just below the middle waterfalls and in from each side a ways to focus on the reflections.

Sony A6300 mirrorless APS-C, 16mm-55mm f2.8 lens at 36mm, 35 mm equivalent 54mm. 1/200, f5.6, ISO 400.


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12 comments posted




Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
You have a nice sharp image with lots of depth. You captured some fall colors, and I would add saturation to being out more of the colors. To me, the main subject is the center part of the image, and I would crop off both sides which do not add a lot to the image. I think that you found a really nice location. I hope that you go back more in different seasons to capture it.   Posted: 11/12/2020 09:29:18
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Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thanks Tom. I do need to get back to this spot throughout the year. This image was taken ten days after peak, according to the ranger. I tried adding luminoscity and saturation as possible. Just need to watch my timing fall.   Posted: 11/23/2020 17:16:07



Tony Tam   Tony Tam
You have a beautiful scenery place.
I agree Tom's comment increase the saturation, made autumn color stronger. If the water fall is major object, I would crop off the down part.
Seems to me you focus on front area, the leaves on right side is sharper than in distant water fall. In this case aperture f/5.6 might not enough DOF, I would use f/11 to increase the DOF.   Posted: 11/12/2020 15:56:30
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Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you Tony.   Posted: 11/23/2020 17:16:46



Grace Lee   Grace Lee
i did another edit too. It's beautiful place, i will go like Tom said: go there in difference seasons and sunrise , sunset time.   Posted: 11/23/2020 15:04:54
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Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you Grace.   Posted: 11/23/2020 17:17:08



Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I love the tunnel effect in this picture. I would crop a bit from both sides as, I believe, that heightens the impact of the tunnel and enhances the waterfall.
I love foliage pictures, catching the leaves at just the right time can be as difficult as capturing the image. Very, very nice.   Posted: 11/27/2020 10:09:03
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you Paul.   Posted: 11/29/2020 17:35:06



Les Tyler   Les Tyler
Looks like you have a choice on how to portray this image. The vertical as Tom suggest that will give you a nice reflection image. Or the cropped horizontal that Tony said that will give you a nice waterfall photo. I like both ways, there both beautiful.   Posted: 11/28/2020 18:44:51
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Less, thank you.   Posted: 11/29/2020 17:35:39



Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Lovely fall shot. I like Tony's crop and darkening. I makes the waterfall the true center of interest instead of my having to look for one. I find darkening an image adds the pop that makes it stand out from the rest of the competition.   Posted: 11/30/2020 18:03:18



Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Lovely fall shot. I like Tony's crop and darkening. I makes the waterfall the true center of interest instead of my having to look for one. I find darkening an image adds the pop that makes it stand out from the rest of the competition. The colored leaves directly bhind the falls, I find confusing. Perhaps they should be darkened soas not to compete.   Posted: 11/30/2020 18:05:57